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Esk Escape

Longtown, Cumbria
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Shepherd Hut
Romantic
Luxury
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
Hot Tub
Open fire / wood burner
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bedroom
Decorated for Christmas
Downstairs bathroom
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • Romantic and tranquil riverside shepherd’s hut, stylishly decorated throughout
  • Enchanting countryside views from the decked terrace looking out over the river
  • Relax and unwind in the gazebo-covered hot tub 
Property code: OC-LD164

Nestled on the banks of the River Esk on the outskirts of Longtown, this idyllic shepherd’s hut is the ultimate couple’s getaway. Located just 4.5 miles from Gretna Green on the England-Scotland border, this delightful abode invites riverside walks, cosy nights in and evenings bubbling beneath the stars. With its stylish accommodation and gorgeous terrace overlooking the river, it’s perfect for couples and solo adventurers who love to be immersed in nature.

Set within a private, enclosed area, this alluring property has been cleverly designed to make the most of the space and filled with chic and stylish touches, creating a warm and welcoming ambience. Enjoy quality time together in the open-plan living area, rustling up delicious meals, dining at the table for two, and snuggling in front of the wood burner to watch a film. A tranquil double bedroom ensures a restful night’s sleep, while the contemporary shower room offers a revitalising start to your day. There’s plenty to keep you occupied outside as well, with a hot tub beneath a wooden gazebo, a BBQ, a fire pit, outdoor seating, and that magical terrace with a bistro table and chairs, perfect for sipping wine and watching for wildlife.

It’s less than half a mile to the border town of Longtown, with its attractive 18th-century bridge and range of shops and eateries. Set off for walks along the river, or head for Rockcliffe Salt Marsh at the head of the Solway Firth to watch wading birds and wildfowl. History lovers shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit Carlisle (12 miles), home to a roman fort, a medieval cathedral and castle, and the historic Hadrian’s Wall, which passes through the city.

  • 1 double bedroom, robes provided
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • 2-ring hob, combination microwave and fridge with ice box 
  • Wood burner with all fuel provided
  • Smart TV
  • Enclosed patio garden with hot tub, fire pit, BBQ, garden furniture and riverbank terrace
  • Ample private parking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • Please note - while the garden is enclosed and private, it is open on one side to the riverbank, where there is a steep drop - guests are asked to take extra care when in this part of the garden
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 8th July 2024

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Spent 7 days at Esk Escape for our honeymoon, everything here has lovingly been thought out, from positioning, building and furnishing the hut, will forever hold a place in our hearts. 20 out of 10 for us. Ann and Peter are perfect hosts, left details of places to visit and local walk as well, we will be back.

Reviewed by Melanie 29th June 2024

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Reviewed by David 18th June 2024

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Reviewed by Lauren 6th June 2024

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Such a beautiful location with everything you could need and lovely warm owners! We cant wait to come back and make some more magical memories!

Reviewed by Michelle 24th May 2024

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Beautiful cosy place to stay, away from hussle and bustle of ever day life. Very well thought through with everything you need at hand.

Reviewed by Jodie 6th March 2024

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What an amazing place! Will definitely be back. Would recommend

Reviewed by Ian 8th January 2024

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ARRIVED ON THE 02.01.2024 FOR 5 NIGHT STAY, WOW WHAT A PLACE LOG BURNER WAS ON WHEN WE ARRIVED EVERYTHING YOU NEED WAS THERE, FANTASTIC VIEWS AND WHAT A HOT TUB

Reviewed by Kim 14th October 2023

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Esk Escape was the perfect place to get away and relax. The area was quiet and peaceful but close enough to the local shops and amenities for everything you could need. The views from the hot tub were amazing and it was ready for our arrival after a long journey! The owners were so friendly and had thought of every little detail in the property incRead moreluding robes, tea & coffee and a guide of recommendations for days out and restaurants in the surrounding areas! The owner welcomed us on arrival and said goodbye on departure, it really made us feel welcome and we would definitely stay here again! Hide

Reviewed by Barnaby 11th October 2023

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Reviewed by Jamie 25th September 2023

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Reviewed by Madeline 18th September 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 6th September 2023

