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Off-grid Shepherd's Hut with uninterrupted views

SuperhostSouth Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Shepherd's hut hosted by Sarah
2 guests1 bedToilet with sink
Entire home
You’ll have the shepherd's hut (u.k., france) to yourself.
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Escape to our farm situated in a quiet rural location in SW Scotland. Stay off-grid in our beautiful shepherd's hut and re-connect with nature; fresh air, uninterrupted views, wild swimming, and dark skies.

The space
Have you ever wanted to just escape to somewhere that all you can heard is bird song, with not another property in sight? Get back to the basics of life and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

You might have sheep grazing around the hut or cows mooing over the stone wall in front of the hut but they will be your nearest neighbour.

One of the most magnificent sights in all of nature is the night sky peppered with stars. Luckily for us, Scotland has some of the largest expanses of dark sky in Europe making it a perfect destination for eager stargazers. We are situated within Europe's second Dark Sky Park, the first of its kind in the UK. A place which experiences low or practically non-existent levels of light pollution, revealing ink-black skies filled with dazzling stars.

We are in the heart of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere which has been recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature. The UNESCO Biosphere designation is recognition of the fantastic array of landscapes, wildlife, cultural heritage and learning opportunities that SW Scotland offers for communities, businesses and visitors to experience and celebrate in a sustainable way.

Maybe you like to explore on 2 wheels? Why not come and experience the thrills of the 7 Stanes at Glentrool, or try the trails at Kirroughtree, there is something for ages and abilities.

If you are wanting a gentle stroll through ancient woodland then The Wood of Cree is the place for you. It's the largest ancient wood in southern Scotland and in spring, it comes alive, with bluebells on the ground and the sound of pied flycatchers and warblers in the air. It is also the perfect place to see willow tits, as well as barn and tawny owls.

If you prefer a more energetic walk then at nearby Glentrool we have many options from 1 - 6 miles taking in rivers, lochs etc. Or maybe you want to try and tackle The Merrick, the highest summit in Southern Scotland and lies at the heart of the Galloway ranges. This popular ascent from Loch Trool provides the easiest route up to gain a panorama that includes much of the Galloway Forest as well as across to Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Walking is cheaper than therapy!

If you prefer to be beside the sea then Girvan is the place for you. A long sandy beach (often deserted!) and the town offers traditional seaside activities such as amusements, boating lake, and busy harbour. Sit on the shore and admire the wonderful views towards Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.

About 5 miles away from us is the award winning House 'o' Hill Hotel offering morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and hearty meals.

Our deceptively spacious 'tardis' of a hut is 18' x 8' and sleeps 2 in a comfy double bed and there is space for a travel cot or single blow up bed, or you may wish to pitch a tent outside for additional guests(£5 per extra guest)!

There is an en-suite compost WC, but no shower facility. All bed linen and towels are provided, along with blankets for colder days.

There is NO Wi-Fi, patchy mobile phone signal and NO hot tub but what you do have is books, games and a radio to keep you entertained.

We have a wood burner with a rocking chair, and a basket full of logs (additional can be purchased).

There is a small gas stove with kettle and complimentary tea and coffee. Basic cooking utensils are also provided. Bottled water is provided for drinking. There is a socket if you do need to charge your phone but no mains electric. Power is supplied via a solar panel on the shepherd's hut roof.

Sorry no pets as we are a working farm and sheep may be grazing around the hut at certain times of the year.

Off road parking is available but there is a short walk (approximately 200 metres) to the shepherd's hut across a field with no hard path so wear sensible shoes.

We are open 10 months of the year, closed for lambing during March and April.

MIDGES can be a problem at certain times of the year so we do provide midge repellent!

Guest access
Please bear in mind we are a working farm and there may be sheep grazing around the hut and cows in nearby fields.

Please DO NOT walk around the farm without checking with us first.

Other things to note
COVID-19 CLEANING
The open spaces on the doorstep at Creeside Escape Shepherd’s Hut, and the wonderful places to visit locally make it the perfect place to enjoy a safe break. We can’t wait to welcome guests to enjoy this special place.

It is important that we are able to provide a safe environment for you to enjoy your stay. We are absolutely committed to doing so.

Creeside Escape Shepherd’s Hut is a member of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers and this trade association has collaborated to develop a strict cleaning protocol for the self-catering sector, in the context of Covid-19.

I have personally undertaken Cleaning Protocol Training and am fully competent in my knowledge of the UK wide Cleaning Protocols for Self-Catering Properties and Short-Term Lets in the Context of Covid-19.

We have also updated our Risk Assessments and Cleaning checklists. And we have completed the AA Covid Confident establishment rating scheme to further enhance our knowledge.
A Digital Detox will be much needed after lock down!!!
Escape to our farm situated in a quiet rural location in SW Scotland. Stay off-grid in our beautiful shepherd's hut and re-connect with nature; fresh air, uninterrupted views, wild swimming, and dark skies.

The space
Have you ever wanted to just escape to somewhere that all you can heard is bird song, with not another property in sigh…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Heating
Indoor fireplace
Smoke alarm
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Private entrance

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South Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

We feel that the location of our farm is rather special, and we are slap bang in the centre of so many truly unique locations.

South Ayrshire has a distinctive appeal to visitors - long sandy beaches; rolling countryside; market towns and rural villages, a rich built and cultural heritage; and a host of other leisure and recreational facilities make it a must visit must return destination.

The first thing you notice about Dumfries & Galloway is just how beautiful this lowland part of Scotland is. From the rocky and sandy Solway Coast looking out for miles across the sea, to the lush green inland forests and hills, it's simply amazing. And it's not just us that think so - writers such as Robert Burns, artists and many more have been inspired by these lands.

The Galloway Forest Park managed by Forestry Commission Scotland offers spectacular views and a diversity of dramatic scenery. Three hundred square miles of wild beauty are waiting to be explored, here, in Britain's largest forest park. Due to its remoteness, the Galloway Forest Park has been awarded the status of being one of only four "Dark Sky Parks" in the western world, Once the sun sets on the three hundred square miles of rugged wilderness that is the Galloway Forest Park, under an inky-blue sky they become the darkest in all of Europe.

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is the first ‘new style’ Biosphere in Scotland and one of only four in the UK. Biospheres have three main functions; conservation, learning /research, and sustainable development. Biosphere designation brings no new regulation of activities within the area.
We feel that the location of our farm is rather special, and we are slap bang in the centre of so many truly unique locations.

South Ayrshire has a distinctive appeal to visitors - long sandy beaches…

Hosted by Sarah

Joined in September 2018
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I am a busy farmers wife, mum of 2 and part time medical secretary. I love being outside helping on the farm but also love to meet new people, and look forward to welcoming you to our shepherd's hut; Creeside Escape. If you need anything please just ask!
I am a busy farmers wife, mum of 2 and part time medical secretary. I love being outside helping on the farm but also love to meet new people, and look forward to welcoming you to…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 17:00 - 23:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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