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Boutique Eco accommodation in a cosy off-grid Bothy and romantic Treehouse set in abundant Scottish countryside, perfect for nature lovers.

Brockloch eco-retreat offers a stunning choice of eco-friendly accommodation, a treehouse and a bothy, on a farm in Scotland's rural south. The retreat is a wonderful escape for nature lovers: off-grid, sustainably built and surrounded by 190 acres of unbroken countryside.

The retreat has two accommodation options: a treehouse hideaway for two in the woods (featured on Channel 4's "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces"), and a timber bothy that blends beautifully into the grasslands that surround it.

The bothy:

The bothy is a wooden cabin built from sustainable local timber, insulated with sheep's wool. You'll find it up the farm track, past the bluebell wood, in an open green field. Sheep graze around it, and red kite, deer, badgers and red squirrels often pay a visit.

Inside the bothy, you'll be snug whatever the weather, with a woodburner keeping away the chill. Solar electricity means you can charge your phone, despite being off-grid. There is an open plan living room and kitchen with a double sofa bed, a separate double bedroom and a private bathroom.

Floor-to-ceiling windows offer amazing countryside views. In summer, open them up and relax on the decking.

The treehouse:

The treehouse is designed as a cosy romantic refuge for two. A pretty wooden cottage on stilts, it sits up among native broadleaved trees. In the spring, the woodland floor around it is carpeted with bluebells. It is perfectly formed, both inside and out, with everything you'll need for a perfect weekend away from it all.  

The treehouse is furnished with a cosy double bed and a table and chairs. A woodburner keeps it warm, and there is a kitchen area and separate bathroom which features a soothing sunken bath. When the sun is out, dappled woodland light shines through the windows. Above both the bath and the bed are skylights: lie back, relax and watch the stars.

Outside, you'll find a picnic table to enjoy al fresco drinks or dining.

Brockloch Farm lies surrounded by green Galloway countryside. The nearest town is Dumfries, but you'll feel a very long way from anywhere else while you're there. Enjoy long days out in the hills, walking and exploring the charming local villages. If you'd rather be on wheels, you'll find some excellent mountain biking too, with graded trails for beginners upwards. Within easy reach to the south, you'll find the wild and wonderful coastline, with its sweeping sandy beaches, salt marshes and fishing villages.  

Whether you choose to stay in the treehouse or the bothy, you'll find Brockloch Eco Retreat is an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the best of the Scottish countryside. The retreat puts eco-values first always, built with sustainable materials, and perfectly designed to complement its surroundings.

Things to note

Both the Bothy and the Treehouse are off-grid. No TV or WiFi  - visitors are encouraged to relax and connect with nature. Minimum stay for both properties is 2 nights. The bothy costs from £100/night and the Treehouse from £150/night.

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The basics

Region: Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway
Cost (from): £100 per night (Bothy) £150 per night (Treehouse)
Sleeps: 2-4
Bedrooms: 1 per unit
Bathrooms: 1 per unit
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 110

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Facilities

Bothy: Double bedroom, open plan kitchen/lounge, wood burner (wood provided), sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen including gas hob and oven, fridge (located in neighbouring shed), private bathroom with shower, towels, hairdryer, outdoor decking and seating, 2 large solar panels (providing enough electricity to charge a phone and laptop). 

Treehouse:  Double bed, small kitchen area including 2 ring gab hob and small fridge, small bath, toilet, log burning stove (wood provided).

Please contact the owner directly with any questions.

Local activities

Indoor adventure playground, farm park, chocolate factory, botanic gardens, castle, cycling trails, shopping, galleries.

At a glance

  • An eco-retreat with two accommodation options, each with its own private area of land.
  • Sustainably built and off-grid.
  • Fantastic views and lots of wildlife.
  • Wild countryside and coast to explore nearby.

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