The House on the Shore was built by the current laird's great grandmother as a dower house in 1936 in the image of a Cotswold manor house. She demolished part of the village of Carsethorn to cart the stone and built the house on the foundations of an old gardener's cottage named Gardenfoot.
Over the years its timeless charm and tranquillity have drawn artists, writers, composers, gardeners and film makers to nurture their creativity here.
Its distinctive arts and crafts style, mellow stone and unusual butterfly shaped design make it one of the most architecturally important houses to be built in Scotland in the 20th Century.
She also laid out wonderful gardens and the house is surrounded by unusual shrubs that thrive in Galloway's mild climate.