What to expect? First of all, a friendly welcome. We were made to feel very welcome during our stay. The accommodation is split into several individual units, set around a courtyard with picnic tables. We stayed in the largest of these (The Byre), with a big well equipped kitchen/diner, good sized lounge (flat screen telly), two bathrooms one with bath, and 3 bedrooms. The decor is pleasant, though there are occasional signs of wear & tear - but nothing more serious than some scuff marks here & there, and it was spotlessly clean throughout. The bed in the main bedroom was comfortable and a good size.
There are fabulous views from the lounge across the river Cree and to the Galloway hills, and a large grass paddock leading down to the river with a picnic table, a really idyllic spot when the sun is shining.
The location is ideal for exploring the Galloway area - Newton Stewart is about a mile away, and there is a handy new cycle path just at the top of the entrance driveway! Nearby there is Wigtown (Scottish book town), several great sandy beaches and the Galloway forest itself, with the 7Stanes cycle centre.
If you've never been to Galloway before, you'll be delighted as we were by how quiet it is - empty roads, beaches and hills! For walkers & cyclists especially it is absolutely fantastic.
All in all, Nether Barr was ideal for our active break in Galloway and I'd have no hesitation in giving it a warm recommendation for couples and families.
- Also Known As:
- Nether Barr Steading Wigtown, Scotland