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Newton Stewart
Southern Scotland
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
2 Dogs
Hot Tub
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 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 normally straightforward to operate, with guidance provided in the ‘Buchan Manual’. The amounts of power and water available are finite and may need careful management, especially if water levels are low. Most guests enjoy the experience of living in an eco-friendly way within finite resources, but need to be aware that it is different from being on the mains with limitless supplies. There may be times when a practical approach is needed to meet the occasional challenge. Mobile reception (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)
Damage Deposit £150

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.
A £50 discount will be applied to full week bookings for parties of 4 or less during low & mid periods
STL Licence: DG00226F


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 * (Additional charges apply for pets) Shops 13 miles * Eating out 5 miles.


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Pets Allowed
Open Fire/Stove
Hot Tub
Water View
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Damage Deposit for care of property

All holiday-makers booking a holiday are required to pay either a Damage Deposit, £150 or as noted in the property listing details, or Damage Deposit waiver, whichever is selected is required to be paid with the balance payment of the holiday. Where selected the Damage Deposit will be held by Discover Scotland to be applied against the reasonable costs of repairs, replacement or additional cleaning of furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glass, bedding and towels damaged or soiled other than by normal wear and tear during the holiday. The Damage Deposit, less any reasonable charges, will be returned within 14 days of the departure date. Where any costs exceed the Damage Deposit the holiday-maker will pay such excess as notified to them by Discover Scotland within 14 days of notification. Where the holiday-maker has agreed to pay the Damage Deposit Waiver the Damage Deposit is not payable. This amount is non-refundable. If the cost of any damage or breakages exceeds the applicable Damage Deposit value for the property, then the holiday-maker will be liable for any additional costs. Any such excess will be notified to them by Discover Scotland and due for payment within 14 days of notification.

All bookings require either a refundable Damage Deposit £150 or as per the property details or £20 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.

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