The Red Kite is the larger of our two bothies and sleeps up to 6.  It has one double bedroom, a twin room and a double sofa bed in the open plan lounge area.  It comes fully equipped with 400 thread Egyptian Cotton linen, crockery, and your own private wood fired hot tub and decking.  It is beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you require for a secluded get away.  There is a large patio and seating area that wraps around the hot tub and overlooks Lock Ken, see if you can spot some of Galloways famous wildlife.  You often see Red Kites swooping over head, Red Squirrels scampering up the trees and believe it or not a herd of Red Deer at dawn.

Lighting and refridgeration is 12volt and is powered by solar panels, heat is provided via a wood burner (all logs provided). Bottled gas is used to provide hot water, showers and gas cooker. There is no T.V. hairdryer, toaster, plug sockets or WIFI, we are keen to promote a simpler way of living with respect for the environment - a true eco retreat.

The Bothies are linked to the Galloway Activity Centre which offers you an abundance of outdoor activity on your door step.  They also sit on the fringe of the Galloway Dark Sky Park. Imagine yourself sitting in your own private wood fired hot tub with a glass of wine looking up at the shimmering dark skies above.

The Bothy has its own dedicated 2/3 seater sit on top kayak with your own private access to the fore shore.  Enjoy the beautiful colours and tranquillity at dawn or dusk from your very own kayak.

Type of breaks

We offer the bothies 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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Why not treat the family to a holiday in Scotland by staying at our Red Kite bothy or if you need something a little smaller, our Red Squirrel accommodation can sleep up to 4. If you need more information please feel free to give us a call on 01556 502 011.



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