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Jennifer C’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.



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.

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 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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