Explore the area while staying at Rowan Cottage
Loch Ken for fishing, water skiing and sailing.
The Red Kite Trail and Bellymack feeding station. The Red Kites are fed every day at 2pm with the spectacular view of 100 Kites wheeling above the viewing platform.
Galloway Forest Park and Raiders Road Forest Drive - Hundreds of square miles of easily accessible and spectacularly beautiful forest park.
Dark Skies Park including the Scottish Observatory and Clatteringshaws visitor centre for Dark Skies activities.
The 7stanes mountain biking network - 5 of the world renowned 7stanes mountain bike trails within 20 miles. Ae, Mabie, Glentrool, Kirroughtree and Dalbeattie.
New Galloway Golf Club - A superb 9 hole Golf Course where visitors are most welcome is Just 200 yards away
Clay Pigeon shooting at the world class forest estate shooting centre.
Red Deer range where you can feed the deer and 2 miles further to the wild goat park.
Osprey - There is a Osprey viewing platform at Threave Castle but Osprey can be freely seen from May to September on Loch Ken, Lochdoon, and Clatteringshaws reservoir.
Road cycling on the beautifully quiet Galloway roads.
Castle Douglas - 14 miles (named as the Dumfries & Galloway food town) a thriving market town with supermarkets, banking and individual shops.
Kirkcudbright - 18 miles (known as the Artists Town) A beautiful harbour town with Art Galleries and craft workshops.
The ruins of Kenmure Castle can be found 500 yards from the village. Fans of Outlander may be interested to know that the male star of the show Sam Heughan spent his early childhood living beside the castle and is quoted as having played in the ruins.
Cream 'o' Galloway - Ice cream, woodland walks, indoor and outdoor play areas
The Cocoabean Company - Where parents can sit enjoying a quiet cuppa whilst the children create their own chocolate sweeties and figures.
The David Coulthard Museum - Where you can find F1 racing memorabilia and even some of his cars. Plus Scotlands only full scale Formula 1 simulator.
Mabie Farm Park
Dalscone Farm Fun
Dumfries - 28 miles
Ayr - 37 miles
Glasgow -75 miles
Edinburgh - 88 miles