Shepherd's Hut, Winlaton Mill, Newcastle upon Tyne

Shepherd's Hut, Winlaton Mill, Newcastle upon Tyne



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Holiday with a Difference!  Open all year round, as there is a lovely cosy log burner to keep you warm!

Shepherd's Hut is situated in an idyllic setting in the heart of the Derwent Valley. Surrounded by open countryside this shepherd's hut provides the perfect 'Glamping' experience for first time campers or those looking for a little added comfort on their next camping break. Whether you are looking for a rural hideaway, a romantic break or a family 'Glamping' holiday, Shepherd's Hut provides the ideal place to stay.

Shepherd's Hut is also a great place to stay if you enjoy fly fishing. The River Derwent is literally a stone's throw from the Hut and is great for salmon and trout fishing (permits are available locally, please ask on arrival). If you enjoy wildlife, Red Kites are renowned in this area and there is even a Red Kite nest located on the owner's farmland, so you can be sure to see them flying overhead. Also Deer are regular visitors through this field, and you will be sure to see them having a roam around at some point during your stay!

Please Note - this Shepherds Hut is under new ownership at Hagg Hill Farm. The current owners are currently undergoing some building work to their house, which should not impact on your stay, but you may see this on the lead up on the drive to the Shepherds Hut.

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This cosy hut is handcrafted and has lots of lovely finishing touches to make sure that you camp in style. There is a double bed, as well as bunk beds (which can also be configured into a sofa should you wish to). The log burning stove in the centre of the hut will ensure you remain warm and cosy whatever the season. There is a one ring hob for basic cooking and you can bring your own. Sit outside on the balcony and enjoy a glass of wine or afternoon tea whilst enjoying the natural sights and sounds of the surrounding countryside or you can use the picnic table and enjoy a BBQ with the family.

Horse owners are also very welcome, if you would like to bring your horse on holiday and ride in the scenic Derwent Valley, there are stables, an arena and paddock available for your use for a small additional fee of £12 per day.

There are shower and toilet facilities on site just a minute's walk from the Hut.

There is parking for up to two cars. 

A tent can be pitched alongside the hut with prior permission for an additional fee of £15 per night. Please ask us for more details.


  • Access to Dark Skies
  • Allocated parking space
  • Balcony
  • Barbeque
  • Cycle Friendly
  • Decking Area
  • Garden table and chairs
  • Golf Course nearby
  • Hob/oven
  • Near shops
  • Near to Metro Centre Shopping Centre
  • Near to Newcastle Airport
  • Near to Newcastle City Centre
  • Near to Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
  • Near to Newcastle Train Station
  • Near to Pub
  • Near to Restaurants
  • Off road parking
  • Pub in Village
  • Shop nearby
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Sorry no dogs allowed
  • Wood burning stove

Shepherd's Hut, Winlaton Mill enjoys a private, picturesque setting with walks along the River Derwent within easy reach on foot. Visit Gibside Estate and Beamish Living Museum during your stay!

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- 4 November 2017

We stayed at The Shepherd’s hut in November and were delighted to find how warm and cosy it was with a brilliantly efficient wood burner inside and the brazier outside we were never chilly. Our two children (7 and 4) loved exploring in the woods and collecting wood from dawn until dusk. There is plenty to do in the area - we enjoyed castles, Hadrian’s Wall and Newcastle city centre and Durham Cathedral in the week we were there as well as visiting several of the superb beaches in the North East. The hostess Sarah should also get a mention as she was brilliantly friendly and helpful. Thanks - we had a great holiday!

4/ 5stars

- 3 September 2017

Shepherds hut is in a very peaceful place just what me and wife needed after having a baby, bbq and a few drinks in front of the log fire what more could you want. The owners couldn't do enough for us, she is very friendly and has just taken over but has some really good plans for the place we look forward to staying again to see how there venture is getting on

4/ 5stars

- 5 August 2017

We had a wonderful holiday. The Shepherds Hut provided a perfect relaxing base for our holiday. The local area is beautiful with lots to to do for families.

4/ 5stars
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Key Features

  • Cycle Friendly
  • Shop nearby
  • Sorry no dogs allowed
  • Wood burning stove
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