Top 9 Yurts In Dumfries and Galloway, UK - Updated 2023

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Dumfries and Galloway is a cluster of counties in southwestern Scotland. Near the sea, this region is composed of dramatic cliffs and gorgeous beaches, both big and small. You can visit the beach at Brighouse Bay to embark on a trail that leads you along the majestic cliffside coastline.

Further inland, Dumfries and Galloway boasts sprawling pastures, forests and lakes. Loch Ken is a must-see if you want to dabble in fishing, wild swimming or simply catch a breathtaking sunset. If you’re enamoured by stars and distant galaxies in the night sky, head to Galloway Forest Park, the UK’s first Dark Skies Park. Adventure seekers can also try water sports, mountain biking and rock climbing here. For those who want to commune with nature, a glamping experience is a nice treat. For a pleasant stay, read on to find the top yurts in Dumfries and Galloway, UK.

1. Colourful yurt with a hot tub (from USD 76)

Located in a meadow in the small village of Kirkcowan, this solar-powered yurt sleeps five guests. Its interiors comprise bright hues of orange and yellow, with knitted blankets and rugs adding to the place’s vibrancy. It is the perfect spot to catch the sunset, the starry night skies or even sheep grazing on the grass.

While staying eco-friendly, you’ll enjoy functional amenities, such as a hot shower, toilet and charging points for devices. Whip up something delicious in the kitchen and relish your meals in the picnic area. You can splash around in the stream behind the yurt or have a relaxing soak in the property’s hot tub. Mountain biking routes, beaches and the Galloway Forest Park are also close by.

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Kirkcowan, United Kingdom
38.1 km (23.7 mi) from Threave Garden
339 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 5 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the shower was great and the hot tub was a real treat after a day of walking
perfectly adequate compost toilet shower in separate 'hut' all surrounded by friendly horses bird/song blooming nature
the shower was much better than it looks and was quite lovely
beds clean the rest needs some elbow grease and love
the yurt is clean colorful cozy and very warm even in winter
brett and alison were fantastic hosts
alison was a great host and always quick to respond to our requests
alison and bret are wonderful hosts
alison and brett were great hosts
hosts were really friendly and very helpful if we needed anything
amazing experience in a perfect location
amazing location and a lovely warm yurt
lovely spot come prepared for a remote location its spot on
great place to get away from it all
easy cycling distance to wigtown and newton stewart and nearby galloway forest dark skys park
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2. Lovely yurt in the heart of the forest (from USD 130)

Look no further if you’re planning a romantic woodland retreat: this two-person yurt in Mabie Forest is the perfect option. A little wooden gate leads you to the secluded rental, which is surrounded by blooming clusters of irises and bluebells. The canopied double bed adds to its charm.

You’ll have access to amenities such as a functional kitchen with appliances and a fireplace. Feel free to enjoy your meals at the indoor dining table or the picnic area under the expansive blue skies. There’s also a shower and composting toilet at your disposal. Pristine beaches and a wild swimming hole are no more than 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) away.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
21.71 km (13.5 mi) from Threave Garden
11 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good cooking facilities indoor hob and sink with microwave and bbq outside
pam and mick are genuinely brilliant hosts and could not be more happy to help really lovely people
mabie woods right on your doorstep along with great farm shops close by
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3. Homey and authentic Mongolian yurt (from USD 161)

If you’re travelling with a group and looking to stay in the midst of nature, this authentic yurt is for you. It is nestled in the woods with magical views of River Nith and the forest. The wicker and wooden interiors will make you feel warm and welcome. There’s an equipped kitchen for preparing simple meals.

The yurt comes with a bathroom and some appliances in separate wooden structures outside. You’ll also enjoy modern amenities such as WiFi and television. If the sprawling outdoors isn’t enough entertainment, a DVD player and activity box will keep the kids occupied. Elevate your stay by booking the hot tub and sauna for an extra fee.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
21.82 km (13.6 mi) from Threave Garden
5 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 6 Guests

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
we had a lovely stay very beautiful location and yurt was fab
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4. Hazelnut Yurt (from USD 81)

This chic rental is named “Hazelnut Yurt” for a reason—it’s set up in a clearing surrounded by hazelnut trees. With nothing but greenery and a tinkling stream outside, no one will interrupt your tranquility but red squirrels, woodpeckers and ducks.

