Beautiful open plan lodge with country views
Enjoy the sunsets from the decking
Fantastic space to relax and unwind
Cosy romantic nights in
Snuggle up by the fire with a glass of wine
Kitchen area with breakfast table
Kitchen with views across the fields
Bathroom with shower and WC
Covered hot tub perfect way to chill out
Perfect romantic getaway
1 / 10  Beautiful open plan lodge with country views
2 / 10  Enjoy the sunsets from the decking
3 / 10  Fantastic space to relax and unwind
4 / 10  Cosy romantic nights in
5 / 10  Snuggle up by the fire with a glass of wine
6 / 10  Kitchen area with breakfast table
7 / 10  Kitchen with views across the fields
8 / 10  Bathroom with shower and WC
9 / 10  Covered hot tub perfect way to chill out
10 / 10  Perfect romantic getaway

Dalton Shepherd's Hideaway

Dumfries (9mlsW), Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Perfect for couples seeking a rural romantic retreat
  • Country living and wonderful countryside views
  • Located in a beautiful rural area in the heart of sleepy picturesque village of Dalton
  • Ideally placed within walking distance to the Pub, Thai restaurant and Gin Distillary
  • Ideal location to explore Dumfries & Galloway and the Lake District
Property code: 72648

This quirky shepherd lodge is spacious and well presented, offering cosy country living and enjoying wonderful countryside views. Perfect for couples seeking a rural retreat.

This quirky shepherd’s hut is surrounded by wonderful countryside landscapes, so provides the perfect romantic getaway in this tranquil and remote part of Scotland. It is situated on the rugged and wild coastline of the Solway Firth which offers miles of sandy beaches to explore. It is also within easy access of local amenities, as well as nearby towns and villages that offer a variety of leisure and shopping facilities such as Annan, Dumfries and Lockerbie.

Unique and curiously charming, this delightful shepherd’s hut provides a wonderful experience for staying in the Scottish countryside. Thoughtfully decorated to make great use of space, this well-equipped accommodation has plenty of country-living charm as well as contemporary colours that keep the lodge fresh and bright. With the classic and colourful arched roof and panelled sides, it is the perfect retreat.

Venture in through the French doors into the open-plan studio. On one side is the kitchen which is compact yet equipped with cooking essentials including a microwave, fridge and electric hob, and has a beautiful view over the fields from the window. The dining table is a lovely space for breakfast or even a romantic dinner in the evening. This side of the lodge also houses the stylish shower room. Snuggle up on the sofa in front of the wood burner on colder nights and put on your favourite film on the wall-mounted TV. Cosy and comfortable, the double bed ensure a peaceful night of sleep.

Step on to the decking outside, with a seating area to enjoy the vibrant sunsets. Or you can appreciate the splendid scenery from the warmth of the hot tub. Dine alfresco with the BBQ or roast marshmallows over the fire pit. There is even a small pond with a walkway across it. You also have access to private off-road parking for one car.

  • Studio open plan living with double bed
  • 1 shower room with shower cubicle and WC
  • Microwave, small electric hob & small fridge
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric included
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge

Located in the lovely village of Dalton, with its friendly pub and Thai restaurant, you are in a great central location to explore the bustling towns and rugged coastline nearby. Just 9.5 miles away lies the thriving market town of Dumfries which has a rich history that can be uncovered in the lovely museums, including the story of Robert Burns who spent the final years of his life in Dumfries. Another must-see historical site is Caerlaverock Castle; an impressive 13th-century triangular moated castle, which boasts an extraordinary history and is the epitome of a medieval fortress.

Following the River Annan south, you will come to the well-loved coastline of the Solway Firth. Boasting 200 miles of sandy, pebble and shell beaches, as well as marshlands and raised mires, there is a multitude of walks to embark on, perhaps take a picnic to enjoy in the sea breeze. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to a variety of wildlife and dotted along the coastline you can find lovely coastal villages and towns to stop by.

Just 5.5 miles north of Dalton is Castle Loch. Spend an afternoon walking along the shores, or even try your hand at fishing or sailing. At the southern end of the loch, you will find the ruins of Lochmaben Castle which is steeped in history.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bruce 16th August 2019

the location was perfect for my wife and I, nice and relaxing not a lot to do in the town but an ideal place for visiting surrounding areas Thai restaurant across the road is very nice

Reviewed by mark 12th July 2019

Lovely little place for couples to relax I'll definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Theresa 28th June 2019

This was a total chill out, owners were very friendly and helpful. Hot tub was covered by a gazebo with coloured fairy lights above, looking out over fields. Pub/ thai restaurant just over the road, and a gin distillery 10 minutes walk away. The bathroom has a chemical toilet, but this works fine and plenty of eco friendly bamboo toilet roll was prRead moreovided. Also shower/ handgel and washing up liquid provided. Cant wait to go back, fab time was had!! Hide

Reviewed by Francesca 21st June 2019

I cannot recommend this place enough! The owners were lovely and very helpful, the locals were friendly and the location was perfect! It's a great place for anyone who is eco friendly and just needs some freedom to relax in the countryside.

Reviewed by Thomas 13th June 2019

Perfect for a short relaxing stay, everything you need is at hand, ideal base to explore south west Scotland

Reviewed by Robert 1st June 2019

Probably better suited to short stays than a full week. Cooking facilities limited to microwave and single hob. Location is quiet with uninterrupted views of the countryside. A great place to switch off from everything.

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