About Penninghame

Penninghame House is a Victorian Mansion house surrounded by the beautiful nature of Galloway in South West Scotland. Set in it’s own grounds of around 120 acres, consisting of parkland, woodland and a large walled garden. The River Cree runs past the house, adding to the enchanting beauty of the natural surroundings and the comfort, peace and tranquility of the Estate. Entering Penninghame has often been described as entering a magical kingdom.  Due to its remoteness and lack of pollution, the area in and around the Galloway Forest Park has been awarded the status of being one of only four “Dark Sky Parks” in the western world. Look up at night and see for yourself the shimmering constellations.

The house was used as a hospital during the World War 1 after which it returned to use as a private home but in the early 1950’s the Prison Service bought Penninghame and operated an open prison in it until 2000.
The current owners, Ray and Marie Butler, purchased Penninghame in 2000 and undertook a five year programme of renovating the main house and estate buildings to the standard you see now.