About Glenstocken

Glenstocken Farm

Glenstocken farm is a traditional Scottish lowland farm of some 450 acres of rolling pasture and natural woodlands overlooking the Solway Firth. The Solway Firth is 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 a patchwork of walled fields and attractive woods in which habitats deer, foxes and badgers thrive.

Glenstocken is owned and run by the Gourlay family.  The holiday cottages are run by Jojo and John Gourlay who have lived on the farm for over fifty 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

Dumfries and Galloway is a very rural county, awarded a Dark Sky’s award for its unspoilt night views of the sky. A rural county which runs from Gretna green in the east to Stranraer in the west. It does have a diverse set of shops, from small local delicatessens and farm shops through to supermarkets providing home delivery.  The nearby towns of Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries are just between 15 to 30 minutes away by car and provide all the amenities anyone might require.

Solway Firth

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. Glenstocken provides outstanding views out over the  Solway Firth, with beaches, islands such as Rough Island Nature serve and Heston both within view rom the farm.   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.

Pictures: Glenstocken Coastline

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:-

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Some images © Copyright Sarah Charlesworth and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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