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
Security Deposit £150
The Buchan is let Saturday - Saturday. Short breaks may be possible, please call us to discuss your requirements.
A £50 discount for full week bookings for parties of 4 or less is available during low & mid periods
'What an unlikely place to find paradise! ......A place to dream, compose, write and of course walk.....'
Accommodation for 8 over two floors: Living room; Dining room; Kitchen; Conservatory; 1 Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom; Family room with 3 single beds; 1 Single bedroom; Twin bedroom; Bathroom; Two shower rooms.
Services: Central heating from hydroelectric and multi fuel stove with fuel supplied * 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