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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Shepherds Retreat

Shepherds Retreat, set in beautiful open countryside on the foundations of Hadrian's Wall, offers a warm and friendly welcome at any time of the year. Originally an outbuilding, the traditional stone built property, which is attached to the 18th Century Farmhouse, was renovated in 2007 and now offers contemporary self-catering holiday accommodation whilst retaining plenty of character and charm. Sleeping four guests in one king size and one double bedroom, both with ensuite shower rooms, it is perfect for couples, families or friends.

Located near Hexham in the Northumberland National Park, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fantastic walks from the front door, including Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. Alternatively, head to the ancient forests at the National Trusts Allen Banks and Staward Gorge or enjoy a picnic and gentle bimble along the banks of the River Tyne. If you would prefer to explore this spectacular landscape on two wheels, the Hadrian’s Cycleway covers the entire 160 miles of the Hadrian's Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site, or enjoy one of the shorter trails at Sele Park or Tyne Green Country Park in Hexham. Just 20 miles away, Kielder Forest is excellent for walking and mountain biking, or try your hand at fishing, birdwatching and stargazing. Golfers have a choice of courses close by, whilst history lovers can embrace heritage attractions such as the Roman Forts at Chesters, Vindolanda and Housesteads. Explore pretty villages such as Holystone and Harbottle or blow away the cobwebs on one of Northumberland's glorious golden beaches.

For a change of scene, the market town of Hexham is a lovely spot to while away an afternoon or two. Explore the town’s medieval and Victorian history on a heritage trail before stocking up on provisions at the weekly market. Alternatively, browse the independent shops and boutiques and treat yourselves to a night off cooking as you sample one of the many fantastic restaurants.

There is so much to do in this pretty part of the country, but you would also be forgiven for simply enjoying lazy days and stunning views from the comfort of your gorgeous cottage back at Shepherd’s Retreat.

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Owner details:

Kevin & Leah Vigars joined Independent Cottages in December 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Northumberland National Park)

Full of thoughtful and personal touches, Shepherds Retreat is a comfortable and cosy cottage at any time of the year.

Accommodation comprises:


  • You will find everything you need for a self-catering holiday in this well equipped kitchen including an electric double oven, microwave, upright fridge / freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and an array of cooking and baking equipment.
  • Light and airy lounge and dining room with two comfortable sofas and a dining table for four people. Relax in front of the 80cm flat screen TV, which also has a DVD player, enjoy a board game or curl up on the sofa with a book. French doors open up onto the patio area outside.


  • Two beautiful bedrooms, one king and one double, with original features such as stone walls and wooden roof beams. Both bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms, high quality hypoallergenic bedding and luxury bed linen as well as a hairdryer and a Freeview flat screen television. Electric fans are provided for warmer evenings, or for colder nights there are extra blankets and a hot water bottle. There is plenty of hanging storage.

Outside: Enjoy the fantastic panoramic views from the patio which has outdoor seating and a Kadai® barbecue / fire pit. It is the perfect spot for that first morning coffee or alfresco dining. There is private off road parking close by and a Type 2 electric vehicle charging point is available for guests to use.

Additional information: All utilities, high speed WiFi, bed linen, bath towels and a bag of charcoal briquettes are included. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Most major supermarkets offer home delivery. Please ensure you organise the delivery time for when you have arrived at the property.

Shepherds Retreat Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Double)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Please contact the owner for prices
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Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Kevin & Leah Vigars
Member Since December 2020

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