At a glance
- Property code: BU01WI
- Area: Dumfries & Galloway
- Sleeps: 8
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Dogs allowed: Yes
Buchan - Glentrool, Newton Stewart
Holiday property description
An original wilderness property overlooking Loch Trool in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park, Britain's first designated 'Dark Sky Park', this historic hunting lodge 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 on clear nights the star-gazing is exceptional.
Once the Earl of Galloway's mountain retreat, The Buchan is 'off-grid' and offers life at a different pace. It has no internet, television and limited mobile reception, although it does have a land line. Its services are entirely reliant on nature, with its own hydro-electricity and water supplies, and there is full central heating and a wood burning stove. Most of the time these are straightforward to operate with care and common sense, although during long periods of very dry or very cold weather power can be reduced. There is a backup generator and LPG cooker, and the wood burner provides both heating and hot water, but a certain amount of initiative is required. High powered appliances such as the dishwasher and washing machine may not be available. The hot tub in the conservatory is very popular but does require patience and 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
Short breaks are accepted throughout the year, but during high & peak periods are only accepted if booked within 6 weeks 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. For further information: www.thebuchanglentrool.co.uk
How to find us
Glentrool, Newton Stewart
Dumfries & Galloway
Buchan - Glentrool, Newton Stewart
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Sofa Beds 0
Single Beds 6
Double Beds 1
5 star reviewFabulous experience. Off the grid with the most beautiful views from the house and incredible, scenic countryside directly on your doorstep. The whole experience including the booking was friendly, easy and so prompt. We were all remarking how we want to come back every year till we all get old and grey. Sure the house has its issues but its completely off the grid in the middle of nowhere - if you wanted such complete luxury that you didn't have to do any work for it you wouldn't be able to sit opposite a mountain watching the stars overhead.
5 star reviewAbsolutely stunning location, worth the long drive! Only thing that we didn't love was the electricity cutting out if too many things are being run and the hot tub not being quite hot enough. Apart from that, we want to go back!