There are seven golf courses for example, all within a 25 minute drive of the property. Walkers are spoilt for choice and the Galloway Hills are every bit as challenging as their Highland cousins but surprisingly devoid of people. These hills are amazing, hiding shimmering lochs, ridges with evocative names like Rig of the Jarkness, Clints of the Buss and Point of the Snibe and the Rhinns of Kells;a fine ridge walk best saved for a clear and sunny day. The Queen’s Way is a very scenic drive linking Newton Stewart with Scotland’s smallest Burgh, New Galloway. The road holds lovely surprises as it winds its way through the magnificent scenery. Visitors should look out for the wild goats which live on the rocky outcrops and the lovely red deer foraging near the tree line. The Grey Mare’s tail waterfall and the stunning Clatteringshaws Loch, complete with visitor centre and eating facilities, are also well worth a visit. The Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s longest walking trail crosses this area and the section along Glen Trool is easier and can be enjoyed be less experienced walkers. The Galloway Forest Park is the first dedicated Dark Sky park in the UK and is now one of the few places left in the world where one can witness a clear night sky’ truly one of the wonders of the world! Glentrool is also home to one of the world renowned mountain biking venues, the 7Stanes. This region has over 200 miles of coastline from rugged cliffs to sandy beaches just right for that tasty barbecue. There is a huge choice of public gardens in the area such as the Botanic Gardens at Port Logan. This has an amazing collection of weird and exotic places which somewhat surprisingly thrive in the area owing to the temperate effects of the Gulf Stream.