Glamping Scotland with Hot Tub
The Waterhouse retreat offers glamping near Kirkcudbright, in south west Scotland set in beautiful gardens. The private garden setting of 1.5 acres allows guests to choose the freedom of being naturist/clothes optional in all areas, especially the Hot Tub. The Waterhouse is ideally placed for wildlife, walking and cycling holidays in Galloway. We are only 3 miles from the coast and woodland and hill walks are minutes away on foot, as are a number of beautiful lochs with a profusion of swans, geese, ducks and moorhens.
THE WATERHOUSE – Sleeps 4
The Waterhouse is an oak framed Lodge of exceptionally high quality, built by ourselves and local craftsmen, from our own design. It is nearly all individually home-crafted, down to the doors and windows. Built using locally sourced/sustainable timbers and has a living green roof, solar water heating panels, bio-mass wood pellet stove, low-energy lighting, heat reflective glass, eco friendly paint products. The house is surrounded by stunning, undulating countryside, nestled beside a farm track with fields full of sheep, cows and occasional deer.
- Sleeps 4 in one double and one bunk room
- Shower and WC
- Linen, towels and bathrobes provided
- Living, kitchen and dining room
- Fully equipped kitchen with gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer and pots and pans
- Cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, glassware etc.
- Wood/leather furniture
- Welcome pack of local produce
- Wrap-around south facing deck overlooking pond
- Pond-side hot tub, heated throughout the year
- Locally crafted garden furniture
- Lushly planted gardens
There is no telephone or internet connection in The Waterhouse. Reception for mobile phones is poor in the property but gets better as you drive towards town. The house phone can be used in emergencies or for incoming messages.
THE BOATHOUSE, sleeping 2 is a glamping style wooden wigwam which can only be booked alongside the Waterhouse for larger group holidays.
The Boathouse is a small and seriously cosy, fully equipped, light and airy luxury wooden wigwam. It has the appearance of an upside down wooden boat, hence the name, but with flat ends and is located on the other side of the car park, next to The Waterhouse. The door opens onto an attractive smallish deck, raised up nearly a metre, and with a table and chairs. This gets a lot of sun facing south west and overlooks the back pond, gardens and paved seating area.
The bedroom has a Japanese style double bed. A partial partition separates this from a well equipped kitchen /eating area. The “Hobbit” like, wooden interior, is warmly scented and welcoming.
The Boathouse, booked alongside The Waterhouse, adds an additional double bedroom space for up to 6 or a more comfortable stay for 4.
- Sleeps 2 in a double bed
- En-suite shower/WC and kitchen/diner
- Electric hob, combi-microwave and fridge-freezer
- Small wooden deck and table/chairs overlooking pond and gardens
**Please note Boathouse can only be booked alongside The Waterhouse for groups**
We also have Westwater Lodge, sleeping another 4, a traditional, cosy cottage with log fires and spacious sun room. It has its own private gardens and car park and can be booked separately from The Waterhouse/Boathouse. The Lodges can be booked together for groups up to 10 people.
THINGS TO DO
Apart from a quiet read in the lodges or gardens, perhaps one of the many diverse books on the shelves, or watching the swallows nesting under the eves, or a dip in the hot tub, or playing one of the many games provided, or joining us for a meal or a movie… you might occasionally want to leave the house…
There is so much to do here and the area is seriously un-crowded, much to the amazement of visitors. Here’s a small selection….
- Dumfries and Galloway is a famous walking area with the 212 mile Southern Upland Way, and the Galloway Forest Park trails
- Dumfries and Galloway is one of the most outstandingly beautiful, least spoilt and least known parts of Britain. Galloway, in the Southwest of Scotland has a stunning coastline, with many beautiful, secluded, sandy beaches
- The popular 7 Staines Mountain Bike Trails are nearby and this is a great area for all biking. Bikes can be rented locally
- National Trust Gardens at Threave
- Broughton House town garden and Art Gallery
- Logan Botanic Gardens
- The Stewartry Museum
- Mill on the Fleet – A restored 18th century cotton mill
- National Museum of Costume
From £350 to £490 for a 3 day weekend or 4 day midweek break
From £525 to £795 for a 7 night break
WATERHOUSE WITH THE BOATHOUSE
From £465 to £640 for a 3 day weekend or 4 day midweek break
From £685 to £1050 for a 7 night break
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