Osprey Eco Home
New for 2020!
Be the first to book into the newest of our Eco Bothies and enjoy an authentic taste of Scottish Coorie.
Constructed by local architects to our exacting specifications it showcases cutting edge eco technology and the latest in off-grid Passive building principles. Balancing luxury and the environment you can holiday in comfort knowing the only footprint you'll leave behind is in the earth. The building is powered by a solar array and a wind turbine but designed around modern living so you can enjoy a fully fitted kitchen and as much hot water as you need. Heat is provided by an innovative hanging stove combined with Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery.
Located on the banks of Loch Ken, the Osprey enjoys some of the finest wildlife in Dumfries & Galloway. The building is set against the hillside in harmony with the landscape and it's "upside down" construction provides a perfect location on the upper floor for spotting Red Kites, Deer and the elusive Ospreys. Imagine enjoying a glass of wine on the mezzanine platform and taking in the spectacular scenery. Leave the hairdryer, wifi and TV at home and relax in the heart of the Scottish lowlands.
The Eco-Bothies are nestled within the boundary of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. From the very first blue prints we wanted to make the most of the fantastic location and the Osprey's overhead glass windows in the mezzanine allow an unparalleled view of the night sky. Miles away from any sources of light pollution, the solar canopy is a breath taking sight and an unforgettable experience. The sight of the sun going down over the Glen Kens and the Moon rising over the water are spectacular and the Osprey's panoramic front windows give you a front row seat.
The building is set into the hill side with access by a foot bridge. A further walkway takes you down to a decked platform where you can enjoy the hot tub, sure to be one of the highlights of your stay! The traditionally constructed hot tub is heated by sustainably sourced local wood, all of which is supplied for your stay. We'll light it before your arrival so you can slip into your robes and spend the first night soaking in front of your new hideaway.
Facilities & Highlights
- Sleeps 6/8 in 3 double/twin rooms with a sofa bed in the mezzanine
- Fully fitted kitchen and modern appliances
- Complimentary 2 seat sit on top kayak (x2) and two stand up paddle boards to enjoy Loch Ken at your leisure.
- "Upside down" construction with 3 cosy, en-suite bedrooms downstairs
Type of breaks
We offer the Osprey on the following lets
- a 3 night weekend (fri/sat/sun)
- a 4 night week (mon/tue/wed/thu)
- or a 7 night week (arrive mon or fri)
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If you need more information please feel free to give us a call on 01556 502 011.
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