- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
50 Customer Reviews
"Very private property, perfect for a couple weekend away."
Owners were lovely and on hand for anything. The shepherd hut was well equipped, comfy and homely
"Perfect stay, throughly enjoyed every moment."
"I couldn’t recommend a better stay!"
! I had the most incredible weekend for my birthday with my partner. This was 10x more incredible than I expected, the garden was huge and the surrounding was amazing. The shepherds hut was so cosy, comfortable and the interior was beautiful. There was so many little added details which thought was put into making me feel even more welcome. I will 1000% be returning to the Snug. The only small thing it is missing is somewhere to dry your clothes and towels after the hot tub. Like a washing line or even a little drying rack as I was finding it difficult to dry the clothes. I think in summer it would be fine because I could hang these over the fence but I didn’t want to risk it blowing away as the weather isn’t incredible at the moment. Thank you so much for the best stay!!
"We have enjoyed the stay, was peaceful and relaxing."
Hot tub was best thing with stunning view!! Easy to get to other places so we found location perfect. Very lovely people
Thank you for your lovely review & for the huge box of chocs, wine & card you left for us It was very kind of you. We hope you have had a safe journey home and hope to see you again Property Owner
"It is lovely you should be proud of it Thank you"
Thank you ! Property Owner
"A beautiful place to stay."
"What a beautiful little shepherd’s hut!"
So private and inviting. It was clean, warm and cosy. It far exceeded our expectations and was perfect for our little weekend away. Will definitely book here again.
"We stayed for 3 nights at The Snug, from 17th to 20th September 2021."
On arrival we were greeted by a young lady who was very friendly, and showed us to our parking bay, and spoke to us in regards to what we needed to know, for our stay. She also said that she was showing us around as the owners were away. The Snug was very clean, however the grass area had not been freshly cut, which I would have expected, prior to our arrival and the outside table was really dirty, and the chairs had not been washed down - they were dirty too, and covered in leaves. The Snug is advertised as ‘finished to an extremely high standard’, therefore I would have expected this - we thought that maybe because the owners were away, this was missed? We also found that there was no where for our cases. There were drawers under the bed, which were rickety, and hard to open, so we didn’t use them. I also would of liked to have a full length mirror in The Snug (which would have been perfectly situated hung on the inside of the bathroom door). We also felt that there could have been shelves somewhere inside the bathroom, as there was nowhere to put toiletries, which we ended up leaving in our wash bags, which ended up on the little table each day - we just couldn’t keep the place tidy and felt this is most defiantly a place to stay for no longer than one night, maximum two. The towels were very, very disappointing, they were quite small, and very hard/rough. Nice big fluffy towels would have been a nice touch. We also found no where to dry off towels and shorts/swimming costume etc (from the hot tub), therefore I would suggest an area for a clothes line, as this just made the inside of The Snug feel more messy. There were shutters on the windows, however nothing over the glass on the door, or the little window above the bed, therefore we couldn’t really have the full lie in that we were hoping for. The most disappointing part for us was the bed/mattress - we found it really uncomfortable to the point where by day three, we were both struggling, and I ended up pulling a muscle in my neck/shoulder - there was only one pillow each too. Another pillow each should have been an option. We were all ready to make bacon sandwiches one morning, however when we pulled out the portable hob; we found no where to plug in, without removing the microwave from the built in area. The Snug is in a very private area, which is nice and the noise of the river/waterfall is nice to hear too, and of course the hot tub is lovely. We personally thought The Snug was too small for us, especially for a 3 night stay, and although that can’t be changed; we did feel that there could have been some improvements to The Snug to make it much, much better - mainly the bed/mattress. Although it’s not advertised; we also feel that a welcome hamper, bread, milk (not just sachets), butter, jam etc would have been a lovely personal touch, which I’ve experienced in other micro homes - it wouldn’t have cost much, and would be a lovely attribute that would make anyone smile :) This break was booked for my birthday, and although we made it nice, and travelled to different places; we were disappointed with certain aspects of our stay (as above). Our highlight was eating in the beautiful barn, just down from The Secret River Cafe, Longtown, and I urge anyone to go - it’s beautiful. There is nothing in Longtown itself, unless you need to use the SPA - i don’t plan on returning there in a hurry unfortunately.
"Loved the fact we was left alone to enjoy our holiday and our area was very secluded."
Little bit of heaven! Had a really relaxing stay, will definitely return!
