In a secluded young orchard overlooking an organic sheep meadow stands our beautiful new shepherd’s hut. Carefully created by local craftsmen, this is a luxurious little home in the heart of nature. With a small shower en-suite, fully-equipped kitchen, electric radiator and underfloor heating, you’ll have everything you need for a toasty-warm, very special stay. Pull up a comfy chair before the Hobbit wood burning stove and revel in the cosiness, or snuggle into feather bedding dressed with scrumptious organic cotton percale linen. Open the stable door and listen to the stillness of the star studded evening and discover something magical!
In the kitchen you’ll find a full sized oven, two ring halogen hob, microwave, ceramic sink and full sized fridge with ice box – everything you need to design dinner for two. The shower room has washbasin, heated towel rail, toilet and a shower fed from the large hot water tank with immersion heater – ensuring there is oodles of hot water.
Birds foot trefoil, oxeye daisies and wild carrot stud the grass between young fruit trees where the hut stands. This is the Croft, once the paddock where the Victorian farmer kept his horse, with a shallow stream at one end. Wildlife passes through this still haven; hare, deer, fox and badger. Sit quietly surrounded by birdsong and the murmur of the gentle running stream. Beyond the orchard is the Pond Field where Tom grazes his flock of organic sheep, including rare breed handsome Teeswater ewes with comical dreadlocks. Stroll around the field footpath that leads to a wild pond with a bird hide and small dipping platform where you can sit and watch dragon flies flit between the reeds.
Hunting Hall is a picture-book farm. You may see a sow with her piglets playing in a strawy pen, geese waddling down to the small stream and hens clucking around the barns. Two rescue donkeys, Freddie and Jamie, graze in the paddock with Ella and Barley the goats. Our small family farm has won many awards for looking after the environment and a farm trail helps you explore some of our work for wildlife. In 2018 we were delighted to win the North East Rural Award for Farming and the Environment.
Embracing our green ethos, the shepherd’s hut is a well-insulated, energy efficient little home running on green electricity. We’ve tried to keep it local; joiners Scott and Scott from Derek Allan, Belford, enthusiastically and skilfully brought our imaginings to life, aided by other local craftsmen, and a great Douglas Fir was felled for our chassis at Abby St Bathans. We’ve used beautiful environmentally-friendly paints and oils; Farrow and Ball, Osmo and even a recycled New Life emulsion, and carefully chosen organic cotton towels and bed linen. We want our shepherd’s hut to sit gently in the environment.
Directions to Hunting Hall from the A1
Travel along the A1 until you reach The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal. Turn WEST (inland) directly opposite the turn off for Holy Island. The road is signposted ‘Kentstone’.
Follow the road past Kentstone farm and keep going until you reach a T junction at which you have to give way.
Turn right and then immediately left.
A short way along this road at the first bend you will see the Hunting Hall sign and entrance on the left.
The farm road bears to the left at the bottom of the hill. Please drive with caution, this is a blind bend. Follow the road up the hill and bear right into the farm.
Park in the farmyard and please telephone Karen so that she can welcome you and show you to the Shepherd's Hut parking area.
Guests can travel by train to Berwick upon Tweed railway station
The 464 bus stops at Berwick upon Tweed railway station and travels to Lowick village. It is then a lovely walk of under 2 miles to Hunting Hall along a green bridleway.
Tipis, Yurts & Cabins
(Hunting Hall Shepherd's Hut )
£95.00per unit per night
Min: £85.00 - Max: £100.00