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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "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 ChristineJun 2022

  • "Fantastic - an ideal retreat."

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2022

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

    Reviewed by AntonyApr 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 MarkSep 2021

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

    Can strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by CatrinAug 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 FionaJul 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 JackieJun 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 MichaelJun 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 WendyMay 2021

  • "The peace and quiet of the area."

    Reviewed by RichardMay 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 JamesApr 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 IreneSep 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 ClaireSep 2020

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

    Loved everything about the 7 day holiday it exceeded expectations

    Reviewed by MarkSep 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 CarrieJul 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 JackieSep 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 SusanSep 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 BenAug 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 ElizabethJul 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 RichardJun 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 RolandJun 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 SallyJun 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 SueMay 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 AndreaOct 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 DaleSep 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 JonAug 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 MaryAug 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 CaroleJun 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 LMay 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 PaulApr 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 NigelMar 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 SusanOct 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 ElaineJul 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 MickJun 2017

  • "We love this place so much!"

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

    Reviewed by TommyApr 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 JanetOct 2016

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

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Melvyn RobinOct 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 LouiseOct 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 NicolaOct 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 ChristineSep 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 ChristineAug 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 SarahAug 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 FAug 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...

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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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Region Information

No infants or children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season