All your kitchen needs will be taken care of with the crockery, gas stove and pantry items provided. Wooden washing-up stations and a toilet are on-site for your convenience. This property is off-grid, so you can stay unplugged: relax on the settee by the indoor stove, explore the woodlands or stargaze by the campfire.

Loch Ken is 10 minutes away from the property.

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Parton, Scotland, United Kingdom
13.73 km (8.6 mi) from Threave Garden
129 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outdoor shower was fab and the views whilst you're using it are really special
in the heated outdoor shower there are gorgeous eco friendly products to use
i loved the compost toilet and thr shower is amazing to have your morning shower surrounded by nature
very clean and everything one could want for a quiet and restful holiday
the toilet and shower are fantastic - really clean and quirky
clean and beautifully decorated comfortable sleeping arrangements and a cozy fire which was lit when we arrived
the yurt is beautiful spotless and completely secluded in it's own little wood
they were so helpful as we were 2 couples wishing to share the yurt
suzy and gordy were the perfect hosts
suzy and gordy were great hosts
they nailed the combination of being friendly and caring hosts while giving total privacy throughout our stay
suzy and gordy were fantastic hosts
beautiful yurt picturesque location great experience my parents loved there surprise thanks
had an amazing (email hidden by airbnb) plete peace and tranquility in an amazing location
the location is just beautiful so quiet with a babbling brook providing the only soundtrack
the setting is great - perfectly situated in a quiet cozy spot
what a cool place in a beautiful environment
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5. Garroch Glen Shepherds Huts (from USD 107)

With a deep green exterior and a completely wood-panelled interior, this unique rental takes rustic elegance to another level. The plush, quilted bed for two is surrounded by windows so that you’ll always wake up to a spectacular view of flora. Marked trails will guide your exploration of the woodlands and rivers in the estate.

The shepherd’s hut comes with everything you’ll need for a fuss-free vacation: crockery, cooking utensils, a bag of logs and an outdoor shower. You’re even provided with artisanal, eco-friendly soaps to soothe and relax your skin.

A local pub and village shop are a couple of miles away in St John’s Town of Dalry. Innumerable activities, such as cycling, hiking and stargazing are available to occupy your time.

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St John's Town of Dalry, Scotland, United Kingdom
27.9 km (17.4 mi) from Threave Garden
79 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities are exactly as described the hut is cute and cosy and the shower was fab
great cooking facilities for a non electric stay
really clean and as described
the eco shower was lovely and clean and roasting hot thanks for a great stay
it was super clean nice and secluded and just the perfect little break
the hut it self was cozy and warm and really clean
the onsite shower is great its warm powerful and clean
so peaceful and host was i hand to give any suggestions or advice
host was so helpful and friendly and the hut was very welcoming
carylann was a great host and was quick to respond to all messages
it all felt very friendly and welcoming
a fantastic location set in beautiful surroundings
beautiful location - so peaceful and relaxing
a great location well off the beaten track
the location is perfect- right next to galloway forest and very peaceful
lovely hut in a stunning woodland location
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6. The Beekeeper (from USD 92)

The Beekeeper is a bell tent on a farm that offers an elevated nature retreat. With a fluffy king bed, it is ideal for two guests. Interiors follow a soothing, neutral colour scheme of whites and beiges. It boasts a sizeable wooden deck from where you can catch the glorious sunrise or gaze out onto the wildflower meadow.

Furnishings are minimalistic yet convenient, consisting of basic kitchen utensils, tea, coffee, a wood-burning stove and an outdoor fire pit. Guests have the added perk of free parking on the premises. The bathroom is available at the main farmyard. You can take a five-minute walk to dine at Auldgirth Inn, enjoy a drink in a Michelin-listed pub or start your mornings with a farm-fresh breakfast package at an extra fee.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
30.87 km (19.2 mi) from Threave Garden
7 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breakfast add on was well worth it and fun to cook
they are spacious clean and comfortable
ruth and sylvia were very welcoming and excellent hosts
ruth and her husband were great hosts very accommodating and always on hand for any requests
ruth and family made us feel very welcome and were very friendly and helpful
beautiful place relaxing and comfortable and the host ruth was outstanding couldn't have asked for more
a lovely location and great well equiped tents
the setting is beautiful with easy access to nearby places of interest
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7. Further Space at Hillhead Farm Luxury Glamping Pods (from USD 182)

“Further Space” sounds like something out of science fiction, and at first glance, the rentals may look like futuristic space pods. But what these accommodations do is lend a modern twist to your nature getaway. Located on farm land, they overlook sprawling hills kissed by mist and golden sunlight.

