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Peat Gate Shepherd's Hut

Haltwhistle near Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland (Ref. 936738)


Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Review(s)

  • Jo

    “I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Peat Gate Shepherds Hut.”

    Set in its own little plot, with amazing views and surrounded by wildlife. The hut was well equipped, comfortable and warm. The host was very friendly and really helpful.

    Set in its own little plot, with amazing views and surrounded by wildlife. The hut was well equipped, comfortable and warm. The host was very friendly and really helpful.

    - Jo, May 2024


  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with king-size double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Woodburning stove with electric convector heater
  • Warming oven in woodburner, 2-ring hob, fridge, WiFi available but intermittent due to rural area
  • 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.

The property

Haltwhistle 4 miles. This charming, hand-made, timber-built shepherd's hut provides an unusual alternative holiday retreat in a peaceful, rural setting. Nestling just above the valley of the South Tyne river, it’s location, set close to the owner’s home, affords stunning views towards the hills This shepherd’s hut provides cosy open plan studio accommodation with a king-size bed, two basket chairs and a little table. There is a separate shower room which includes a modern shower, hand basin and WC. The woodburning stove with integrated oven is perfect for those chilly evenings, and the small kitchen has a double hob and a fridge. What could be nicer than rustling up some beans on toast, turning down the lights and gazing through the stable door to take in a sky brilliantly lit with stars? To the south, the North Pennines rise up towards the town of Alston and beyond into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The hut itself sits in its own enclosed field which has been planted with trees to suit this area of Northumberland, and whilst the meadow grass is kept cut close to the hut, the rest of the field is left to nature. A small brook crosses the field, gently wending its way down to one of the tributaries of the Tyne. The surrounding area offers excellent cycling, walking and fishing, easy access to Hadrian's Wall, Kielder forest and water, and the Heritage Coast making this the perfect spot for touring or getting back to nature and experiencing the pleasure of peace and solitude at it’s very best.

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About the location


Hexham 17 miles.

Known as the 'Centre of Britain', this small market town is a great place from which to explore both Northumberland and Cumbria. Haltwhistle boasts a good range of shops and pubs - one of which, The Black Bull, is a real ale pub serving good food! There is an excellent leisure centre with heated open air swimming pool and cycle hire in the town, with pony trekking nearby. 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. There is even an ongoing 'dig' at the nearby site of Vindolanda. This truly is magnificent walking, riding and cycling country, with the Pennine Way and various bridleways and cycle routes passing rivers, forests, castles and of course, Hadrian's Wall. Visitors will enjoy this location in all weather and all seasons – a regular train and bus service from the town to Newcastle, The Metro Centre and Carlisle, means that you can leave the car behind and enjoy!

No infants or children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season