Welcome to the tales from the bay blog!
In 2014 we were lucky enough to fulfil our long held dream of escaping city life in London to move to Dumfries and Galloway and take on the challenge of renovating an old house overlooking the sea. We had always wanted a house with adjoining properties where we could host holiday makers and, after a year or so of searching, we finally found the perfect place overlooking Hestan Island on the Solway Firth.
After the initial ‘moving in euphoria’ we looked around at what needed to be done to create the home we wanted for ourselves and our guests… and and it was then that reality hit! The enormity of what needed to be achieved was daunting but five and half years later (after many a sleepless night!) we have renovated the main house, the adjoining Balcary Mews Cottage and built a one bedroom detached New England style cottage called The Nook.
We have created this blog to showcase the lovely area of Dumfries and Galloway and to provide details of our holiday cottages. We also wanted to give our guests somewhere to keep up to date with what we’ve been up to. We hope you enjoy gallivanting around the county with us – do let us know what you like the most, we’d love to hear from you!
Gill & Mike