Plot At Barhill Road
Dalbeattie is situated in the midst of Dumfries and Galloway's most attractive countryside, the Barr Burn runs through the centre of the town, and the surrounding farmland makes an attractive backdrop, the town is also just 7 miles from the Solway Coast. Dalbeattie has a good range of shops, small supermarkets, cafes, hotels, restaurants, an award winning butcher, vets, a new centre of learning for primary and secondary school pupils due to open in 2017, solicitors, doctor and dental practices, and a health centre. In addition there is a selection of sporting facilities including a park with boating lake, a bowling green, an active tennis club, football club and facilities, as well as a nine hole golf course. In the summer months a Civic "Daze" programme runs a variety of events enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike.
The nearby market town of Castle Douglas, known as The Food Town, also provides a variety of shops, two larger supermarkets, health services, pool and leisure facilities, veterinary services, and a thriving livestock market. Dumfries, which is approximately 30 minutes by car is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Dumfries is home to the Crichton campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and beaches, and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park, well known for its beauty and tranquillity is also recognised as Britain's First Dark Sky Park, and a unique Observatory provides astronomers phenomenal views of the stars.
For walking enthusiasts there are many lovely walks in the area for all abilities including from Kippford to the village of Rockcliffe along the Jubilee Path, and coastal walks along the cliffs at Portling to Sandyhills where there is a pretty beach, (Please note the tides on this stretch of the Solway Coast come in very quickly owing to the flat sands); and around the Heughs from the Balcary hotel at Auchencairn to Rascarrel. There are other sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous lochs and rivers and sea fishing from the shore or by boat.
For golf enthusiasts there is the nearby championship course at Southerness, 11 miles away, and there are several other courses nearby including Kippford, Dalbeattie, and Castle Douglas. The Solway coast is popular with sailors, and both Kippford and Kirkcudbright have yachting clubs and safe moorings. In addition, Kirkcudbright has an award winning "blue-flag" marina. Kirkcudbright is known as The 'Artists Town' with a number of galleries offering a range of exhibitions throughout the year.
Communications to the area are good. There are mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie, providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network is 45 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle, with their international airports approximately 100 miles distant.