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General

  • 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

The shepherd's hut at Glenwhan Gardens is in a 12-acre ornamental garden with lovely views over the site's lake and to Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway beyond. Stranraer is seven miles away, and the ferry port of Cairnryan, with services to Northern Ireland, is 10 miles away.

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 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 are several other gardens to visit nearby too, and also beaches, castles and walking trails.

The shepherd's hut is a great space for two people looking for a secluded stay in rural surroundings. It has a well-equipped kitchen with hob and woodburning stove, a shower room, comfortable double bed, parking space and free wifi.

Please note

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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Lovely little hut, placed in such a beautiful location.We didn't ... 09/04/2018

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    Lovely little hut, placed in such a beautiful location.We didn't arrive till late at night and to our surprise the owners had put the log burner on for us coming so the hut was nice and cosy. They also went to the trouble of leaving us some croissants, homemade marmalade, butter and milk. The hut has everything you need for your stay.

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Cosy accommodation and peaceful location 02/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Eileen W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    Fantastic hideaway in a beautiful location with great views. Cosy and well equipped accommodation with everything needed for our break. The log burning stove kept us really cosy despite flurries of snow outside and there was a plentiful supply of logs. The gardens are lovely and we loved watching the birds coming to the feeders outside our hut. We enjoyed it so much we will be booking again for later in the year.

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From the manager...

Very delighted that you had a good holiday, and look forward to seeing you again
in better weather!
Tessa

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1st class accommodation and surroundings 12/03/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sonya_m241491 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    Location gorgeous, sherpard’s hut well appointed, spotless and very cosy thanks to wood burning stove. Really appreciated care package left in fridge by owners. Wonderful and peaceful accommodation in a stunning location with lots of wildllfe flora and fauna. Would return in a heartbeat.

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    Nothing at all.

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Friendly welcome, great place to explore and relax, would recommend. 04/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    Very well equipped, comfy bed and very efficient log burner. Stunning views set in a lovely garden.

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Would recommend to everyone, cannot rate too highly. 24/10/2017

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  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    Tessa is a perfect host and she has an excellent cabin in an idyllic setting. We had an absolutely brilliant stay.

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The shepherd hut was warm and cosy and had every ... 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom debra g. Confirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    The shepherd hut was warm and cosy and had every thing that you need. The garden which the shepherd hut is situated in is tranquil and beautiful with many garden walks , it also has a small tearoom on site staff were warm and welcoming.

    well recommend

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excellent site clean facilities &great staff 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andy B. Confirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    First class accommodation in an amazing location. The hut has everything you require for a perfect relaxing break, the gardens are a delight. The staff very frindely & helpfull.

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Beautiful location and staff very friendly and helpful. 19/07/2017

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  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    The hut was perfect. Had everything we needed. Very cosy and beautiful gardens. Walked round even in the rain. Hope to go back soon. So peaceful. 5* accomodation.

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    Having to leave!!!

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Very quiet and peaceful location overlooking beautiful gardens. Shepherds hut ... 15/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul E. Confirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    Very quiet and peaceful location overlooking beautiful gardens. Shepherds hut had everything needed. A tearoom on site that served food between 10am - 5pm. Had two visits and friendly staff and good food.

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From the manager...

Paul was a lovely guest, and left the Shepherd's Hut spotless. We hope he will come again., and thank him for his good comments. Tessa

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Lovely host, beautiful location and high spec accommodation 02/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • James Kelly 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    Glenwhan gardens and the Shepard's hut are both beautiful and a fantastic base to explore Wigtownshire and the Mull of Galloway. Accommodation is totally charming and perfectly equipped for a self-catered break. The hosts are close at hand but not overbearing and easy to contact for arrival / departure information. Could not recommend highly enough.

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

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

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

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

Nearby attractions include:

– Beaches at Luce Bay (one mile) and Sandhead (ten miles)

– Golf course (three miles)

– Glenluce Abbey (four miles)

– Shops, museum, castle and walks in Stranraer (seven miles)

– Ferries to Northern Ireland from Cairnryan (10 miles)

– Ardwell Gardens (10 miles)

– Logan Botanic Garden (12 miles)

– Dunskey Castle (12 miles)

– Walks and stargazing in Galloway Forest Park (20 miles).

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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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

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 7 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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