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Shepherds Hut With Spectacular Loch And Hill Views nr Edinburgh and Glasgow



Updated: 06-Sep-2016
Lovely and Cosy Cabin in West Calder, Edinburgh and Lothians, Scotland

"Shepherds Rest" provides tasteful, luxurious accommodation with a difference. It has an en-suite shower room, a settee by day that folds into a double bed at night and a small cooking area with hob and a small fridge. The hut is a work of art, superbly insulated, beautifully crafted and based on the original 19th century Victorian shepherd's hut. It makes for the ideal hideaway and rural retreat taking you back in time for a truly relaxing and unique place to stay. The views from the shepherds hut are breathtaking: it has a wonderful position on the organic farm of South Cobbinshaw overlooking the Pentland Hills and Cobbinshaw Loch. The 310 acre loch was built in 1818 to feed the Union Canal and was also used by passing steam trains to collect water. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) due to wintering wildfowl and is popular with anglers and birdwatchers.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Lynda and David have lived at South Cobbinshaw Farm since 1997. David runs an organic fruit and vegetable box scheme and grows some of the vegetables in the field between the cottage and the loch. Also living on the farm is their 2 boys (Finn and Keir), a black labrador (Tess) and 5 hens.

Speaks English

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

North East England

An excellent 'away from it all' holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well equipped, compact, warm unusual accommodation. I spent two weeks here and loved every minute.The views with breakfast are wonderful. The site is as described not overlooked and with good parking.

I found the local rail service from West Calder to Glasgow and Edinburgh every 30 mins excellent value and saved the hassle of parking and the cost. The family are all very friendly and nothing is a bother to them. All in all a quiet, peaceful holiday 'away from it all' one I would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : West Calder at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Rosyth at 26 Miles Nearest Golf : Harburn at 5 Miles Nearest Train : West Calder at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M8 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : West Calder at 5 Miles


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Saturday on weekly lets but we can be flexible. Arrival time is $pm and departure at 10am

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  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 06-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cabin


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 10 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room with white suite.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with a double bed that folds into a settee for daytime use.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Life inside the hut is compact – after all it is glamorous camping, yet with the high ceilings and double bed its charm gives it big personality - after all it's much more glamorous than camping! Clothes washing facilities are in the utility room inside the owner’s house accessed through a side door. The owner’s do occasionally use the washing machine in the utility room but respect this space for guests and guests are given priority. The shepherd’s hut is a complete escape therefore there is no internet connection. If you need access, WIFI is available when inside the utility room in the main house. Outside: The shepherds hut has its own garden with the most gorgeous views over open countryside, It has a small decked area with outdoor tables and chairs and a barbecue is available on request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. The property is cleaned ready for all guests arrival.

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