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 charming Shepherds lodge is cosy and offers country living and wonderful countryside views. Perfect for couples seeking a rural romantic retreat, yet within easy access of all local amenities.  Located in a beautiful rural area in the heart of sleepy picturesque village of Dalton, with its local friendly pub and Thai restaurant. Within easy reach to the historic marketing towns of Annan, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Lochmaben with their excellent leisure and shopping facilities. This is a fantastic base to explore Dumfries and Galloway including the spectacular rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches of the famous Solway Firth. Many excellent family-friendly attractions, historic castles, nature reserves, golf courses, river, sea and loch fishing, cycling, hiking, water sports and world class mountain biking are all close at hand. There is also a Gin Distillery on your doorstep, just under a mile away which offers a fantastic choice of gin and tapas, why not spend the day or evening sampling what is on offer!  If you prefer whisky there is a whisky distillery around 20 minutes away in Annan.

This romantic hideaway, has been lovingly fitted out and finished, from the entrance you will enter the open plan studio which features a double bed, sofa, log burner, TV and compact but practical kitchen area with breakfast table for two.  The views across the open fields can be taken full advantage of on a summer’s day or clear night with the French doors which open onto a decking area. It is the perfect place to sit and watch the sun go down or star gaze in this dark skies area. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, fridge and small electric hob.  There is also a shower room with shower cubicle and WC.

There is an enclosed garden with covered hot tub, decking, pond, fire pit and seating and a BBQ. There is a 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 11 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.

Reviewed by Emily 26th April 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here the hut is absolutely lovely, has everything you need, exceptionally clean and homely with an exquisite interior and furnishings! The owners are very helpful and welcoming and the location is fabulous. Quaint little village with a pub/ thai restaurant and gin distillery in walking distance. Perfect for privacy buRead moret close enough to things to do/local amenities. Couldn't fault our stay, thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Wayne 18th April 2019

Lovely shepherds hut with everything you could ask for, owners very friendly. If you are looking for quiet and relaxation this is the place, nice in the morning sunshine.

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