Delightful highland holiday home | Ramerish Retreat, Laurieston, near Gatehouse of Fleet
Stylish living area | Ramerish Retreat, Laurieston, near Gatehouse of Fleet
Barn conversion
Laurieston, near Gatehouse of Fleet

Ramerish Retreat

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Pets stay free
Car parking on site


out of 5

Whether you wish to visit the coast or explore the surrounding area on foot, this former stables makes an excellent holiday base.
This fantastic conversion, formerly a stable block, is situated in a peaceful location in the heart of the Galloway Dark Sky Park, recognised as one of the twelve best stargazing sites in the world, and the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. Galloway Forest Park is Britain’s largest park, with 300 square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored. The park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland as well as a huge diversity of wildlife, including red and roe deer, wild goats and many birds of prey. The park has also been awarded the status of only one of four Dark Sky Parks in the western world, and when the sun sets, enthusiasts come to wonder at the universe revealed above.

A fantastic retreat no matter where your interests lie. Walking direct from the door is a delight with many forest paths and walks to explore. Cycling on the quiet roads is a very popular pastime, and fly fishing is available on Lochanbreck Loch for rainbow trout, with day permits available, and pike fishing on nearby Loch Ken.

The mini observatory in the garden offers an opportunity to observe the birds at the feeders with, bird identifier books on hand, and red kites can be seen soaring above. Its location in the Dark Sky Park gives the most amazing skies so sit back and star gaze, and identify the stars from the charts. For dog walkers there is a superb dog cleaning area, with heated shower, shampoo, dog treats and towels, so after a day tramping the hills it is so easy to clean your pampered pooches before they curl up in front of the cosy wood burner. There are luxury holistic treatments available (by appointment only and booking separate, contact the owner direct), including relaxing massage, facials, Indian Head Massage and Reiki.

Nearby Loch Ken has a fantastic water sports and an adventure park where you can try your hand at canoeing, sailing, wind surfing, SUP and water skiing. The centre also offers archery, a climbing wall and zip wire.

The towns of Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, known as the ’food town’, and Kirkcudbright, the ’artists town’, are all within a short drive. Gatehouse of Fleet offers a range of places to eat and drink, and there are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre, Cardoness Castle and the popular Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, which is host to one of Europe’s longest zip wires. Kirkcudbright attracts visitors throughout the year who are drawn by its pretty working harbour, as well as its historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular ’Tattoo’, an event not to be missed. Beach 13 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles. Beach 13 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.
Ground Floor:
Open plan living space
Living area: With wood burner, 39" Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to garden.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and Freeview TV.
Wet room: With bath, shower and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2:
With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and Freeview TV.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024


Barn Conversion
Cot Available
Customers' Choice
Cycle Store
Enclosed garden or patio
Garden or Patio
Highchair Available
Level Access
Open Fire or Woodburner
Open Plan
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please