Brockloch Bothy | Dumfries & Galloway | Canopy & Stars

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Brockloch Bothy - Dumfries & Galloway

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Brockloch Farm

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

Children are welcome at Brockloch Bothy but we’re sorry, it’s not suitable for pets.

An architect-designed eco-build with far-reaching views, surrounded by sheep

George and Julie have diversified impressively on their small, family-run farm in the Galloway hills: up the farm track, through the bluebell wood, and in a field grazed by their Scottish Blackface sheep, Brockloch Bothy has already settled comfortably into its new home.

It has all the luxuries of a boutique cottage - a swish kitchen, a crackling fire, home-baked welcome treats - with a lightness that springs from sincere eco-credentials and contemporary design. Made of sustainable timber, with cosy goose-down duvets, a wool mattress on the double bed, and Earthborn paints throughout, the Bothy is insulated with sheep's wool. Two more can sleep on the double sofa bed, and there's a separate shower room with loo. The two large solar panels on the roof power the lighting and charge your phone or laptop, but there's no TV or wifi. Instead watch the world go by from wide windows, or relax into the silence, complete apart from the yip of a fox or the hoot of an owl. 

Play at Famous Five on the rocky crags and hidden coves of nearby beaches, taste local game from great farm shops and restaurants, visit the 'Artists' Town' of Kirkcudbright, or experience the UK's longest zip wire.

Featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces on Channel 4, Tuesday 6th Nov!

Our guests say...

We absolutely loved the Bothy. The bothy itself is perfect, has everything you need for your stay included & the setting is beautiful. Julie & her family are lovely, welcoming & helpful. The perfect stay to unwind with beaches & forest a short drive away.



Such a unique, brilliant place and perfect for peace, quite & to recharge the batteries. The bothy is relaxing and has no distractions. I love how its situated as part of a working farm, but not right on top of it. George and the children were charming and took time out of their busy lambing season to talk and let us see their sheep, lambs and baby goat!! Julie makes home made treats for your arrival which is a really nice touch and they also provided plenty of wood to keep nice and cosy. Plenty of things to see and do in the area. Really would love to visit again and I am certainly intrigued by the treehouse. Really great stay and we would highly recommend. Thankyou.



We loved this bothy. Super hosts and bothy had everything we needed. Peaceful location.



We stayed at Brockloch Bothy for the first week of our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. Our first words when we arrived were 'wow!' and that was the feeling throughout. The bothy itself is well equipped, well designed and beautifully and comfortably decorated. The finishes and furnishings are beautiful, and the extra little touches like the basket of blankets make it feel like home. The view from the huge wall of windows is spectacular at any time of day and in any weather. The bothy is very well insulated as even when it was pretty cold and windy outside the inside retained the heat superbly (a little disappointing for my husband who wanted a log fire!). George and Julie are so welcoming and helpful and genuinely want to make your stay as perfect as possible. There is plenty to do without driving too far, and if you are willing to travel a bit further it's possible even to get out to the Isle of Arran for a daytrip. We will definitely be returning!



The stay was fantastic we took our 2 children and they loved it. It was so relaxing and Julie and George (the owners) where lovely.



It was fun, relaxing, peaceful, warm, its was a delight to have stayed at the Bothy at Brocklock Farm. I would truly recommend this place to anyone. Brilliantly placed in Dumfies that enables you to get to any of your planned day trips, sight seeing, walks along the beaches and places for the children. We will be heading back... definitely.



Loved it. Beautiful location, really attractive and interesting building



We had a lovely stay at Julie and George's bothy. We were warmly welcomed and made to feel right at home - the cake left in the kitchen went down a treat after a long drive! The bothy was just as we had hoped - beautifully decorated, comfortable, cosy, well equipped and in a great location with stunning views. It is isolated enough to feel like you were 'getting away from it all', but close enough to the farm to feel like Julie and George are there if you needed them. We would recommend the bothy to anyone and hope to visit their other listing, the treehouse, at some point in the future!



