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Peat Gate Shepherd's Hut

(Ref. 936738)

Haltwhistle near Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "We had the most fantastic week at Peat Gate."

    The shepherd’s hut was cosy and so well-equipped and the owner was always helpful and friendly. A very comfy bed and gorgeous log burner so even though it was cold outside we were lovely and warm. We loved the welcome hamper too. The location was amazing too, really near the best bits of Hadrian’s Wall and not far from lovely Hexham, the Northumberland coast snd the Lakes. Absolutely perfect!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing holiday, peaceful and set in beautiful surroundings."

    Helen, the owner, was on hand when we arrived and left a lovely welcome hamper. We will definitely be making another visit.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely stay, we were unlucky with the weather but this still didn’t stop us having a really relaxing break."

    Thanks Helen

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Hidden gem."

    Reviewed by Sandta5.0Jun 2023

  • "A perfect shepherd’s hut in an idyllic location."

    The owner, Helen, has thought of everything to make guests’ stay very comfortable….from the very generous welcome hamper to a telescope for Dark Sky gazing. We cannot praise the accomodation and Helen’s kindness enough.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2023

  • "A return visit to the Shepherds hut was just as lovely as our first visit!"

    We returned to walk Hadrian's Wall this time around and with the hut being a short drive away it worked very well indeed. The lovely hut was as comfortable as remembered, spotlessly clean, well equipped and the welcome pack from Helen was very much appreciated. The spring birdlife on the moors was wonderful to behold and already I am missing the sound of the curlews and the diving and calling of the lapwings. Many thanks to Helen for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect getaway."

    We had everything we needed for a peaceful, chilled week away. The owner, Helen, was very welcoming and had left some provisions and wine. The bed was very comfortable so we had some long lie-ins. We would love to return for another stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Peat Gate shepherds hut, I cannot speak highly enough of it."

    Warm, comfortable and very cosy indeed, Helen made sure that all your needs were catered for, with a lovely welcome pack of food and a bottle of wine waiting to meet you on your arrival. The setting was wonderful too, with quiet and beauty all around and amazing views, but only a short drive in to the village of Haltwhistle. The Tyne valley is a very prettyl place indeed and just a short drive to the World Heritage site of Hadrians Wall too. Thank you Helen for such a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2022

  • "Simply amazing"

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic Shepherds Hut in a gorgeous location."

    The owner was very welcoming and helpful and the little extras were lovely. Would definitely recommend this property such a relaxing place to stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely warm welcome and welcome pack, and as we were travelling on our bikes Helen was very helpful in offering to pick up groceries from the town."

    The location is idyllic with a wild meadow a great place to be in tune with the surroundings - all the equipment was a high standard the bed very comfortable - a haven of peace ! We will be back Thank you

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here,the owner went out of her way to be helpful,she ..."

    We really enjoyed our stay here,the owner went out of her way to be helpful,she looked out for us coming so we didn't miss the turning,and left lovely fresh bread and jam and even a bottle of wine We were amazed by how peaceful and secluded it was,and would recommend it to anybody who wants to get away from it all

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 2022

  • "A little gem of a place."

    Everything you needed. So relaxing, in a beautiful setting. Thoughtful gifts left for new arrivals. Will definitely book again. Thank you to Helen for making us feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic - an ideal retreat."

    Reviewed by Chris4.4May 2022

  • "Excellent unique accommodation with everything you need for a break."

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a great find, this little shepherds hut gave us a great base for exploring the area around Haltwhistle."

    We were greeted by the very friendly owner and shown the hut which is in a lovely, quiet position with great views; although small it is very clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. There are some excellent links to the Pennine way and plenty of local foot paths, walking to Haltwhistle for a meal was pleasant through the woods following the river. Hadrian’s wall gave added interest and is a must to visit, just a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "We’ve had an excellent time here."

    Can strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by Catrin5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time at Peat Gate Shepherd's Hut."