The pods are ideal for couples and families alike, coming furnished with a proper kitchenette, beds and a sofa. Towels and toiletries are provided for a convenient stay. No matter the weather, you can drink in stunning views from the indoor wicker chairs or the wooden picnic bench outside. River Nith and a couple of cafes are 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) away.

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Further Space at Hillhead Farm Luxury Glamping Pods, Dumfries, Scotland

Address: Hillhead Farm Auldgirth
29.86 km (18.6 mi) from Threave Garden

Parking Pets allowed Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Breakfast in the room Free parking Express check-in/check-out

8. Cute and cosy hut with lake access (from USD 101)

Book this refashioned shepherds’ hut for a romantic couple’s getaway or a single’s retreat. The queen bed is tucked into a cosy nook, with shuttered windows you can peek out of. It’s located on 12 acres (4.9 hectares) of lush gardens, creating a tranquil and lovely atmosphere. Moorlands, lakes and wildlife pepper the area too.

The hut is well-furnished with a kitchen, wood-burning stove and a bathroom. You’ll also enjoy a warm welcome in the form of a breakfast starter pack. Guests can utilise extra fridge space and WiFi at the hosts’ main house upon request. You can visit nearby places, such as stargazing spots, beaches and the seaside village of Portpatrick to make the most of your holiday.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
60.21 km (37.5 mi) from Threave Garden
210 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cosy and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay
very wee fridge but just enough for our overnight needs and the electric shower was pretty good
the hut is very quaint well appointed and comfortable
lovely clean and comfortable stay
it was so clean and cozy i haven’t slept so well for ages
lovely gardens hut is well equipped clean and private
the bed is big and comfy and everything was very clean and ready for us on arrival
the bed was spacious and comfy plenty of room for two to sleep comfortably
everyone is so friendly
everyone was really helpful and friendly
stunning surroundings lovely hosts who were very helpful
tessa and iain were great hosts
this place is beautiful and the host so friendly and accommodating especially as i have two dogs
cute comfy hut lovely location
superb location if you love gardens and wildlife
super super location so peaceful & relaxing
wonderful location - the gardens are spectacular
the hut is positioned close to the wonderful gardens
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9. Idyllic riverside shepherd's hut

Adventure lovers rejoice: an exhilarating holiday awaits at your doorstep. This hut is located on the banks of River Annan, nestled in a thicket of trees. It can accommodate four guests, so it’s perfect for a fun trip with your pals. Try hiking, mountain biking or canoeing with a scenic hilly view, and you can go with a guide if you wish.

The hut is furnished with the essentials you’ll need after a long day out: a kettle, stove, other appliances and comfy beds. Separate bathroom and washing facilities are included. You can even enjoy made-to-order pizzas from the hosts’ wood-fired oven in the summer. The town Moffat’s high street is a minute away, adding to the convenience.

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Moffat, Scotland, United Kingdom
55.29 km (34.4 mi) from Threave Garden
218 reviews  
Hut 1 Bed 4 Guests

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great hut with excellent facilities for a stay amongst nature
the beds were very comfortable and there was just enough space for 4 of us
the shower room was great too
there is plenty of hot water with a good shower and toilet next door
really clean cosy and well equipped hut
shower was hot and there was clean drinking water available
hosts are fab thanks for having us :-)
really friendly and welcoming hosts
the hosts were fantastic friendly and very accomodating
excellent host friendly and responsive to any request
helpful people and fab pizza by a brook (lovely even without any water )
great spot location is really ideal for exploring the area further
perfect location for a stay in moffat
cosy shepherd’s hut in a beautiful location
gorgeous location so peaceful warm and cozy cabin
a relaxing spot and opportunity to be close to nature
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Recharge in Dumfries and Galloway

Whichever charming village or town you choose to visit in this region, your vacation will undoubtedly leave you rejuvenated. With so many beaches, green spaces and quaint eateries to explore, the place compels you to slow down and smell the roses. Make your stay unique by renting a yurt in Dumfries and Galloway.

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