Loch Ken Eco Bothies

Off-Grid Holiday Lets

Red Squirrel

The Red Squirrel is the ideal base for your luxury holiday in Scotland. It boasts it's own private wood-fired hot tub, 400 thread Egyptian cotton linen and is completely off-grid, letting you totally relax during your stay. Beautifully furnished throughout using recycled and refurbished materials, the Red Squirrel provides a stylish and cosy getaway - the perfect location for your peaceful retreat. The Bothy has its own dedicated 2/3 seater sit on top kayak and private access to the foreshore. Explore the loch at dawn or dusk, experience the stunning views, the wildlife and the peaceful calm of South West Scotland.


The Red Squirrel has a fitted kitchen with under-counter fridge, a 6 burner gas hob, oven, and grill. You'll also find dishes, mugs and glasses and all the utensils you need to cook up a feast. It also has hot running water, a rain shower, and a log burning stove which provides the heating. It has one double bedroom and a single sofa bed in the open plan lounge, and a small camp bed can be provided on request. With no TV, WIFI or plug sockets, our bothy allows you a chance to truly switch off and soak up the silence of your eco-retreat.


The bothies are linked to the Galloway Activity Centre which offers an array of outdoor activities - try your hand at sailing, climbing or let the kids burn off some steam in the laser tag while you enjoy a walk through the extensive grounds. The Red Squirrel sits on the edge of the Galloway Dark Skies Park, which means you can relax in the luxury of your hot tub and experience the clearest, starriest skies in Scotland.

What's included

Included in the price of your stay is all the fuel you'll need to fire your getaway: logs for your hot tub and wood burner and gas for the hot water and cooker. Your private kayak and buoyancy aids are also included. There'll be a wee taste of some locally sourced artisan chocolates. True luxury!

Types 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 now? Check our availability below. Need some more space? Our Red Kite bothy can sleep up to 6. If you'd like some more information please feel free to call us for a chat on 01556 502 011.