    The location is absolutely stunning - the hut is set, on its own in a field which is left uncut so is a beautiful meadow. The views are stunning, with Hadrian's Wall in the distance and fabulous birds to watch. The facilities in the hut are all excellent quality. We were nervous about the double ring plug in hob, that it might be difficult to use, but it heated up very quickly and was as good as an ordinary hob to cook on. The bed, duvet and pillows were all extremely comfortable so we slept brilliantly. There is a good selection of games and walk books and even a telescope and stargazing literature to keep you entertained. Outside there are two wooden garden chairs to sit on and there are two fold out tables that you can eat at inside or out - which we pushed together to make one larger table. The host gave us a lovely welcome and put out lots of thoughtful items for the start of our stay. We had a relaxing and peaceful time away and would definitely recommend this property wholeheartedly. Thank you so much for our time away.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is our second week long stay at Peat Gate and we will be back."

    The shepherd's hut is very clean, well designed and equipped. It is sited on a very private woodland and meadow area and is ideal for wildlife watchers. We sat and watched deer, buzzards, foxes and amazing birdlife. The host Helen was very welcoming and had supplied us with organic bread, eggs butter , scones and jam an a bottle of wine which was a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2021

  • "You might think that a shepherd's hut is not luxurious think again."

    This is well appointed accommodation with everything that you could wish for. Comfort, clean, fabulous views, warm, welcoming host and lovely starter pack.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was a lovely unusual property to stay in, I loved the beautiful, peaceful surroundings it is set in."

    The host was so welcoming and helpful and the property was very well thought out to a high standard. It had everything I needed for a very comfortable and cosy week and I would recommend this property for anyone who wants to get away from it all. It is also perfect for solo travellers, I didn't feel vulnerable at any time during my stay. It is set about 4 miles from Hadrians Wall but it is very easy to access the various sites and the wall itself from the property by car. A walk in the surrounding countryside is also recommended with some great history to be discovered.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2021

  • "The peace and quiet of the area."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "First post-pandemic holiday so really good to be in such a pleasing place."

    Everything neat and tidy, with some generous groceries left for us. Great geographic location with fields (and sheep) all around, but still within reach of some excellent places to visit. An efficient and snug little shepherd's hut to return to each day. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely and peaceful during this trying times ."

    Helen gave us a lovely welcome and there was also a very generous welcome pack .the shepherds hut was also very well equipped with quality utensils and equipment .the wildlife was also a bonus. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had the most relaxing, restorative and refreshing week in Helen's Shepherd's hut."

    It was scrupulously clean, with lovely hot shower. Helen went above and beyond in welcoming us to Northumberland and left a bottle of wine and basic food stuffs for us. We spent the week walking and hope to book again very soon.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2020

  • "The shepherds hut was lovely and cosy and very peaceful."

    Loved everything about the 7 day holiday it exceeded expectations

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2020

  • "The hut was very clean and comfortable."

    The welcome food pack was excellent and a very kind thought. The host was very friendly. We enjoyed our stay and sad to leave. Great location, amazing views.

    Reviewed by Carrie5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful welcome from the owners, who also left us bread, eggs, milk, wine, scones and butter."

    The shepherds hut was very private with amazing views all round. It had everything available that we needed (and more!) Even a telescope to view the incredible night sky. We will be going back next year.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2019

  • "It was a peaceful place to be and with lovely view."

    The hut was very cosy and well equipped and all you hear at night is the hooting of the owls in the trees nearby.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "A wonderful establishment."

    Peaceful location with an excellent view of trees, fields and hills (the only buildings you can see from the windows are miles away). The hut is clean, comfortable and well-equipped, and the owners are very friendly and welcoming. Listen to the local owls as you go to sleep!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Aug 2019

  • "Peaceful surroundings, super welcome pack including bread, scones, cheese, wine, eggs."

    Spotlessly clean and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. The chairs were a little uncomfortable for long durations but the bed was super comfy. Really enjoyed our stay and would like to return later in the year to experience the dark sky’s.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2019

  • "The warm and friendly welcome from Mr and Mrs Summerbee, (plus the flowers, wine butter bread and eggs!"

