Foxglove Shepherd's Hut
Book 3 nights for the price of 2 from now until 31st March 2020.
For a cool glamping getaway, why not explore your sense of adventure and embrace the great outdoors.
Just 4 miles from the glorious golden sands of Cheswick
With one king size bed (5’ x 6’ 3”) and full size single bunk beds (3’ x 6’ 3”), Foxglove can accommodate up to four guests. To maximise space, bunk beds cleverly convert to bench seating for day time use.
The hut features a small galley kitchen area with an electric two ring hob, a microwave combination oven, under-counter fridge, toaster and kettle, and a DAB radio. There is an extendable dining table for up to four guests.
A large raised deck with ramp access has been designed to support the needs of mobility impaired guests, and just off the kitchen is a wet room with electric shower, basin and WC.
For the cooler months the hut is super-insulated, and has electric tubular heating.
Guests can also hire Colin, a cute retro caravan at £20 per night (subject to availability) where the younger members of the family can have their own little mini adventure - a fun den for day use but set-up for sleeping capacity too!
Two dogs are welcome and there are kennels on site if required. Horses are welcome with prior notice. There is grazing and stabling available on site at additional cost.
1 night bookings considered on request
Accommodating four guests with one king size bed (5’ x 6’ 3”) and full size single bunk beds (3’ x 6’ 3”). To maximise space, the double bunk converts to seating for day time use.
The hut features a galley kitchen with an electric two ring hob, a microwave combination oven, under-counter fridge, toaster, kettle, and DAB radio. There is an extendable dining table for up to four guests.
Wet room with electric shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Bathroom aids for mobility restricted guests can be provided on request.
Foxglove sits in a paddock with two further shepherd’s huts, Teasel and Cow Parsley, each sleeping up to four guests.
There is a picnic table and garden furniture, and a fire pit can be made available on request.
No vehicle access is permitted in the paddock where the shepherd’s huts are located. Parking sits to the left of the farm entrance which is approximately 50 yards from the site entrance.
Separate parking provision is available at Fox Glove for guests with mobility impairment.
Babies & Children
Foxglove is not particularly suited to babies and young infants.
The inner paddock where the shepherd’s hut is located is fully enclosed, however the adjoining field has a pond and younger children will require supervision around this area.
Guests can also hire Colin, a cutesy retro caravan at £20 per night (subject to availability) where the younger members of the family can have their own little mini adventure - a fun den for day use but set-up for sleeping capacity too!
Two dogs are permitted. Dogs must be clean and dry before access into the hut and must be kept off the beds. An outside tap is available. The inner paddock where the hut is located is fully enclosed.
There is a separate outside kennel available for use by guests.
Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided. A hair dryer is supplied.
Satellite Wi-Fi is very intermittent and an alternative solution is currently being explored. Mobile reception is generally good.
The hut has electric tubular heating.
Guest privacy & additional accommodation
The paddock is shared with two other shepherd’s huts, Teasel and Cow Parsley with a wide open aspect across the adjoining field.
Water is from a private supply borehole and is suitable for drinking.
The huts are well located for exploring the local area, sitting approximately 4 miles from the stunning Northumberland coastline and around 12 miles from the Northumberland National Park.
Foxglove sits approximately 3.5 miles from the village of Lowick where you can buy a range of provisions from the well-stocked village store, including freshly baked bread, cakes and scones as well as lovely local produce. 10 miles and 10.5 miles respectively will take you to the charming villages of Belford and Wooler where you will find a good selection of small town shopping, as well as a selection of eateries, inns and pubs. Alternatively a more extensive range of amenities, including large supermarkets, can be found in Berwick-upon-Tweed just a short 7.5 mile drive away.
With over 30 miles of stunning sandy beaches, guests are spoilt for choice. Cheswick, Goswick, Bamburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne all sit nearby with pristine white sands perfect for sandcastle making, rock pools made for dabbling in, hidden coves and deep sheltered sand dunes ideal for cosy picnics, and stunning sunsets on a balmy summer evening.
The dramatic beauty of the Cheviot Hills can be accessed from Wooler (11 miles) where walkers and mountain bikers can follow the routes of ancient cattle drovers, taking in Iron Age stone fortifications and traces of Bronze Age hillforts amidst the tranquil and rugged landscape.
Follow the legend of St. Cuthbert with a visit to the Cuddy’s Cave a short walk exploring the area around this historic feature, or alternatively join Northumberland Park Rangers for a guided walk where you will learn much about the heritage and wildlife of the area and enjoy some outstanding vistas along the way. For coastal hikes, take time out to spot the rich birdlife on the Northumberland Coastal Path.
For cycling, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks, including long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway or the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub.
For sightseeing the area is punctuated by iconic castles, stately homes and fortifications which are testament to the area’s rich and dramatic past. Pay a visit to the magnificent castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh or Chillingham where you can discover tales of bloody battles and royal rebellion, or enjoy the stunning stately homes and gardens of Belsay, Cragside, Wallington or Paxton House. Harry Potter was filmed at Alnwick Castle and children will particularly enjoy the wizardly magic of characters inspired by Hagrid and Harry, including a spot of Broomstick Training!
Foodies will enjoy the fine local produce in one of the many pubs or restaurants in the area - everything from the freshest fish and chips to fine dining experiences. The very popular Barn at Beal is nearby with amazing views over to Holy Island or perhaps partake in a tipple of infamous Lindisfarne Mead.
For action sports, surfing, kitesurfing and coasteering is available at Bamburgh, Beadnell and St. Abbs Head with teaching from local instructors, while canoeing can be arranged on the nearby coastal waters or river systems.
There are also extensive cycling and mountain biking trails in and around the area, with the Coast and Castles route a firm favourite. For riding, Swinhoe, Kimmerston and Slate Hall riding centres all come recommended, offering lessons, treks and wonderful beach rides.
For fishing, guests can head to the lakes at Chatton which offers fly fishing for trout, or try Coldingham Loch for bank or boat fishing - both helpful and friendly venues.
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Cooks and Chefs
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"Had a great holiday in Foxglove. Shepherd's hut was lovely. Well equipped and owner was very helpful and friendly. Very relaxing holiday and would definitely go back."Ms Dewar
“Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Would recommend it to anyone. Lovely location for views and cosy little cabin. Perfect”Ms Atkinson
"We had a lovely time at Foxglove. The owner was lovely & happy to help & answer any questions. The shepherd hut was lovely & clean, very quiet & a great base for our bank holiday adventures!"Byron Family
“Completely delightful, start to finish. It's more a luxury tiny house than a hut, and felt like a very indulgent finale to St. Cuthbert's Way. And Rachel couldn't have been more accommodating.”Ahokas Family
"I would just like to praise our wonderful stay at Foxglove. The shepherd's hut was absolutely fantastic; every detail had been thought of in the construction of them. The setting was beautiful and we had access to all the fields around the hut which was fantastic as we had our dogs with us. The owner was brilliant, we received a warm welcome and she was more than happy to suggest places to visit etc. We will most definitely be returning!"Ms Birch
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Perfect for cosy winter stays curled up in blankets around the fire."Rachel, owner of Foxglove