We enjoyed our two night Winter break at Brockloch Bothy. The Bothy is cosy and toasty warm, thanks to the wood burning stove and eco-insulation. Julie and George are great hosts - friendly and genuinely pleased to meet their guests. Seeing the new born lambs was a treat. As was meeting the pygmy goats.



Beautiful location and such a lovely little place! May try the treehouse next time.. Take a few books and your walking boots!



"The bothy is a beautiful amazing place to stay, perfect for a get away stay. It is furnished delightfully with lovely fittings and furniture. The bed is so comfy and was very cosy. A wood burner heats the bothy providing plenty of heat and a warm  glow . George and Julie the owners are very caring hosts, who were so helpful and nice"



"We stayed in the Bothy from the Thursday until the Sunday. We live in Newcastle and so it was a short 2.5 hour journey from home.  The location is lovely and the Bothy was wonderful...even better than expected.  We loved being in the middle of the field and working farm and enjoyed the quiet and the views. The Bothy was much better equipped than we'd hoped for and so it made for a very quiet, cosy home-away-from-home.  The cooking facilities and kitchen were perfectly sized for the both of us and the bathroom was very nicely done out as is the rest of the place. We spent most of the time reading and taking in the views.  We ventured to a pub a short (2 mile) walk away and to the Craigadam Country House which is about a 5 minute walk for dinner on the Friday. Our intention was to catch up on some much needed sleep and to relax and cut ourselves off from the rest of the World.  I felt like we did just that and I have come home feeling like a new person!"



"Thank you Brockloch Bothy for giving us memories to treasure. Four days of blissful peace ~ we loved hunkering down in such a snug & cosy hideaway. The magical combination of the simply stunning setting & beautifully designed Bothy really wowed us. We hunkered down as warm as toast by the fire whilst watching the big skies roll in.  Bliss!"



"It was wonderful, the location was stunning and we got a lovely warm welcome as well as some delicious fresh eggs from Julie"



"Very relaxing, nice hosts who were helpful and seemed genuinely interested in our well being.  Lovely, modern cottage with state of the art design and comfort.  Within easy travelling of local activities"



"Amazing, loved it. Peace and quiet."



"Beautiful location and a beautiful, unique property."



"We visited Brockloch Bothy in July with our two boys. We found it to be a very special place to unwind and enjoy the countryside and coast of Dumfries & Galloway. The Bothy was an inspiration – great design, thoughtfully decorated, comfortable and well equipped for a family of four and the homemade cake was much appreciated. Julie and George were wonderful, thoughtful hosts and even provided a temporary paddling pool for our children during a week of temperatures over 25 degrees!  It was a delight to be there and enjoy such privacy in amazing accommodation and stunning surroundings. We hope to be back in the winter to enjoy the log burning stove."



"The bothy and George and Julie could not have been any better! It was just as it was shown on TV and so relaxing! Recommend to everyone and will hope to return!"



"Fabulous. Warm, welcoming hosts, amazing location, superb design, great insulation, beautifully kept, walks from the door, bluebell woods, partridges, larks................... there was no worst, tho' the track to the bothy was a bit scary especially in the dark, I would not have it any other way - it should be!"



"Lovely accommodation, welcoming hosts and gorgeous location."



"The four of us stayed, 2 couples and it was fantastic. The Bothy is idyllic and set in a famers field overlooking the rolling hills. It was brilliant and secluded in the best possible way! We loved it."



"Although the weather was awful the weekend we stayed, the bothy was very cosy and comfortable."



"The place was absolutely stunning, my partner and I are both architects and are always looking for quirky design led places to stay outside of the city and we couldn't find fault with the place. Amazingly considered design, stunning location and the owners were lovely and welcoming."



"The best thing was our toddler having the freedom to run about, with the farmer letting him ride on the quad bike and visit the lambs. It was also great being "cut off from the world" i.e. no wifi and very little mobile signal. This ensured we completely relaxed!"



"Julie, the owner, was very helpful...everything was first class"



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