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- Shepherd's hut in an ornamental garden a mile from the sea
- Near several gardens, beaches and castles
- Kitchen, woodburning stove, double bed and shower room
Shepherds Required. No experience necessary. Or sheep. That's right, just pack your bags and bring yourselves to this lovely spot: a shepherd's hut in a 12-acre ornamental garden. Brought to their full, flowering life out of the Scottish moorland some 35 years ago, these family-run gardens a 15-minute drive from the town of Stranraer have a backdrop of sea views across to the Isle of Man and the Mull of Galloway.
You'll feel tucked away in remote splendour in your cosy shepherd's hut overlooking the lake: it's an ideal space for a pair of people who want a secluded stay in fine surrounds, with a well-equipped kitchen with a hob and woodburning stove, a shower room, comfortable double bed, parking space and free wifi.
In spite of the seclusion, Glenwhan Gardens has a tearoom serving full meals as well as cakes, sandwiches and drinks, and guests are welcome to explore the gardens at will, including the 17-acre moorland walk. The site has both cultivated and wild areas, and there's plenty of wildlife to look out for, including red squirrels, birds, wildfowl and fish in the lake.
There's a small shop 10 minutes' drive away in Castle Kennedy, pubs, grub and supermarkets aplenty in Stranraer.
Tourist board rating
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
Bookings must not be for more than 7 consecutive nights.
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
The site is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility. There are lakes on site and the ground and steps can be slippery after wet weather.
Dogs are not allowed on the bed.
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James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
Max. persons: 2 x
Dimensions: 2.3m width x 5.5m length (7.5ft width x 18.0ft length) Calculated area: 12.5m² (135.0ft²)
|Max. persons||2 x
2.3m width x 5.5m length
(7.5ft width x 18.0ft length)
Calculated area: 12.5m² (135.0ft²)
(1 x double bed)
Bathroom (1 x shower, 1 x toilet)
|Bed linen||2 included, 2 max.|
|Car||1 included, 1 max.|
|Duvets and pillows||2 included, 2 max.|
|Fridge||1 included, 1 max.|
|Beds made up||yes|
|Car parking by pitch/unit||yes|
|Dog (1 max)||£10/€11.35/A$18.40/US$13.06/CA$17.12/CHF13.01/SEK117.45/DKK84.68/NOK107.46/ISK1,530/ARS476.55/CLP8,877/PEN43.36/NZ$19.83/ZAR188.30/PLN48.79/R$48.47/CZK293.69/RSD1,343/HUF3,666.34/RUB857.49/CN¥90.48 per stay|
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Fantastic location with superb gardens and friendly owner.
Lovely little hut, placed in such a beautiful location.We didn't ...
From the manager...
Very delighted that you had a good holiday, and look forward to seeing you again
1st class accommodation and surroundings
Sonya M. Confirmed
Would recommend to everyone, cannot rate too highly.
Jonathan M. Confirmed
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Horse riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop
— 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Stranraer: Port Rodie Ferry Terminal — 5.7 miles
5.7 miles Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 16.6 miles
- Train stations
Stranraer Rail Station
— 5.8 miles
5.8 miles Barrhill Rail Station — 15.0 miles
15.0 miles Girvan Rail Station — 24.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal
— 5.8 miles
5.8 miles Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 7.5 miles
7.5 miles Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 7.5 miles
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport
— 44.3 miles
Glenwhan Gardens is signposted with brown Visit Scotland signs from the A75 and the village of Dunragit. Guests should arrive at the white house at the top of the gardens, from where you will see the James Kelly Hut clearly marked.
For beach walks, paddles, rockpooling and big skies, it's a 10-minute drive to the sands of Luce Bay and 15 minutes to Sandhead.
When you've built enough sandcastles, see some real examples at Stranraer (15 minutes) and Dunskey (half an hour). The latter, a 12th-century ruin teetering on sea cliffs is especially dramatic, while Stranraer gives you the chance to combine castle tours with a wider, in-depth walking circuit of the whole town and its centuries of history.
If you've been touched by the beauty of Glenwhan and its gardens (and you could hardly fail to be), then there's more horticultural mastery to be seen at Ardwell Gardens (20 minutes), a complex of walled, formal and woodland gardens in the grounds of an 18th-century house and at Logan Botanical Gardens (25 minutes): all owe their vigour and diversity to the warm climes and waters brought all the way to the Galloway Coast from Mexico on the Gulf Stream.
To bury yourself even deeper in the foliage, make for Galloway Forest Park for fishing in Loch Trool (an hour away), hikes through the wooded hills and stargazing in the UK's first and perhaps the finest Dark Sky Park.
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
Glenwhan Gardens cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Glenwhan Gardens will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Hired accommodation: £25.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer