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Welcome to Glentrool!

Our Cottages

We offer short breaks (from 3 nights) or longer stays in our two cosy self-catering cottages, Culsharg Cottage and Kelpies Cottage.  Both cottages sleep up to five people.  The cottages are directly opposite each other, so potentially also suitable for larger families by booking both cottages. 

We can’t wait to welcome you here for a visit and let you see for yourself what a magical, special place Glentrool is.

 

 


Our pet-friendly cottages are set in a beautiful, peaceful, rural location.  We are the only village in our International Dark Sky Park which is why we get such awesome starry nights. 

Glentrool is all about the outdoors, with plenty of biking, wild swimming and walking nearby. We are right in the heart of the stunning Galloway Forest and part of the UNESCO designated Biosphere, with trees, streams, lochs and mountains right on the doorstep.

 

The houses in our village, including Culsharg Cottage and Kelpies Cottage, were built in the 1950's to house forestry workers and their families.

There are not many forestry workers in the village now as forestry practices have changed dramatically since then, but the village is still very much a small and friendly community of people who enjoy the peace and beauty of living in a forest.

 

 

About Us

Hello! We are Dave and Beth, and we are lucky enough to live here in beautiful Glentrool; we moved here 10 years ago and we love it here.  Culsharg Cottage and Kelpies Cottage are next door to our own house and we split our time between running the cottages and various other things.  Dave is a professional photographer, and living in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park he takes advantage of the starry skies here.

   

You can see some of his photos, all of the local area, in the cottages (and on this website!).  Beth designs and makes jewellery (you will find some of her pendants for sale at Glentrool Visitor Centre) and is also a student with the Open University, studying for a maths degree. 

We both love the outdoors and enjoy running, loch swimming (Beth) biking (push bike and motorbike - Dave), and hill walking (both of us!).  We love exploring both here in Glentrool and all over our beautiful country. 

We are always happy to chat about the best ways to enjoy our amazing countryside, and offer suggestions for walks or bike rides.

We work hard to offer our guests a high standard of holiday accommodation.  We’re proud to be an AirBNB superhost and have a 9.2 star rating on booking.com.  Here’s what some of our recent reviews have said:

“Such a beautiful area and a lovely quiet cottage. Dave and Beth were really helpful and considerate too.”

“Lovely holiday in a stunning area. The cottage is very comfortable, and the hosts are helpful and friendly.”

“Lovely cottage right in the middle of Galloway Forest. Great walks right out the front door. Very quiet and peaceful location perfect for a recharge from busy life. Would go again.”

 

Have a look around our website to find out more about our cottages and we look forward to seeing you soon!

 
 

“Had a great time at the cottage. The location is enchanting, what a treat to walk our dog in the mornings and hear cuckoos around us. Walking is fabulous around here and on the doorstep. Cottage was perfect for bringing Clive the dog, he had a great time. Dave and Beth were brilliant, always on hand if any issues. Thanks for everything.”

“Glentrool is a gorgeous place and this accommodation puts you in the heart of it. Great hosts, available to help and provide information about activities in the surrounding area. Great place to explore the Galloway Forest and dark skies.”