Hesleyside Shepherds huts with glamping and luxury camping within the breathtaking grounds of historic Hesleyside and in the heart of the Northumberland National Park. As seen on “Robson Green’s More Tales of Northumberland”. Step back in time to a simpler way of life. Our traditional shepherd’s huts provide a quiet and cosy retreat from the rush and tumble of the modern world. Nestled in their own oak copse in the private parkland of Hesleyside, our Shepherds huts are cleverly designed and beautifully decorated providing 5 star comfort and luxury alongside unprecedented access to the surrounding natural beauty of the Estate.
All the huts are handcrafted from reclaimed oak. Cosy all year round as insulated with sheep’s wool and include
- Feather and down duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets and king size luxury mattress
- Wood-burning stove with oven and hotplate
- Optional breakfast baskets
- En-suite bathroom with flushing loo, hand basin and hot power shower
- Cooking equipment including pots, pans, and cooking equipment.
- Dresser and mini Belfast sink with all the crockery and cutlery you need
- Plugs and lighting
- Campfire with tripod, trivet, cauldron, griddle and skillet
- Initial supply of logs, kindling and fire lighters
- Star gazing books and guides, binoculars and telescopes
- Maps, adventure books, playing cards
‘Heather’ has a drop down bunk suitable for an infant (under 5) and an enclosed bed area to make for a really cosy feel. The fold down table optimises space in the living area and the large pull out drawer houses everything guests need for a night of stargazing under the unique dark skies of Northumberland. Other features include oak shelves, wooden ladder storage and oak shutters.
‘Bracken’ hut has a higher bed creating space for a pull out child’s bed (under 7) and pull out table of a generous size. A monks seat bench provides seating area and storage and further storage lies behind oak cabinetry under the bed. It was especially rewarding being able to reuse some timber which had previously been in Hesleyside within the huts. It has been crafted into the table and the monks seat bench as well as fascia boards on the exterior.
Bramble is our new large or family sized hut which boasts a king size four poster bed and a separate bunk room. The bunk room can accommodate 2 additional adults or 2 children and 1 infant. It has a large en-suite shower, loo and basin and compact kitchenette with gas hob, grill, oven, fridge and sink. It’s amazing what we’ve managed to fit in! Bramble has a wonderful covered balcony for you to take in the private view, a woodburner and all the equipment you need for a luxurious camping experience.
Inspired by New England pioneer chapels, this double height hut has a mezzanine level with a king size bed and ample ground floor space.
Very luxuriant and private, perfect for a romantic gateway, Holly is a little hotel on wheels. Made from reclaimed timber, cladding from a Victorian school and large reclaimed church doors.
The Alnwick Garden
Howick Gardens & Arboretum
The Northumberland Coast
Kielder reservoir and surrounding forest Adventure
Off-road mountain bike trails, sailing, water-skiing
Go Ape at Matfen
FISHING A stones throw from the prestigious North Tyne, Hesleyside huts are the perfect fisherman’s lodge. Rent a rod on the well regarded Hesleyside Beat (max 3 rods)
STARGAZING We are within the Northumberland Dark Sky reserve. We can provide you with a complete star-gazing kit to take full advantage of this rare opportunity to witness the night sky without light pollution. ory
£80 – £120 per night depending on hut
Minimum 2 night stay
I’m afraid we cannot accommodate dogs
If our Huts are not for you Hesleyside also offers Luxury Bed & Breakfast in the Hall. Stay in one of our 3 splendid rooms and enjoy the superb views, en-suite bathrooms, roll top baths and full english breakfasts