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“Lochnaw Castle, former home of the Chieftains of Clan Agnew, the Herditary Sherrifs of Galloway, occupies a magical, lochside position amidst the rolling hills of the beautiful Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland. Situated half way between the port of Stranraer and the very pretty harbour side village of Portpatrick, Lochnaw sits in a natural geoligical basin at the head of the steeply wooded Aldouran Glen (in Gaelic, Glen of the Otter).

From the dawn of pre-history to the present day, both man and Mother Nature have made an indelible mark on this unique landscape. After falling into a long period of decline and neglect after World War 2, the estate was rescued by the current owners around the turn of the 21st Century and they then embarked on an ambitious programme of restoration and renewal. Commencing with restoring Lochnaw Castle, its’ adjoining Stable Block and then the hugely impressive Walled Garden, currently home to one of the most various fruit tree collections in the U.K., works have latterly switched to restoring the mysterious and ethereal Lochnaw Loch, home to some remarkable and elusive specimen fish, rejuvenating the surrounding woodland, the domain of an abundance of mighty trees, canopies of wild flowers, red squirrels, deer and bird life, and commencing the reconstruction and replanting of the former castle ornamental gardens. In tandem with these ambitious restoration projects, the owners have restored and updated 4 cottages on the estate ( 2 located in the castle woodland near to Lochnaw Loch and 2 on the estate’s own sandy beach overlooking the Irish Sea and Western Isles) which are now available for holiday let’s to discerning holiday makers.  As an ideal destination for nature lovers, history buffs, anglers, artists, beachcombers or for those who just want to get away from it all, Lochnaw provides a little oasis of beauty and serenity in this increasingly frenetic world.”

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