Carraig Shepherd’s Hut

Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

A rural idyll: a cosy, characterful shepherd’s hut with open views to the Galloway hills and your own private outdoor space


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

Come here to simply revel in nature and find space to breathe…  Jane and Andrew have created a charming, isolated retreat with everything you need indoors: the wherewithal to cook, a comfortable bed, a wood-burner and a good-sized shower.

Find a gravelled patio with a chimenea and furniture for admiring those daytime views and for Dark Skies stargazing. They also provide a generous welcome basket as well as leaving basics – if you want to order supper for your first night it is at an extra charge but will be vegetarian or vegan and delicious.

Go cycling and walking straight from the door, or head for the nearby Southern Upland Way and the world class mountain biking centres of Kirroughtree and Glentrool. There’s river, loch and sea fishing, castles, gardens and the fine Dumfries and Galloway coast to visit.  The Wigtown Book Festival and Galloway Music Festival are a great draw too.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in such a delightful, comfortable shepherd’s hut
  • Being in an especially private space – your hammock slung between beech trees
  • The peace and the unpolluted skies
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You should know

  • Not an easy place to stay for people with limited mobility
  • You need to stock up as you’re nowhere near a shop
  • The setting is very rural


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 3 courses from £25 per person.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £760
1 Shepherd's hut for 2
From £1001 bed1 bedroom


Jane and Andy have created a haven of tranquility. An escape from the harsh rigours of the modern world. If you want to cuddle up with your partner under a canopy of stars, eat delicious vegan food (cooked by Andy) and remember the things in life that really matter this is the place for you. Locally there is a good Italian restaurant (The Pheasant), some superb cliff top walks, St Ninians cave and the book centre of Scotland! Three days of sheer bliss at the end of Dec. J & A we will be back!

Fergus & hannah, Warrington

Wow!! Thank you so much - we have had such a relaxing and pampered time. We're so relaxed now that I don't know how we'll cope in the outside world! 😊 A fabulous Hut and delicious food and very special touches. We'll be back.

Rachel, Milton keynes

3 wonderful days, a lovely welcome, fab meal, luxurious hut, great views. We enjoyed exploring locally. Added treat having Reflexology sessions. Thank you.

Mair, Leeds

A stylish, fun cabin-like accommodation with every comfort set in very rural Dumfries and Galloway, greatly enhanced by the owner's warm welcome. Perfect for a short stay to recharge your batteries and even enjoy sessions of Reiki and Reflexiology.

Edna, Sawday's inspector

Perfect stay. Thank you for such a gorgeous weekend. The Shepherd's Hut is a dream! Beautiful hut in a beautiful place, couldn't possibly ask for more. So welcoming and warm. Perfect.

Eden, Harrogate

Such a lovely couple of days in Carraig. Despite the rain and wind we were always comfortable.

Gavin, Newcastle

Privileged to be the first people to stay here! Such a special place that will bring joy to lots of people! Hope for sun next time!

Mark, Glasgow

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The neighbourhood

The hut is deep in farmland shared with birds, deer and red squirrels, at the end of the rough track to the owners’ Steading, Carsebuie. It’s nearly five miles to Kirkcowan where you’ll find a post office and general store – also the Craiglaw Arms which serves food from Thursday to Sunday. Newton Stewart, a bit further, has a good butcher and bigger shops. Wigtown (12 miles) is delightful, especially if you like to browse for books and there are two good places to have lunch – ReadingLasses and Beltie Books.

Local points of interest from Jane and Andrew Livingston

  • Glenwhan Gardens - beautiful, romantic gardens created out of wild moorland by the owner over 40 years. Wonderful species of plants and trees, and a lake with ornamental carp, another that looks like the one in Monet’s garden. Great cafe too.
  • Rigg Bay at Garlieston - a winding drive through Galloway House Estate brings you to a car park. Walk through a garden of ancient trees past a walled garden to this almost secret beach. Even in high summer there are very few visitors.
  • Bladnoch Distillery - near Wigtown. This Whiskey distillery is one of only 2 in S W Scotland producing some of the very finest malts. Recently re-opened for visitors’ tours. We can vouch for the whiskey, especially with a splash of our own spring water!
  • Port Patrick - once a small fishing village, now most popular with tourists. Go on fishing trips from the harbour, sample seafood in the pubs and restaurants, or walk the cliffs. Summer music in the streets, from Elvis impersonators to traditional folk.
  • The Mull Of Galloway - a lighthouse with art gallery, an RSPB birdwatching site, a cafe with fantastic views across the sea to Ireland. Literally the Southernmost point in Scotland. Breathtaking.
  • Kirkcudbright - the Artists’ Town. An interesting place with colourful buildings and quirky shops. The Corner Gallery, fabulous and unusual knitwear. Recently opened Kirkcudbright Galleries - a regional gallery of national significance. Well worth a visit.


Jane and Andrew Livingston

Jane and Andrew moved to Carsebuie in 2018 having holidayed here themselves. They love nature and nurturing, and sharing this beautiful, quiet place with guests. Living as sustainably as possible they see a plant-based diet as a natural part of that process and most vegetables will come from their burgeoning garden. Andrew, an artist and Jane, an actor, are also trained healers and offer Reiki and Reflexology if you want to book up a session.