The Waterhouse is a unique naturist self -catering, small holiday centre in beautiful “Bonnie Galloway” set in stunning rural South West Scotland. It is just 3 miles from breath-taking coastal walks and beaches, many secluded and suitable for naturist dips. The artists town and fishing port of Kirkcudbright is an 8 minute drive away on possibly the quietest roads in Britain.
The Waterhouse consists of 2 self-catering, self- build eco lodges, set in an acre of very special gardens. Located in beautiful rural Galloway on a farm, The Waterhouse is a tranquil, romantic and secluded naturist friendly hideaway. All the gardens can be enjoyed naturist, as can an evening drink or buffet on the owner’s suntrap patio. It is a stunning environment for special occasions like honeymoons and birthdays or simply “just being” and getting back to nature. It is a place to gently unwind, listen to the breeze over gentle water, and watch swans, geese and red kites, or dark winter skies overhead, while luxuriating in the hot-tub. A private space to explore the beauty, natural wonders, excellent restaurants and rich artistic heritage of this tranquil, low populated corner of Scotland.
The Waterhouse is an oak pole house located in retired teachers and owners Martin and Sharon’s garden, but separate and private if preferred. It is self-designed and constructed with help from skilled craftsmen and friends. The Waterhouse and The Boathouse are beautifully furnished for comfort, warmth and cosiness.
Meeting and caring for visitors is an important part of the owners philosophy and outlook. Greeting customers on arrival, helping to point guests in the direction of their interests, occasional garden or hot-tub chats, evening meals and fond farewells afford some valuable opportunities to share experiences.
“Our main thinking was how good it would be to create a paradise garden for wildlife and to invite others to experience and enjoy the beautiful space as naked as nature intended. We wanted to build as wonderful a house and gardens as we could and share them with lots of interesting people”
-To provide a tranquil sanctuary/refuge for weary travellers.
-To breathe, relax, unwind.
-To bathe naked under the stars
-To get away from phones, internet and TV.
-To simply be.
-and perhaps enjoy a glass or 2 of wine or Prosecco!!
The Waterhouse is for naturists who do not want crowds, just themselves or a few friends, and sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children
The Boathouse sleeps 2 adults and can ONLY be rented as extra space with The Waterhouse.
The Waterhouse prices start from £320 (winter for 4 night break) up to
£520 (mid Summer) for 3 day weekend or 4 day weekday break.
Weeks range from £535 to £830
Adding The Boathouse starts from £135 for 4 nights (low) to £160 (high).
Full information and booking info on our website www.waterhousekbt.co.uk
phone -01557 331266
Please note; Westwater Lodge is no longer part of this centre. It has been sold but is still on the website until a re-build is complete.
The Waterhouse Gardens are open by arrangement for visits under the Scottish Garden Scheme. Visits can be naturist. Please phone or e-mail us.
“We just wanted to sit outside clothes free and enjoy the gardens and its wildlife. Will be sad to leave but will be booking again for next year”- June 2019
“Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of paradise with us.
“A little bit of heaven on earth. The highlight was waking up every morning and going straight in the hot tub and being visited by all the wildlife”-April 2019
“What a magical few days spent here in the peace and tranquillity of this amazing place. A truly magical experience, like something out of an old fairy tale and such wonderful hosts”-April 2019
“Perfect for a romantic break. Gardens are beautiful and private, ideal for naturists.”-Sept 2017
“A fabulous weekend. What a little treasure you have built! Enjoyed experimenting as being naturists in the privacy of the gardens and hot tub.”-Feb 2018
“Not sure how I stumbled across The Waterhouse but so glad we did. What a lovely 25th wedding anniversary & my husband has become a naturist convert”-June 2018
“Wow! What a wonderful way to celebrate 50 years of marriage. Absolutely delightful, idiosyncratic and unique. The only bad thing was having to put clothes on to go out”-July 2018
“Wow, what can be said about this beautiful place that hasn’t already been said. Stunning views, so peaceful. Great way to spend our honeymoon. Fantastic hosts and hospitality second to none”-July 2018
“Becoming our 2nd home. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful little paradise here. We don’t want to get dressed again!!!”-Sept 2018
“The Waterhouse is an amazing oasis of peace, calm and beauty in a busy world. A place to recharge. It will be in our thoughts for a long time” Aug 2017
“Homely but heavenly! A true hidden gem! Perfect!”
“The spring flowers in the garden, the birds, and the red squirrel made great photo subjects. The “relaxed” dress code plus the hot tub make The Waterhouse unique”- March 2019
“Beautiful cabin in a lovely area. Endless amounts of fun in the hot tub, BBQ and sitting around the fire at night. The four of us embraced our inner naturist in the hot tub! Our dog loved it here too! -Aug 2018
“What a glorious, well -appointed lodge. The hot tub “au naturalle” is a must.”- Jan2019