Local Area

About the local area

Dumfries and Galloway is known as Scotland’s best kept secret with over 200 miles of coastline, pretty towns, charming villages, beautiful hills and a great network of touring roads to discover all the hidden treasures in Dumfries and Galloway. What better way to do this than to own your own holiday home in the area.

The landscape of Dumfries & Galloway is awe inspiring come spring, summer, autumn or winter. The area offers unspoilt natural beauty and colour all year round. Perfect if you just like to relax or if you enjoy taking part in adventurous/outdoor activities. An amazing backdrop for both.

Dumfries and Galloway is also easy to reach, being near the English border. A four hour drive from Manchester or Leeds, three hours from Newcastle and three hours from Edinburgh.

Port William being particularly close to Stranraer and Cairnryan where there are approx 20 crossings per day to Belfast and Larne respectively where you could discover Northern Ireland or just go shopping for the day!

Forestry Commission Scotland has established part of Galloway Forest Park as the first Dark Sky Park in the UK.

All this could be yours to explore, all year round, if you owned your own holiday home by the sea at West Barr. No need to book, just come and go as you please, home from home!

Cycling - 7Stanes Scotland's Biking Heaven

The 7stanes are a series of mountain bike centres in Forestry Commission Scotland forests in the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway: Glentress & Innerleithen, Newcastleton, Glentrool, Mabie, Ae, Dalbeattie and Kirroughtree. There are 400km of all-weather trail – more than enough for a week's holiday in the South of Scotland!


Books & Literature - Wigtown Book Festival

Wigtown is a historic market town on the Galloway coast that is home to 900 people, a malt whisky distillery and a quarter of a million books. Each year the autumn book festival provides ten days of readings, performances, exhibitions and debates, which prompts a mass migration of bibliophiles from all over Britain to this pastoral corner of Scotland.


Walking & Hillwalking

Newton Stewart Walking Festival

Local Produce

Cream O' Galloway
The Chocolate Factory

Music Festivals

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival
The Wickerman Festival


Dumfries & Galloway Wildlife Festival
Monreith Animal World


Aldouran Wetland Gardens

Aldouran Wetland Gardens Wetland Habitat with Birdwatching Bird Hide, Community Garden & Woodland Walk.

Glenwhan Gardens

12 acres of beautiful gardens, lochs, pathways and vistas. Open from March - September.

Logan Botanic Garden

Logan is an exotic paradise tucked away on the south-western tip of Scotland and set amidst some of the most majestic scenery the country has to offer.

How to Book


To enquire about purchasing one of our holiday homes or for renting West Barr Cottage/West Barr Farmhouse please use our enquiry form or telephone 01988 700 367.

Getting Here


West Barr Holiday Park is located near Port William on the picturesque Galloway coastline. Use the interactive Google map to easily find us. Just click on the map for the full view.

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