Glenstocken is a traditional Scottish lowland farm of some 450 acres of rolling pasture and natural woodlands overlooking the Solway Firth, the fourth largest estuary in the UK, which separates Galloway from the Lake District. Dumfries and Galloway, the south-west part of Scotland is a unique part of Scotland, washed by the sea to the south and bordered by the southern uplands to the north.
Glenstocken farm sits in a valley between two hills leading down to the sea, providing panoramic sea views beautiful breathtaking beaches. The unspoilt farmland dedicated to the rearing of quality grass-fed cattle and sheep the landscape is dotted with attractive coppices and woods.
Glenstocken is owned and run by the Gourlay family and the holiday cottages are run by Jojo Gourlay who along with John Gourlay have lived on the farm for over forty-five years. They live on site providing a warm welcome to all guests and an excellent reference point for what to see and do within this beautiful area of Scotland.
Dumfries and Galloway is a very rural county, awarded a Dark Sky’s award for its unspoilt night views of the sky due to its low population and reduced street lights. It does however have a diverse set of shops with nearby towns of Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries are just between 15 to 30 minutes away by car.
Glenstocken farm boarders the Solway Firth, a shallow estuary and the forth largest in the Britain Isles, which provides warm seas and a mild local climate. The local weather is warmer than any other part of Scotland, with coastal conditions Glenstocken benefits from less rain and warmer weather than the rest of Scotland.
The Solway Firth opens out into the Irish Sea where you can see the Isle of Man and outstanding views over to the Lake District. Below are some pictures of the Glenstocken coastline, including our own beach and Gutcher’s Isle. Here are some images taken of the coast at Glenstocken:-