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Self-catering holidays: your own space, your own pace. Not like a hotel or B&B. Settle in one place for a week or two, and get into the local rhythm. Our rhythm is slow (The Slow Road). What you need for a real holiday.

My first experience of Gelston was memorable and great fun. I haven't been on holiday for two consecutive weeks for ages - it feels so good to really "make camp" and relax.

M.R., Worcestershire

Essentials in brief

  • 5 houses in the historic Gelston Castle Courtyard: comfortable accommodation for between 2 and 8 people each.
  • Swimming pool, tennis court, steam room, more.
  • Romantic Kirkmirren Cottage: complete seclusion and a touch of luxury for up to 4 people, in a lovely situation at the heart of the estate.
  • Beautiful 4,500 acre estate (Explore The Estate) stretching 6 miles down to the Solway Coast, in a National Scenic Area.
  • Emphatically the real Scotland (Where We Are >> Why Galloway).
  • Dogs / pets welcome, and there's no extra charge!

"The peace of Gelston" - people comment on it. Some have come every year for 30 years, often two or three times a year, with the second and third generations keeping the tradition. Hear from them in What People Say.

Picture: Gelston Castle (ruin) and courtyard, May 2009, with the trees in their fresh spring foliage. The tennis court had just been resurfaced, but the lines not yet painted. The pool has its thermal cover on.

Like to talk?

So do we. Ring us:
01556 502211
From abroad:
+44 1556 502211

Gelston Castle Holidays, Gelston, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway DG7 1SW
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