These GPS coordinates should get you right to the door of West Mains Bungalow: 55.067037, -3.491647
Be aware that if you use SatNav or a maps app and use the postcode DG1 4JW it might insist you’ve reached your destination anywhere within ½ mile of West Mains Bungalow.
From the Shell Garage/A780 Annan Road roundabout on the Dumfries bypass take the A75 towards Carlisle.
In the first dual-carriageway section, continue on the A75 passing the junction for Collin (also signed Tinwald, Torthorwald).
½ mile beyond the Collin junction you’ll see a lane and houses on your left – stay on the A75 and you’ll quickly see a speed camera sign on your left.
400 yards beyond the speed camera sign there’s a lane on your left marked only by two white bollards – take this left turn (the turn is easy to miss as it’s on a slight left-hand bend, so if you drive past houses that are right next to the A75 on both sides you’ve missed the turning). 500 yards up this lane there’s three houses on the left, and West Mains Bungalow is the third house.
From Lockerbie/Loch Maben:
Take the A709 to Dumfries.
When you get to Torthorwald, pass Torr Garage then The Manor hotel, both on your left.
Immediately after the gate of The Manor hotel, take the left turn up the narrow lane signposted ‘Mouswald 4’. At the end of this short lane turn left.
Travel out of the village, and when you reach the fork in the road, take the left fork signposted ‘Mouswald 4’.
One mile beyond the fork you reach houses on your left and a crossroads with no signs – continue straight on.
½ mile beyond the crossroads there’s a large farmstead on your left.
100 yards past the farmstead there’s a lane on your right with woods on each side. Take this right turn and after 80 yards West Mains Bungalow is the first house on the right.
Take the A75 towards Dumfries.
Staying on A75 go past Carrutherstown/Clarencefield B725 junction.
3½ miles after the Carrutherstown junction you’ll pass a large green sign showing ‘Dumfries A75 with Dalton off to the right’, and then a ‘Horse drawn vehicles’ sign.
Staying on the A75 go past the turn for Dalton and you’ll immediately see a large green sign for ‘Mouswald/Caravan Park and Torthorwald’.
Immediately after the turning on your left signposted ‘Mouswald 1½ ’ and ‘Caravan Park ¾’, is a turning on your right, signposted ‘Torthorwald 2½’ – take this right hand turn to Torthorwald.
¼ mile after turning off the A75 towards Torthorwald you’ll reach a little crossroads – continue straight on, passing a new house on your right and 1/3 mile after this house you’ll come to a lane on your left with woods on each side. Take this left turn and after 80 yards West Mains Bungalow is the first house on the right.
(If you drive past a large farmstead that is right next to the lane, you’ve just missed the left-hand turn.)