A romantic off-grid retreat with a private stargazing hot tub, exquisitely nestled on a vast, ancient estate on the south-west coast of Scotland.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

No ordinary estate, Caerlaverock lies on the idyllic, sweeping south-west coast of Scotland, just five miles from Dumfries.

Owned by the same family for over 800 years, the estate’s spectacular scenery includes a walled medieval castle, ancient protected woodland, a coastal national nature reserve, and a peaceful farm dotted with grazing Belted Galloway cattle.

It’s also here that you’ll discover The Treehouse at Caerlaverock; a gloriously romantic, digital distraction-free hideaway with a stargazing hot tub and dreamy views of both the shimmering Solway coast and the majestic, soaring Criffel hill.

Beautifully designed with gentle curves throughout, the instantly welcoming retreat is powered by the sun, for a sustainable off-grid holiday that won’t deepen your carbon footprint… so you can breathe easy as well as pack perfectly light!

Comfortably furnished and decorated in soft, muted tones, the relaxed open-plan living and sleeping space both complements and showcases the surrounding scenery, with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow daylight to flood cheerfully inside.

Simply light the woodburning stove and open a bottle of wine to feel ridiculously cosy – with no TV to distract you, you can get wonderfully lost in mesmerising sunset views, or deep, immersive conversations you never seem to find time for at home.

You’ll find the kitchen area gainfully equipped for country feasts, with a gas hob and fridge, and there’s a walk-in shower for invigorating freshen-ups after long lie-ins gazing out at the picture-perfect landscape.

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At a glance

  • A luxurious off-grid treehouse, secluded on a vast, ancient estate on the south-west coast of Scotland, five miles from Dumfries.
  • Sleeping a romantic couple, there are full self-contained facilities and a furnished front garden with a stargazing hot tub.
  • The estate is home to a medieval castle, a coastal nature reserve, and ancient protected woodland that’s home to diverse bird life.
  • Visit the owners’ award-winning restaurant, The Boathouse, in the nearby village of Glencaple, for a delicious meal you didn’t have to cook!


  • Hot Tubs
  • Off-Grid
  • Seaside Breaks


Open-plan living and sleeping space with seating, wood-burner with fuel, floor-to-ceiling windows, dining area with table and chairs, kitchen area with gas hob and fridge, double bed, walk-in shower with WC, towels provided. Furnished front garden with hot tub, private parking for two cars.

Local activities

Walking, cycling, hiking, birdwatching, nature reserve, picnic spots, stargazing, castles, historic sites, award-winning restaurant, pubs, independent shops.

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Take your time over that first coffee of the day… perhaps savoured from your private furnished garden on sunny mornings! And of course, you’ll have a soothing hot tub dip to look forward to after exploring the local area.

Where such explorations will take you is anyone’s guess really, since you’ll have so much choice of things to see and do!

Nature-lovers will simply enjoy traversing the estate’s many wooded trails; binoculars readily on hand to help spot the diverse bird species that call this tranquil rural setting home. Or visit the aforementioned Caerlaverock Castle, a dramatic 13th century fortress complete with a moat, for a fascinating insight into local history.

The nature-filled village of Glencaple is nearby too, with a warmly-welcoming atmosphere, an 18th century quay… and the estate-owners’ award-winning restaurant, The Boathouse, on hand for sumptuous meals you didn’t have to cook.

(In fact, why not treat yourselves to a delicious, home-made afternoon tea following an energising morning walk or cycle – or indeed, a vigorous, scenic hike up Criffel hill!)

Things to note

Pets are not permitted. Although the treehouse accommodation is single-level, there are 14 steps to access which may render it unsuitable for guests with limited mobility.

Where you'll be staying

Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway

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