Barend Bar & Restaurant (with pool table, dart board, fruit machine, weekly quiz & outdoor courtyard seating)
Indoor heated swimming pool & sauna (use of which is included in the booking price)
Two purpose built boules courts overlooked by terraced seating (boules available to hire from Reception)
Laundrette (with two washers and one dryer)
Bike hire (available from Reception and can be hired for as little as half a day to your full stay)
Small outdoor play area (swings and a Wendy house)
Although the nearest shop is two miles away, we are happy to arrange daily deliveries of bread, milk and newspapers etc or arrange for groceries to be available for your arrival (please note this service is only available to those who have booked directly through us). Tesco and Asda also deliver to the site although we will be unable to accept deliveries on your behalf.
Fishing - Share the free fishing with the otters in Barend Loch, where 14lb carp have been caught! Fly fishing for trout can be arranged nearby and the rivers of Dumfries & Galloway are famous for salmon fishing.
Cycling - Dumfries & Galloway is the home of cycling, as the bicycle was invented here by Kirkpatrick McMillan in 1840, so it's no suprise that we have some of the best cycling routes in the country. If you are after adventure on your bike you'll love the world class mountain biking centres, the 7Stanes. Dalbeattie, Kirroughtree, Ae and Mabie forest are all within a short drive from Barend. There are trails for all abilities so it's a day out the whole family can enjoy!
Colvend Golf Club - A stone's throw away from the site is this superb 18 hole course dubbed 'Scotland's Friendliest Club', presentation of your Barend Booking Bonus card will entitle you to 25% off the price of a game!
Bainloch Deer Park - Barend is situated right next to Bainloch Deer Park where groups of between 1 and 10 people can be taken on an hour long 4x4 tour of the park to spot the Red, Roe, Fallow & Sika deer as well as a small herd of Feral Goats.
Sandyhills Beach - Less than 5 minutes walk down the road is the picturesque beach of Sandyhills where you can explore the natural caves & rockpools, embark on a coastal cliff walk, paddle in the surf or just build sand castles! There are also public toilets, a small shop (open seasonally), a payphone, a postbox and a bus stop where you can catch a bus to either Dalbeattie or Dumfries (and the small coastal towns along the way).
RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve - A few miles down the coast is an extensive wetland and saltmarsh area teeming with wildlife, nature trails & hides and feeding stations. There are family activities and events all year round and hot drinks and ice creams are available at the visitor centre.