Swan Bothy lies at the heart of Martnaham nature reserve on the edge of a two mile long loch - a stretch of water which is a haven for wildfowl and swans - fringed on the opposite shore by one of the last remaining oak woods in south west Scotland.
Set within extensive private grounds and enjoying magical views across the loch, visitors are steeped in nature as they relax into its rhythms away from everyday cares.
The granite built cottage once housed the gamekeeper, a netting loft and visiting carriages from Culzean Castle, home of the Marquess of Ailsa who enjoyed bringing picnic parties to this far flung corner of his estate.
The current owners, whose family have lived on the estate for nearly 100 years, created the comfortable retreat you find today.
Blending old with new, antique furnishings and art with top quality beds and mod cons, including a Bose sound system for a romantic sound track to your Scottish escape. The cottage is settled gracefully in the nature that envelops it and the stress of life drops away as the symphony of bird song assails the senses and time ceases to matter in the soft morning air.
‘We have had the most amazing stay here… we return home with batteries recharged and many precious memories.’
‘What a fantastic setting! We’ve had a super week… just sitting out side next to the lake is an ideal tonic.’
‘The view over the loch with the swans and the tranquillity are great.’
‘We leave with a feeling of well being’
‘We lost track of time’