Published on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
With cooler nights, rich autumnal colours and fresh mornings approaching, there’s nothing more satisfying than cosy autumn breaks. Galloway is spectacular in the autumn with the forest parks and gardens boasting beautiful rich colours.
What’s more, we are offering a mid-week 4-night stay in one of our new luxury holiday homes for just £220.
A short autumn break with all the comforts of home is very appealing to our happy, returning clientele. Our modern luxury holiday homes are all central heated and double glazed. No matter what the weather does you can be assured inside your holiday home you will be snug!
Wrapping up warm and discovering the local areas enriched in Scottish history, embarking upon quaint little cafes, or simply staying in the park and relaxing at our on-site restaurant. Here we list what we consider the perfect ways in which you can enjoy your family break at Sands of Luce, regardless of the season:
There’s a lot to be said for a day in when the heavy rain is rushing down – it gives you time to relax, engage in puzzles, watch your favourite films, and indulge hearty winter meals. Our holiday homes are of the ideal ambience for a Scottish getaway. With an array of stylish, modern caravans, we can guarantee that you’ll be perfectly content spending the day inside with your loved ones. Here we list the top things to do when you stay at our Dumfries holiday park over the colder months:
Playing board games is an ideal way to spend time with family and friends – engaging in something new, exercising your brain, and practicing your problem-solving skills. All from the comfort of your holiday caravan. In this modern age, many of us are guilty of spending too much time around screens. This is a chance to explore entertainment away from the app store.
We are advantageously located next to a plethora of wonderful beaches. Even in the winter, a refreshing amble along Luce Sands, Port Logan Bay or Ardwell Bay will expose you to unrivalled views. We recommend finding a spot with your binoculars to really open your eyes to the hidden treasures that Scotland beaches have to offer. Discover the top 5 beaches in Dumfries and Galloway .
You’re sat in your holiday home feeling rather peckish. Problem solved: Pop around the corner to our exclusive on-site bar and restaurant. Discover mouth-watering breakfasts, delicious smoothies, hot sizzling pizzas, and American style pancakes at this tantalizing establishment. We’ll look forward to seeing you for breakfast or dinner. It’s the perfect place to spend a couple of hours on a Winter day – even if we say so ourselves. Food openings during Autumn breaks are Friday-Sunday.
The Great British Bake Off comes to an end in October, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot put your own baking skills to the test. Our luxury holiday homes are the ideal place to practice your inner Mary Berry. Whether you do this individually, as a pair, or as a family, there’s much fun to be had in baking. Don’t forget to share your cakes, biscuits, and cookies with us! To make your autumn breaks extra fun, try a ‘bake off meets come dine with me’ week and score points with each other. May the best man, woman, or child win!
Whether it’s writing, drawing, painting, or sewing, many of us with busy full-time jobs and other commitments can struggle to get our creative juices flowing. When staying in a holiday park, you are able to make time for things you wouldn’t usually do at home. Why not try out some free-writing, clay modelling, or practicing your hand at mandala drawing? Your productions can act as some wonderful souvenirs to take home with you when your trip sadly comes to an end.
Since you will be staying near Scotland’s national book town, it’s only fair that you embrace it! We all need time to rejuvenate and relax. Here you can lay on the sofa while the raindrops softly patter against the window with a classic novel. Whether it’s the classic storytelling of J.D Salinger or the simple, yet magical words of George’s Marvellous Medicine – the only thing to top off your restful morning (or afternoon) would be a delectable, warm hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows…
Sands of Luce is beside Europe’s only ‘Dark Sky Park’. The clear dark nights show off stars in spectacular abundance and clarity. All of which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your decking!
The location of our holiday park is just a 30-minute drive from Galloway Forest Park – a perfect day out at any time of the year. This award-winning park allows you to discover wild goats and deer upon your stroll or scenic forest drive. We recommend wrapping up warm depending on the time of year and stopping off for a picnic. Warm tomato soup in your favourite flask beside a peaceful loch, What could be better than that?
After enjoying your day of exploring, retreat back to your luxury holiday home for a hot shower and a warm mulled wine.
Summer may be drawing to a close, but the fun doesn’t have to stop with Sands of Luce! Autumn and Winter are great seasons to escape to Dumfries and Galloway with family and friends. Look out for our upcoming events, and if you have enquiries about our autumn breaks and holiday homes, please click here.