    ) despite us being about an hour late in arriving. Peat Gate is an excellent place to explore the border between Northumberland and Durham especially Hadrian's Wall and Haltwhistle is a little town which has everything you need on a self catering holiday and a good public transport centre if you don't want to be driving all the time. We spent all three days walking and found people friendly and helpful plus excellent facilities such as The Sill, the new visitor centre near the Wall and also the Milecastle Inn, also close to the Wall, where we had a very good roast Sunday lunch at a bargain price! Returning to the Shepherds Hut each evening was magical becasue it is so quiet and peaceful that we abandoned all ideas of listening to the radio and just sat and listened to curlews, owls, oystercatchers and the cries of many other birds. The Hut is a real Tardis - much bigger inside than it looks at first sight and very well equipped with high quality equipment and kept very clean and tidy. Yes, it's small, but it's all there and the layout has been carefully thought through and works very well indeed. We will certainly go there again and would recommend anyone who doesn't know the area and its people to give it a try - we are sure you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "There is nothing what has not been said before."

    The location is simply breathtaking and the hosts are exemplary. If you look for peace and quietness this is the place to come. I'm sure we will be back.

    Reviewed by Roland5.0Jun 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!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 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.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2019

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 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!

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Sep 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.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Aug 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."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 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

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Jun 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.

    Reviewed by L5.0May 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!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 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

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2018

  • "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

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 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.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 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.

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Jun 2017

  • "We love this place so much!"

    Thank you, Colin and Helen, for everything. The perfect retreat. We want to come back.

    Reviewed by Tommy5.0Apr 2017

  • "The Shepherd's Hut was a beautiful place for a peaceful break !"

    The owners Helen and Colin were very helpful which made our stay even better ! Helen supplied us with some essentials which we weren't expecting, but very much appreciated ! All in all, a wonderful holiday in a lovely setting, and we would certainly recommend it !

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2016

  • "What we wanted & what we needed was what we got."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Melvyn Robin5.0Oct 2016

  • "This Shepherd's hut was a lovely place to stay."

    It was very comfortable and cosy. It kept warm nicely with the electric heater and there is also a wood burner. It was well stocked and the bed was very comfortable. Lots of plug sockets and the shower was easy to use. It was nice that there was some food provided for me when I arrived (basics like bread, cheese, eggs and milk). There is a lot to do in the area so I was never bored - Roman forts, National Trusts place and a trip to Carlisle. I would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2016

  • "Everything about the holiday was great."

    Colin & Helen were very friendly and accommodating. The hut is beautifully decorated and it had everything we needed to make a nice meal. We can't wait to come back another time! In the mean time we'll be recommending to everyone. The Shepherds hut is perfect for a quiet and peaceful break with lovely scenery.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.8Oct 2016

  • "We were greeted when we arrived, and were very impressed with the shepherds hut."

    It was small (as expected), but very well provided with all we needed. The view was magnificent and the location perfect for visiting The Northumberland National Park, and other places of interest. One thing I would say, the information says the parking is 100yds from the hut which might put some people off, it is in fact much closer, about 20yds and very easily accessible. Overall we had a fabulous time and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2016

  • "What a delight!"

    Staying in the Shepherd's Hut has been the most relaxing holiday we've ever had! We were looking for something different and found it here. The hut exceeded our expectations. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would ever need. The owners, Mr and Mrs Summerbell are a lovely, friendly couple, and they seem to have thought of everything-we arrived to find bread, scones, butter, jam, milk, eggs and a delicious bottle of wine!. The scenery is amazing! It was so quiet-just us and nature-we woke up one morning to find two deer in the field. Many thanks. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2016

  • "Wow what can we say we had absolutely brilliant holiday in this charming shepherds hut."

    The facilities were excellent ,the hosts most welcoming and beautiful rural location bit close enough to towns and attractions such as Hadrian's Wall, Vindolanda, Housesteads and the Twice Brewed inn where the cod is exceptional. We had a most pleasant stay in this chain shepherds hut that even has a telescope to look at the dark skies of Northumberland. Highly recommended and wull most certainly be returning. Thank you Sarah and Karl

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2016

  • "Apart from the weather!"

    !!! it was just the relaxing holiday we needed, Helen and Colin could not have been more helpful to us, only one very little niggle we couldn't get hot water from the sink taps or wash room taps, but just boiled the kettle and used that. Did not spoil the holiday, only the weather did that. But the vista's made up for that. Have been caravan users for years and there were things in the hut that we never have thought about taking with us in our van. So well done to Helen and Colin, and thank you.

    Reviewed by David F5.0Aug 2016

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  • 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!

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No infants or children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season