We found The Buchan and at first it seemed a bit unreal and not a serious contender, being quite big and quite expensive, but how can you NOT want to stay here! So we went for it, and bonus, it was big enough to invite all our friends too!
The Buchan is located in the Glentrool valley, on the shores of Loch Trool and in the Dark Sky Park of the Galloway Forest. To get to the house you go for miles down a little road that gets smaller and smaller and more remote. But it is only a few miles away from the Glentrool 7 Stane Trail Centre, and 15 mins drive to Kiroughtree, win!
The Galloway Forest is designated an official Dark Sky Park which means there is very low light pollution, because there are no houses for miles and miles! So when you go out on a cloudless night the stars are stunning! We did venture out after a few beers so the stars were also dancing! But I was amazed that there were so many.
Oh yeah, that's the conservatory, overlooking the loch and er yeah there's a hot tub in there! WHAT!?!
We had the Buchan for 3 nights, Mark and I travelled up on our own on Friday, did a spot of biking, our friends joined us for a party on Saturday night and enjoyed the scenery on Sunday and Mark and I were on our own again for the final night on the Sunday.
here... but there sure was a pretty view from the stone!