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Kirkennan Estate’s Latest Posts

Welcome to the blog for Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages. Here you can find blogs about local attractions and things to do, information about Kirkennan and much more. You can either browse by date or search for particular topics such as walks.

Retrofitting an Air Source Heat Pump


by Jennifer C.

30 November 2020

In February 2020 we took the advice of Zero Waste Scotland and replaced the old oil boiler in The Lodge holiday cottage with an Air Source Heat Pump. As we are all being encouraged to move away from fossil fuels to heat our homes we thought it would be useful to share our experience to help others decide if an ASHP is right for them.

Autumn and winter birdwatching


by Jennifer C.

26 October 2020

Dumfries and Galloway harbours a diverse range of landscapes for birdwatching, it is possible to reach excellent upland, woodland and wetland habitats all within a relatively small geographical area. However, autumn and winter are undoubtedly times when the wetlands and coastal marshes come into their own.



by Jennifer C.

1 October 2020

Mark Williams is a professional foraging teacher based in Dumfries and Galloway who runs sessions on how to identify, collect and use wild foods. I joined a session he was running as part of the Wigtown Book Festival where we concentrated on the harvest available in late summer/early autumn along the shoreline.

White Port Beach


by Jennifer C.

12 August 2020

It was very hot and sunny the other day so we decided to walk to White Port beach - this is a lovely hike through mature woodland to a secluded beach that is great for a swim. Take a look at this video to see what will be waiting for you at the far point of your walk...

Art and Craft Trail


by Jennifer C.

31 July 2020

This blog shares some of the art and craft work you can see if you are a guest at Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages both around the Estate grounds and within the cottages. All the highlighted work is by artists who are either local or who have a particular link with Kirkennan and some of it is for sale. I include information on where you can see more of their work either by visiting local galleries or workshops whilst on holiday in Dumfries & Galloway, or virtually online.

Kirkennan Mews

A cozy holiday cottage in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway that can sleep 4 & 1 in 2 bedrooms. Ideal location for watching our red squirrels play!

Kirkennan Lodge

A great place to relax and unwind - a detached holiday cottage set in a large enclosed garden overlooking Kirkennan's walled garden where our chickens roam.

Woodsedge Cottage

An accessible holiday cottage sleeping 5 which is all on one level with a wet-room. Near our 14 acre woodland rich in wildlife.

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