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Off-Grid ‘Knowe Lodge’ Cabin in Scotland


If you ever get a chance to go to Scotland, you most definitely should take it — and you could even stay in this lovely little off-grid cottage perched high on a hill with breathtaking views.

The one-bedroom cottage has a dine-in kitchen and cozy living room with floor-to-ceiling windows that let you take in the Scottish countryside. You can dine outdoors as well, or soak in the wood-fired hot tub. What do you think?

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Wood-Fired Hot Tub and Breathtaking Views

Knowe Lodge Off-Grid Scottish Vacation Cabin

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The evening glow fills the cabin.

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The wood stove helps keep things toasty

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The spring water on site must be boiled before consumption.

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Bold yellow dine-in kitchen.

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Hang your coats and put away your shoes upon entry

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Some welcoming tulips.

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Now that’s a view!

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The couch becomes a second sleeping area.

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Double bed in the separate bedroom

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A nice spot to read.

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Rainfall showerhead makes this magical.

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Winding pathway up to the cottage.

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Looks lovely lit up at night.

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Back of the cottage.

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Here’s the awesome hot tub.

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The porch has more seating.

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Highlights:

  • “Off-grid” — NO electricity, except for lighting sourced from the solar panels on the roof.
  • Water is sourced from a private spring.
  • Oen plan living area, dining area and kitchen
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Log-burning stove.
  • There is a double sofa bed in the living room that can accommodate 2 extra people with bed linen provided (an additional £15pppn charge).
  • Gas oven with grill and hob and a fridge with a small freezer at the top
  • Pots and pans, dish-ware and kitchen utensils are provided, making it suitable to cook a lovely meal
  • Beautiful double bedroom with a wooden headboard and matching bedside table and a chest of drawers
  • Bed linen and Bathrobes are provided.
  • Modern bathroom with walk-in rain shower, toilet, basin and mirror. Towels are provided
  • Covered decking area with a table and bench
  • Outside wood fired hot tub making it a nice place to sit and relax and watch the stars.

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Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Marsha Cowan
    May 26, 2022, 1:54 pm

    It’s lovely. Quick question. . .I grew up drinking spring water straight out of an artesian well at my Aunt’s house, and water drawn up from a dug well in buckets at my grandmother’s house. We never boiled the water because it was filtered and pure. Even now my water comes straight out of the ground well unfiltered and untreated and I drink it directly. Why is the water coming from the ground in Scotland not already filtered and pure? Why must it be boiled? I’ll be 70 years old in a few months and have never gotten sick from drinking spring or well water. Just wondering if things are different regarding water in Scotland and other parts of the world.

    • James D.
      May 27, 2022, 3:19 am

      It’s different everywhere, depends on the geology and what the well has been exposed to over time. Like on a farm you have to account for the activity of the farm animals and whether or not they could contaminate the well. Along with any time the well is worked on can provide a new opportunity for it to become contaminated.

      While some may be in an area that benefits from natural filtration like spring water that runs through a mountain could be traveling through granite, etc. that filters the water before it gets to you and keeps it at a good ph level or comes from deep in the ground, etc.

      Some areas will have natural contaminants in the ground, or water table is too close to the surface and not isolated enough, etc. Basically, ground water conditions are not universal and can vary even in the same area… While differences can be things like mineral content. So some water may also be healthier and tastier than others as well…

      Just doesn’t mean there’s always going to be a problem either, it’s just something to be aware of and that every water source may be different and some may need regular testing or will require filtering, etc. to use. While others may last generations without issue and can even be the type of water that people may pay to be bottled ;-p

  • Marsha Cowan
    May 27, 2022, 7:04 am

    Thank you, James. Interesting. I guess Scotland being on an island could greatly affect the ground water, too. Well, the house is lovely enough, and the scenery beautiful enough, to stay there even if one has to boil water. I might add that boiled water loses minerals necessary for daily living and functioning, so one must be sure to take mineral tablets to replenish the minerals lost to boiling. I’m sure bottled water could be bought in town, too.

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