We set up Goukstone Shepherd's Huts to provide sustainable tourist accomodation because we really believe that Aberdeenshire has lots to offer and we want to provide visitors with the opportunity to stay somewhere where they can unwind, relax and take in the beauty of Aberdeenshire's coastline, rich scenery, castles and unique stone circles. The north east has an excellent food and arts scene with abundant local producers and crafters. If you want to get a flavour of this beautiful part of Scotland and the wildlife we are fortunate to enjoy, check out The Wild North East film.
Our Shepherd's Huts are truly off grid, powered by solar power and supplied with spring water from our own well. We have chosen to insulate our huts with sheep's wool as a sustainable way to keep our guests cosy and wood for the stove is locally grown and sourced. Our own hazel grove when established will not only provide tasty nuts but will be coppiced for our stoves. We are also big on apples at Goukstone and with our newly planted orchard we are supporting rare heritage Scottish apple varieties and will be pressing the fruit in just a few years.
We are passionate about doing the right thing for the environment and when you stay with us we hope that you will feel part of the journey to creating a healthy and biodiverse environment such that nature, the environment and visitors all benefit; genuinely sustainable tourism.
We aim to share this message with all our visitors in the hope that when you leave, you might take a little piece of the Goukstone magic away with you.
We are proud to have received support for our rural enterprise from the E.U Agricultural Fund for Rural Development under the LEADER programme - thanks to all those involved. For more information follow the link below.