The Shepherd's Hut at Knockbain offers quirky BED AND BREAKFAST accommodation. The traditional style hut is situated in the garden of the main farmhouse on a busy working farm on the outskirts of Dingwall, Ross-shire. With stunning views, the hut is a superb base for a Highland holiday.
THE SHEPHERD'S HUT:
The Shepherd's Hut at Knockbain is a traditional style shepherd hut situated at the bottom of our garden, beside the pond and in amongst the wild flowers.
The hut has a sturdy steel frame and heavy duty traditional cast wheels. It is well-insulated and has an efficient little wood stove for chillier evenings. At 12 foot long and 7 foot wide the hut is compact but well organised to make the most of the available space!
The Shepherd's Hut is the perfect romantic hideaway but we are also especially well located for those on their way to or from the west coast, the Land's End to John o' Groats cycle route and the newly established North Coast 500.
PLEASE NOTE - this listing is NOT SUITABLE for SELF-CATERING.
Inside the hut guests will find a comfortable double bed with crisp white linen and electric blanket, a small wood stove, kettle, toaster and hairdryer. There is no wifi but 3G is available for most networks.
SHOWER ROOM FACILITIES:
Guests will have exclusive use of the toilet and shower room which is to be found around 30 m away from the hut, in the entrance of our house. Access is available at all times. Towels and soaps are provided in the bathroom and washing and drying facilities can be found there too.
The area has a selection of eateries and more formal restaurants. The usual amenities such as a Hospital, Doctors' Surgery, Chemist, Bank, Supermarket, Leisure Centre and Petrol Station are all to be found in Dingwall (1 mile).
During your stay, if you find you need something, just ask us - whether it's a forgotten toothbrush, the use of a computer for holiday planning, restaurant recommendations and bookings, ideas of places to visit, we're only too happy to help.
SHOWER ROOM FACILITIES:
Our private Shepherd Hut has exclusive use of the shower room in the entrance hall of our house. This is to be found approximately 30m away from the hut.
Guests may make use of the garden to the front of the house as they wish.
Guests are warmly encouraged to enjoy walking on the farm.
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Guests will be met on arrival and shown the facilities.
Cereals and tea and coffee making facilities are to be found in the hut. A breakfast tray of fresh breads, home made jams, milk, juice, and fruit will be available to collect from the house in the morning. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
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Guests are welcome to bring their dogs, although you are politely requested not to allow them on the bed. Our garden is not secure so please ask if you'd like to borrow a stake and long lead for ensuring your dog's safety. We have most of the accessories your dog may need, just ask if there is something you find you have forgotten.
Expected arrival time MUST be communicated by guests at least 24 hours prior to arrival. We both work full time and can't guarantee to be at home without sufficient time to organise our days. With prior warning, it may be possible to accommodate an earlier arrival time. Please just ask.
Guests will have access to the hut and facilities until 11am on the day of departure.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
Dogs must be under strict control, this is a working farm with lots of livestock. We also have a lively dog and hens.
NO SMOKING in the hut or other indoor facilities.
The hut is only suitable for 2 persons max.
THE HUT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SELF-CATERING.
Please, no take-aways or camping stoves.
We are lucky enough to live on a beautiful farm above Dingwall. We'd like to share the space with our guests. We will do our best to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Please just ask us if you find there is something you need.