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The Drovers Cabin

Location:
Kirkcudbright
,
Southern Scotland
 
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
4 Guests
2 Dogs
A unique off grid property with no electricity

This former Drovers Cabin which has retained many of its original features including the original, now decommissioned gas lights, is completely ‘off-grid' and offers life at a different pace. With stunning views over the surrounding Galloway landscape and only the local wildlife and livestock in the adjacent fields for neighbours, peace and tranquillity are guaranteed.

This unique, traditional cabin offers basic, but spacious comfortable accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Set in a remote, rural location approximately 2 miles along a rough, rocky but maintained farm track, (please note that it is not suitable for Motor Homes or vehicles with a low suspension). The cabin offers excellent opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing and general exploring.

A true wilderness property with no ‘mod cons'. As there is no electricity there is no WiFi or TV, lighting is supplied by battery torches or firelight, bottled LPG gas ensures that there is a plentiful supply of hot water for washing and bathing and to cook a hot meal after a hard day spent exploring, an open fire in the sitting room and additional wood burning stove in the hallway ensure that cabin is warm and cosy for those chiller evenings or winter breaks.

There is free fly fishing available on the nearby Fellcroft Lochan for 2 rods on a catch and release basis, use of the owners tennis courts is also included by prior arrangement and subject to availability.

In the local village is Dundrenann Abbey. A ruined Cistercian abbey where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night in Scotland before being imprisoned in the Tower of London. The village also has a small tea room in the former village pub (check for seasonal opening hours). The Artists town of Kirkcudbright is a short drive away. Here you will find many interesting independent shops and art galleries hidden along its narrow closes. Broughton House and Garden, a National Trust for Scotland property are well worth a visit. For the young at heart Cream O'Galloway is within a 25-minute drive, not only do they produce organic ice cream and cheese with milk from their own dairy herd, but have several nature walks, and offer various cheese and ice cream making workshops throughout the year. Slightly further afield in Twynholm is The Cocoa Bean Factory where children can participate in chocolate workshops, there are also indoor & outdoor play areas. (The hot chocolate is a must!) For the more adventurous Loch Ken Activity Centre offer land and water-based activities. For those who simply want to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings there are plenty of opportunities for walking, be it hill cliff top or forest. Wildlife surrounds the cabin; you can relax on the spacious gravelled area and enjoy the tranquil setting with outstanding views and sunsets and the varied bird life. Although not within the Dark Skies Park, star gazing is outstanding as there is very little light pollution. Sandy beaches are within easy reach at The Dhoon, Brighouse Bay, Carrick and Sandgreen.

POSTCODE: DG6 4QW
Let weekly Friday to Friday, sorry we are unable to accept short breaks
Damage Deposit £150


Accommodation for 4 all on one level (unfortunately the property is not suitable for those with limited mobility). : Fully equipped Kitchen with Belfast sink, LPG gas cooker, small LPG Fridge (no freezer), and dining table; Bathroom with over bath shower, wash basin and sink; hallway with coat hooks and plenty of room for boots and outdoor clothing; sitting room with open fire and views across the surrounding farmland; Large hallway with wood burning stove leads to a twin bedroom and a double bedroom.
Services; LPG gas and logs included * Bed linen and towels provided * Battery and wind-up torches * LPG gas cooker * Small LPG fridge (no freezer) * Limited Mobile signal * Free fly fishing available on the nearby Fellcroft Lochan for 2 rods on a catch and release basis * Use of the owners tennis courts is also included by prior arrangement and subject to availability. * 2 Dogs welcome * Parking for 2 cars* Strictly No Smoking

Extras: £20 per dog, per week or part week.

NOTES: There is no electricity in the property. Unfortunately the property is not suitable for those with limited mobility and no children under 5 years old are allowed. The cabin is accessed via a 2-mile rough, but well-maintained farm track, it is not suitable for Motor Homes or vehicles with a low suspension. Sheep, cattle and wildlife are all around so pets must be kept under strict control. The cabin is on a private water supply which is fine for cooking and washing, however bottled water is provided for drinking.

Guest Comments:
August 2021
What a gorgeous setting. We loved our week stay at the Drovers Cabin and marvelled at the views, tranquility and visiting wildlife. We didn’t miss electricity, actually it was nice to have a break from the demands of social media. We took board games and books and were able to read by touch light. It did get a bit chilly at the cabin in the evenings as we weren’t blessed with sunshine, so we recommend you pack warm jumpers, your dressing gown and your sleepers (we forgot to)! The cabin itself is clean and simply furnished. It can feel cold and damp if the weather is cold and damp (which sounds kind of obvious), and the fridge is small (a camping size fridge). But it has all the basics, a hot shower and a cooker where you can brew a cuppa! We really liked the mile + trek from the main road to the cabin, and took this opportunity to walk the dog back to the cabin, while the other one drove. There are cattle and sheep to navigate, but they are trained to move out of the way as you pass. Overall a lovely relaxed break away from home and we would recommend this stay to those who appreciate the simple things life offers. This stay is not for those who insist on 5* comforts!
 

Key Features

  • Pets Allowed - 2
  • Open Fire/Stove

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Double Beds
  • Twin Bedrooms
  • Single Beds
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Towels Cost Incl
  • Fridge
  • Open Fire/Stove Cost Incl

External Features

  • Patio/Balcony - Gravelled patio area
  • Parking

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Beach Walk
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Woodland walks
  • Wildlife trails
  • Hill walking
  • Sailing/water sports
 
 
 

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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 of £18, 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 £18 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.
 

Special Offers


Start Date: Fri 24 Sep 2021
End Date: Fri 01 Oct 2021

A STUNNING LOCATION AND SEPTEMBER SAVINGS TOO!

Week commencing Friday 24th September NOW ONLY £411 (previously £457) 

Completely ‘off-grid' with no electricity, this former Drovers Cabin which has retained many of its original features including the original, now decommissioned gas lights, offers life at a different pace. With stunning views over the surrounding Galloway landscape and only the local wildlife and livestock in the adjacent fields for neighbours, peace and tranquillity are guaranteed.

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