A long relaxing stay for us both after a tremendously busy season in hospitality ourselves - lived up to everything we wanted from our break and more. We never tired from the view, the Hot Tub was spectacular and the recommendations were spot on. Sunday lunch at Hidden River caf was awesome (deffo book!), but really this break has left us with a whRead moreolesome, relaxed, recharged feeling and this would not have been possible without the first class facilities and mind blowing attention to detail provided by the hosts. Thank you ever so much, we will return! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th August 2023

What an amazing place! We loved our time here. Between the view, the Hut and Hot Tub, it really is a slice of heaven! Especially after a long day walking. We can't thank you enough! Great host, great place and great time. We can't wait to come back!

Reviewed by Anonymous 9th August 2023

What an amazing hidden gem this is! We have had such an a amazing and relaxing time here, where do we start... amazing location, shepherd's hut and Hot Tub, we which much appreciated after our stroll up to the McDiarmid Memorial and Malcolm Monument. Highly recommend the walk from Langholm. It's a hike but the view is breath taking!! Look out for tRead morehe deer too, crossing the river upstream after dusk! Cannot say how impressed we have been with everything, we will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 2nd August 2023

Wow, what an amazing 3 days we have had. We came here on our honeymoon and it was the perfect place. The Hot Tub just blew us away, and the bed, utter perfection! The views and the peace was perfect, especially as we have four kids at home. Ann & Peter were the perfect hosts and we had everything we needed. Will 100% be back again for our first yeaRead morer wedding anniversary. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 27th July 2023

Another amazing few days here, came last year and it was absolutely amazing. It was just as amazing this year, we will definitely come back again. The views are absolutely amazing. Perfect little escape from reality. The river has been amazing just watching all of the fish jumping out. Perfect for my partner who loves fishing. When we weren't out Read moreat Julie's (river Esk) we were sitting at the table and chairs with binoculars watching out for fish. Ann & Peter have been amazing!! We can't thank you enough for everything and letting us stay in this mini little heaven!! Can't wait to be back!! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 23rd July 2023

Perfect getaway for my 30th birthday! Very relaxing setting in a peaceful location. Hot Tub is the best we have ever used! No stone has been left unturned in this beautiful hut. Will be coming back soon.

Reviewed by Steven 20th July 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 8th July 2023

If you're looking for some R & R this is the place to be. Secluded and peaceful, Peter has done an excellent job with this Shepherd's Hut. Ann has made sure you have everything you need for this getaway and you can just relax. Perfect hosts.

Reviewed by Scott 2nd July 2023

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Really enjoyed the peaceful location. Great for wildlife watching & relaxing in the hot tub. Comfortable shepherd's hut to get away from it all.Good places to eat especially the Hidden Cafe.

Reviewed by Ishfaq 26th June 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 12th June 2023

Lovely place to relax and unwind, the views and breath taking and the Hot Tub is amazing. We really have had the best time here. The Shepherd's Hut has everything you need and obviously a lot of thought has gone into this. Thank you.

Reviewed by Anonymous 15th May 2023

What a wonderful place! Fantastic location and superb accommodation. The owners are excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome. We highly recommend Hidden River caf, especially for Sunday lunch. Great food in a fantastic location - will be back.

Reviewed by Anonymous 16th April 2023

Couldn't tell there were guests here the day before! Beautiful stay in wonderfully tranquil hideaway. The owners have done an excellent job in ensuring you'll have all you need for an amazing stay under the stars, by a river and near farm animals. Happy memories that my fianc and I will share forever, perfect weekend! Will be back again.

Reviewed by Anonymous 13th April 2023

Really relaxing 3 night stay. The owners made sure the hut had everything you could need. The Hot Tub and deck area was a really nice addition. A brilliant lockdown challenge, finished to the highest of standards. Comfy bed and cosy hut, especially with the log fire on of an evening. Would 100% stay here again.

Reviewed by Tracey 3rd April 2023

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The Esk Escape was an amazing place. The owners were lovely. The local pub an absolute must. Best hot tub ever.

