Craigduckie Shepherds Huts

Luxurious shepherds huts in the heart of Scotland.

Escape, Explore and make unforgettable memories.

Enjoy a memory-making countryside experience from our luxurious shepherds huts in the heart of Scotland.

 

Escape the stress of everyday life, reconnect with the countryside and experience first-hand what farming life is all about or simply relax, take time to unwind and enjoy the peaceful rural surroundings and its wildlife.  What ever the reason for your ‘get away’ we can’t wait to welcome you to Craigduckie!

Why not bring your wellies and roll your sleeves up to help with feeding and caring for our sheep, cows and chickens? – all guests receive a complimentary farm tour with a chance to meet the animals and sit on the tractor.

We want you to spend quality time together, making memories whilst embracing the outdoors, getting back to basics, building dens, flying kites or going on an adventure off the beaten track.

Craigduckie is conveniently situated just outside Dunfermline in the heart of Scotland, just 20 miles (40 minutes) from Edinburgh, 43 miles (1 hour) from Glasgow and 27 miles (30 minutes) from Perth.  Our huts, Ewe View and Lamb Lookout enjoy a south facing position overlooking Loch Fitty and the surrounding countryside.

               

1 review

  1. 🐑 It’s a (Craigduckie )Farmers Life for us! 🐑

    We were excited over the Easter Holidays to be able to pack up our bags and head away for a night with a difference.

    Craigduckie Farm, located just outside of Townhill in West Fife, have recently acquired two luxury Shepherd’s Huts and we were lucky enough to experience a stay in Ewe View.

    Where do I start with this experience? Of course. By telling you we were blown away by it from start to finish.

    We pulled up outside the huts and were stunned by the views that met us. Craigduckie has masses of field space and sits right next to Loch Fitty. We were greeted firstly by some of the many sheep roaming around. Oh yes, I forgot the say that the huts sit right in one of the fields, and the sheep have free reign. It was fantastic and the kids were beside themselves with excitement.

    Katie, who runs the farm along with her husband and very hardworking children, met us on arrival and showed us around our hut and how to set the beds out (all VERY easy and with the bedding already on the beds) and how the wood burning stove operated – not that we needed it, we had a scorcher of a day. She had also kindly baked us a cake and left marshmallows for toasting on the outside fire pit. What other camping experience does that?

    If you’re wondering what the huts are like inside, think FULL ON luxury. There was plenty of space, with a full-sized double bed and bunk beds for the kids and even a DVD player so you can enjoy a movie night. The kitchen area comes equipped with stove, small oven and fridge, belfast sink and complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Each hut has a w.c/shower room too and all linen and towels are included.
    We were able to roam around the farm grounds, visit the loch and even build a den in the woods next to the farm if we wanted. Admittedly we ran out of time and didn’t manage to do any of this as we spent so much time up at the farm itself.

    Did I mention that all stays at the Shepherds Huts include a tour of the farm? And by tour, I mean….meet, hold and feed the lambs (if you visit during lambing season of course), meet the family and learn all about farming life.
    My two also enjoyed some play on the hay bales, Katie’s boys’ trampoline and even had a little turn on a quad bike (with Katie driving).

    We spent ages up at the farm that by the time we went back to our hut we were knackered, and it was all about dinner, eaten outside in the sunshine, toasting marshmallows on the firepit and then enjoying a movie tucked up in bed.
    I wondered how the children would react to us all sleeping in the same room. Would the excitement mean hours of shhing and telling them off? Thankfully not. The afternoon’s excitement had worn them right out and both were asleep within minutes of lights out. As were we….zzzzz!

    The next morning, we awoke to the sounds of some curious sheep exploring the area round the huts. We opened the windows and sat in bed watching them roam around just meters away. It was just bliss!
    We were treated to another hot sunny day so were able to eat breakfast outside and the kids were desperate to go back up to the farm. Thankfully Katie and the boys were around for a bit in the morning and so were able to spend a little more time with us showing us the ropes before it was time to head home.

    And this was the worst part of our trip by far. Both children were so sad to leave, as were we. Our 24 hours off the grid and immersed in farm life was just perfect.
    There are so many glamping options around but what set Craigduckie Farm apart from the rest was the experience it provided. Luxurious accommodation paired with a real insight into farming life. Katie and her family were perfect hosts, welcoming us into their lives for 24 hours and ensuring we were happy throughout.
    We wouldn’t hesitate to return or to recommend this to anyone looking for a perfect rural escape.

    Some additional info you might like to know:
    – Both Ewe View and Lamb Lookout can be booked from £120 a night and can sleep 2 adults and 2 children each.
    – The farm is conveniently situated near the M90 and is easily accessible from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
    – Do check out their website for details on some great activities you can get involved in in the surrounding area if you do fancy stepping off the farm during your visit. We didn’t, and to be honest I think we would have needed at least a few more days exploring the grounds around the farm before getting itchy feet.

    *The Fife for Kids team were paid to complete an honest review of our experience.

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