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- Secluded shepherd’s hut with stunning views of the North Pennines
- Half an hour’s drive from Durham; near a network of local footpaths
- Private patio, woodfired hot tub, firepit, barbecue and ensuite
When you’re seeking solitude, the secluded shepherd’s hut at Newlands Hall is just the spot – wend your way to this working hill farm overlooking the dreamy dales of County Durham for memorable views and a private hot tub.
Inside, the accommodation is small but swish: it packs in an ensuite shower room and toilet, a double bed with bed linen and towels provided, and a working logburner. The compact kitchen area includes a fridge-freezer for keeping food fresh and a microwave for warming up meals, plus a private firepit and barbecue are just outside the hut on the outdoor patio area for alfresco evenings.
When it’s time to tour the countryside, there’s no need to remember where you’ve left the car keys – simply set off on strolls right from the site on the network of local footpaths running through the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There are ample attractive market towns, villages and cities to poke around in this part of the world as well – including Durham (30 minutes’ drive) – and the park’s close to Hamsterley (15 minutes) for forays in the county’s biggest forest by bike or on foot.
If you’re needing to run errands, the nearest town is Bishop Auckland (20 minutes).
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
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Weardale Retreat shepherd's hut (hot tub)
Max. persons: 2 x
Dimensions: 5.5m width x 2.2m length (18.0ft width x 7.2ft length) Calculated area: 12.1m² (130.2ft²)
|Max. persons||2 x
5.5m width x 2.2m length
(18.0ft width x 7.2ft length)
Calculated area: 12.1m² (130.2ft²)
|Year of manufacture||2020|
(1 x double bed)
Bathroom (1 x shower, 1 x toilet)
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100% return here! Very clean, Carol was lovely on arrival & great valu
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
Bishop Auckland Bus Station
— 18.0 kilometres
18.0 kilometres Barnard Castle: Galgate Coach Stop — 20.8 kilometres
20.8 kilometres Durham Bus Station — 23.0 kilometres
- Train stations
Frosterley Rail Station
— 2.3 kilometres
2.3 kilometres Wolsingham Rail Station — 3.1 kilometres
3.1 kilometres Stanhope Rail Station — 4.9 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal
— 42.4 kilometres
42.4 kilometres South Shields Ferry Terminal — 43.2 kilometres
43.2 kilometres North Shields Ferry Terminal — 43.5 kilometres
Newcastle International Airport
— 36.8 kilometres
36.8 kilometres Durham Tees Valley Airport — 40.4 kilometres
After leaving the A689, follow the tarmac drive up over a cattle grid. Fork right and follow the concrete drive up, around a corner and over a second cattle grid – only now will you see Newlands Hall, a yellow/ cream house on your left.
Recommended areas to roam in the local area include the high wild fells of Weardale and Teesdale. Get your hiking boots muddy in these parts of the Pennines, then swap them for clean shoes for strolls around the smart centre of Durham (half an hour).
This university city has a cathedral and castle to check out in the centre, but is also a top-notch spot for just meandering around the medieval streets.
Travel to the Killhope Lead Mining Museum (half an hour) to learn how the county got its riches in the 19th century and, once you’re back above ground, follow the nature trail in search of red squirrels.
Another intriguing place to visit is the Bowes Museum (35 minutes) for its selection of fine and decorative arts sourced from all across Europe. While the displays are generally aimed at adults, kids are also welcome – activities for young art aficionados are often organised here.
A spot that’s perhaps more suitable for small fry is Diggerland Durham (half an hour), an adventure park that allows visitors to drive real machinery.
- High Force Waterfall (18.7 kilometres)
- Barnard Castle (19.6 kilometres)
- The Bowes Museum (21.1 kilometres)
- Gibside (24.5 kilometres)
- Cherryburn (25.3 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Newlands Hall cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Newlands Hall will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Newlands Hall have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Newlands Hall dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Newlands Hall? Recommended areas to roam in the local area include the high wild fells of Weardale and Teesdale. Get your hiking boots muddy in these parts of the Pennines, then swap them for … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Newlands Hall?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Newlands Hall? From R2 562,70 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability