As part of our phased development at Shambellie House, we will be focusing next on parking within our Landscape Development Plan. In the meantime, there is limited parking at the house, so with this in mind please park considerately. For those of you who are able, please park in the car park at the bottom of the drive and walk to the house via the signed woodland pathway and drive. The driveway is a relatively steep slope, so you may want to drop off any equipment and materials at the house before moving your car.
On approaching New Abbey from Dumfries you will see a sign for Shambellie House. The turning to the house is through gateposts on the right 100 yards from this sign. Continue up the drive to the house to drop off or park, passing the lodge on your left. There are a number of passing places on the driveway. The turning for the roadside car park next to the Lodge turning.
There are two accessible parking spaces outside the house. Please contact us if you know you are going to need this parking and we will reserve you a space. The house is then accessed via an outdoor ramp and stair lift.
There are accessible toilets on the ground floor level, along with baby changing facilities.
As part of our phased development we intend to install lifts when funding becomes available to make the house fully accessible, however in the meantime we will do everything in our power to ensure an inclusive visit. Below is an indication of our workspaces and their proposed use. All details of courses will indicate the proposed workroom to be used for delivery. If you do have accessibility issues, please get in touch so that we can try to identify a bespoke solution.
The largest workroom space for large classes and exhibitions. This room is also used for workshops requiring a sink. It is accessed via a flight of stairs and there is no lift. There is currently one unisex toilet on this floor.
A suite of Apple Macs used for post-production editing of photographs, video, sound and for animations and graphic design. This suite is accessed via a flight of stairs and there is no lift. There is currently one unisex toilet on this floor.
The reception is accessed via the main entrance and a flight of stairs with a stair lift. There is an informal congregation/social area at reception. There is an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities on this floor.
These rooms are used for workshops, exhibitions and as social spaces. This floor is accessed via the main entrance and a flight of stairs with a stair lift. There is an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities on this floor.
A fully equipped dark room is found on the basement floor, along with an informal workshop room, both accessed via a step-free side entrance. There is a unisex toilet on this floor.
As part of our phased development we intend to bring more of the basement spaces into use.
We provide lunches as part of your package for day courses offering wholesome food, along with tea and coffee throughout the day. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know and we will make provision for you. You are of course welcome to bring your own supplies if you have any specific requirements.
There are a number of pubs and cafes locally, some open seasonally, so please check their hours of business.