Castle Creavie takes its name from the Iron Age Castle Fort once situated in the centre of the farm. Charlie and Elaine run a large flock of sheep on this 300 acre farm. The working life goes on around the farm, where guests are always welcome to observe the day to day life on the farm which is clean, safe and has clearly marked paths for our visitors to enjoy.
We welcome well behaved dogs in the Steading and usually have a field available especially for dog walking.
To encourage the natural wildlife on the farm we have planted hedgerows trees and woodlands, created ponds, protect water margins and manage the grassland as a haven for birds and wild flowers. We have seen over 70 different types of birds throughout the year, and enjoy seeing hares, stoats, deer and foxes. This year (2021) we have planted 1000 native trees including Oak, Rowan, Scots PIne, Guelder Rose, Hazel, Alder, Sloe, and many more. It will make a wonderful habitat for wildlife and birds. This plantation replaces the Sitka spruce that were gatting badly wind damaged,
Free range eggs, home made fresh bread (to order), our own honey are usually available from the farmhouse. Seasonal fruit to pick from hedgerows. Locally produced lamb and beef are likewise usually avaialable.
A Farm Walk, fantastic views and sunsets, peace and quiet, all form part of the attractions to be found at Castle Creavie. Although isolated, we are not remote, situated only 4 miles from the popular harbour town of Kirkcudbright, which has a good range of pubs, cafés and restaurants.
What's New on the Farm?
Castlecreavie has been enjoying a gentle winter so far this year. The gorse is in full bloom, the birds are singing and it's wonderful walking weather. With all this lovely sunshine and mild weather, the honey bees have woken up and are enjoying feeding on the nectar from our lovely snowdrops. Even more exciting is that our woodlands now have Red Squirrels.