Dundream is a holistic retreat designed to stimulate well being, relaxation, balance and harmony. The complimentary, locally made, holistic bath products from The Barenaked Soap Company with combinations of natural essential such as eucalyptus and mint, ylang ylang and sandalwood are invigorating and relaxing depending on choice and time of day.
Holistic Therapies Available at Dun dream
Johnny Glover has been teaching yoga since 2001. He first qualified as a yoga teacher with the Yoga Therapy and Training Centre (YTTC) in Northern Ireland and then went on to complete a two-year teaching training programme at Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales.
Johnny is aware of the personal transformation that meditation and mindfulness can bring and shares the practices with an open heart, encouraging participants to do what they can with awareness and acceptance.
Johnny is available for a bespoke one to one session or group sessions. In the summer months the session could be held on the open decking outside. For more details contact Johnny via contact form on his website or Elaine at Dundream.
Jenny Craig is a fully registered member of the British Acupuncture Council and has been practising since 2000. Jenny practises a Japanese style of acupuncture called Toyohari which is gentle and relaxing treatment.It is based on the use of fine metal needles to regulate the flow of “life force” energy (Qi) throughout the body, helping to re-balance the whole system. Contact Jenny at home on 01671 404845 mobile: 07870 836528 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflexology and Massage
Catherine Burns provides swedish massage, cranial massage and reflexology.
Catherine Burns Contact details Mob: 07919157810 Tel: 01776 840352
Outdoor Healing Spaces
At Dundream we encourage guests to get outside and embrace the fresh tonic sea air influenced by the microclimate effect of the warm Gulf Stream and soak in these amazing views.
The North Rhins of Galloway and the Galloway hills provides a walkers paradise with breath taking unspoiled stunning landscape. Why not book our wildfood forager specialist Mark Williams and go for a day’s sea and forest forage finishing with a wild cook in.
Stranraer to Mull of Galloway along the Southern Rhins with views to the Machars, Cumbrian coast, Lake district and Isle of Man stopping off for a coffee at the Sandhead tearoom or Logan Botanical gardens en route finishing at RSPB sanctuary Mull of Galloway and Gallie Craig tearoom.
Dumfries and Galloway may not have any Munro’s but the Southern Uplands provides the buffer zone of the Galloway Forest Park. The area offers tremendous recreational opportunities in dramatic landscapes. Activities compatible with good ecological practices are encouraged and include facilities like the 7Stanes mountain bike routes and the Dark Sky Park viewing areas and Observatory.
NEWTON STEWART WALKING FESTIVAL - More than 30 guided walks and evening social events over seven days celebrating the varied landscape of Galloway. Our walks, ranging in length from 5 to over 20 miles, take you into the wild heart of the Galloway Hills, give you the chance to explore the region’s beautiful bluebell woodlands and help you to discover meandering paths through ever changing coastal scenery. Cost typically £10 per walk including the services of a local guide and bus transfers from Newton Stewart town centre.
Many sections of the Southern Upland Way are excellent for mountain biking with a wide range of tracks from forest roads to singletrack.
Southern Upland Way staff are currently improving the Way for Cyclists and also producing a guide to riding the Southern Upland Way with advice on which areas can be ridden and alternative routes for areas that are impassable. For more information please contact one of the Rangers.
Large variety of mountain biking runs for beginners and advanced cyclists is available at the world renouned 7 Stanes Kirroughtree Newton Stewart
The back roads around Dundream are quiet and suitable for family road and mountain biking.
Elaine with her farming background is an avid supporter of local produce and business and goes out of her way to source the best available
The predominantly farming area produces tasty beef, lamb, venison award winning cheeses, whisky and cider.
Dundream guests are greeted with a complimentary locally sourced luxury food hamper containing a variety of local delicacies including Loch Arthur award winning cheese, John Mellis honey, Galloway chutney and oatcakes.
The coast and rivers produce delicious fresh fish, such as Marrbury Gin and Vodka Dill Peppered Gravadlax, Marrbury Wild Cree Smoked Salmon, lobster and crabs available from Marrbury, Galloway Smokehouse and Ferry Fish. Bespoke hampers can be chilled for you arrival and delivered to your home address to continue with the taste of Galloway. Ferry Fish also can deliver fresh fish in their van to Dundream door every Wednesday morning.
According to individual tastes Maria our delightful in house caterer can wine and dine guests with a delicious four course dinner served with complimentary quality wines. Sample Menus.
Nearby Corsewall lighthouse hotel with its reflecting beams and stunning views provides an alternative romantic location for dining a la carte during the day and in the evening.
Dumfries and Galloway has lots to offer in delicious food experiences and local produce. The area boasts two Michelin star restaurants at Knockinaam Lodge hotel and Glenapp Castle for the ultimate gastronomic experience.
Galloway is a forager’s paradise with its mild, damp climate and wide variety of habitats offering the perfect growing conditions for all manner of delicious flora, fauna and fungi. Bespoke foraging days can be arranged out with Mark Williams with family, groups foraging in forests and shore with the opportunity of a wild cook at the end. Occasionally Mark teams up with a master chef for the ultimate outdoor gourmet experience.
When staying at Dundream and guests wish to prebook ahead of holiday date please contact Elaine by email email@example.com or mobile 07517373470.
Walking along this magnificent unspoiled coastline there are many attractive natural wild flowers depending on the season and fauna. The rocks are geologically unique. The walks, some of which are demanding in places climbing up and down steep cliff sides, over rocks and styles but the reward is that it is so unspoiled. There is more chance of seeing deer, sheep and cattle than other people! Newly opened route from Stranraer to Mull of Galloway trail.
Elaine’s favourite walk captured in June
The fresh sea breezes, blue skies, rugged unspoiled natural coastline make this walk ideal for inducing well being and tranquility back into the soul…anytime of the year. Whether you walk from Corsewall lighthouse or through the fields in front of Dundream its unlikely you will meet anyone apart from some inquisitive farm animals…..
Before starting a stop for coffee and scones or some tasty lunch at the Corsewall Lighthouse hotel and restaurant is tempting and a seat outdoors to admire the views taking in the lovely fresh sea air.
The old 1849 OS map info at Dundream provides the location of previous iron forts at Dunskirloch, Corsewall lighthouse, Dundream and Caspin further along to the north. On this map there are so many beautiful names given to bays and rocks along this coast.
At Port Mullin bay a local character named Barny McGhee lived in the late 1800’s in the now derelict cottage with his family and animals which a beautiful horse shoe sheltered bay where long wild grasses flow gently in the wind and a fresh stream meanders by.
Slightly further along is Port Leen a larger bay sheltered by cliffs where sea kelp was gathered for soap making with traces of boulders and the old road still , where the sea kelp was transported by horse and cart.
The remains of Dundream iron fort lies to the east of Port Leen bay with a deep gully separating it from mainland. Seagulls call as you approach from where they are nesting on the grassy tops.
In Spring and Summer the many attractive wild flowers with varying colours are out in abundance.
The views close by of passing ferries to and fro to Ireland, highlight the busy channel crossing. "Galloway Shipwrecks" in house book reveals how many ships sadly went down along this coastline now popular for scuba divers to explore. On a warm sunny day one can paddle in rock pools but the coastline is not suitable for swimming out of depth due to strong sea currents. It is only suitable for swimming once you walk around the tip past Milleur point onto the sandy shores of Loch Ryan at Lady bay. At Lady Bay one can climb up hill following road back to Dundream.