12 Unique Stays At Shepherd Huts & Glamping Pods Northumberland

There’s no doubt there has been a big increase in demand for shepherd hut and glamping holidays over the last few years. More farms and campsites have expanded their offering beyond tent or caravan pitches, to include unique stays in a range of different more luxurious glamping options. Northumberland has become one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the UK, not least for its varied choice of glamping options. Here’s 12 options for unique stays at shepherd huts and glamping pods Northumberland.

An Autumn Weekend At Cheviot Glamping, Northumberland

These are very much luxury glamping options, with en suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen facilities, and many are dog friendly too. You’ll find places in central Northumberland as well as the coast, and they bring all the fun of camping such as fire pits and outdoor hot tubs, but without compromising on home comforts.

Shepherds Retreat, Beadnell

Key Features: En suite bathroom, dog friendly, hot tub, private garden.

We had a brilliant time at Shepherds Retreat in Beadnell in summer 2021. They have two shepherd huts, one that sleeps two and one that sleeps four, both are dog friendly. Not only that but they have their own private garden which has a wood fired hot tub, a fire pit/BBQ/pizza oven, and sun loungers.

The extra outside space with the security of being fenced in is great for with your dog, and to enjoy the beautiful view across the countryside to the sea. Inside, the shepherds huts are gorgeous, rustic but very comfortable, with a fully equipped kitchen, hob, log burner to make it cosy in winter months, a skylight above the bed to make the most of the Northumberland dark skies, and en suite shower and bathroom.

I’ve never glamped anywhere that had thought of everything you could possibly need and more, including for the fabulous hot tub outside and the fire pit that also doubles as a pizza oven and BBQ. 

They’re in a great spot for enjoying Beadnell, with the nearest pub and restaurant a short walk away in the village, the beach, and other iconic locations nearby such as Bamburgh, Seahouses, Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle. 

Read my full review of Shepherds Retreat Glamping Pods Northumberland here.

Shepherds Retreat The Sanderling, Beadnell Northumberland
Shepherds Retreat The Sanderling, Beadnell Northumberland

Doxford Luxury glamping Pods

Key Features: En suite bathroom, dog friendly

Doxford Farm Camping recently extended their glamping offering from bell tents and caravan pitches to include brand new luxury glamping pods in Northumberland. There are 5 in total and sleep either 2 or 4 people, and are all dog friendly. These pods are some of the most luxurious I’ve seen, with modern rustic features, beautiful bathrooms and full working kitchens.

They have all the home comforts you could want out in the countryside, they even have underfloor heating, wifi and a flat screen TV. They’re all designed slightly differently, but all come with the same long list of features.

I’ve previously priced up a weekend, and although costs vary depending on when you’re looking to book they aren’t cheap, but look totally worth it.

Find out more on the Doxford Farm Luxury Glamping Pods webpage here.

Cheviot Glamping Pods Northumberland

Key Features: En suite bathroom, dog friendly, pub on site

The Cheviot Glamping pods are made from containers, and they’re luxury glamping at its best with beautiful inside decor including a small sofa area, table and chairs, mini kitchen, double bunk beds and en suite. They are all white inside which may not seem ideal for glamping but it works.

Based on the land of the Cheviot Tap brewery and taproom, this was ideal as the pub that serves local drinks, cheese boards and a range of pizzas from their pizza oven is literally steps away. Ideal if you don’t actually want to do any glamping cooking yourself. They can also provide breakfast hampers, and firepit smores kits for the full experience.

There are two container pods on site and they are dog friendly, and they have a small terrace outside with table and chairs and a fire pit. There are also bell tents available on site too.

Located right up north near Wooler, the nearest bigger town is Berwick, and there is plenty of beautiful countryside to explore both in the northernmost part of England and over the border into the Scottish Borders.

Read my full review of Cheviot Glamping pods Northumberland here

An Autumn Weekend At Cheviot Glamping, Northumberland
Cheviot Glamping, Northumberland

Newton Hall Cabin Walk

Key Features: En suite bathroom, dog friendly, hot tub

New to the Newton Hall estate for 2022 are the 17 cabins that make up Newton Hall Cabin Walk glamping pods in Northumberland. These luxury cabins sleep between 2-6 people, and have an outdoor terrace and decking, some with private hot tubs, fire puts and beautifully decorated indoor spaces.

They are dog friendly, and they provide fluffy bathrobes too for if you’re in and out of the hot tub for a bit of extra luxury. You can make the most of the estate’s facilities, and the on site pub the Joiners Arms too.

Another fabulous luxury glamping pod base from which to enjoy the Northumberland coast. Read my full review of Newton Hall Cabin Walk here.

