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Shepherd's Hut in Haltwhistle, Northumberland

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1 room
1 bathroom

Shepherd's Hut description

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Peat Gate Shepherd's Hut is a hand-made timber hut in a wonderful rural setting in Featherstone near Haltwhistle. The hut offers studio accommodation for a romantic couple's break, with a king-size bed, kitchen area, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. There is a separate shower room. Outside is off road parking a short distance from the hut, and the hut itself is set in an enclosed field, a nature-lover's paradise! Peat Gate Shepherd's Hut is close to Hadrian's Wall, Kielder Forest, the Heritage Coast and superb walking and cycling options, making it a great base for a memorable break.

Known as the 'Centre of Britain', the small market town of Haltwhistle is a great place from which to explore both Northumberland and Cumbria. One of the best preserved stretches of Hadrian's Wall is only a mile to the north with various museums, forts and milecastles to be seen. This truly is magnificent walking, riding and cycling country, with various bridleways and cycle routes passing rivers, forests, castles and of course, Hadrian's Wall.

Woodburning stove with electric convector heater. Warming oven in woodburner, 2-ring hob, fridge, WiFi. Power and fuel for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car 20 yards away. Bike storage. Use of enclosed field surrounding the hut. Sorry, no infants, children, pets or smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: There are three steep wooden steps up to the hut.


  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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Jackie F
October 2019
We have just got back from one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever taken. The shepherds hut is in a wonderful location with panoramic views. The hosts gave us a really warm welcome and had left is a surprise of organic bread,local cheese, butter,scones,jam,eggs and wine. The hut is really well designed and equiped with everything we needed to a high standard. Even a telescope to view the amazing stars in this dark sky area. We will be back next year.
Mrs Chrystal
June 2019
We had an amazing time at Peat Gate Shepherds Hut - would definately recommend to anyone wanting a lovely, peaceful break away! Small, cozy and the bed is very comfortable!! Helen and Colin are friendly and left us a super bottle of wine, fresh bread and scones - lovely! Oh, and setting your clock to get up and watch the sunrise is a must, great view with top of the door open lying in bed watching it! We will return again as loved it!
Ms Fletcher
May 2019
The shepherd's hut was so charming on the website - but in reality, it's even lovelier.. It's tiny, there's no denying that - but it's fully equipped, immaculately clean, well thought-out and the décor and general feel of the hut was homely and just right. The views from it, too, are superb - and it was a treat to sit in the doorstep in the early evenings with a glass of wine and a distant Hadrian's Wall, with the sheep and curlew for company … Thank you, too, to the owners for the goodies on arrival - the homemade bread and scones, the milk, eggs and bottle of wine. And for their hospitality and warmth throughout my stay, too. I couldn't have asked for a better break.
Mrs Blair-sellors
October 2018
Peat Gate was so comfy and cosy, with all the facilities and more than expected in a hut! My Husband was a wee bit dubious at first, but Peat Gate was more luxurious than when we used to go camping! The treats Helen and Colin had put in the hut were absolutely fantastic and much appreciated! If you want an away from it all break, wonderful hosts and scenery, Peat Gate is just the place for you! There is so much to do in and around the hut. Lots of walks, Roman historical sites and a wee bit further afield we went to Cragside which was fantastic and worth the journey.
Dr Donald
September 2018
Hosts were absolutely lovely, and extremely accommodating, and the hutt was so cosy and beautifully finished! We had a wonderful time, and can't wait to visit again! Peat Gate is wonderfully situated - the perfect spot for a bit of wandering and cycling. Thanks so much!
Mr Carpenter
August 2018
We loved the calm and tranquillity of the Shepherds Hut.. It exceeded all of our expectations. Beautiful location, brilliantly thought out accommodation, a real gem.
Mrs Mangnall
August 2018
A perfect quirky peaceful retreat, no noise other than nature, beautiful views and the best welcome pack from the owners we have ever received..
Mrs Brown
June 2018
Excellent location and my hosts Helen and Colin were very welcoming.. I went for a rest and that's what I had and have come back recharged
Paul H
May 2018
A fabulous base from which to explore the North or just relax and forget the pressures of the modern world. Wake to the sound of curlew & lapwing and look out over the stunning scenery and you could even be lucky enough for a deer to wander into the field. I couldn't be more pleased to have stumbled across the hut when looking at Youth Hostels etc in the area. It's a long way to come from Cornwall and it definitely made a great trip that little bit more special.
Paul H
May 2018
The accommodation is just perfect for a getaway.. It’s in an area where there is so much to see and do. The walks are just fantastic. And so are our host. They are wonderful and treated us really well.
Mr Hoskin
April 2018
Peat Gate Shepherd's Hut provided us with exactly what we were looking for, a quiet base from which to explore the area away from, well everything.. Waking to the dawn chorus of more birds than you can mention, pheasant, lapwing, curlew just outside, deer down the valley and sheep for neighbours was just fabulous. The owners, just across the road if you should need anything, were lovely and full of local knowledge, there was a pack of information providing locations of nearby facilities and a multitude of ideas for discovering what the area has to offer and even wifi if you needed to investigate your options further!
Mr Reed
March 2018
Fantastic shepherds hut,perfect for a peaceful getaway and the owners could not .... Fantastic shepherds hut,perfect for a peaceful getaway and the owners could not be more lovely and helpful,definately recommend the hut and them
Mrs Broughton
October 2017
Colin and Helen made sure everything was just right.. They were welcoming and friendly without being intrusive They had lots of local knowledge of places to visit etc Th Shepherds Hut is extremely comfortable and cosy even with gale force winds, rain and ground frost one morning we were toasty warm
Ms Coupland
July 2017
The location is stunning, a very relaxing holiday with plenty of local activity on the doorstep.. The owners are very friendly and helpful and provide numerous little extra touches. Cannot praise this highly enough.
Mr Corbett
June 2017
One of the most beautiful & natural places I have ever stayed in.. Woke to see deer, pheasants & other life forms outside the shepherd hut. Honestly loved it. The owners were so generous leaving a loaf of organic bread & bottle of wine. Great to talk to them to too.
Mr Herbert
April 2017
We love this place so much! Thank you, Colin and Helen, for everything. The perfect retreat. We want to come back.
Mr Shephard
July 2016
We loved the peace and quiet. Peat Gate Shepherd's Hut was so different to anything we had stayed in before and we were amazed at the facilities in the hut for such a small area definitely booking again.
Ms Darnton
June 2016
The Hut was extremely well appointed and furnished. It was great having such luxurious facilities but also being in the middle of a field with great views!
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