Loch Ken Eco Bothies
Off-Grid Holiday Lets
New for 2020!
Be the first to book into our newest Eco Bothy and enjoy an authentic taste of Scottish Coorie. Choosing the Osprey for your eco friendly retreat means you can sleep soundly knowing the only footprint you'll leave is in the earth.
Constructed by local architects to our exacting specifications, the Osprey showcases cutting edge eco-technology and the latest in off-grid passive building principles.
Set against the hillside in harmony with the landscape, the mezzanine platform is the perfect location for taking in the view or spotting Red Kites, Deer and the ever-elusive Ospreys. Watch the sun going down over the Glen Kens and the Moon rising over the water from the panoramic window. Enjoy a soak in your private hot tub and complete your day by slipping into luxurious Egyptian Cotton sheets.
The Osprey balances luxury with environmental awareness and offers five-star facilities in an eco friendly design. It's powered by solar panels, its own wind turbine, and renewable hardwood fuels and is built with modern living in mind. With rain showers, all the hot water you could need and an innovative hanging wood-burner you'll be cosy and warm whatever the season. Complete with a fully fitted kitchen and appliances the Osprey is stocked with everything you need to cater for your family. There are three immaculately furnished, en-suite double rooms on the ground floor and a sofa bed in the mezzanine allowing plenty of space for 6-8 people to holiday in style and luxury. With no TV, no WiFi and no plug sockets the Osprey provides the ultimate eco friendly retreat.
The Bothies are linked to the Galloway Activity Centre where you'll find a host of family-friendly activities - try your hand at windsurfing or let the kids burn off some steam in the laser tag. The Osprey comes with its own pair of kayaks, perfect for spending a lazy afternoon cruising along the water. The bothy is situated on the edge of the Galloway Dark Skies park, with the overhead windows on the mezzanine giving the perfect location for stargazing, and there's nothing like watching the Milky Way from your hot tub with a glass of champagne at the end of the day.
Your booking package includes all the fuel you need to fire your stay, and we'll keep you stocked with logs for the wood burner and the hot tub. You'll have two sit on top kayaks and buoyancy aids for your exclusive use and private access to the loch. You'll find a stash of tea and coffee on your arrival, along with squishy, home-baked brownies and a wee taste of some local, artisan chocolate. All linen is included, and you'll have luxurious robes for your trips to the hot tub. What more could you want?
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)
check availability and book now
If you're ready to book your one-of-a-kind eco friendly retreat in the luxury of the Osprey, please see our availability below. We'd love to hear from you if you have any questions - you can call us on 01556 502011.