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Glenwhan Gardens: Space to relax and enjoy the lake view

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

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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.

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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Cosy little cabin. Lovely grounds.21/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanielle P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • James Kelly shepherd's hut
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    Cosy little cabin. Lovely grounds.

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    Weather??

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Cosy cabin in glorious gardens excellent spot to explore the …12/11/2020

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    Cosy cabin in glorious gardens excellent spot to explore the area

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Cosy hut in tranquil, stunning grounds, amazing views and helpful host21/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna W.Confirmed

  • James Kelly shepherd's hut
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    Absolutely loved our stay at the Shepard's hut in Glenwhan gardens. The hut itself is cosy but wonderfully equipped - we made chilli on the first night on the stove which we stored in the little fridge and reheated the second night to make wraps! The surrounding gardens are beautiful too, so many gorgeous walks and things to see, we hardly scratched the surface. Lots of lovely places to drive to for sightseeing too....we had great weather so we were spoiled, but I think it would have been just as enjoyable if the weather hadn't have been as good - more cups of tea, reading and playing cards in the hut wouldn't have been bad at all! We had a couple of four legged visitors in the mornings as well which was the icing on the cake. The host is very helpful and just on hand if you need anything at all. The Gardners were also pottering about and showed us where we could get more wood if we needed it for the stove but we had come prepared with our own not thinking there would be as much going around! Our friend recommended the hut to us and she didn't disappoint, so we've now passed on the recommendation to few folk too. A perfect little get away that we wish had lasted 4 nights rather than 2! Thank you so much, we hope we'll be back

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    Non at all. Apologies for

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the trouble to write such a comprehensive review. It was a lovely report on your stay and we hope very much you will come and stay again. And thank you for recommending the Hut to your friends
Best wishes
Tessa

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Cosy little hut in spectacular gardens, with wood burner, an …04/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael T.Confirmed

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    Cosy little hut in spectacular gardens, with wood burner, an ideal location for exploring the surrounding area. Lots of wildlife including red squirrels, woodpeckers and nuthatches. Perfect place for a bit of peace and a wind down.

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    Fridge a bit small but workable.

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Cosy, comfy and charming25/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian W.Confirmed

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    Fantastic shepherds hut set in truly beautiful gardens with wonderful views, very cosy with a feeling of remoteness, great base to explore. If you want to destress and relax then this is for you. We would definitely recommend this to everyone. 😇😁

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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great reviews thank you so much and come again

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Features

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Town Hall — 2.9 miles
Town Hall — 3.0 miles
Port Rodie — 5.7 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 Stena Line Ferry Terminal — 9.1 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.

Policies

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Glenwhan Gardens? From £48 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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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