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Barholm Accommodation

Arts and Crafts Shop

Charity Shop

About Us

Barholm Enterprise Centre was previously known as ‘The Barholm’ or ‘The Ponda’ to the locals of Creetown. After being closed down, it sat unused for almost a decade. Having fallen into a derelict state, it was transformed by the joint efforts of the Creetown Initiative and the National Lottery Fund.

Now, it has become home to a variety of businesses that could not have existed within the community before.

Barholm Accommodation offers high quality shared occupancy rooms, as well as private rooms, all of which are en-suite. You can find more information and updates on the accommodation on the Facebook page.

Barholm Enterprise centre is also the site of Creetown’s only electric car charging point. Guests are welcome to make use of it, as is anyone who is passing that has need. 

The charity shop features shelf-fulls of oddities and unique items.

The Arts and Crafts Co-operative features an assortment of art, jewellery, photographs and many other types of craft from local contributors. You can keep up to date with the goings on at the Arts and Craft’s Shop on their Facebook Page.

Barholm is at the heart of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. The Biosphere is special because of its combination of special wildlife areas, superb natural environment and rich cultural heritage. The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere has the Galloway Hills at its core and a rich and diverse landscape, rivers and lochs and a fabulous rugged coastline, it covers about 5000 square kilometres. More information available here.

Barholm Accommodation

Barholm offers private as well as shared rooms, providing a high-quality service with pleasant and comfortable surroundings.

We can accommodate up to 27 guests within our 9 en-suite rooms, with additional camp beds available in some rooms.

Pheasant's Roost has ground floor access and is dog-friendly.

Cyclists can leave their bikes in our Secure Storage Unit and the environmentally conscious can recharge their Electric Vehicles at our Charging Station.

We do not offer food, but have supplied a communal kitchenette with fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and microwave. However, Breakfast can be bought in from local businesses for an additional cost. Please request a menu at reception.

All rooms are equipped with a 24 inch Freeview TV and there is a 32 inch Freeview TV available in the communal sitting room. We also offer Free Wifi in all of our rooms.

Crockery and cutlery can be provided for your convenience.

Barholm Accommodation was a winner of the 2019 Guest Review Award as well as finalists of the 2018 D&G Life Awards.

Otter's Holt

Badger's Den

Dove Cote

Squirrel's Drey

Eagle's Nest

Deer’s Thicket

Fox's Lair

Pheasant’s Roost

Hare's Warren

Highchair and Travel Cot available on request.

Group bookings taken – Whether you are looking for a room for one night or much longer.

Find us on Facebook at Barholm Accommodation

Arts and Crafts Shop

Barholm Arts and Crafts is home to a group of talented artists and designers. With an impressive collection of artwork, designer knitwear, jewellery, woodturning and unique handmade gifts, you are sure to find something to remind you of your visit to Dumfries and Galloway.

We are open Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm and the shop is located at the front of the Barholm building on Creetown's main street; St John Street, however please check our Facebook page for any changes to our opening times.

Winter hours may vary. We look forward to meeting you.

For enquiries, please phone on 01671 820671 or email us at You can also visit our Arts and Crafts Facebook page to keep up to date with our news, events and promotions.

Cycle Hire

Bikes in lockupBarholm Cycle Hire offers a wide range of bicycles to rent for either a full or half day. There are manual bikes in both adult and child sizes, as well as electric bikes and safety equipment available for free.

Half Day Hire commences at 9am and finishes at 12:30pm, or commences at 1pm and finishes at 4:30pm.

Full Day Hire commences at 9am until 4:30pm.

Adult Manual:
Half day – £8
Full day – £12

Kids Manual: (U16)
Half day – £4
Full day – £6

Half day – £12
Full Day – £20

Helmets are available to hire for free.

Prices can be negotiated for multiple days of hiring. Bike locks can be supplied for no additional cost.

Charity Shop

The Barholm Centre Charity Shop is now open! Join us every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Inside you will will find a collection of games, books, clothes and many other surprises.

The proceeds from the Charity Shop will be fed back into the local area through helping community groups, who will each take turns running the shop.

Would you like to donate something to the shop? If so please drop by the Charity shop during its opening hours and the staff will be happy to help.