Craigduckie Shepherd's Huts
Nestled near Dunfermline, Easter Craigduckie is every inch the friendly and traditional family farm, filled with grazing sheep, cattle, chickens (and the occasional pigs!)
So, if you've ever wanted to get away from the rat race and see what it's like to live amongst the fresh, rolling countryside - and even help to feed and deliver the spring lambs if you get a thirst for authentic farming life! - then you've come to the right place.
South-facing, overlooking both the shimmering Loch Fitty and a beautiful green landscape, the two shepherd's huts, named Ewe View and Lamb Lookout, are perfectly positioned for you to relax and unwind amongst nature.
Bespoke handcrafted on iron wheels, each hut sleeps up to two adults and two children comfortably. Fully insulated and double glazed, you'll be surrounded by high-end luxury throughout your chosen hut, from the solid oak flooring and a gorgeous Shaker-style kitchen, to an indulgent shower room with a heated towel rail (and of course, plenty of soft, fluffy towels).
The décor is soft-toned, lovingly painted in Farrow & Ball shades that blend perfectly with the surrounding landscape. There are plenty of comforting touches to soothe your senses, including a delicious home-made treat on arrival, and a crackling wood-burning stove to warm your toes in front of by evening.
Then, when it's time to turn in, your dining area cleverly transforms into a fold-down double bed with a full-sized mattress, while child-sized bunk beds take care of the kids.
After a sound night's sleep, wander over to the hen house beside the huts for some fresh-laid breakfast eggs, then it's on to planning out your day.
If you're staying on site, then one thing's for sure: you'll want to don your wellies! The philosophy at Craigduckie is firmly upon making amazing memories, so you can ramble around in the wide open space to your hearts' content, jumping in puddles, building dens, and making mud pies (there's even a ‘mud kitchen' on hand for the little ones!)
The family will be very happy to show you around the farm, and during the spring months you can even treat yourselves to a full ‘Shepherd's Experience', with a tour of the lambing shed, and helping with the aforementioned feeding and delivering of the lambs.
If you prefer getting out and about, you could take a meandering walk to the lochside, or even jump in the car and visit Dunfermline, the former capital of Scotland. There's plenty here for history buffs, including Dunfermline Abbey, the final resting place of Robert the Bruce.
Family adventure, city life, dining and shopping are all on hand in the local area, so feel free to tire yourselves out as much as you like - safe in the knowledge that you've got your sumptuous shepherd's hut to return to. Happily exhausted, simply gather together around the outdoor firepit as the sun begins to set, and look forward to doing it all again tomorrow!
Things to note
Check in from 3pm, check out by 11am. One night minimum stay except during April (lambing time), Christmas and New Year when there is a two night minimum stay. No pets permitted.
Tried and tested
"Beautiful little place worlds away from the hustle and bustle. Feels so cosy and clean. The hut is spotless and so well presented - we were greeted by fresh flowers and cake! Log burner was great for a miserable day and loved folding down all the beds. Great value - would love to stay here again."
"We absolutely loved our stay at the farm! What a fun break from a city. Fresh cut flowers and a home baked little cake awaited our arrival and we enjoyed our evening campfire and marshmallows into the evening. We even got to meet the animals! The place was sparkling clean and new. The pasture was so quiet, we slept wonderfully!"
"What can we say?! We have had an amazing stay - The Shepherds Huts are beautiful, well appointed and cosy. The boys loved the adventure and ‘great outdoors' despite the rain. We especially enjoyed the farm visit, thank you Katie. Oh and the cake was amazing! We will be back soon!"
Region: Dunfermline, Fife
Cost (from): £100 per night
Sleeps: 2 (+2) per hut
Bedrooms: Open plan
Bathrooms: 1 per hut
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1272
FacilitiesTwo bespoke-crafted shepherd's huts on iron wheels, each sleeping two adults and two children. Per hut: wood burning stove with logs, fold-away double bed with fullsize mattress, two fold-down single bunk beds for children, fresh bedding, Shaker kitchen with Belfast sink and solid oak worktops, fridge, oven, hob, kitchen equipment, shower room with WC, basin and heated towel rail, towels, solid wood flooring throughout, USB plugs, electric sockets. Exterior: firepit, outdoor seating. Welcome pack and home-made treat provided.
Farm tours and activities, den building, walking, hiking, cycling, fishing, fresh air adventures, shopping, cafés, restaurants, city life, historic sites.
At a glance
- Two bespoke handcrafted shepherd's huts, named Ewe View and Lamb Lookout, soothingly positioned overlooking Loch Fitty, on a family-run farm just outside Dunfermline.
- Each hut sleeps two adults and two children. Wheelbarrows are available to transport your luggage from the parking area to your hut, approximately 20m away.
- The friendly farm is an ideal setting for those who want to get up close and personal with the rural life, with plenty of space to run freely around in (bring your wellies!) and farm tours available. You are also welcome to collect fresh eggs for breakfast from the hen house in between the huts.
- During the spring months, you can take part in a full ‘Shepherd's Experience', which involves a tour of the lambing shed, and if you feel like it, helping with delivering and feeding the lambs.