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.

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 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.

For the adventurous, the Cycle Hire offers half- and full-day loans of bikes. The centre also offers a bicycle repair facility, an electric car charging station and secure shed for storing bikes.

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

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. 

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.