Come and enjoy a day or two Wigtown with all its fascinating bookshops.  Have a coffee, take in an event, stop for bite to eat, take in another event or two and head back to an extremely comfortable cottage on Corsewall Estate.

A stupendous line up for this year’s Wigtown Book Festival has been announced with authors from Clare Balding and Catriona McPherson to Alan Little and Jonathan Miller speaking at this year’s event.  There’s lots to see and do for all ages.  I’ll no doubt be focusing on the children’s programme and I’m looking forward to taking the girls to see Shoo Rayner again to see if I can pick up any clever illustrating techniques and I’ve heard a great deal about James Campbell, children’s comedian turned author, so I’ll definitely book in to check out his new Boyface series.  But if I do get a chance, I would love to join Catriona McPherson to plot the perfect crime as I really enjoyed “The Proper Treatment of Blood Stains”, which was set on Edinburgh’s Heriot Row.  I loved the attention to period detail.  Her latest book, brings crime closer to home, with a chilling psychological thriller set in Dumfries.


Self catering accommodation for Wigtown Book Festival

Come and join us at this year’s Wigtown Book Festival

We’re gradually building up a collection of books in each of our cottages by Scottish authors, so I’ll also be browsing the book shops to see what new titles I can add to the shelves.

Holiday cottages in Dumfries and Galloway for the Wigtown Book Festival

C-B girls chatting on the ‘beach’ at the Wigtown Book Festival

We still have availability at two of our houses: Garden Cottage, which sleeps 6, but can also be let on a four person basis, available from 1-6 October

Holiday houses with beautiful gardens

Garden Cottage on Corsewall Estate – sleeps 6 or 4

and High Clachan Farmhouse – which sleeps 8, but can also be let on a four person basis, available from 25 September to 4 October.

Four star holiday cottage in Dumfries and Galloway

High Clachan Farmhouse – sleeps 8 or 4