A family asset since 1884, Barwhillanty Estate, originally a sporting estate, has been nurtured with a commitment to conservation and a responsibility to land management. With a passion to protect our land and associated infrastructure, we invest sustainably, respecting our environment for future generations.
Instrumental to sustainable timber production, the late J.M.A.Yerburgh, father to Oscar Yerburgh, pioneered the journey into productive forestry in the 1950s. Today, forestry still forms the core of our sustainable business portfolio, alongside farming and our continuing diversification into experiences and events.
Introducing ourselves as the current custodians, we are Maria and Oscar Yerburgh. We live and breathe Barwhillanty Estate, with our three children; Acacia, Leander and Thalia.
We hope to inspire you here in the beautiful Galloway hills of South West Scotland.
We recently stayed for 4 days and honestly wish we could have stayed for longer. 4 days just weren’t enough. The cottage was absolutely gorgeous. Comfy beds, stunning views, beautiful walks, gorgeous bath rooms, log burning fire, 10 minute drive to castle Douglas and so much more. The people we meant were so welcoming and friendly, we were treated like we’d know them for ever, they couldn’t have been any more accommodating. Even the weather was perfect for us, Being able to fly our gos hawks and golden eagle in such a beautiful place was a privilege and we can’t wait to come again.
We had a fabulous stay at The Stables; the setting was ideal and we thoroughly enjoyed our walks around the estate and yoga in the walled garden with the delightful Maria - the owners are such a lovely family. It's a shame that we couldn't stay for pizza and games in the garden on our last day. The estate is so peaceful and secluded but still close enough to towns, activity centres and the beach.
This our fifth stay at Diamonds Laggan which has everything that you need for a super family holiday, from a barbecue which we have often used to a large and an excellent drying room for when the weather is at the other end of the scale. Really useful for wet clothes and wet dog towels. Although the cottage feels remote the WiFi is very good for the wet days, and is in a very convenient location to explore the whole of Dumfries and Galloway, with easy access to paddle boarding on Loch Ken and clay pigeon shooting at Forrest Estates. The estate itself has a series of well defined peaceful wal...more