The Old Schoolhouse and Clachan Cottage in the centre of Anwoth, Dumfries & GallowayClachan Cottage and the Old Schoolhouse are situated in the centre of Anwoth at the foot of the Old Military Road and opposite the ruin of The Old Kirk

The old kirk at AnwothIn 1627 Samuel Rutherford was minister at this 17th century kirk with its interesting old graveyard and Covenanter stone commemorating those who were slaughtered for their religious beliefs. In the 1970’s the old schoolhouse and churchyard featured in the infamous film The Wickerman

Overlooking Anwoth a monument dedicated to Samuel Rutherford stands dominant on the hill top

Fleet Bay in Dumfries & GallowayThis quiet sandy beach is approx 1 mile from the cottage where you can walk for miles (tide willing)

The Historic Cardoness Chapel Near Clachan CottageSituated in the same bay is the quaint Cardoness Chapel

Cardoness Castle was built in the later 15th century as the fortified residence of the McCullochs. They were a prominent Galloway family, who rubbed shoulders with royalty. The McCullochs were already substantial landed gentry in Wigtownshire by the time Gilbert McCulloch acquired Cardoness, probably through marriage, around 1460.

The new lords opted to build a new residence in the latest fashion. Their lofty six-storey tower house is effectively a smaller version of the one built at Threave Castle by Archibald ‘the Grim’, Lord of Galloway a century earlier.

Killiegowan Wood, Anwoth, Dumfries & Galloway The beautiful Killiegowan Wood is the pefect place for those country walks, with plenty of wildlife to observe.

Early Spring gives way to a flourish of wild flowers. Followed in May by an abundance of bluebells which carpet the woodland floor. Pied Flycatchers, Wood Warblers and Woodpeckers together with other summer visitors are now making themselves heard.

Along with the birds the wood is home to foxes, badgers, roe deer, fallow deer and red squirrels.

swans on Woodend Loch A stroll down the peacefull lane leads to the picturesque Woodend Loch.

The bordering Killiegowan Wood has been designated a sight of special scientific interest.

The Old Military RoadThe old military road was built by General Wade and in the past has been used as a smugglers route and by drovers driving their cattle to market in London. It winds its way over open moorland with beautiful views of the surrounding gentle rolling hills and out to sea with views of the Isle of Man. It’s an approximate 9 mile walk to Creetown where on the way you will see the Galloway Cattle and you may be lucky to see Fallow Deer, Foxes, Red Squirrels Buzzards, Kites and many other species of birds.

Fallow deer in Dumfries & GallowayHerd of fallow deer viewed from the military road - remember to bring binoculars - also wellies might be an advantage!

Gatehouse of Fleet, an attractive "wee toon" with its bank, post office, chemist, hairdressers, cafes, pubs, hotels, "The Mill on the Fleet" visitor centre, food and gift shops. (The nearest supermarkets are at Kirkcudbright (7 miles) or ''The Food Town'' of Castle Douglas (14 miles)

There is also a nine-hole golf course and tennis court. River and loch fishing is available, permits obtained locally.

The historic walled garden at Cally will be of interest to lovers of rare plants.

A list of local Church services is available in the cottage should you require it.