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Kirkennan Estate’s Posts from April - June 2020

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.

Carbon Footprint


by Jennifer C.

23 June 2020

I was a little bit surprised when I was invited by Zero Waste Scotland to give a talk on how we have worked to reduce our carbon footprint at Kirkennan Estate – when you live in old buildings there is always so much more you can do and usually I focus on that rather than how far we have come. But when I stand back and reflect on our journey over the last 7 years I realise we have done a considerable amount. Always keen to save energy of any type, I have converted my presentation into my latest blog...

Forest bathing


by Jennifer C.

30 May 2020

I was feeling a bit down this week so thought it was time to have a go at something I have been intending to try for ages - forest bathing. According to research, spending time in forests or with trees can improve our health and wellbeing. This is something I have never doubted, but I tend to have a purpose when heading into the trees: going for a jog or a walk, to fill up the bird feeders or to spot birds. This time I intended to really slow down and focus on the moment.

Kirkennan woods short loop


by Jennifer C.

21 April 2020

This is a short walk that you can do directly from your holiday cottage at Kirkennan in less than an hour. These photos were mainly taken from a walk around it in late April when the wild flowers were the star of the show...

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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