Looking for a unique Farm Stay and the chance to wind down and animal therapy up?
Then book one of our Holiday Lodges with Private Hot Tubs set within a peaceful Animal Sanctuary, East Ayrshire
The farm is home to lots of animals and Rescues to meet and cuddle such as dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, pet sheep, goats, ponies, Shetlands, chickens and ducks.
Meikle Westland Farm offers 75 acres of farmland to explore with beautiful views down the Nithsdale valley.
Farm Holiday Lodges + Hot Tubs, East Ayrshire
Come and explore our 75 acres of farmland with beautiful views down the Nithsdale valley.
Our two lodges sleep 4 and 6, both with hot-tubs and are set within an animal sanctuary deep in the East Ayrshire countryside with lots of friendly animal rescues such as dogs, cats, horses, Shetlands & donkeys with pet sheep, chickens & ducks also on site as well as the surrounding wildlife.
Our two peaceful lodges are both detached & private with the River Nith running through the farm grounds.
Come and enjoy the peace and quiet, as well as spending time with our animals.
The animal Sanctuary
I moved to Scotland in May 2019 with my dog, Dali the Dalmatian. Since being here I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to become a forever home to lots more animals such as more dogs (either Dalmatians or Dalmatian crosses), cats (both pet & feral), horses, donkeys, ponies, Shetlands, sheep, goats, chickens and ducks. The majority of the animals here are rescues whose care has now been entrusted to me or, in the case of the sheep and goats, they were either rejected by their mums, a triplet or an orphan that came to me needing bottle feeding and will live out their days being part of my pet flock. I am also a holding base for the Donkey Sanctuary which means I help them with any abuse, neglect or relinquishment cases they get in the area and help to repair any damage done and work with them for their rehabilitation. It is truly humbling and rewarding work and wonderful to see what once were terrified donkeys blossom into such cheeky characters here. Guests have been instrumental in helping the donkeys with their rehabilitation showing them that not all humans are like their previous experiences. I welcome guests to meet the animals and get cuddles from some incredibly friendly and loving animals.
Beautiful East Ayrshire
Meikle Westland Farm is located very near to Galloway Forest Park, the first park in the UK awarded the Dark Sky Status. Star gazing/watching from the farm/hot tub is amazing in the countryside as there is zero light pollution.
There is so much beautiful countryside in East Ayrshire to explore, gorgeous local country walks and just 30min drive to Ayr beach.
There are also lots of historical places to visit such as Drumlanrig Castle, Culzean Castle, Dumfries House, Crawick Multiverse etc as well as loads more to do in the area.
I have a House Lamb!
Well, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, I’ve had lambs living in the house every year since I first got Valais Sheep in 2020, so why would 2023 be any different! Little Miss Nithsdale Kan-Kan Kanga got stepped on by her very clumsy mum on only her first day of existence! She has her leg…
Keats to be a Therapy Sheep!!
This boy is just super cute and super friendly!! Out of all the lambs born Keats is always the first one running up for a head rub and a cuddle. He, surprisingly, doesn’t care too much about food, he just wants cuddles and a catch up. I say surprisingly because this is, after all, Indie’s…
The Nithsdale Valais Blacknose Flock start Lambing!
It’s an amazing time to visit us on the farm as we are in our first year of Valais Lambing. The Valais Blacknose Sheep are quite a rare breed over here so I have worked hard and researched on getting some of the best lines into my flock in order to preserve the original Swiss…
New Baby Goatie Arrivals!!
As the last year’s bottle fed goaties, Jive, Hip-Hop, Samba and Lindy-Hop were such a huge hit with guests ( and myself!!) I decided to do it again this year so went back to the goat farm where all the other goats were from. All these goaties were either from a triplet or quad so…