Loch Ken Eco Bothies
Off-Grid Holiday Lets
Whether it's a family reunion, a girls' holiday or break with the kids, Red Kite is the ideal space for your eco friendly holiday. The bothy has all the provisions of 5-star accommodation without compromising our environmentally friendly ethos. With lavish Egyptian Cotton linen, private wood-fired hot tub, outdoor seating area and it's own access to the Loch, Red Kite has everything you need for a unique family holiday in South West Scotland. Take the kayak onto the water and appreciate the stunning views, count the Red Kites swooping overhead and rest in peace and luxury at the end of the day. Bliss!
Our custom-built eco cabins are powered using renewable energy and use solar panels for the lighting, wood fuel for the hot tub and log burner and gas for the stove and rain shower. Red Kite has a fully fitted kitchen complete with under counter fridge, oven, grill, 6 burner stove and all the bits and bobs you'd need to cook for the whole family. With a double room, a twin room and a double sofa bed the bothy comfortably sleeps six. It has no TV, no plug sockets and no WiFi, giving you the chance to really get together with none of the usual distractions.
The Bothies are part of Galloway Activity Centre, which offers a variety of activities - your chance to sit on the decking and enjoy the views of the loch while the kids learn to sail or take the whole family on a mountain bike ride through the trails of the forest park. Afterward, you can sit in your private hot tub under the stars, glimpsing the marvel of the Milky Way thanks to the dark skies of the Galloway Dark Sky Park.
Your break includes fuel for your wood-burning stove and hot tub, and gas for the hob and hot water; access to a 2/3 seater sit-on-top kayak and buoyancy aids for you to explore Loch Ken. On arrival there will be some freshly baked brownies and a little taste of local, artisanal chocolates. Delicious!
Due to the pandemic we are asking guests to bring their own pillows. If this is a problem then we are able to supply them, if requested in advance.
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)
check availability and book now
Ready to book your luxury family stay in the Red Kite? See our availability below. If you would like any more information please feel free to give us a call on 01556 502 011.