Loch Ken Eco Bothies
Off Grid Modular Eco Pods
STUNNING ECO RETREAT IN DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
...this ticked all the boxes for environmental sustainability and great design... An off-the-grid retreat, with hot water and lighting powered by solar, it was a very special place to spend the weekend...The angular form of the building was very striking from all sides. Beautiful simplicity inside, a very light and airy space and a welcoming environment. It was a very well thought out space with everything you could need...
smid75, Eco Bothy Visitor Review, Tripadvisor, 25th June 2015
Designed to be rented out as holiday accommodation, Loch Ken Eco Bothies nestle by the lochside and are easily spotted by their distinctive pyramid roofs. The two eco pod buildings look out over the loch and are solar–powered eco retreats. The four pod bothy sleeps 2-4 people and has one double bedroom, the five pod bothy has two double bedrooms and sleeps 4-6.
The Bothies are designed for year round use. Individual skylights in each pod illuminate the pyramid ceilings and provide gentle ventilation in summer; solar gain from the large double glazed windows warms the buildings on sunny winter days and both buildings are fitted with wood burning stoves providing extra warmth in cooler months. Thick layers of sheep wool insulate the walls, floor and roof to keep the heat
Earthborn organic paints in panels of soft colour articulate the interior space and compliment the pale spruce timber used throughout. The flooring is oak and the exterior is clad in Scotlarch.
Two Bedroom Eco Bothy Layout
The Bothies maximise their south facing aspect with a large area of timber decking running the length of the front of each building and providing generous space for indoor outdoor living. Large Velfac sliding, double-glazed windows flood the living rooms and kitchens with daylight, and patio doors in the bedrooms frame the lochside views.
Each bothy has a small hallway, a fully fitted shower room, kitchen/living space and one or two double bedrooms . Each kitchen is complete with hand built, painted cabinets with oiled oak worktops and under counter sinks; the integrated 12v fridge is solar powered and the oven and hob are run off bottled gas. The bedrooms have full length mirrors, bedside 12v lights and a patio door for private access onto the decking.