Reviewed by Anonymous 2nd April 2023

A fantastic 3 day break in this amazing place. Hot Tub, view, relaxing and perfect. Food at the Graham Arms is lovely and the locals make you feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Anonymous 23rd March 2023

Whilst writing this the heavens are pouring down but wowee! What an ambience. The perfect Mother's Day retreat at Esk Escape. I will definitely be returning and will most certainly be recommending the wonderful hidden gem. Many thanks to the owners for the warm welcome and fabulous facilities.

Reviewed by Ian 15th March 2023

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The place and setting was totally amazing . The owners were so helpful and helping . A lovely place to unwind and relax . Thanks so much to Ann and Steve for creating such an amazing place

Reviewed by Anonymous 6th March 2023

My husband and I came here for our seven year wedding anniversary and what an escape! Hot tub was amazing and location is so peaceful. The perfect break away from our busy lives.

Reviewed by Ann-marie 5th March 2023

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The shepherd's cut is beautiful in a lovely location. Everything in the hut creates an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. The very private hot tub was perfect. Location great for Hadrians wall, gretna and the solway. Didnt manage to work out parking at Brampton...will do before our next visit as there will definitely be one.

Reviewed by Samantha 27th February 2023

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Beautiful location with everything you need. Warm and welcoming

Reviewed by Anonymous 13th February 2023

We have had a lovely weekend at Esk Escape, the owners were the perfect hosts. The shepherds hut is so cosy and has everything we needed. The hot tub is amazing and we love the view up the river! Perfect for a relaxing break, we will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Anonymous 2nd January 2023

The owners both facilitate a spectacular getaway in Esk Escape. You could not want for me and we have relished everything Esk Escape has to offer. We will absolutely miss waking up to these stunning views every day! Thank you for sharing your corner of heaven, we have loved every second.

Reviewed by Anonymous 4th December 2022

Our second time back at Esk Escape - we absolutely love this place and the location! I even recommended it to my family and friends who have stayed here and love it just like we do. The owners are so lovely and help out whenever we needed! We will be back in 2023!

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th November 2022

We have had the most relaxed 2 nights here at Esk Escape! It has been nothing but bliss, peaceful and calmness. We would 100% be back again for another getaway from the world! It really allows you to unwind out here in this shepherds hut, what an amazing lockdown project! I highly recommend The Coco Mill in Carlisle, they do great food and a great Read moreselection of cocktails! Really going to miss it here, but we will be back shortly, thank you for providing the break we needed! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st November 2022

What an amazing place - we have loved every second of staying here. The views are amazing, the ambience of he hut is amazing, the outdoor set up is amazing! Such a relaxing, welcoming environment to unwind in. Absolutely gutted to be leaving so soon, next time we will definitely be staying longer! We had Sunday dinner at the Hidden River cafe and fRead moreish and chips at the Esk cafe, both places served delicious food. The hut is truly, truly beautiful, the best lockdown project we've seen! Well done, what an achievement - love it love it love it! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 31st October 2022

Great break, lovely location - great place to relax and unwind.

Reviewed by Terence 9th September 2022

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We though the standard and location of the property was fantastic and the hot tub was a brilliant bonus we spent time in there both morning and evening and had a relaxing time as we wanted would definitely stay there again anne and Peter were perfect hosts.

Reviewed by Anonymous 8th September 2022

Fantastic hideaway to totally unwind and relax, perfect view from the patio, cabin and hot tub - ideal for enjoying the view with a G+T. Wanted to take advantage of the public transport instead of driving, which was great. Local buses to both Gretna and Carlisle. Couldn't sign off without mentioning the fabulous hot tub, such a bonus. I would highlRead morey recommend Esk Escape and hopefully we will return it's everything we ever wanted! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th July 2022

Massive thank you to the hosts, the past couple of days have been perfect, managed to plan it for the amazing heat and weather. Perfect place for a few days away from everyday stresses. Will definitely be back some point soon. The view of the river is absolutely amazing, constantly seeing fish jump out of the water. Hot tub is amazing, especially iRead morent he heat -going in for a couple of minutes then sitting out on the decking to cool down. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th July 2022

Thank you - a wonderful hideaway. Everything you need for a quiet, peaceful break.

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