13. June, 2021.
Amazing hidden gem We have just returned from a short stay here and all I can say is WOW! The views, the cabin and the local area are all beautiful! Carol was amazingly helpful from the initial booking onwards. We loved relaxing in the hottub with picturesque views and exploring the local area. Would highly recommend to anyone to visit, you won't be disappointed.
4. May, 2021.
AMAZING We had the most loveliest time here, there is everything you need - BBQ, fire pit, hot tub, small kitchen & bathroom. On arrival we were greeted by Carol who was on hand if you needed anything, a lovely basket of local produce and marshmallows for the fire pit too!! The Shepherd hut is in the most beautiful remote location but there is a shop just in the village less than 5 minutes away. There was so much space in the hut & it was really well thought out including a TV. We wished we had stayed for longer but will be returning!
23. October, 2020.
Fantastic stay Would highly recommend Weardale Retreat. Everything you could possibly need for a relaxing few nights is there, including a wood fired hot tub with spectacular views. We stayed with our dog, there is an enclosed area for him to wander about in, and there was even food and water bowls and treats provided for him. The hosts were incredibly welcoming with prosecco on arrival and breakfast delivered each morning. The hut itself was very comfortable and clean and even a lovely warm shower. The location was fantastic, not too far out of the way, but far enough to get away. We will definitely be back for another visit.
20. September, 2020.
Very Relaxing Break We stayed here for three nights. The views were amazing. Carol was very welcoming. The Shepherds Hut was very well designed and comfortable. We ordered homemade scones, jam and cream on arrival and also breakfast for the first morning and it was just perfect. We would definitely stay here again.
10. September, 2020.
Great! Really nice place, beautiful views and had everything you needed in the hut. Nearly everything was perfect, but the only downsides was we couldn’t get the BBQ working tried everything it wouldn’t work it was probably just us but it was a big pain. And then the hot tub was a bit dull took a while to get hot(probably cause we was doing it wrong) and when it was hot it was just so dark there was a few fairy lights but it wasn’t enough to light up the hot tub. Apart from that the bed was really soft and comfy. Everything worked in the hut. The views are awesome as well!
5. September, 2020.
Beautiful views, relaxing stay The hut is just below the main farm house. On arrival the instructions were really clear and the host had left some little treats which were lovely! The hot tub has amazing views over the valley. A great relaxing stay with lots of local activities!
2. September, 2020.
What a wee Gem! Awww we just fell in love as soon as we got there! Just stunning and we loved everything about it. Communication from the owners was outstanding. Full clear instructions of how to get there, what was available and how everything worked. Situated up a semi steep hill, just below a farm house, it is so secluded you would think you were on your own little piece of land and stunning scenery as far as the eyes could see! The local cows, sheep and chickens were just a delight. We had a 2 night break, before arrival, Carol very kindly popped in some milk to the fridge, some venison burgers and local sausages that was just such a kind touch. Inside is small, but very perfectly formed. At one end an extremely comfortable large double bed with cabinet beside. A little seating couch area in the middle and to the rear, plenty of storage with a kitchenette housing, toaster, micro, coffee machine, with more than enough sweets and treats, coffee teas, biscuits etc. A log burning stove and behind that a compact, very cute, ensuite shower room. Honestly just delightful. So cosy. toasty warm we just loved it. Outside, plenty of space to run around in the grass, the out door fire pit with two large log stools, there is a gorgeous wee cobbled courtyard with bistro table, chairs, BBQ and hot tub! Provided for you is more that enough, wall mounted TV, dishes, utensils, cups, glasses, toiletries, ample storage in cabinet included hanging space, under the settee storage and under the bed. Loads of plug points, very reliable WiFi with password for the router provided. Logs for the hot tub, fire pit and inside log burner. Really couldn't ask for anything more. A 4 minute walk down the hill is the local bus stop, with friendly reliable, hourly bus services to all neighbouring towns. Stanhope up the road is worth a wee visit, with local shops, castle, pubs etc. The other direction was Bishop Aukland well worth a visit, a lot bigger with a some amazing architecture and a beautiful big Abbey. Cannot recommend this wee gem enough. We will definitely return. A great all year round destination. I think it would be amazing in winter.
26. August, 2020.
Lovely stay, will be back! Amazing location in the countryside. The hut is new, cosy, comfy & clean. The fire pit is brilliant as the nights close in & the hot tub is just glorious. It Would be a great break Option all year round. Takes a while to heat then lasts all night! Communication was clear, and the hosts were friendly & helpful. We’ll be back! 🙂
20. August, 2020.
Beautiful location but be careful of money scam! Wonderful location and absolutely lovely hut with a bbq and hot tub. However upon leaving Carol sent a £150 invoice to me. £15 for Breakfast and £5 for logs which I used. So I was expecting a £20 invoice. 2 weeks prior to my arrival I rang Carol to ask if there was any local areas I could use the internet as I have an 11am meeting on the day of checkout. She then advised that I could use the hut till my meeting finished which we agreed would be between 1pm -1.30pm she said this would be completely free of charge. Carol then tried to charge me an extortionate £130 for late checkout on an invoice after! She then rang me at 8.15am in the morning less than 24 hours after checkout with an extremely threatening voicemail. I had reported her and have been advised not to pay the invoice from her personal invoicing system. To confirm I have paid the £20 for the items that I used though a safe payment system which was advised though the booking company. This really is a shame as I had such a lovely time in this location and it had some lovely eco friendly touches. The issue ended up ruining the stay which really is sad.