Airyolland Cottage is perfect for a relaxing holiday.

The view alone is stunning.  But we have a well stocked bookshelf, games and DVDs. 

If you want to be adventurous, you have come to the right place.

Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland is the ideal place for an activity filled holiday - here are some which we know our previous guests have enjoyed during their stay.



There is something for the novice to the keen walker with hills, woodland, coasts and river valley.  One of the most famous is the challenging Southern Upland Way starting at Portpatrick and crossing the whole region before ending at the North Sea

Mountain Biking and Cycling

​ There are over 450 miles of signposted cycle routes across the region as well as many off-road trails.   Award winning Kirroughtree is 30 minutes away and boasts trails for all, from gentle family routes to technically challenging single track for the pros.   You can hire bikes too.  

Bird watching

 Dumfries and Galloway has three National Scenic Areas and a variety of habitats that support a diverse number of bird and wildlife species.  The Mull of Galloway, Scotland`s Lands End, is less than an hour away and has a RSPB reserve close to the cliff edge at the very southernmost tip of Scotland. 

Horse riding

There are several centres in the region offering a wide range of lessons - and one or two hour hacks in stunning countryside and on the beach for both novice and experienced riders.  Hats can be hired at the centres.


Because of the temperate climate from the Gulf Stream you can play golf all year round. And there's something for everyone - from the hilly cliff top Portpatrick Dunskey to  level coastal parkland at Wigtownshire County, Glenluce.

The Water

There's plenty of coast for a dip but there's also a range of water sports to enjoy from windsurfing and kite-surfing to sailing,  canoeing and kayaking.  If you're not a keen water baby you can still take to the sea on a sea fishing cruise or a sightseeing and nature spotting boat trip. 

Star Gazing

Scotland has some of the largest expanses of dark sky in Europe making it a perfect destination for eager stargazers.  It is also home to Europe's second Dark Sky Park, the first of its kind in the UK, as well a myriad of Dark Sky Discovery Sites. These are places which experience low or practically non-existent levels of light pollution, revealing  ink-black skies filled with dazzling stars.