About Carrick & the area

Tigh Na Bruaich is a single storey wood chalet approximately three hundred yards from Carrick Bay. The bay is a place of unspoilt natural beauty, boasting a nice sandy beach suitable for swimming. It can be reached from both east and west by way of the A75, A755 and B727. Directions will be supplied on booking.

There are many places to visit of both beauty and interest and an information pack for the use of guests is provided at the chalet. Carrick is ten miles from Kirkcudbright and six miles from Gatehouse of Fleet, which makes it an ideal base from which to explore all that Galloway has to offer. There are supermarkets and shops at all the nearby towns.

There are a number of golf courses within easy driving distance and sea, river and loch angling are all available in the area.

The bay and beyond are ideally suited for sailing and wind-surfing but power boats are not allowed in the bay. The surrounding area is also good for walking and cycling, and there are many pleasant walks for both the energetically inclined and those who just want to stroll and enjoy the scenery and fresh air.

It is possible to walk to Ardwell Isle from the bay, when the tide is out, but watch for the tide coming in quickly. You would be advised to wear wellingtons for this walk.

Another must in the area is the Cream O' Galloway. Here you can spoil yourself with a large number of icecream flavours which are all made on the premises. There is also a cafe, children's playground and nature walks.

Red Kite

The area is also ideal for the bird watcher, with the Galloway Kite Trail nearby. We supply a list of birds spotted from the chalet.