Shepherd Hut

The Weardale Retreat is a luxury shepherd hut located on a working hill farm with picturesque views across Weardale.  Inside the hut has been well organised and offers a comfy double bed, seating area, wood-burning stove, plus a well fitted kitchenette with microwave, fridge, coffee machine, kettle and toaster! A modern shower room completes the interior. The decor is quirky in styling with touches of purple that matches the stunning view of the local countryside with its stunning heather.

Outside the hut you can relax in the warmth of the wood burning hot tub whilst taking in the beautiful views around you, with no light pollution. A firepit is the perfect place to enjoy toasting marshmallows whilst taking in the starry night sky.

Locally you can visit the 14th century Raby Castle or Auckland Castle Deer House. Alternatively put on our hiking boots and take to the North Pennines or Durham Dales for a good old fashioned hike – sure to blow away the cobwebs. Step back in time at Beamish open air Muesum or visit beautiful university city of Durham is just a short drive away and offers a plethora of activities for a great day out. Dogs welcome with no fee. Free wifi.

With only one hut, guests have complete privacy and the flexibility of a self-catering break.

At the Weardale Retreat we are adhering to all government guidelines and have taken precautions and invested in new processes.

Hand sanitisers are now fitted in the Shepherd hut, on your arrival you will be greeted in the car park and keys will be placed in the door to limit contact. Social distancing should be adhered to at all times, the Shepherd Hut is perfect for a secluded retreat.