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The Waterhouse, The Boathouse & The Cottage Next Door

1 Stockarton Cottage
near Gelston
Dumfries and Galloway

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Property Details

Contact: Martin & Sharon Gould
Company NameThe Waterhouse
Accommodation TypeLog Cabin / Wooden ChaletSelf Catering
VisitScotland Quality Assurance Star RatingNon Member
Drying FacilitiesYes
Laundry FacilitiesYes
Evening Meal availableBy prior arrangement only
Accept DogsBy prior arrangement only
Disabled FacilitiesYes
Smoking PermittedNo
Prices From / To£350 - £950 per week

Additional Accommodation Details:
3 properties with very private gardens with each.

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Property Description

Prices: Short breaks-3 or 4 days- £210-£600 /Weeks- £350-£950

The Waterhouse, The Boathouse & The Cottage Next Door: Natural tranquility South West Scotland

Self catering with a difference, 3 properties with very private gardens with each.

Outdoor Hot Tub 365 days of the year. An all weather centre. Naturist friendly-clothes optional in all areas

The Waterhouse retreat is a haven of peace set in beautiful rural South West Scotland. It is only minutes away from stunning coastline and secluded beaches and the jewel of the South, the Artists town and fishing port of Kirkcudbright.

A unique, hand crafted eco-wooden hideaway, the Waterhouse lodge(Kirkcudbright) nestles gently in an acre of densely planted cottage garden, heavily scented with roses, buddlia and honeysuckle. The Waterhouse has become a wildlife sanctuary and the beautiful garden of this luxury retreat in Galloway is teaming with an abundance of bird species. Swallows nesting under the eves of The Waterhouse are commonly seen swooping across the water.

The Waterhouse
The Waterhouse has a spacious south facing sun deck which overhangs a large pond. A lower deck contains a luxury Hot Tub. Just one of the comforts of this romantic retreat, the Hot Tub is heated and used all year round-costume optional but not needed. A winter treat for watching the clearest skies in Britain, as well as a relaxing (relatively insect free) summers evening.

The Waterhouse, Dumfries and Galloway, offers well equipped luxury self catering accommodation, sleeping up to 4 people in one double and one bunk room. Leisurely evening meals using home grown seasonal vegetables and local meat and fish, can also be enjoyed some evenings, with the owners Martin and Sharon, who live in a well screened cottage in the grounds.

The Waterhouse and gardens near Gelston, Kirkcudbright, have a unique romantic ambience and are a popular venue for special events like honeymoons, romantic getaways and anniversaries. The location of the Waterhouse in Dumfries and Galloway makes it an ideal base for walking and cycling breaks and nature loving family holidays. The secluded natural setting is ideal for naturist visitors, proving to be a very popular unique feature of a holiday at The Waterhouse.

The Boathouse
"The Boathouse" is a small but fully equipped luxury chalet added in 2011  sleeping 2 in a double bed, has a tiled en suite shower/WC with underfloor heating. It includes a compact kitchen/dinning area. It can only be rented as a booking with "The Waterhouse", which can still be rented on its own. It looks like an upside down wooden boat,hence the name, but with flat ends and is located on the other side of the car park, next to The Waterhouse. At the front there is an attractive smallish deck, with a table and chairs. This gets a lot of sun  facing south west and overlooks the back pond, gardens and paved seating .

The idea is that groups coming to stay can be flexible, choosing to have their own space, cooking for themselves (particularly breakfast), as well as joining others in The Waterhouse and of course the Hot Tub.

The Cottage Next Door

The Cottage Next Door is a traditional stone built Galloway cottage adjoining owner s cottage but standing in its own private garden. The cottage sleeps 4 in 1 double and 1 twin bedroom. The d cor and cottage style furniture are of good quality.The sunroom large open log fire make the cottage cosy and comfortable all year round. A full log basket is stored in the conservatory. The spacious dinning room also has an open fire. Storage heaters maintain an even warm temperature throughout the cottage. The bathroom has a new walk in electric shower, hand basin and w/c.

The unusually large, secure garden has plenty of space for children to play and south facing lawn and patio for sunbathing or sitting out at the picnic table (it is possible in Scotland). The house and gardens are not overlooked, except by sheep and cows, and are completely private.

There are paths cut through areas full of wild flowers and trees, and ongoing planting of shrubs and flower borders.

The Cottage Next Door, The Waterhouse and Boathouse are all located in an exceptionally quiet and peaceful area with normal farming activity an occasional exception.

Naturists welcome but non-naturists need not be concerned about unwilling exposure to naturists next door, should there be any. This cannot happen with the fences and hedge.

Guest comments for 2012:

What a fabulous place to stay!
The BEST SELF CATERING accommodation we ve ever stayed in

Thank you for creating this amazing place,  EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS

Just as good as it looks on the internet!!

AMAZING little hideaway

A DELIGHTFUL and totally relaxing holiday location

A UNIQUE experience

FANTASTIC weekend in the beautiful Waterhouse and gardens-
Lovely hosts in Martin and Sharon. An excellent introduction to the  world of naturism

What a LOVELY, peaceful place to stay-The GARDEN IS BEAUTIFUL, the house just right and the hot tub-well what a treat

It s the most PEACEFUL, relaxing and tranquil and relaxing place we have ever stayed

The garden looked beautiful with snow and all the better for being snug in the HOT TUB looking at the stars

Pretty much my idea of HEAVEN

Even the RAIN was beautiful

BLISS- what more can we say

Explorers searching for SHANGRI-LA were wasting their time. It was here all the time in Galloway

By far A CUT ABOVE the rest! From the bottom of my heart-Truly amazing.
I can think of nowhere else we d rather be.
The Waterhouse is HEAVEN ON EARTH. A complete gem. Fresh home made bread, wine, chocolates and fresh flowers & of course the hot tub.
Many thanks for sharing your wonderful creation

What a BEAUTIFUL place.

MAGICAL wee hideaway.

What can we say- PERFECT


Our third visit within the year-we love this place

Simply the PERFECT location for our honeymoon

Go to our website to find out WHY they said what they did.

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