‘NEW’ The Secret Shepherd’s Hut, Loch Ken


Shepherd’s hut hosted by Raewyn

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the shepherd's hut (u.k., france) to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Raewyn is a Superhost
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A beautiful ‘off grid’ Shepherds hut for two (sleeps up to three with king-size bed and small single bed), in a idyllic location on the banks of unspoilt Loch Ken, in SW Scotland.

Enjoy the simple pleasures of slow living in our eco friendly hut , spend the evening watching the sun set over the loch from the decking or around the outdoor fire pit at the edge of the loch .A romantic getaway or rural escape, in a beautiful secluded spot where you can star gaze under our dark sky.

The space
Our Shepherds hut is situated on the shore of Loch Ken, with views over the Galloway Forest park in a unique UNESCO biosphere and dark sky location. We provide a break from a hectic world, but can also cater for the more adventurous, with a water sports marina and the galloway activity centre only a mile away. Enjoy the evening sun from the decking or loch side, with wildlife to spot - heron, wild ducks, deer, hedgehogs, red squirrels, owls, otters (dawn & dusk if you’re lucky!) and red kites to name a few. Inside, our pot belly stove not only keeps you snug but can be used for cooking -use the top as a hot plate for making that perfect cup of coffee in the coffee pot provided . For warmer days there is an outdoor fire pit beside the hut or light the one down at the waters edge ( other cooking options include charcoal bbq , gas camping ring or enjoy a meal at the award winning Clachan Inn 5 miles away). As the nights draw in you can light the stove , close the shutters and climb into the super comfy king sized bed (with mattress topper and crisp white bed linen). In the mornings enjoy a lie -in, read or take in the views of the loch and all it’s wildlife without ever having to get out of bed ! There is hot and cold running water, small Belfast sink (water pumped to the hut and shower using energy from a solar panel) chairs, table, enamel crockery and all your essential cooking utensils provided inside the hut. Try your hand at some eco friendly and rustic living with an eco composting toilet ( luxury woohoo style so no smells or separating required) and a separate hot water rainforest shower situated a couple of metres away for privacy, but not too far away for a visit in the middle of the night. (Or the brave may just want to bath in the loch under the stars ! )

We are Eco friendly and electricity free (bring your own battery pack, 4G is available if you want it) . We provide bottled drinking water, milk, tea, coffee, hot chocolate , sugar, salt and pepper with well-stocked village shops located in Balmaclellan (4 miles away), New Galloway and Dalry . We support the ethos of wild camping with a ‘leave no trace’ (please take away your rubbish and use water sparingly) policy.

If you are adventurous or just wish to escape... book your stay with us now !

Additional notes:
- bbq supplied ( bring your own charcoal)
- bed linen, towels and hot water bottles provided
- outdoor Veer pot to help keep a small carton of milk or your bottle of wine cool overnight
- free fishing
-two sun loungers located on the banks of the loch with loch side fire pit
- complimentary matches, kindling and a bag of logs (extra bags of logs delivered for a charge but must be ordered the day before arrival)
- 5 litre complimentary drinking water
- eco washing up liquid/cloth and biodegradable Faith in Nature hand and shower products supplied

Please note as we are a working farm so no dogs are allowed.

- if you wish to share the adventure with others you are welcome to bring a small tent for your children or friends - £10/ night/ small tent. Other sized tents negotiable .

Bring your own fishing rod, paddle board or kayak to launch off the shore in front of the Shepherds hut or bikes to explore the numerous cycle trails in the area !

* please note children must be supervised at all times as the location is on the shore of the loch.

* hot and cold running water is not available from 1 Nov- 1 April due to frost protection but our hut is available to those who want to experience the winter wilds, snuggled up in front of the pot belly stove !

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Bay view
River view
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Fire pit
Long-term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom

As a recognised Dark Sky and UNESCO Biosphere we are an unspoilt region, with our Shepherds hut offering a gateway to birdwatching, walking , cycling, fishing and watersports. There is so much to explore in the area with the pretty arts and crafts harbour town of Kirkcudbrightshire and coastal villages such as Kippford less than 20 miles away. Drumlanrig And Culzean Castle are just under an hours drive with local beauty spots such as Threave Castle, Galloway Forest park/otter pool, Ernespie Farm park, Cream of Galloway Ice cream and Carrick Bay all within a short drive. Local produce and artisan shops are to be found in the pretty market town of Castle Douglas.I

Hosted by Raewyn

  1. Joined in August 2015
  • 111 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

Guests are able to park on site and use the self check in process. We live a mile away and are always contactable by phone or email to answer any further questions .

Raewyn is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm

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