About Us

Gill & Mike

Hello and welcome to Solway Coast Escapes.

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 clapboard style cottage called The Nook.

We hope you enjoy browsing the site, if you wish to book a stay with us, you will find links to our booking agent from each of the cottage pages and in the contact section. If you want to stay up to date with what’s going on here please follow our blog and instagram feeds @talesfromthebay.co.uk

 Gill & Mike