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The hut

General

  • Shepherd's hut in a 12-acre ornamental garden a mile from the sea
  • Wildlife haven: spot red squirrels on the 17-acre moorland walk
  • 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 a top spot for a pair of people who want a secluded stay in fine surrounds, with a well-equipped kitchen, 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, and pubs, food and supermarkets aplenty in Stranraer.

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Guests 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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Lovely cabin with a remote feel, definitely worth a stay.04/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlastair j.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    Liked the area and how secluded the cabin feels, the wood burner in the cabin does an amazing job at heating the place up.

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This is the most fantastic place for a real chill …19/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarol G.Confirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    This is the most fantastic place for a real chill and escape from the stresses of every day life. The gardens are beautiful to walk in at any time of the year. Can't wait for our next visit.

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Lovely hut, and really enjoyed the gardens and Moorland walk.07/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew S.Confirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    Lovely hut, and really enjoyed the gardens and Moorland walk.

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The whole experience. The hut was perfect and the gardens …23/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    The whole experience. The hut was perfect and the gardens unbelievable. It rained.... Didn't matter. Its right at the top of our list of places to visit, again and again and again.

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    Nothing to dislike

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Wow, wow, wow, what a beautiful, amazing place, highly recommended13/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaurence H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything - it was all perfect.

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    Nothing

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great reviews thank you so much and come again

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We can't recommend this enough.29/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    Very comfortable, clean and cosy, has all you need while living in the most exceptionally beautiful gardens. I really enjoyed an evening walk, discovering new parts of the gardens and sculptures every evening. Tessa and staff, always around were very friendly and welcoming. We felt very safe and secure here. A good jumping spot for the surrounding area.
    I had great reception on my mobile the whole time so never needed wifi.

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Features

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Location

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  • Dunragit, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG9 8PH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8881°N 4.8829°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
Stranraer: Port Rodie Ferry Terminal — 5.7 miles
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 16.6 miles
Train stations
Stranraer Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Barrhill Rail Station — 15.0 miles
Girvan Rail Station — 24.8 miles
Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 5.8 miles
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 7.5 miles
Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 7.5 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 44.3 miles

Directions


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.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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 is a 12th-century ruin teetering on sea cliffs, while Stranraer gives you the chance to combine castle tours with a wider, in-depth walking circuit of the town and its centuries of history.

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 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 Dark Sky Park.

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

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.

Payment

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 park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Glenwhan Gardens have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Glenwhan Gardens dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Glenwhan Gardens? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Glenwhan Gardens?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Glenwhan Gardens? From £44 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Hired accommodation
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.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £25.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Additional terms

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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