We are John and Helen and we have lived at Lochhill for more than 25 years. During that time we have developed a Riding School, Livery yard and Trekking centre. There are 76 acres of rolling fields, where our horses, and livery horses enjoy their freedom to be horses when they are not helping clients and guests to get to grips with riding or enjoying the stunning countryside of Dumfries and Galloway.
Over the past year we have built the Stable Lodge so that guests, from far and wide, can also enjoy the tranquillity and peace of this less travelled corner of Scotland.
Using The Stable Lodge as a base, you are free to explore this wonderful part of Scotland, either by horse (your own), one of ours, or by bicycle or car. There is so much to discover, with forests teeming with wildlife, amazing beaches, coastal walks or quaint towns..
To explore the area on horseback is a joy, with tracks starting directly from the yard, you can get to places other modes of transport don't allow, or enjoy some tracks available around the 76 acre centre.
Just 4.5 miles by car is the town of Kirkcudbright (pronounced Cur-coo-bree) famously known as The Artists' Town. With its galleries, museum, harbour and independent shops, it is well worth a visit. The recently renovated Johnstone school hosts the Dark Skies Gin distillery, the Dark Skies Planetarium and the Wee Pottery. Throughout the year Kirkcudbright has many events, including the annual Jazz Festival, The Festival of Lights, The Arts and Craft Trail and the tattoo. There are also the Producers Market's once a month and throughout the summer, once a month, the vintage fair.
In the other direction, just 5 miles by car is the market town of Castle Douglas, famous for being a food town.
Once you have spent your day exploring, relax back at The Stable Lodge, enjoying the warmth of the hot tub.
To make memories, book your stay at The Stable Lodge.