Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1556 650223

200 acres to explore with donkeys, hens, cats, dogs - children will love it as much as you. Play golf, sail, cycle - wonderfully informal


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

This beautiful Scottish-Georgian family home has not a hint of formality, and sociable Willie puts you at your ease. Your sitting and dining rooms connect through a large arch; find gloriously comfy sofas, family pictures, rugs on wooden floors, masses of books and a constant log fire. Upstairs: good linen, striped walls, armchairs and windows with views – this wonderful house just gets better and better. There are 200 acres, dogs, cats, donkeys and hens – children can collect the eggs and go on tractor rides. The countryside is magnificent, beaches fabulous and this is a classified dark sky area. A house full of flowers and warmth.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Supper, 4 courses, £30. Pub 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £125
10% off for 3 nights or more. Discounts for children. Singles £80.
2 Doubles
From £125
1 Twin
From £125



Booked Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for 1 night. Stayed for 2 as the accomodation, house,grounds and host were outstanding. Our host,Willie, provided delicious restaurant quality homemade food. Breakfast was unhurried and we enjoyed an abundance of local fayre. Dinner was simply divine. Beautifully presented perfectly cooked courses. If you visit Chipperkyle make sure you book dinner for each night of your stay. The dining room is elegant and comfortably as is the drawing room. We had breakfast and dinner outside on a terrace as the weather was perfect. A delightful stay for us and our labrador.

Patricia, Edinburgh

Chipperkyle & Willie were the cornerstone to one of the happiest days of our lives – our marriage. With consummate skill Willie roused Chipperkyle into life on a cold November weekend to house our family and enable our marriage to go ahead. It’s a beautiful home and Willie is an amazing host who made us so welcome and cranked the fires up so we were oblivious to the cold outside and fed us with amazing home cooked food. We can’t thank Willie and his lovely staff enough for sharing his home with us and giving us great memories for ever. We all highly recommend this wonderful place, Chipperkyle.

Mike & Ali, Dubai

What a wonderful place! A beautiful Georgian house in a lovely location miles from anywhere. Willie is the consummate host and an excellent chef. If you can persuade him to join you at the table you are in for a treat.

Kate, London

Chipperkyle is a very special place - a beautiful Georgian house and grounds in idyllic countryside. We stayed for a week with our ten year old and had a wonderful time in Galloway exploring the peaceful beaches, forests and small towns. Willie is an excellent and thoughtful host with a talent for cooking - the breakfast was great, and he also cooked us evening meals on a couple of nights. Highly recommended!

Clare, London

made to feel very welcome. Lovely house and host. Wonderful dinner. Will definitely stay again.

Mick, Ripon

A wonderful overnight stay in a truly welcoming home. Willie is an excellent host with interesting stories, he also does a super breakfast. We even got a full and informative tour of the country home. We look forward to returning sometime soon.

Helen / Rob / Mitzie, Norwich

What makes this house really special is Willie. We travelled as a family of six (with 4 more or less grown up kids) and Willie really welcomed us as friends and not as guests. Everyone felt immediately at home. He was open and extremely nice to the younger generation as well as to us. We enjoyed twice a delicious dinner and went out once to a friendly local pub. As this stay was in the middle of our holidays, Willie kindly offered to use his washing machine to do some laundry, which we did. On our last day, he even provided us with a small lunch pack, as he knew we had a longer journey ahead.

Katharina, Vienna

Going to Chipperkyle is a wonderful experience. The place is homely, with a faded glory feel. Comfy beds, crisp linen, fluffy towels, and spotless bathrooms. Our dogs loved the masses of grounds, and with the house, you could picture yourself in an Enid Blyton story! The main attraction is Willie, the delightful owner. He gave us such a warm welcome with tea and cake, along with friendly and knowledgeable chat. The breakfast he prepared was scrumptious, and he really could not do enough for all of us. Who wants bland and grey, when Willie and Chipperkyle can provide the complete opposite!

Emma, Benenden, Kent

We have just returned home from a wonderfully relaxing and restorative stay at Chipperkyle. The accommodation is very comfortable with a beautiful drawing room to relax in and browse through the books on the area. Both breakfast and the evening meals are excellent with an array of local produce. But it is the host, Willie, who really makes this Bed and Breakfast stand out from the rest. He offers wonderful hospitality and nothing seems too much trouble .

