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The Bothy At Kirkwood
The Bothy At Kirkwood
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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Renovated rustic woodland cabin, 1.5 miles south of Biggar surrounded by a private woodland. Views to Coulter Fell and Tinto, wood burning stove/cooker, outdoor (heat your own water) camping shower, outdoor compost loo, 15 min walk to the River Clyde, Edinburgh 40mins by car
* This is not Glamping! ;-)

The space

A renovated wooden horse stable with mezzanine bed up a ladder, wood-burning stove (pots/pans/utensils etc provided), kitchen sink with fresh drinking water and DIY outdoor (hot!) camping shower. This is simple, rustic living for those who want to be closer to nature, surrounded by trees and birdsong. The site is not completely free of road noise (see satellite image) but with a light wind through leafy trees it's certainly well masked.

Guest access

Parking space next to main house then a 3 minute walk into the wood to the cabin. The ground can be muddy so boots are advised!

Interaction with guests

Sometimes we can greet guests, sometimes we never actually interact other than by email. We aim to leave people in peace. There is usually someone around at the nearby house in an emergency otherwise I'm available on my phone anytime.

Other things to note

This is a small 20 acre private woodland, one of the last few in this valley, in which we ask guests to be peaceful and respect the wildlife it supports. We request that guests stick to paths to and from the cabin and up to the viewpoint along the periphery of the woodland to allow any ground nesting birds or deer to remain undisturbed.

Free parking on premises

Extra people $23 NZD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad

We hate too many rules but these are essential! You may think these are a given but some haven't!

No Outdoor Footwear worn inside The Bothy
No Candles on the Stove or up on the Mezzanine!
Candles to be used only in holders provided!

This is a space for peace, creativity, contemplation and switching off from the stresses of our busy, modern world. Stoke up the fire and put the kettle on!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

136 Reviews

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Rebecca User Profile
October 2017
Lovely peaceful place to stay for a few days. The bothy is cosy, clean and warm and in a nice secluded spot. Really enjoyable stay.

Malcolm User Profile
September 2017
Lovely stay in a cosy cabin in the woods. Thanks. :-)

Kirsten User Profile
September 2017
The Bothy is a very special place - warm and cosy with the wood burning stove - a great privilege to able to stay there.

Lesley User Profile
September 2017
Excellent as before! Will absolutely be back. Merlin is a great host and the bothy is fantastic.

Paul User Profile
September 2017
Loved being back at The Bothy. Perfect place for taking some time out and Merlin is a great host.

Mathias User Profile
September 2017
Surprisingly comfortable and very clean cottage. Cooking and hot showering worked well, but make sure you have your fire making skills ready. ;-) Be prepared not to have electricity, and enjoy your romantic stay "off the grid," as we did!

Laura User Profile
September 2017
The bothy is beautiful and surrounded by nature. The hosts leave great instructions for the fire and of local walks. I went to the reservoir which is defiantly worth a visit there's a lovely pub and shops near by if they are really needed. The bothy is clean, comfortable and cosy. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and would defiantly stay again. Thank you.

Biggar, United KingdomJoined in April 2013
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