Herding Hill Farm

Key Features: A range of pods – some dog friendly, some with en suite

The award winning Herding Hill Farm is in the heart of Northumberland near to Hadrian’s Wall, and they have a range of glamping pod options for you to choose from. They have slightly more basic cabins called the Wigwam cabins. These are semi self catered, but don’t have en suite or bedding provided. Dogs are welcome in these, and they do have a hot tub.

The more luxurious Castle pods come with the full works – fully equipped kitchen area, en suite bathrooms, hot tubs, a smart TV, fire pit and outdoor area. These only sleep 2 whereas the Wigwam cabins can accommodate families, but they aren’t dog friendly. 

For more information including video tours of the cabins visit the Herding Hill Farm website.

Shepherds Retreat The Sanderling, Beadnell Northumberland

Glampods

Key features: En suite bathrooms, dark skies location, play area, BBQ hut

You can find the Glampods site near to Otterburn, and they have a number of glamping pods available for couples, families or groups. These aren’t dog friendly. They are equipped for everything you need for a comfortable glamping experience, and there is a BBQ hut on site, and a play area.

You can pay for additional extras to add to your experience, such as afternoon tea for two delivered to your hut, a charcuterie board, exclusive group use of the BBQ hut, and marshmallow kits for your fire pit. 

Find out more on the Glampods website here.

Westfield Farm Shepherd Huts

Key Features: En suite bathrooms, hot tubs

Westfield Farm Shepherd Huts are gorgeous, there are four of them in the four corners of one of their fields with incredible views across the Northumberland hills. Two of them sleep two, and the other two sleep four. 

They aren’t dog friendly due to the local land, but they are very luxurious with en suite bathrooms, beautifully decorated with log burners, and have wood fired hot tubs, outdoor firepits and seating.

Each of the four huts is different from the next, and the family who run Westfield Farm are so lovely. They have lots of recommendations for walks and things to do in the area, as well as locally sourced places to shop and buy food.

Have a read of my full Westfield Farm Shepherd Hut review here.

Westfield House Farm Shepherd's huts

Trees at Tughall

Key features: Modern with en suite, wood burning stove, decking area

The Trees at Tughall cabins are brand new for 2022, and they’re stunning. Find them not far from Beadnell, and each in a unique location either in the woodland or by the stream. They’re beautiful inside, with window seats to enjoy the sunset views, and a modern feel throughout. You might not even feel like you’re glamping.

They have tree swings, and outdoor decking areas with a fire pit. There are three cabins to choose from each slightly different, and they all sleep two. No dogs allowed unfortunately. A glamping pod Northumberland experience I really want to try!

Find out more on the Trees at Tughall glamping cabins here.

Shepherds Retreat The Sanderling, Beadnell Northumberland

Woodland Chase

Key features: En suite bathrooms, wood fired hot tubs, fire pits

The Woodland Chase glamping site consists of three different stays, two cabins one of which is dog friendly, and a treehouse. You’ll find them in Felton near Morpeth, and they’ve all been beautifully thought out with all the luxurious home comforts you could need.

The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need to enjoy a stay here, and with their own private fairy light lined garden and porch with rocking chairs it’s idyllic. Have a read of my full review of Woodland Chase Glamping here.

Visit Woodland Chase online here.

Hesleyside Huts Glamping

Key features: En suite bathrooms, king size beds, outdoor bathtubs

The Hesleyside Huts glampsite is near Hexham in Northumberland, and they have three different cabins and three shepherd huts available to stay in. Each one is slightly different, some with feature baths including one outdoors, wood burning stoves and the cabins have upstairs bunk rooms. 

Find out more on Hesleyside Huts here.

Huts in the Hills

Key Features: En suite bathrooms, outdoor bathtubs, star gazing roofs

The Huts in the Hills are four luxury shepherd huts in Whittingham near Alnwick, a family run site with larger than usual huts that sleep between 2 – 5 people. Each of the huts has an outdoor bath, an indoor shower, log burners and a fully equipped kitchen with fridge. Families can enjoy separate rooms from the kids with bunk beds.

Find out more on Huts in the Hills here.

Hadrian Shepherd Huts

Near Stamfordham and Hadrian’s Wall, Hadrian Shepherd Lavender hut offers a more vintage style but still 5 star glamping experience. The inside of the hut is so quaint, designed for you to recharge and relax. There is a wood burning stove inside, and they offer a breakfast basket delivered to your hut.

See more on Hadrian Shepherd Huts here.

An Autumn Weekend At Cheviot Glamping, Northumberland

Many of these shepherd hut and glamping pod locations in Northumberland are hugely popular, and can book up far in advance. If you’re looking for a glamping getaway it’s worth planning ahead, and considering the time of year.

You can have great glamping pod Northumberland experiences in winter months as well as the summer, especially with the log burners and fire pits roaring. It’s also worth keeping an eye out for cancellations, most of these sites share any last minute availability on their instagram pages.

Other posts you might like:

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An Autumn weekend at Cheviot Glamping

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