About Castlewigg Lodge

Castlewigg Lodge was built in 1830 as a 'Dower House' for Castlewigg Manor House.  It is listed with Historic Scotland.  One of it's most famous previous occupants was author of 'Ring of Bright Water' Gavin Maxwell's Grandfather, the Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, 7th Baronet of Monreith, who lived here after he was married aged 21 until he inherited the Monreith Estate after his father died eight years later.

The house sits in an acre of garden and is surrounded by farmland.  The field next to the garden has winter oats planted in it this year.  There are so many birds in the garden; it is very peaceful just listening to their calls.   We have dark skies at night, a relaxed attitude, peace and tranquillity in abundance, and there is a full sized pool table, a dart board, board games and lending library in the guest lounge for those occasions when the sun doesn't shine.

There are three comfortable en-suite guest bedrooms; two double rooms on the first floor with showers over a bath and a twin room on the ground floor with a shower cubicle.   All our rooms have free WiFi, wall mounted flat screen TVs, tea & coffee making facilities, and a hair dryer. Laundry, ironing and drying facilities are also available.

Our home is heated with renewable fuel by a biomass boiler.

We welcome well behaved pets and their owners in the ground floor accommodation.

We think you will enjoy your stay but do check out what others have to say in their reviews.

You can book and pay online, or contact us to make a reservation.   

  • Hammocks in the garden
    Hammocks in the garden At Castlewigg Lodge B&B
  • View of Castlewigg Lodge B&B
    View of Castlewigg Lodge B&B From Cottage Hill
  • View from Castlewigg Lodge
    View from Castlewigg Lodge
  • Ozzie in the garden
    Ozzie in the garden
  • Tess in the garden
    Tess in the garden
  • Front of house
    Front of house Castlewigg Lodge B&B
  • Guest Dining Room
    Guest Dining Room


Served in the dining room, at a time that suits you. Help yourself to tea, coffee, fruit juice and cereals or order porridge.

Choose from our menu of sausage (vegetarian or gluten free sausage also available) bacon, haggis, black pudding, potato scone, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, beans, and your choice of cooked free range eggs  

Anne will be pleased to prepare breakfast for those requiring vegetarian or other special diets; please let us know your requirements when you book.

Patsy and Mark enjoying breakfastjpg

Member of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

We are proud to uphold the principles of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Charter. Our home is heated with biomass fuel and cleaned with environmentally conscious cleaning products.  Breakfast ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, and sausages, bacon, black pudding and haggis are made and supplied by our local butcher Steven Cronnie in Wigtown.

Pottery at Castlewigg Lodge

Anne is a working potter.  She makes functional pottery and is inspired by the wildlife, agriculture and landscape of the Machars peninsula.  She has a studio at Castlewigg Lodge; come and see her making her wares or contact her to arrange a bespoke pottery course.