Lochenbreck Byre Luxury Holiday Cottage

We moved from a village near York to S.W. Scotland in 2006 because we fell in love with the area, the land and Lochenbreck Loch. The Farmhouse was in a bad state of repair and the outbuildings were even worse. We started the process of a major renovation later that year and our first task was to renovate the Byre and turn it into a home that we could live in while the Farmhouse was renovated. We moved into the Byre in 2008 and lived their until the Farmhouse was ready in December 2009. The Byre was furnished to a high standard and it was designed to be suitable for a holiday let when we left. Consequently a disabled access was included along with a wet room and we took our first bookings in the spring of 2010.  Since 2009 we have been concentrating on the 63 acres of land.

High Lochenbreck is situated in Laurieston Forest, 3 miles west of Laurieston on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park.

There is a wide range of activities in the area and a good starting point is to have a look at the Visit Scotland web site.

If you are looking for peace and quiet then that is something we can guarantee, no rush hour, no pollution and although we live in the Farmhouse close to the Byre, hopefully that is an advantage as we are available, on site, to assist in anyway we can.


Discount for bookings of 2,3 and 4 weeks of £100, £150 and £200 respectively.


The Byre is 56 miles away from the Golf Course and takes about 1hr 20 mins by car


Lochenbreck Byre is a really beautiful place to stay. The accommodation is of an excellent standard, the rooms are spacious with good quality furnishings and all the added extras you could wish for – from a log burning fire, with plenty of wood for those cold winter evenings, luxurious towels, bedding and dressing gowns to underfloor heating, a stunning garden room and a lovely wet room. The wine, flowers and fruit that were waiting for us on our arrival were a thoughtful gesture. The owners are really most helpful – offering to shop for us before our arrival, providing us with details of all the local facilities/attractions and events as well as a secure place to store our mountain bike – along with the use of a hosepipe for cleaning!! Nothing was too much trouble but without being pushy.
The location is ideal – if you’re looking for peace and quiet you’ll certainly find it. But if you want activity it’s not too much of a drive to any number of towns and villages. The surrounding area is great for walking/running or cycling. There are some lovely places to eat not far away and I would say that the people in the area are some of the friendliest.
This has been one of the best holidays we’ve had in a long while and The Lochenbrek Byre the best holiday cottage and the owners – the most friendly & helpful.
Mick and Lou
West Yorkshire


Dear Paul and Linsey,
We just thought we would drop you a line to thank you and to let you know how much we enjoyed our week at the Byre.
Your accommodation is magnificent, and finished to such a high standard; we have been doing cottage holidays for many years and
have never wanted to re-book on the first night of our holiday, as we have with yours.
The wildlife and scenery in the area is breath-taking, and the walk at the local Castramont Wood with the bluebells that Paul
recommended was excellent.
The Byre is a great quiet place to relax, but also has plenty of places to walk with fishing on your doorstep, it doesn’t get
much better than this.
Thank you both for being very kind hosts, and we all look forward to seeing you both later in the year.
Kind regards
Rob, Deb and Boys.



Hi Paul & Linsey,
Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for our stay at your wonderful Byre.
We really enjoyed ourselves (despite nature’s best to stop us) and our trip to the Isle of Skye was really good as well.
The landscape was lovely, the wildlife wonderful but the accommodation was nowhere near as nice!!
If you wanted to put a small note on from us, please feel free to use whatever you like from the following:
A view across natures meadows through to forestry is guaranteed from the palatial windows of the Byre.
If you’re looking for luxury, this is the place. Whether you’re looking for wildlife such as deer, cuckoos, kites, buzzards, oyster catchers, linnets, stoats, garden birds, or farm animals, then this is the place for you.
For interesting and varied surroundings and access to other areas of beauty, this is the place for you.
Access to the dark sky park is also very easy, so this is the place for you.
In short, for a relaxed, warm & friendly holiday, this is the place for you!!
Thank you both for such a wonderful time.
Bob & Julie