"Overall we are both very pleased with our stay!"
And would recommend to others, however the cooking situation could be a little better or even having a bigger fridge. The information about the snug when you book needs to be more specific- FOR EXAMPLE (Sachets of milk not a pint of milk) The description says you provide bread and there wasn’t any. I just think small improvements to the description or definitely make sure you have in there exactly what it states. Also, if you are wanting to book the snug you need to take everything from food to washing up liquid. Apart from the food/dissipation malarkey we absolutely loved it & the hot tub was lush!! Thank you X
"Lovely little holiday home."
Perfect for a romantic break. Owner was really friendly and helpful. Had a really nice few days.
"We loved it"
"Just back from the most amazing holiday at the Snug, we loved every minute of it and didn't want to leave."
It's so relaxing and peaceful and such a beautiful place. The Snug itself is just so unique and cosy (the mattress is a bit uncomfortable) but we were so tired from all the hiking we did we were too tired to care. The hot tub was the icing on the cake fir us and so lovely relaxing sitting under the stars. We will definitely going back!
"We had a wonderful time."
Very secluded, cosy and private. Danielle was friendly and explained everything. Fizz and marshmallows upon arrival. We loved it and will almost definitely return. A real little gem.
"If I was to nit pick then the towels could have been bigger and softer but honestly it was such a wonderful little break in the most wonderful setting and stunning shepherd's hut."
"We had an amazing time at the snug, the hot tub is lovely and secluded and was lovely throughout our duration - even in the rain."
Fully recommended and we’re looking forward to booking again soon
"We loved the hot tub especially the lights in the dark."
Such a beautiful place to relax.
"The owners Trevor and Danielle have created an absolute gem of a place to get away from it all!"
! Would highly recommend to anyone. The surroundings are stunning, the snug is perfect for a romantic getaway. Peace and quiet guaranteed.
"The Snug was gorgeous, so tiny but cute, lovely location right next to the neck and still felt private although there are a few more holiday let’s on the property."
The owners were lovely, the Snug was clean and the marshmallows for roasting and bottle of fizz were a lovely touch. Nice hot in and seating area overlooking the neck so you can sit out at night staring up at the stars too. The only issue we had was the mattress was so uncomfortable as the springs are sticking into you and randomly ping at you loudly in the night even if you stay still, if there was a new mattress would def stay there again and if not would try one of the other let’s on the property.
"My partner and I have just recently stayed at the snug in Longtown."
The owners were very welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful. It was a lovely short break. The area was beautiful. The outside space with the hot tub was just perfect, and the bonus was the beautiful view of the stream. We would definitely recommend and we would love to come again:)
"Lovely, clean, warm and well-maintained shepherd’s hut - small and snug but perfectly comfortable for 2 people."
Surprisingly powerful shower! Fabulous hot tub with gorgeous views. Perfect place to escape the crowds and get away from it all. Friendly hosts who welcomed us with a bottle of fizz, nice touch
"We were greeted by owners Trevor and Danielle who were very friendly and explained everything very clearly."
This is such a lovely place to stay, VERY secluded and VERY romantic, The Snug had everything we needed for a few nights away, we will definitely be returning, thank you so much for an unforgettable break.
"Fabulous little hideaway."
Nice and warm and "snug" .Hot tub absolutely beautiful and situated perfectly. Fuel for the firepit and log burner also readily available. Fabulous hosts too .
"Just got back from The Snug and we’re already talking about going back."
What a beautiful slice of heaven. The owners Trevor and Danielle and their team are wonderful. Nothing is too much trouble for them but they also give you space to enjoy your time away. We had everything thing we needed in The Snug to have a peaceful and relaxing weekend away. We loved watching the little Robin and Blue Tit who visited each day. We were also visited by a hedgehog one evening whilst sitting by the fire. I would highly recommend The Snug
"The moment we got to the site we were welcomed so nicely."
Shown around and had everything explained to us The snug is ideal for couples, great location. We done a few hikes in the day and were able to come back and relax in the hot tub listening to the sound of the waterfall. Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to escape and get away
"Absoulutly amazing 3 nights at the snug, greeted by a lovely girl who explained where everything was and how to use the hot tub, a lovely bottle of prosecco was waiting for us and cake lovely little touch to our stay."
Totally private and we loved every minute. The snug is compact really clever layout, very clean and everything there what you need. The only thing we didn't get used to was the bed was too firm and woke up achey but nothing the hot tub couldn't sort out. Lovely stay highly recommended
"Absolutely brilliant place to stay"
"We had the most idyllic break in the shepherd's hut."
