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Peat Gate Shepherd's Hut

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

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Mrs Blair-sellors

    “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!

    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.

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.


  • 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
  • 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.

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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!

Region Information

No infants or children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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