We stayed in a GG’s yard snug at the start of summer. We were originally looking for a nice place for an overnight stay close to the Red Deer Range in Castle Douglas and we stumbled across this absolute haven in Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway.
We booked directly with the website, although they are advertised on Air B & B too. There are eight snugs to choose from, each with their own theme. I picked the Meadow as I loved the colours and it just looked like my kind of style. Check in was fab, with there being only eight snugs there was never going to be a big queue. The staff are really friendly and made us aware of the cafe on site. We didn’t try it out as we had some food with us but we’ll definitely try it out next time. All the snugs have their own car parking area at the top or bottom of the hill so it is easy accessible . The snugs are set on quite a steep hill though (they all have their own view because of this) so elderly or young children would have to be careful.
First impressions of the snug was it completely had the wow factor for us, the perfect mix of woodland bliss and beautiful decor, in fact we both agreed that it was the most tastefully decorated place we had stayed in. The main area has a seating area, kettle, hanging space and the king size bed with the comfiest bed covers I’ve ever slept in ( I even looked at the label to see where I could buy some). There is also an en suite shower room with a double shower and some nice luxurious toiletries, always a hit with me. Our favourite thing, however, was this view…
Included with your snug is tea & coffee making facilities, a lovely hanging rail so plenty of space if you are staying longer than a night. mini fridge, smart TV and free WiFi. I must admit, with the location, I didn’t think the WiFi would be up to much and I really wanted to facetime the kids (first time leaving them home alone) but it was super fast, take note Travel Inn!
The snugs themselves are set in the Laggan Outdoor adventure experience. We didn’t take part in anything this time but it all looked super fun. We saw some people taking part in grass sledging, ziplining and Segways but looking on their website there is tons more to do so we’ll come back with the kids and try some out. You would think with the snugs being set in an adventure area, that it would be noisy but it was very peaceful and the snugs are situated well enough away from all the fun.
Even if you don’t fancy the adventure side of the site, there is some lovely places to visit within a small drive. The beaches are stunning and pretty deserted when we visited, it really feels like you’re miles from anywhere, we really need to visit this part of the country more often.
Even though we were only here for an overnight, we managed to visit Carsluith Castle, Cairn Holy standing stones and the main reason we had went for, the Red Deer Range in the Galloway Forest. This didn’t disappoint. I’m a little bit obsessed with deer and to see them up close, in their natural habitat was nothing short of amazing. The ranger on site, Hugh really knew his stuff and knows all the deer and their traits. I could have stayed the entire day. You can turn up on the day and have a look at the deer from the hides or you can pay a small fee to take the tour where you get to see the deer being fed. I really recommend the tour, I wish we lived closer to visit more often.
We’re looking forward to another stay in Autumn to hear the deer rutting and try out another snug. I’ll include the link to the snug’s website for anyone looking for a nice break. I would say I think it’s ideal for a romantic break rather than a family holiday but I know they provide extra beds if you have little ones.
Link to their website if you are interested: GG’s Yard- Snugs