Canvas Lodge with private outdoor shower

UK Scotland South Scotland Dumfries And Galloway Balnab Whithorn Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 5 adults, 5 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided

The Owner Says

We believe in simplicity, but rest assured you will not be sacrificing luxury when staying in our canvas lodges. At 45m2, our spacious lodges are placed in stunning locations and will meet your need for modern comfort and craving to be close to nature. The Canvas Lodge is suitable for 6 people, 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old. Our interior features a fully equipped kitchen with a wood-stove, a living/dining area, outdoor area with BBQ, and three sleeping areas with high-quality mattresses, pillows, bedding and fluffy duvets!

We are all about getting back to the simpler times away from technology and to reconnect with nature and therefore do not have electricity and wi-fi in any of our farms.

Imagine having your own private outdoor shower

If you’re a nature lover, there is nothing quite sensational as showering in the midst of nature. Located right next to your tent is where you will find our wooden, rustic private outdoor shower. The illuminated oil lamps and the sky view from the top opening will make your shower much more magical and capture the essence of what we call the “feather down feeling”. Grab your towels and recharge yourself with a warm shower and truly be one with nature. Whether it’s in the morning or after a long day of adventure, this will surely be an experience you will never forget.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Balnab Whithorn Farm with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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Features & Facilities

Each family-sized safari tent has three rooms: a double bedroom, a bunk room and the main living space within which is a cute cupboard bed suitable for younger children. The living space also has a fully equipped kitchen, a wood-burning stove, dining area and a sofa and each tent has a private en-suite, flushing toilet. There is running cold water to both the hand basin and the kitchen sink. A private hot-water shower is not quite en suite but private and just outside your tent. There is also a sheltered veranda outside with two deck chairs, a picnic table and outdoor cooking area with a barbecue. Balnab Whithorn Farm also has an honesty shop on site.

Activities

The nearby town of Whithorn is said to be the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland and was a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. Found out about it at Whithorn Priory and Museum (01988 500 700) and then perhaps make your own pilgrimage to St Ninian's Cave on the beach and wander along to the Isle of Whithorn (not actually an island but a pretty coastal village). The seaside village of Garlieston is five miles away with the nearby coastal Galloway Estate Gardens (01988 600789) a pleasant place for a wander. For a longer walk, head out on the coastal route from Rigg Bay to the ruins of Cruggleton Castle. In the other direction, the fishing village of Port William is 10 miles away. Look out for the Drumtroddan Standing Stones on your way there. Whisky fans might want to take a trip to the Bladnoch Distillery (01988 402605), 12 miles from Balnab Whithorn Farm, on the outskirts of Wigtown. The town itself is well known for its annual book festival and as Scotland's national book town with bookshops on every corner. Wigtown Bay is a great place for bird watching and home to the Crook of Baldoon RSPB site.

Food & Drink

Head over to the little Central Cafe (07446 684224) at Whithorn for fish and chips, pizza or a Turkish breakfast. If you have a sweet tooth, try the community-run St Ninians Tea Room (01988 501197) for delicious cakes and tea with a view of the Isle of Whithorn Harbour or for something more substantial pop along to The Steam Packet Inn (01988 500334).

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Getting There

From the A75 at Newton Stewart, take the exit for the A714/Wigtown Road towards Wigtown. Bypass the town by following the B7005 then, after two miles, briefly join the A714 again heading towards Whithorn. After two miles, take a light left on to the B7004 towards Garlieston. Stay on this road for about five miles, past Garlieston, until you have the option to turn right on to the B2063. Follow this for around four miles until the end of the road. Turn right and then take the second lane on the left to reach Balnab Whithorn Farm.

This is not an easy location to get to by public transport. The closest train station is Stranraer, 30 miles from Balnab Whithorn Farm. From there or from Dumfries (60 miles from Balnab Whithorn but easier to get to from Edinburgh or England), you can get a bus to Newton Stewart then change for Whithorn, which is two miles from the farm.