Susan, Glasgow

We had a warm welcome from Willie and his fascinating historic home from the moment we stepped inside. The room was beautifully furnished, lovely linen and large fluffy towels, a very quirky bathroom next door. Kimonos on the door for us to use. Delicious supper out in the garden and the same for breakfast with wonderful rolling countryside to enjoy from the garden. Willie has a wealth of tales about the house and the area, and it seems nothing is too much trouble. We intend to return.

Tricia and Allan, Easton Royal, Pewsey Wiltshire

We stayed here for the first part of our honeymoon. Willie is a unique, fantastic host and we loved every minute of our stay. Breakfast was wonderful, a great start to the day. Willie gave us an alternative route to our next destination which meant we took in some stunning scenery. Thank you so much Willie, our stay was a great start to the year!

Charlotte, London

Enjoyed a three night stay at Chipperkyle, our second visit. Wonderfully relaxing, marvellous house. Willie is a great host, welcoming, attentive to detail, proactively helpful, makes you feel very much at home.

Keith, Edinburgh

A lovely stay, beautiful house and a wonderful host.

Bobby, Dunblane

A wonderful relaxing top class night in a marvellous home, wonderful host and so many little touches made which all made our stay memorable.


Willie, the most friendly and considerate host made us feel at home at Chipperkyle - a wonderful place.


We recently stayed at Chipperkyle for two nights and it was the highlight of our trip to the UK. Our only regret is that we didn't plan more time there. Willie was a perfect host, Chipperkyle is a gem and the surrounding area is absolutely picturesque. One of the most relaxing places we have ever visited. For those unfamiliar with this beautiful part of the world, I highly recommend taking a detour (hang a left) at the border. Wander up to Kirkpatrick Durham and then just relax with a game of tennis and a bottle of rose. Also a great base to explore the southwest of Scotland.

Karen, Victoria, BC

Stayed at Chipperkyle for Spring Fling. On arrival we were greeted with tea and cake - delicious. This is just one of the thoughtful touches Willie Dickson offers. Willie is a gracious and knowledgeable host, offering local information on what to see and do. There is plenty to explore around Dumfries & Galloway or simply enjoy Chipperkyle's grounds. Chipperkyle offers a tranquil and perfect place to stay.

Karen, Southampton

First off this is an amazing place to stay; the location, Georgian house and eclectic interior is 1st class. An absolute classic style. As much as I and my family enjoy roaring fires and antique decanter collections it was Willie Dickson our charming host and the owner of Chipperkyle which we will remember above all. Willie went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our only regret was not staying longer. We have stayed at many guest houses around Europe and this is as good as it gets.

Steven, Kew, Richmond Surrey

We stayed here for two nights to attend a nearby wedding. Our daughter, her husband and baby took the other room. The house was extremely comfortable with a fine array of good quality furniture and family portraits. Breakfasts were beautiful with excellent choice and presentation. But the real star was Willie Dickson. Welcoming and fascinating, he organised somewhere local for us to eat after an exhausting journey up on Good Friday and offered to run us around if taxis failed to show up, etc. He even posted on something we left behind. When we are up there again, we will definitely return.

Crispin, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Everything about Chipperkyle is gracious and grand - the rooms and en-suites, the warmth and kindness of the hosts, the delicious breakfasts. It is peaceful and comfortable, and absolutely nothing is a problem for Willie and Catriona, hosts and owners. We were lucky to stay there twice! And we would certainly stay there again.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Willie Dickson

  • Calm, quiet, gentle, stunning countryside, big skies, trilling birdsong, truly dark nights sparkling with stars, tranquil freshwater lochs, sandy coastal beaches, high cliffs, Galloway Hills, lush green farmland; all suffused with warmth of the Gulf Stream
  • Red Kite Trail with feeding stationKen-Dee Marsh Nature Reserve with hides- whooper swans, greylag geese,wigeons,goldeneyes,pintailsWoodlands with red squirrels, great spotted woodpeckers, badgers Wake up to the dawn chorus red squirrels, sleepy h
  • Southerness Golf course is set on the edge of a remote headland and is virtually unknown by the golfing masses. It measures just over 6,500 yards but with a par of 69 - is this too tough for you? Try Powfoot created by James Braid or 32 other local courses
  • Threave Gardens is the best known in this mild, lime-free area but also Broughton House and Cally Gardens nearby. My favourites are Elizabeth MacGregor who produced Anemone 'Wild Swan' Chelsea Plant of Year 2011,Shambellie and Buckland Nursery