Galloway House Estate is a coastal estate in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, built and landscaped from 1740 by the Earl of Galloway, the head of the Stewart clan. It remained the family’s main residence until 1908 when the estate was sold.

The 600 acre farm is now owned and run by the McCreath family. It is an organic dairy farm, with the milk sold as Scottish Organic Milk and the Aberdeen Angus beef available in Waitrose.

The estate lies between Whithorn – Scotland’s earliest Christian settlement established by St. Ninian – and Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town, and now provides self-catering holiday cottage accommodation on the Galloway coast. There are 3 holiday cottages, all restored and modernised in a style in-keeping with the estate’s heritage.

“We were staying at one of the more perfect places I’ve rented on my travels, Cruggleton Lodge. The interior is just as striking as the view, both modern-stylish and cosy – a hard combination to get right. The wooden floors have an inherent warmth to them so going barefoot is sensuous. Oh and for those who daydream of living the retro-Anglo country life, it even has an Aga stove.”
The L.A. Times

“Our bolthole for the next few days was High Lodge, once a gamekeeper’s cottage, but now a comfortable off-grid retreat with a log-burner, Rayburn oven , a huge bath, a decanter of whiskey and yards of books. “
The Guardian

“If the editor of World of Interiors decided to do up a country cottage, it might well look like this.”
Sunday Times

“So perfect is this tiny former gamekeepers’ cottage, that I had to be dragged away when the week was up.” 

“The whole cottage feels a bit like climbing into a churn of buttermilk. The walls are painted in soft Farrow and Ball shades, the carpeting is a nice natural seagrass and the downstairs curtains are the result of some nifty recycling of old tartan blankets. In fact, the effect of all this wholesome good taste is that it makes you want to start cooking cottage pie.”
Homes and Interiors Scotland

“From the lounge you have a temptingly open view right the way through Finn and Ella’s organically-farmed fields to the sea, with not a road or another house in sight. Step outside and veer left for a wander down through the fields and you find yourself in an Enid Blyton landscape with house martins and swallows overhead and cow parsley, nettles and apple blossom to the side of the path.”
The Independent

“High Lodge is a little gem in the Galloway crown.”
Homes and Interiors Scotland

“Everything just right.”
Sarah and Monty Don, Visitors Book

“If two’s company, intimate and cosy High Lodge in Dumfries & Galloway has everything you need”
Scotland on Sunday