The Waterhouse retreat is a haven of peace set in beautiful rural south west Scotland. It is only minutes away from stunning coastline and secluded beaches and the jewel of the South, the Artist's town and fishing port of Kirkcudbright. The Waterhouse gardens have a unique romantic ambiance and are a popular venue for special events like honeymoons, romantic getaways and anniversaries.The secluded natural setting and privacy of The Waterhouse is ideal for naturist visitors, who are welcome here. Naturism is entirely optional and non-naturist guests are equally welcome. The accommodation consists of 3 unique, luxury lodges, available to rent separately or together for larger groups up to 10 persons.Evening meals are available, with the owners, in the cottage kitchen/diner on request. Garden vegetables in season.Gardens open under the Scottish Garden Scheme. Open 23 June 2013 - 1pm to 5pm THE WATERHOUSE LODGE AND THE BOATHOUSEThe Waterhouse is a hand crafted, eco, wooden hideaway, nestling gently in an acre of densely planted cottage garden, heavily scented with roses, buddleia and honeysuckle. The Waterhouse gardens are a wildlife sanctuary teaming with an abundance of bird species. The Waterhouse Lodge has a spacious, south facing, glass fronted sunroom and a sun deck which overhangs a large pond. A lower deck contains a private HOT TUB, heated and used all year round - a winter treat for watching the clearest skies in Britain, as well as a relaxing summer's evening.Sleeps 4, in 1 double and 1 bunk room.The Boathouse is a smaller, self contained, fully equipped, wooden Wigwam, which can be booked alongside the Waterhouse as an additional living/sleeping space for larger group holidays. The Boathouse is not available for separate rental.Sleeps 2, in 1 double bed.AMENITIES: private gardens, hot tub, showers, sun decks, picnic tables/outdoor eating area, board games, books, DVD player, CD/radio music system with MP3 lead, gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, linens, towels and bathrobes provided, local guides/maps, biomass stove(real fire), toaster, kettle, hospitality pack of local produce, solar powered water heater (electric back-up), free off-road car parking.WESTWATER LODGEWestwater Lodge is a lovely, traditional, spacious, stone built Galloway cottage standing in its own private garden. It has a large south facing deck area surrounding a comfortable, glass sun-room which overlooks the garden. The rustic character of the cottage has been retained and rooms are light and airy. The open log fires in the living room and dining room are beautiful features that make the cottage cosy and comfortable all year round. The cottage sleeps 4, in 1 double and 1 twin bedroom. AMENITIES: sun deck, picnic tables, large private garden, DVD/CD/Freesat flat screen TV/radio, board games, books, local guides/maps, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, linen and towels provided, electric shower, storage heaters, free basket of logs, hospitality pack of local produce, free off-road parking.