Scottish Surprise

Our Christmas present to ourselves was a couple of nights away, minus two teenagers… yeehaa! And because I like to think I’m the boss in the house, I sorted out and booked the two nights without letting on to Mr’Gnomead where we were headed… Unfortunately for him it wasn’t a spa break at Centre Parcs, or a luxury hotel with all mod cons (he was warned!!) Something WAAAAY more fun…

YES! a wooden hut in the middle of nowhere with no electricity or toilet facilities…or kitchen…or water… oh dear, what had I done!!??

We arrived at our destination on a dull grey afternoon and I was a little bit concerned when we walked in to a small, cold, dark wooden house at the bottom of a field. Visions of luxury hotels and spa breaks did fleet across my mind at this point! But soon with the log burner roaring, the candles lit and some fish and chips in our tummies it transformed itself into a magical little hidey-hole, so peaceful, so secluded and so, so cosy…

The next day was spent on a whistle stop tour exploring the Rhins of Galloway with lighthouses, beaches and lovely seaside villages, an area well worth visiting. We had tea cooked on an open fire outside and then into the cosy Roundhouse to fall asleep to candle light and the log burner flickering…bliss!

We woke up to a misty, mysterious morning, ate breakfast by the campfire and packed to head home by the scenic route.

Misty morning

This was at a great little campsite called Balloch O’Dee which had been recommended to us by two of our friends. An absolute gem of a place and one we will certainly be returning to. As well as camping they have other quirky and unique accommodation available. Gorgeous showers and toilets and friendly people – what more could you want? !