Dildawn Estate, now providing self catering holiday accommodation, is steeped in history.
The historic battle at "Druim Cheate", now generally known as Drumbeat, was fought between the Scottish army under Edward the Bruce and the English and Galwegians in 1308. Dildawn, believed to be derived from the Gaelic word 'Dail Dawn' meaning 'field of fate', is situated on the site of the English armies encampment the night before the battle.
Historians have also discovered an early earthwork on the grounds, showing the remains of an ancient circular fort. The site is yet to be excavated and the date is unknown, but the discovery was first documented in 1977.
Dildawn today is a much more peaceful place, boasting unspoiled grounds comprising natural woodlands, nature walks, ponds, streams and scenic areas where one can picnic, unwind and enjoy the great variety of birds and wildlife. Clean air and beautiful country surroundings along with the wide range of flora and fauna creates an idyllic setting for children and families to explore at leisure.
The mile long stretch of the River Dee acts as the Estate's boundary. The river is renowned for its salmon and trout fishing, and this stretch features two good salmon pools and three exceptional trout fishing stretches ideal for fly and spinner fishing.
For those wanting a riding holiday there are period stables, looseboxes and a large grazing field within the estate. For golfers we have numerous excellent courses in the local area, and throughout Dumfries and Galloway.
Dildawn House is a unique large holiday house for self catering holidays. The house dates back to 1813 and is steeped in history. It has been carefully restored to provide comfortable holiday accommodation, whilst retaining many of its original features. Set in the centre of its 50 acres of woodland, this superb large holiday house for 14 to 20 people commands excellent views of its grounds and surrounding countryside, and overlooks the River Dee.
The Coach House is a spacious and contemporary holiday home for 8 people. The house was specially converted in 1999 in the traditional style, incorporating all modern convieniences such as ensuite bathrooms, central heating and a fully fitted modern kitchen.
Orchard House is our new spacious and contemporary holiday home for 11 people. The house has been specially converted in 2004 in the traditional style due to the great demand by holiday makers wishing to spend their holidays at Dildawn. The house incorporates all modern conveniences such as constant hot water, central heating and a fully fitted modern kitchen. The house also retains many of it’s original interesting features and fittings.
Riverview House has it's own private garden with an area for eating outdoors, relaxing, sun bathing or barbecuing. The house sleeps up to 8 people in the heart of the dildawn estate. Outdoor table and chairs are provided. There is a drying area with clothes lines for drying laundry.
The house was fully re decorated in 2004 in the traditional style, incorporating all modern convieniences such as power shower and a fully fitted modern kitchen.
Dildawn Estate - Castle Douglas - Dumfries and Galloway