We are gearing up for Autumn at Blackstairs Ecotrails; great foraging days in the hills picking berries, fruits and fungi. Indoors,  warm log fires and  wood stoves to keep our guests snug in the Eco Centre and if you are staying with us, comfy, cozy Shepherds Huts.

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“Shepherds Huts were a traditional way of life for Sheep farmers in England, shelter on chilly nights  when  sheep were lambing and in many cases  the lambs were kept under the bed, particularly when orphaned. The Huts were  a familiar but unremarkable sight in many regions of rural England.” ( Shepherds Huts and Living Vans by  David Morris) Today these wonderfully comfortable Shepherds Huts can instantly  make you feel  secure, warm and cozy, away as Thomas Hardy might said, from  the “maddening crowd. You can have your own  little space, with comfy double bed, bespoke furniture , lighting and heating besides.  The only sound you will hear is the soft cooing of pigeons in the trees. Look out the window and you will see the stars twinkling brightly over the Blackstairs Mountains.

A short walk away ( less than a 50 metres)  is our Eco Barn with  hot showers ( a wet room and a separate bathroom with bath, shower, WC and hand-basin. The barn is heated by a large wood stove and there is ample  chill -out space in the mezzanine or downstairs ,where you can read or surf the web and look out on a classic Old Rose garden with a delightful  little stream running through it. A modern kitchen with fridge, freezer, induction hobs and a good oven can cater for all your meals.

Our romantic Shepherds Huts are available all year round and no matter what the weather might decide to do, you will be snug and warm inside. Suitable for couples. Each Hut sleeps two. We are very close to Borris, only 5 kms away. Borris House and the Step House Hotel, at the heart of the village and home to many weddings every year.

Explore the countryside  on the unique Barrow long distance walking route or take a hike  up in the mountains ,less than  ten minutes from us. No matter where you go  or what you do,  a warm comfy Shepherds Hut awaits you in Borris. We also provide  an organic continental breakfast included in the price  per night, per hut. The lambing season may be over in the real farming world but for us at Blackstairs Ecotrails we are ready to look after you whatever the season.

Book on our website www.blackstairsecotrails.ie  and click Book  Shepherds Huts