Mossyard in SW Scotland is a small, family run site by a sparkling clean bay with clear, warm water to swim in off two sandy beaches with a headland between. There's a small area of dunes that make for perfect sheltered sunbathing if the weather is breezy. When the water is out the area is great for exploring by children and dogs and there's even a little island to walk to and watch the superb sunsets looking out to the west. You can watch local fishermen land their catch and see animals in the fields as Mossyard is part of a working farm. It is surrounded by beautiful, rolling countryside perfect for walking or hiking. The Isle of Man out in the bay offers great sea views and the absence of light pollution gives amazing starlit nights. Mossyard deserves the label idyllic and you don't even need to get on a plane.
Mossyard, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas,
Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2ET
+44 (0)1557 840226
On holiday in Dumfries and Galloway we always try to go to Cream o' Galloway. The ice cream (try the crannoch - raspberry, whiskey and oatmeal) is fantastic and the 3D maze is good for working it off in time for another one!
Rainton, Gatehouse of Fleet,
Tel: 01557 814040
The perfect place for a family holiday. Unless you've been there, it's hard to understand why, but so many people return again and again.
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