I caught the train from Glasgow Central to Auchinleck, where I was met by one of the Dumfries House drivers who kindly gave me the opportunity to stock up on some food by stopping off at Tesco before heading on to my destination. Dumfries House is on the outskirts of Cumnock, and the Estate covers a huge 200 acres.
On arrival, I dropped my bags off in the Coach House Flat where I will be staying, along with a couple other artists, and made my way to the House in order to meet Charlotte Rostek, Curator, who gave me a set of keys and took me to the Laundry Building which houses the four Artists' Studios.
I saw the lodge, which consists of over 20 apartments that can be hired, and walked though the garden along to the lake area. I followed one of the larger tracks away from the House and towards the meadows where cows were grazing.