The Drovers Cabin
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
The Drover's Cabin is let weekly Friday to Friday, short breaks are accepted for a minimum of 3 nights
Damage Deposit £150
What a gorgeous setting. We loved our week stay at the Drovers Cabin and marvelled at the views, tranquillity 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! Aug '21
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: Charge applies per dog per week/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.
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