It was private and intimate and everything we could have possibly wanted. The sound of the River Esk was amazing to wake up to. Just perfect.
"Great welcome by the owners."
Showed around the property (outside only) owner explains the inside as she could not enter with us due to social distancing. Brownies and prosecco on arrival which was amazing. Everything was super clean. Everything worked as expected.
"Enjoyed every moment I was here."
Such a beautiful place, I will definitely be returning. I have already recommended it to many people
"Lovely little place nice & private"
"We chose the snug for our 4th wedding anniversary and the place didn’t disappoint."
It was both secluded and relaxing and the hot tub was perfect. The outdoor space is excellent and has all the facilities you’d ever need for a relaxing weekend and because the weather was excellent we even managed to see the milkyway at night from the hot tub - I’ve never seen so many stars
"Lovely little hideaway!"
We really enjoyed our stay at The Snug. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend!
"The owners were great and really went out of their way to make us feel welcome."
"Such a romantic place to spend a few nights away from everything relaxing."
The owners were great as they even left homemade brownies for us which was a fantastic touch. Would defiantly recommend!
"We absolutely loved The Snug."
Everything was there for us including homemade brownies and a bottle of fizz. We had our own Hot-tub, decking and chiminea and a lovely stream. Danielle and Trevor are lovely people and genuinely wanted to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We hope to return very soon ❤️
"The Snug was beautiful and the owners were really lovely and accommodating."
My only concern was the flies. We couldn’t go in the hot tub one night because we were hounded by a huge mass of flies. Overall the stay was great.
"Absolutely lovely place ."
Will deffo be coming back
"We absolutely loved our stay at The Snug, wished we had booked for longer and will definitely be back again!"
Everything was perfect and the attention to detail was amazing. Thank you!
"My boyfriend and I have just come back from the most relaxing and cosy weekend at The Snug."
It is the perfect retreat for anyone needing an escape from the real world. The pictures are amazing but you really have to visit this place to appreciate just how lovely it is and it is made even more welcoming by the lovely hosts. The little touches they make just made it perfect... Prosecco in the hot tub, toasting marshmallows, sitting out on the lit up decking on the evening. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to unwind and enjoy some peace and quiet. We're already talking about coming back again. Thank you so much :)
"We stayed at the snug in Longtown."
I took my fiancée away a for her 30th birthday when we got there the owners who are very lovely had banners,ballon, Prosecco, chocolates and even baked a brownie cake. The snug was so cosy and tucked away, the decking all light up at night was amazing with the beck in the backdrop. Hot tub was amazing. Will be booking to go there again soon.
"We had such a lovely relaxing weekend at The Snug!"
Danielle and Trevor are fabulous hosts who make you feel at home and are so generous in terms of a welcome pack, giving us a lift to the March Bank and even borrowed us their wellies! We had such a fantastic time and would love to go back again someday. We have recommended The Snug to family and friends because we loved it so much. Thank you :)
"Fantastic weekend break in a great setting Trevor and Danielle made us feel very ..."
Fantastic weekend break in a great setting Trevor and Danielle made us feel very welcome from start to finish we had such a relaxing break amazing place
"Excellent stay and would recommend to anyone."
"Great break, made perfect by the amazing hosts Trevor and Danielle, the design ..."
Great break, made perfect by the amazing hosts Trevor and Danielle, the design and facilities of the Snug, and the excellent Sykes App and information
"Brilliant hosts who catered for our every need, amazing location and stay"
"The snug was so perfect."
We booked this the after our wedding for a little get away. We would highly recommend this to any ages, it is so romantic , sitting in the hot tub, starry nights while sipping fizz (from the owners) and the snug lived up to its name. The owners are lovely and made it extra special for us celebrating “the newly weds” We met some lovely local folk who we intend to keep in touch with. Therefore,We will definitely be coming back. Nicki & Dean X
Will most certainly be returning.
"The Snug is exactly that - snug, cosy and homely."
Our hosts were incredibly friendly, and the Snug itself was clean and comfortable with all we needed for a short break - there was even homebaked brownies and a bottle of bubbly waiting for us when we arrived, which we very much enjoyed in the hot tub! The setting of the Snug is beautiful and peaceful, and within easy reach of plenty of nearby attractions. Would love to stay here again.
"Absolutely amazing place to stay."
