After 11 years we have decided to cease trading on the 1st October 2023 and to have a rest and change of direction. Our decision has been accelerated by the S.N.P.'s "Short Term Lets Licensing Scheme" which is yet another policy that hasn't been thought through adequately.

We would like to thanks all our lovely guests (well except for 4) and we hope you will keep in touch especially those that have become life long friends.


Paul & Linsey x




100% money back guarantee if your booking has to be cancelled owing to Covid lockdown or travel restrictions, including your deposit.

(Please resist from booking unless you are 100% certain that you want to come as some people are double booking and then bailing out of one at the last minute.)

The safety and well-being of our visitors is our top priority and we would like to share how we are addressing concerns regarding COVID-19 at this exceptional and uncertain time.
We are closely monitoring the situation and are following the latest guidelines from the World Health Organisation, Public Health England and other agencies. We are taking all the necessary, practical and sensible steps to provide a safe and healthy cottage environment, including implementing additional protective measures.
In addition to our already high standard of cleaning procedures we would like to reassure you that extra areas will be disinfected wherever possible. 

Importantly, we are leaving a gap of at least 1 day between clients arriving at the Byre.

Lochenbreck Byre is surrounded by 65 acres of our own land with a loch for fishing and farmland walks. We are situated in a very peaceful location within Laurieston Forest surrounded by lovely countryside for visitors to explore. We feel confident you will be able to enjoy a very relaxing and self contained holiday in a very well equipped luxury cottage. This is a wonderful place for a bit of self-isolation!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or require any further information.

Lochenbreck Byre Luxury Holiday Cottage

We moved from a village near York to S.W. Scotland in 2006 because we fell in love with the area, the land and Lochenbreck Loch. The Farmhouse was in a bad state of repair and the outbuildings were even worse. We started the process of a major renovation later that year and our first task was to renovate the Byre and turn it into a home that we could live in while the Farmhouse was renovated. We moved into the Byre in 2008 and lived their until the Farmhouse was ready in December 2009. The Byre was furnished to a high standard and it was designed to be suitable for a holiday let when we left. Consequently a disabled access was included along with a wet room and we took our first bookings in the spring of 2010.  Since 2009 we have been concentrating on the 65 acres of land.

High Lochenbreck is situated in Laurieston Forest, 3 miles west of Laurieston on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park.

There is a wide range of activities in the area and a good starting point is to have a look at the Visit Scotland web site.

If you are looking for peace and quiet then that is something we can guarantee, no rush hour, no pollution and although we live in the Farmhouse close to the Byre, hopefully that is an advantage as we are available, on site, to assist in anyway we can.


Discount for bookings of 2, 3 and 4 weeks of £100, £150 and £200 respectively.

Lochenbreck to Gatehouse of Fleet

"From this point one should certainly go on to Gatehouse. The road is one of the most heaven-kissing in Galloway" Extract from Highways and Byways in Galloway and Carrick, 1916

Galloway Dark Skies

"The International Dark Skies Association have designated Galloway Forest Park in Scotland Britain's first Dark Sky Park – 300 square miles of tree-robed majesty whose sky shimmers with maybe 50 times more stars than you'd spot from a major city". Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2010

Kite Feeding Station

4 miles from Lochenbreck is the Bellymack Hill Farm Kite Feeding Station where the birds are fed every day at 2p.m.