Woodland Retreats in Dumfries and Galloway - Scotland's best-kept secret!

Authentic traditional Shepherds Huts are available to let on the beautiful Garroch Glen estate just a couple of miles from the popular village of St Johns Town of Dalry. Located in the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO biosphere , an area of south west Scotland which has been recognised internationally as a world class place for people and nature. It rests beside the Southern Upland Way and on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park known for the Dark Skies and star gazing.

Enjoy a simple, relaxing off-grid, technology-free and eco-friendly break staying in cosy shepherds huts surrounded by the unspoilt landscape, wild rivers, ancient woodland and abundance of wildlife. Red squirrels, pine martins and roe deer to name a few. All in the Garroch Glen, Garroch Estate, St Johns Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway.

Email us to book: shepherdshutsscotland@gmail.com

or book via Airbnb

Hut Holidays - what's included


Self contained shepherds hut with your own composting toilet and everything you need for a warm, comfortable break in the woods!

Double bed with duvet and pillows with protectors supplied. Please bring your own double bed linen and towels.


Complimentary local handmade organic, palm free soaps

Beautiful setting in ancient woodland, walks, rivers and abundance of wildlife.

Campfire, fire pit with accessories


Fully equiped kitchen area with cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and single gas ring.

Shared warm gas shower.

Complimentary box of logs. £6 per bag afterwards, available on site.

Hut Holidays - pricing

​Minimum 2 night stay £170.00

Mon – Fri, (4 nights) £310.00

Full week, Mon – Sun ( 6 nights) £460.00

Weekend break, Fri – Sun (3 nights) £270.00

These holiday breaks will bring you back to nature. We want people to consider the impact that humans have on this earth, but also the impact of tourism too. Our huts have minimal impact on the land which we want to protect and preserve. We encourage guests to think about what they don`t need and can do without, then take those thoughts back home and apply them to everyday life.

There is no electricity, lighting, hairdryers, charging points or any fancy hot tubs. Just well equipped, traditional and cosy shepherds huts, each with their own campfire set in beautiful ancient woodland. We have a ‘leave no trace’ policy and encourage guests to preserve water and take away any rubbish.

Our accommodation is perfect for walking the Southern uplands, visiting South West Scotland, cycling the Seven Stanes, wild swimming and canoeing on Loch Ken, star gazing in the Dark Sky Park and nature watching holidays. Calm your mind, soothe your soul and reconnect yourself with nature!

A certified business of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. www.gsabiosphere.org

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere – People and Nature Better Together

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01644 430504

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