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The last snows

With this week’s mini heatwave it easy to forget that only a couple of weeks ago we could see snow on Skiddaw. Is that the last of it? Who knows?

April 24th, 2015|News and Updates|

The Road to Powillimount

After a week of bright sunshine Spring is gathering momentum in the hedges on the road down to Powillimount Cottage.

April 23rd, 2015|News and Updates|

Mediterranean conditions at Powillimount Beach

The Arbigland foreshore looks more like the Mediterranean in the April sunshine as this photograph taken on Powillimount Beach yesterday shows.

April 21st, 2015|News and Updates|

Tall Ship back on the Solway at Arbigland

After a gap of well over a century a tall ship is sailing up the Nith again. Our friend Roy Kerr sailed past yesterday morning for the first time in La Malouine. She will be moored at Kingholm Quay initially and is to be used as a sail training ship. Sailing in South West […]

April 19th, 2015|News and Updates|

Red Squirrels at Arbigland

We are lucky to have a healthy red squirrel population and are reminded of that daily by this lttle chap (or chapess?) on our bird table.

April 18th, 2015|News and Updates|

Skeleton Tree

This dead elm on Arbigland Beach was a striking landmark with its spooky skeleton shape. Alas it has not survived the winter storms. RIP.

March 28th, 2015|News and Updates|

Snow on the Mountains

Our holiday cottage guests this week have been treated to beautiful views of the Lake District looking more like the Alps in the snow!

February 10th, 2015|Holiday Accommodation, News and Updates|

First snow of the winter

All seemed doomed last night and early this morning when over an inch of snow fell. And then the sun came out and we were able to enjoy the beauty of the estate in all its winter glory.

January 29th, 2015|News and Updates|

Bird watching opportunities at Arbigland

On Monday (22 Sep) we woke to the sound of geese returning to the Solway from their summer holiday in the Arctic Circle. That is the first time since April and we now have 6 months of goose music to enjoy.

This wasn’t the first hint that this glorious Indian Summer that Dumfries and Galloway […]

September 25th, 2014|News and Updates|

Autumn calving time at Arbigland


It’s calving time at Arbigland again as the autumn calving cows give birth after a long hot summer of pregnancy.

The fields are full of calves playing chase in the afternoons including this cheeky little heifer.

September 23rd, 2014|News and Updates|