My Mother and Father, Norman and Muriel Neal, bought Craighindle in 1989 and lived there together until 2007. They loved the place and spent long hours working in the garden and cycling together all round the region. Mum lived there by herself until, at the age of 94, she moved to a care home near us in East Kilbride.
Jeanne and I often visited Craighindle and loved the beautiful scenery, the lovely walks in the forest and up to Bruntis Loch, the quiet roads, the rugged, and little known, Galloway hills, the great mountain biking in Kirroughtree Forest.
We made good friends among the folk in the wee hamlet of Stronord and in the church where Norman and Muriel used to worship. We enjoyed the town of Newton Stewart and found we could buy things there which are hard to find in East Kilbride.
So we decided that, rather than sell Craighindle, we would keep it on, refurbish it, and let it as a holiday cottage - making sure that we kept a few weeks for ourselves.
Our hope and prayer is that you enjoy the cottage as much as we do, and that you find peace and refreshment there.