The Hunting Hall Shepherd's Hut
A magical little home that sleeps two
In a secluded young orchard, overlooking an organic sheep meadow, stands our beautiful shepherd’s hut. Carefully created by local craftsmen, this is a luxurious little home in the heart of nature. With a small shower en-suite, fully-equipped kitchen, electric radiator and underfloor heating, you’ll have everything you need for a toasty-warm, very special stay. Pull up a comfy chair before the Hobbit wood burning stove and revel in the cosiness, or snuggle into feather bedding dressed with scrumptious organic cotton percale linen. Open the stable door and listen to the stillness of the star studded evening and discover something magical!
In the kitchen you’ll find a full sized oven, two ring halogen hob, microwave, ceramic sink and full sized fridge with ice box – everything you need to design dinner for two. The shower room has washbasin, heated towel rail, toilet and a shower fed from the large hot water tank with immersion heater – ensuring there is oodles of hot water.
Birds foot trefoil, oxeye daisies and wild carrot stud the grass between young fruit trees where the hut stands. This is the Croft, once the paddock where the Victorian farmer kept his horse, with a shallow stream at one end. Wildlife passes through this still haven; hare, deer, fox and badger. Sit quietly surrounded by birdsong and the murmur of the gentle running stream. Beyond the orchard is the Pond Field where Tom grazes his flock of organic sheep, including rare breed handsome Teeswater ewes with comical dreadlocks. Stroll around the field footpath that leads to a wild pond with a bird hide and small dipping platform where you can sit and watch dragon flies flit between the reeds.
Embracing our green ethos, the shepherd’s hut is a well-insulated, energy efficient little home running on green electricity. We’ve tried to keep it local; joiners Scott and Scott from Derek Allan, Belford, enthusiastically and skilfully brought our imaginings to life, aided by other local craftsmen, and a great Douglas Fir was felled for our chassis at Abby St Bathans. We’ve used beautiful environmentally-friendly paints and oils; Farrow and Ball, Osmo and even a recycled New Life emulsion, and carefully chosen organic cotton towels and bed linen. We want our shepherd’s hut to sit gently in the environment.