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Ketburn Shepherds Hut

Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1058902)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 0

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Mrs Taylor

    “The setting of the hut was beautiful , surrounded by lovely countryside!”

    Great to have the farm animals close by. Hosts were very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay! We were very lucky to have beautiful weather, which was an added bonus!

    Great to have the farm animals close by. Hosts were very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay! We were very lucky to have beautiful weather, which was an added bonus! The property is ideal for couples to get away from it all relax and unwind ( just what we needed) Would definitely recommend this property with great hosts. We will be back !!

    - Mrs Taylor, May 2021

Balnab Farm Cottages

Nestled on a remote working dairy farm within the former Royal Burgh of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway, are these two rustic properties, great for families looking to explore Scotland's true beauty. Surrounding the properties are lush fields, which are inhabited by many animals, including Shetland ponies, sheep and birds. The centre of Whithorn is less than a mile away, with a supermarket, café, cake shop, antique store and post office, along with a host of attractions, including Whithorn Priory & Museum and the Iron Age Roundhouse. Venturing towards the coast, you will be well-placed for discovering the beautiful low-lying countryside of the Machars peninsula, along with the Isle of Whithorn, one of Scotland's most southerly villages and sea ports, with a stunning harbour, and make time to visit St Ninian's Cave, a small cave though to be the retreat of Scotland's first saint. Wigtown, Scotland's official book town, is a haven for book lovers, home to the annual Wigtown Book Festival, there is also a golf club, for the golf lovers amongst you. If you want to venture further out of town, head to Newton Stewart; resting along the River Cree and known as the gateway to the Galloway Hills, you can begin to explore the Galloway Forest Park, with hiking opportunities through Kirroughtree Forest and amble through the ancient woodland of the Wood of Cree, home to more than 100 bird species, it is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Galloway Forest Park has had Dark Sky Park designation for over a decade, due to its breathtaking and rare stargazing conditions, with the Milky Way and 7000 stars visible to the naked eye, an incredible sight to behold for any keen astronomers. There is so much to see and do from The Dairy Cottage; a 30-minute drive from the property will take you to the ferry crossing, where you can even board a 40-minute ferry to Ireland. With endless opportunities available to you from this stunning location, make Banlab Farm your new holiday hotspot.

The property

Tucked away in the former Royal Burgh of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway, is this unique shepherd's hut, offering a romantic escape for a couple looking to explore Scotland's coast and countryside.

Find this property in a remote working dairy farm, surrounded by picturesque views of far-reaching fields, where a winding pathway leads you towards your new home away from home.

Notice the external shower and WC, providing a rustic, campsite feel to an adventurous trip, accompanied by contemporary amenities for you to best prepare for your day.

Enjoy your morning coffee with the surrounding farm animals, kicking back on your private seating area as the fire pit warms and you watch the animals close up, there's also a barbecue here for a summer's day lunch.

Head up steps towards the entrance and be charmed by the impressive studio-style interior, mixing themes of rural nature, quirky bohemian and stylish fixtures, here you can prepare a delicious breakfast from your well-stocked kitchen space, to eat in front of the snug woodburning stove.

Resting behind is a spacious king-size bed, an inviting resting spot where you can wake up to dreamy sounds of nature and tranquility before an exciting day ahead.

Explore the encompassing fields and farmlands and enjoy a picnic outside, or take a stroll and meet the friendly animals, including Shetland ponies.

Enjoy a romantic adventure during a rustic escape to Ketburn shepherds hut.

Note: This property can be booked with, 1024145, together sleeping eight guests.


  • All-one-level
  • One king-size bedroom in a studio-style layout with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • External shower room with walk-in shower and separate WC
  • The WC is adjacent to the Shepherds hut next to the BBQ
  • Woodburning stove
  • Microwave, fridge
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Garden with furniture, firepit and barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no children and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: There is no WiFi in this property
  • Note: Opportunity to bring horse by prior arrangement with owner

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About the location


Castlewigg 2 miles; Wigtown 10.5 miles; Newton Stewart 17 miles.

The former Royal Burgh of Whithorn on the Machars Peninsula in Dumfries and Galloway is renowned for having the first recorded Christian church is Scotland. Built by St Ninian around 397, the site of the Candida Casa, or White/Shining House, is now home to the parish church. The area of Whithorn is rich in history and is also home to a medieval priory and an archaeological site. The distinctive shape of Whithorn, with its spacious central area and narrow entrance-ways of elegant Georgian houses, displays its medieval heritage. The Machars and Rhins of Galloway are also home to spectacular gardens, a result of the Gulf Stream and mild climate. Logan Botanic Gardens, the Aldouran Wetland and the spectacular gardens of Castle Kennedy are all a must see. To the north of the Machars are the Galloway Hills, offering walking to all levels as well as world class mountain biking. Golf, fishing and wildlife spotting are well catered for and the sandy beaches of Monrieth, Garleston, and along the whole of Luce Bay will delight any visitor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas