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Todholes Shepherds Hut

Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic retreat in a beautiful rural location; the perfect place to stargaze
  • Relax and enjoy the lovely views as you sink into your private hot tub
  • Perfect location for exploring nearby towns of Annan and Gretna Green
Property code: 90974

Enjoy a couples’ holiday or a solo trip in the Scottish countryside at this wee shepherd's hut, located in an idyllic spot 5 miles from Annan in Dumfries and Gallaway. The standalone dwelling 7 miles from the Scotland-England border is located within a functioning farm and boasts spectacular views over the expansive countryside. It’s a wonderful base for exploring the scenic landscapes of Dumfries by foot, car or bike.

This bonnie little property offers rustic yet comfortable living. The outside is presented in painted metal for an attractive and clean appearance. Inside, it’s decorated in a warm style with tasteful artwork on the walls, attractive decorative additions such as tiles in the kitchen and plenty of wood. The wood-panelled ceiling is gently curved, reflecting the outside of the hut, and the wood panels are repeated elsewhere for a cohesive overall look.

You’ll access the property via a pathway with the owner's chickens clucking around your feet. Ascend three short steps to reach French doors that lead inside. The cosy, open-plan interior features a dining space, a Smart TV, a small but perfectly formed kitchen and a lofted double bed with handy storage below. A separate shower room with a WC completes the indoor living area.

Heading out the French doors again, your outside space reveals gasp-worthy views of the surrounding fields. The enclosed garden is a haven for reading, dining and relaxing in good weather. There's a comfortable seating area that overlooks the stunning rural landscape, setting the stage for a relaxing experience and outdoor dining. And the icing on the cake? The luxurious private wood-fired hot tub, where you can rest those weary limbs with the serene countryside all around you.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric 2-ring hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Electric heating
  • Private seating area outside hut
  • Private wood-fired hot tub (wood provided)
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Regret, no children
  • Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 3.5 miles
  • 1 small well-behaved dog welcome with prior agreement from owner
  • Short term let License Number : DG00846F
  • Arrival: 14:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

The area around this peaceful dwelling is a nature lover’s dream, with tranquil fields and flat estuary land bordering the scenic River Esk (just 2.5 miles away as the crow flies) and Solway Firth.

You’ll find a shop, takeaways and a couple of welcoming pubs 2 miles away in the small village of Eastrigg, where there’s also a war museum that will be popular with history fans.

To trek through the local scenery, join the popular Annandale Way 5 miles away in Annan, then absorb the breathtaking views as you head towards the source of the River Annan. The trail finishes all the way up in the hills north of Moffat (30 miles), so you can choose which stretch you choose to walk.

In Annan, the town's vibrant high street offers much to the curious visitor, with its rich history and excellent selection of local shops, cafes and eateries.

Keen to visit an atmospheric Scottish fortress? You won’t need to go far, with the 13th-century Caerlaverock Castle a mere 18-mile drive. The stunning Carlisle Castle, an English Heritage site, is also just over the border.

You'll also be just a 7-mile drive from Gretna Green, the renowned destination for quick weddings – though nowadays you can’t just rock up and tie the knot!

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Jonathan 11th November 2023

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Reviewed by John 30th September 2023

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Had the best overnight stay. From the lovely welcome pack to the glorious views and peacefull setting. Fresh eggs and milk straight from farm were a great touch. Both really enjoyed our time there. Can't fault anything really. Will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Richard 27th September 2023

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What can I say other than simply perfect. Beautiful, outstandingly clean, easiest check in and check out process ever. Dont think about booking it just book it. You will not be disappointed, we got married in Gretna just the two of us and this little hut made the whole thing that bit more special.

Reviewed by Andrea 18th August 2023

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Stayed for 2 nights. The hut has everything you need and very cosy. Owners are so helpful and friendly, would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Tiago 7th June 2023

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Reviewed by Autumn 31st March 2023

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Location

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