Bed and Breakfast
Georgian country house bed and breakfast accommodation
Castle Douglas 4 miles, Kirkudbright 20 mins, South West Scotland
M74 (M6) 45 mins, Glasgow and Edinburgh 2 hours
Dumfries and Galloway
Chipperkyle, Catriona and Willie Dickson's family home, is a beautiful 18th century Scottish Georgian Laird's House situated in 200 acres of gently rolling green farmland about 15 miles west of Dumfries.
Catriona and Willie offer a genuinely warm welcome to bed and breakfast guests - whether you are looking for a base for exploring this lovely part of Scotland or need a break travelling to or from Northern Ireland via the ferry at Stranraer.
The landscape of this part of Scotland seems always to be soft, green and peaceful. The two guest bedrooms (top two windows facing the sun, above right) have views of garden, fields and woodland all the way to the horizon (the photograph at the top of the page was taken from one of the bedroom windows). Grazing in the meadow are belted Galloway cattle, sheep, a pony and donkeys - what could be a better start to the day than to wander past the old stable block and doocot to say good morning to them?
Above left and right; Double bedroom with bathroom en suite (bath, 2 basins, bidet, wc and separate shower).
Left and right;
Twin bedroom and private bathroom with an original old-fashioned deep cast-iron bath, basin, wc and separate shower.
Both bedrooms have tea/coffee and fresh milk.
Right; A complete cooked Scottish breakfast is served in the Dining Room. Local ingredients used where possible. Aga-baked bread, porridge, home-grown eggs, homemade jam, local bacon, blackpudding, honey and oatcakes, freshfruit. Lots of good fresh coffee. Special diets are happily catered for but Catriona needs advance notice. And if you stay for more than one night and fresh fish is often an option.
Catriona can sometimes make supper - with advance warning. The nearest good pub for food is at Haugh of Urr 3 miles away.
- Hard tennis court: Rackets, etc. can be lent if you don't have your own.
- Cyclists welcome: Lock-up for bicycles.
- Games room, small snooker table, ping-pong. TV in the Drawing Room.
£110 per room per night, and including breakfast.
Children's discount sometimes available.
Most credit cards accepted.
No pets in the house please, and no smoking please.
Left and right;
Whin and Socs, and with Chipperkyle in the background. Woodie (the pony) and Happy, Alvin and BB (the donkeys).
To enquire or to book:
Catriona and Willie Dickson
Galloway DG7 3EY
Tel: 01556 650 223
Mobile: 07917 730 009
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1556 650 223
Mobile: 44 7917 730 009
Please tell Catriona and Willie you found Chipperkyle through About Scotland!
Below; Some of the Dicksons' animals seen from a bedroom window.