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Screel House now offering quality bed and breakfast accommodation.

Screel House dates back to 1790, and has been gradually extended over the years. It stands in quiet position within 2 acres of open gardens looking over fields.
Orchardton Bay can usually be seen at high water.

Jane and Guy Pounder have lived here since 1999 and thoroughly enjoy welcoming visitors into their family home.

In the early part of the year, the garden produces an array of spring flowers, and the woods behind the house are a carpet of bluebells. The summer produces other foliage and there is an abundance of orchard fruit and soft fruit.

The region boasts beautiful beach and hill walking (Rascarrel, Screel and Bengairn, bird hides for twitchers, and mountain biking in Dalbeattie forest( For the less energetic Castle Douglas has some fine shops and historic Threave Castle is worth a visit on its island in the middle of the River Dee and includes a short boat trip.Location
Screel House is on the A711 between Dalbeattie and Kirkcudbright and about two miles North of the village of Auchencairn. The house can be seen from the road as you drive along, the farm is marked by two traingular roadsigns, a horse and a cow, and the driveway is marked by a “heifer” sign and is shared with Screel Farm.
Drive up through stone gate posts facing you as you turn up the drive. There is ample parking. The house is marked on the Ordnance Survey map. Check out the local scenery here in the website Gallery.

Tariff for 2009

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1 Double with en suite shower.
1 Double with washbasin and sole use of bathroom.


Television (with Freeview), tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms.                                          
Free WiFi Broadband internet access available.
Hairdriers available.
Clothes drying and ironing facilities by arrangement (Castle Douglas also has a laundry and dry cleaners).
The house is strictly Non Smoking at all times.


Here at Screel House we believe in really setting our guests up for the day with a hearty breakfast that meets their individual needs. We therefore offer a full Scottish breakfast or comprehensive Continental breakfast  between 08.00 – 09.00am (earlier on request)

If eating out locally you may want to try the local pub, The Old Smugglers Inn which serves meals. The menu is varied and therefore caters for all tastes, and the food is home cooked. Booking is advisable. There are other good local restaurants and pubs in the vicinity and the renowned 'Scottish Food Town' of Castle Douglas only 7 miles away.


You can contact us initially by telephone or email:

Tel: 01556 640220 or
mobile 07979 966616 or
E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (E-mail enquiries are provisional and MUST be confirmed by telephone)

Our address is:

Commander and Mrs A.G.P. Pounder
Screel House
Castle Douglas

Our website is

Please mention this Community Website when making enquiries.