A family asset since 1884, Barwhillanty Estate, originally a sporting estate, has been nurtured with a commitment to conservation and a responsibility to land management. With a passion to protect our land and associated infrastructure, we invest sustainably, respecting our environment for future generations.
Instrumental to sustainable timber production, the late J.M.A.Yerburgh, father to Oscar Yerburgh, pioneered the journey into productive forestry in the 1950s. Today, forestry still forms the core of our sustainable business portfolio, alongside farming and our continuing diversification into experiences and events.
Introducing ourselves as the current custodians, we are Maria and Oscar Yerburgh. We live and breathe Barwhillanty Estate, with our three children; Acacia, Leander and Thalia.
We hope to inspire you here in the beautiful Galloway hills of South West Scotland.
Comfortable setting in rural Galloway with unrestricted views. Large area of cut grass with patio. Safe place for families. Ample parking. 15 minutes drive to local supermarkets.
Easy access to walks on the estate and around Loch Ken, or travel further afield to the beach, glens, mountains, towns and other places of interest. Local wildlife on the doorstep such as birds of prey hunting, swallows gathering to migrate, and herds of deer and pheasants. Clear views of the night sky with no light pollution
Enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing break at Culdoach. The cottage has been newly renovated and is modern & stylish but cosy. It is in a very rural location, with stunning views and no other properties nearby so lovely and quiet. The long gravel track down to it is easy to drive along with a normal car. There is lots to do in the area. We enjoyed kayaking on Loch Ken from the Galloway Activity Centre just 10mins drive away and mountain biking at Drumlanrig Castle, about an hour away. There are lovely beaches and costal walks less than an hour away. We had 3 beach days; the children even swam in the...more
We had a fabulous stay at The Stables; the setting was ideal and we thoroughly enjoyed our walks around the estate and yoga in the walled garden with the delightful Maria - the owners are such a lovely family. It's a shame that we couldn't stay for pizza and games in the garden on our last day. The estate is so peaceful and secluded but still close enough to towns, activity centres and the beach.
This our fifth stay at Diamonds Laggan which has everything that you need for a super family holiday, from a barbecue which we have often used to a large and an excellent drying room for when the weather is at the other end of the scale. Really useful for wet clothes and wet dog towels. Although the cottage feels remote the WiFi is very good for the wet days, and is in a very convenient location to explore the whole of Dumfries and Galloway, with easy access to paddle boarding on Loch Ken and clay pigeon shooting at Forrest Estates. The estate itself has a series of well defined peaceful wal...more