A unique wilderness property overlooking Loch Trool in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park, Britain's first designated 'Dark Sky Park', this historic hunting lodge, once the Earl of Galloway’s retreat, provides modern, comfortable accommodation for up to 8 people who have a sense of adventure and enjoy getting away from it all.
Set in a remote, stunning location, it offers excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and general exploring, or you can simply relax in the large conservatory and enjoy the wonderful view and watch the birds. Being surrounded by mountains the star-gazing on clear nights is breathtaking.
The Buchan is 'off-grid' and offers life at a different pace. It has a landline and limited mobile reception, but no internet or television. Its services are entirely reliant on nature, with its own hydro-electricity and water supplies. There is full central heating and a wood burning stove provides both heating and hot water. Most of the time these are straightforward to operate with care and common sense with the help of the ‘Buchan Manual’.
During long periods of very dry weather power can be reduced. High power appliances such as the dishwasher and washing machine may not be available, and there may be restricted use of the kettle and microwave. There is a backup generator and LPG cooker for use on the rare occasions when power is very low.
The hot tub in the conservatory is very popular but requires careful management.
There are over two acres of semi-enclosed private land with a small burn and pond. Sheep, cattle and wildlife are all around so pets must be kept under strict control.
Post Code: DG8 6SU (DG8 6FA) Short breaks are accepted throughout the year, but during high & peak periods are only accepted if booked within 28 days of arrival. Damage Deposit £150 A £50 discount will be applied to full week bookings for parties of 4 or less during low & mid periods
Accommodation for 8 over two floors: Ground Floor: Living room; Dining room; Kitchen; Conservatory; Twin bedroom; Shower room with WC; Conservatory. First Floor: Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom; Family room with 3 single beds; 1 Single bedroom;
Shower room with WC.
Services: Central heating from hydroelectricity and multi fuel stove with an initial supply of fuel provided * Bed linen & towels are provided (max of 8 people) * Washing machine * Spin drier * Dishwasher * Fridge * Freezer * Electric cooker with back up LPG gas * Microwave * Cot & Highchair * Pay phone * Parking * Bicycle storage * Large garden which is not enclosed * No smoking * Pets under strict control * Shops 13 miles * Eating out 5 miles * Please note that there is currently no TV reception *
EXTRAS: £20 per dog/week.