Every little detail had been carefully thought out and this really was a place of complete tranquility
This property is part of the Lakes Cottage Holidays collection.
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- All one level
- Open plan living/dining/kitchen/sleeping area with double bed
- Wet room with shower, basin and WC
- Electric heating
- Fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, portable induction hob, Belfast sink, TV with DVD, Electricity and welcome pack including logs
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Wifi available
- Off-road parking
- Private screened area beside Carwinley Beck, hot tub, seating area, fire pit (toasting forks and marshmallows provided), outdoor cold shower
- Use of grounds
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop, restaurant and pub 5 mins drive
- River and countryside walks and cycling trails in the local area
- Please note as the hot tub is emptied, cleaned and re filled between each booking it may not be at the optimum temperature for your arrival.
The Snug is an absolutely delightful micro home from home, and the perfect romantic retreat.
A bespoke shepherd's hut with hot tub, the Snug is set on an exclusive landscaped development located just 6 miles from Gretna Green. If you're planning to spend some quality time with a partner or to celebrate a very special occasion, this little love nest has been finished to an extremely high standard, providing unique and luxurious accommodation in a tranquil location. Climb the steps to the glazed front door and you step into a gorgeous micro home that's light, airy and really luxurious.
Finished and furnished to an extremely high standard this little jewel box is cosy and snug on even the coolest day, a really well equipped kitchen area with a silent fridge and a double bed.
There's also a wet room with shower, basin and WC.
The accommodation has been so well thought through you really will love spending time here.
All the windows have shutters so you can enjoy absolute privacy. The Snug sits alongside Carwinley Beck and you'll enjoy your own private screened area with seating, lighting, a parasol, outdoor shower, fire pit - you're even provided with toasting forks and marshmallows - and of course the private hot tub.
This is quite simply the perfect place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine or local craft beer after a busy day sightseeing.
Guests also enjoy full use of the 3 1/2 acres of grounds and the tree house.
There's a communal parking area.
There's no light pollution so the night skies are perfect for star gazing and even catching the celestial lightshow of the Northern Lights. If you can tear yourselves away from the delights of the Snug, Longtown is a pretty town in the lovely Scottish Borders with bars, restaurants and shops.
There's walking and cycling virtually on the doorstep including along the river Esk that teems with wild salmon.
Gretna Green is just 6 miles away and no romantic break in this part of the world would be complete without a trip to the Blacksmiths Shop, now a stylish restaurant and shopping arcade.
Longtown is a perfect base for exploring everything that his region, richly steeped in history, has to offer.
Carlisle with its blend of historic castle and cathedral and modern restaurants, bars and shopping is just 10 miles away, and you can reach the North Lakes including romantic Ullswater within an hour.
A trip over the breathtaking Kirkstone Pass will take you into Ambleside and Lake Windermere, or head west to the stunning Solway Coast, a designated Area of Natural Beauty.
Hadrian's Wall is also within easy reach of the Snug. With the riches of captivating Cumbria on the doorstep, and stylish comfort both inside and outdoors, the Snug is the ideal romantic retreat for a couple who enjoy the life less ordinary.
With its blend of the unique and the luxurious, the Snug is ideal for a cosy getaway or to celebrate that special occasion, whatever the time of year.
The Snug is one of a group of properties which may be booked together to sleep up to 10 people.
Ideal for groups of friends who like to holiday together with the benefit of individual private facilities.
Carwinley Mill House sleeps 2. Reference 972318
The Heronry sleeps 2. Reference 972390
Reflection sleeps 2 Reference 973959
The Chard sleeps 2 Reference 1016227
About the location
Gretna Green 7.7 miles; Carlisle 8.5 miles; Brampton 11 miles; Dumfries 27.5 miles
A delightful, well-stocked town in northern Cumbria that runs alongside the River Esk. Longtown is a fantastic base for a holiday as it comes in the centre of four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Solway Coast AONB, the Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB and the Lake District National Park.The local area offers a pleasant range of shops, pubs and restaurants for you to choose from. There are some beautiful places nearby, offering even more places to go and things to do. Brampton and Carlisle are nearby with beautiful buildings. As Longtown is so close to Scotland, it would be rude not to visit Dumfries and Galloway. Edinburgh and Glasgow are just over an hours drive away.
Please note as the hot tub is emptied, cleaned and re filled between each booking it may not be at the optimum temperature for your arrival.
This property offers the following short breaks: