Cool Places - The best places to stay in the UK

The Best Places to Stay in the UK

view gallery

Upland Shepherd Huts

We say

If you have ever dreamed of staying in a cosy shepherd's hut, located in one of the most beautiful regions of Britain, then you can stop dreaming right now. Because, we reckon the two shepherds huts at Upland are about as good as it gets if you're looking for somewhere peaceful and authentic to really get away from it all – the ultimate not only in comfort but in sustainability and authenticity too. So what makes them so good? Well, a holiday here is as green as it gets if that's what you're after: the huts are beautifully made using recycled materials, insulated with sheep's wool for extra warmth in winter and coolness in summer, and are powered by solar panels. You're on a farm in the Scottish Borders, surrounded by sheep, chickens and dogs who will visit you from the nearby farmhouse (where, if you're desperate, there's free wifi), and the views are to die for, especially from the more elevated Woodman's Hut in the forest. But most importantly, both huts are beautifully furnished, with comfy beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and thick duvets, they throw in a welcome tot of whisky, tea, coffee and water as well as other basics; each hut has a wood-burning stove and is beautifully and thoughtfully furnished throughout. If you are after ultimate relaxation - breakfast and evening meals are available on request, however, if you are more interested in self-catering then you are in luck as each hut come equipped with an outside barbecue and hob as well as anything else you may need, though bear in mind the huts don't have fridges. If you're bored of the same old tired B&Bs, give it a try – it's a glorious escape in a wonderful part of Scotland.

They say

Have a look at our Upland Shepherd Huts Facebook page for more photos and comments. If you have any questions please get in touch. Follow us on twitter @uplandhuts

Have your say

You must be signed in to leave a review, please sign in or register with us to continue.

Sign In
  • Progress
  • Locate
  • Center

What to expect?

A glorious escape in a wonderful part of Scotland. 

How much?

£75–£85 a night, two-night minimum stay.

When?

Available all year.

How do I get there?

Shannobank Abbey Saint Bathans Berwickshire TD11 3TX
Scottish Borders
View Larger Map

Looking for...

  • Activities
  • Countryside
  • Eco-friendly
  • Getting Away from it All
  • Sensational Views
  • Something Different
  • Walking

In Guides

Know another place like this?

Travel guides uk - cool places