Upland Shepherd Huts
Upland Shepherd Huts
A pair of delightful huts offering a unique off grid glamping experience set amongst wonderful scenery. Using mainly reclaimed materials, the Upland Shepherd Huts offer an unforgettable stay.
Fantastic Glamping Options
Upland Shepherd Huts comprise two fantastic glamping options. Both huts are similarly designed and furnished.
The Gardener’s Hut is next to the main house but it is not overlooked and private. Its South facing and has a fabulous open view over the valley.
The Woodman’s Hut is situated about 100m away from the house accessed through the owners extended garden. It is secluded and private with fantastic views.
Unforgettable off-grid luxury glamping
A traditional shepherds hut included a bed, stove, chair and some storage. They had a stable type door that allowed the shepherd to shelter and still stay in touch with his flock. The traditional huts were also on cast iron wheels to allow them to be moved by a horse or pony around the hillsides. The shepherd therefore had everything necessary to live, with the addition of some fuel, food and water.
These modern huts follow the description above but with a huge injection of luxury and they have grown a bit in size and weight. The beds are king sized, the wood burning stoves keep the huts very toasty. Insulated with sheep’s wool they are cool in the summer and warm and cosy in the winter.
The general layout is in keeping with the traditional huts. The door is in the middle of the hut with the bed and sleeping area to one side. The other side has the stove and a chair along with a table, crockery and cutlery. There is an internal partition that allows access to an en-suite shower room with toilet and wash hand basin.
The huts are clearly built with love and a great deal of attention to detail. They offer modern standards, but use recycled materials so have a mature and solid feel to them. The huts are ‘off grid’. This requires some clever solutions for the toilet and shower which add to the charm and authenticity of the experience.
Lighting is via solar charged batteries and LED lighting, which is more than adequate. The shower is a combi type propane unit offering excellent power and heat.
The stove can be used for heating water for tea, coffee and washing. The owners have set the huts in flat plots and provided a Kadai for cooking. It’s an Indian fire bowl that can be used to barbecue on. There are implements and cast iron pots and frying pans available to use. There is outside seating provided at the Kadai.
These charming huts are all about C’s. They are Comfy, Cosy, Clean and Convenient. They come with a big chunk of environmental kudos due to their construction and off grid set up. If you are prepared to put in the effort they will reward you with a chilled out experience that you won’t forget in a hurry. We suggest not using the lights and sleeping and waking with the day light, your body will thank you; it’s the way we are made after all. The huts are the perfect place to unwind and recharge your own batteries
Take a camera and capture some of the local wildlife, birds in the daytime and bats at dusk. You’ll need to be quick though, they move very fast.
The huts are perfect for a couples. The huts are also suitable for families with younger children, for example, a couple with a baby in a cot, or children up to 10 years old (about 4.5’ tall) The owners can offer a Bill Brown Bed but parents have to provide a sleeping bag. You’ll get the most out of the hut experience if you are active, happy to be outdoors and looking for a quiet but interesting environment to relax in.
This area of the Scottish borders is easily accessed from Edinburgh. It is remote though and you will need your own transport to get provisions. Duns is the closest town with shopping facilities and it’s around 8 miles away. The property is close to the Southern Upland and Walter Scott Ways, with farm track connections to these and a river ford to link up. The river can be forded in normal walking boots and there is an alternative route close by with a bridge.
Upland Shepherd’s Huts offer an unforgettable off-grid luxury glamping experience. An Ideal escape for couples wanting to chill out amongst beautiful scenery.
The Huts are close to some superb local walks The Scottish Borders. From the Lammermuir to the Cheviot Hills. The Southern Upland Way and the Sir Walter Scott Way pass within 5 minutes’ walk of the door. There are so many walks from the doorstep. Ask the friendly owners for some top tips.
You are also close to some amazing coastal scenery. The sea around St. Abbs with its clear water is a well-known scuba diving area. The adjacent headland with its towering spectacular cliffs is a noted National Trust Nature Reserve boasting a fantastic variety of bird life.
Relax! Just chilling out at the hut with a book by the fire enjoying a glass of something on a summer’s afternoon, just soaking up the peaceful landscape and sounds of nature.
Why not explore the most southerly Broch in Scotland, Edin’s Hall Broch? It’s a lovely 40 minute walk away from the huts.
How about a day fishing? The River Tweed is famous for its salmon fishing. The tributaries to the River Tweed, The River Till and the River Whiteadder – Which runs through the valley beneath the huts – also offer excellent (and much more affordable) sport. There is deep sea fishing nearby at Eyemouth.
Enjoy a day trip to the historic Border town of Berwick Upon Tweed, which has changed hands between Scotland and England no fewer than fourteen times since 1482. High ramparts form a walk round this popular town and it is well worth exploring
How to book
Call 01361 840696 or complete the form below.