Set in a tranquil, wilderness location surrounded by nature, with direct access to surrounding hills, ancient woodland, forest trails and Loch Trool, the Buchan is a historic 19th Century hunting lodge with impressive environmental credentials. It provides spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to 8 people (maximum of 7 adults plus a child under 12), who have a sense of adventure and enjoy getting away from it all. The house offers excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and general exploring, or you can simply relax in the large conservatory, enjoy the wonderful views, watch the birds, and enjoy off-grid existence. On a clear night, in the heart of the Galloway Dark Sky Park, the star-gazing, and feeling of remoteness, is truly breath-taking.
The Buchan is an eco-house with luxury features. It is designed to be 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. The house facilities are straightforward to operate, with guidance provided in the ‘Buchan Manual’. Occasionally some practical-mindedness may be needed. Mobile reception (3G/4G) is limited, and there is no TV reception or Wi-Fi. Alternative entertainment is provided including a broad selection of board games, a good library, and ample opportunity for conversation and disconnecting from the outside world.
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. 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 it requires careful management. In periods of very dry weather its use may be restricted or impractical.
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)
EPC: E The Buchan is let Friday - Friday or Monday - Monday. Short breaks are accepted throughout the year for either 3 nights Friday - Monday, or 4 nights Monday - Friday. 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 people (maximum of 7 adults plus 1 child under 12 years) over two floors: Ground Floor: Living room; Dining room; Kitchen; Conservatory; Twin bedroom; Shower room with WC, Back Hall with boot and coat storage. First Floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom; Twin bedroom with an additional pull-out bed suitable for a child under 12 years of age; 1 Single bedroom. Shower room with WC.
Services: Central heating from hydro-electricity and multi fuel stove with an initial supply of fuel provided * Bed linen & towels are provided * Washing machine * Spin drier * Dishwasher * Fridge/Freezer * Everhot electric cooker (with back up LPG gas cooker)* Microwave * Cot & Highchair * Hot Tub (see note above) * Pay phone * Parking * Bicycle storage * EV charging available (via 13 amp max on request) * Large 2 acre garden which is not enclosed with picnic table, lawn, woodland, small burn and meadow areas * No smoking * 2 Dogs welcome but must be kept under strict control * Shops 13 miles * Eating out 5 miles.