We hope the following information will answer as many of your questions as possible relating to a stay in our Shepherds Huts... But of course nothing beats coming to see for yourself... We hope to meet you very soon!
Tim & Emma Hardie
Location, Location, Location
Dotted around the parameter of their own field, the position of each hut has been carefully chosen to give guests maximum privacy and opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside surrounding them.
Once grassland for grazing livestock, the ‘hut field’ is now a hay meadow harvested only once a year to give wildlife (and guests!) the best chance to flourish.
The hut field and allocated ‘hut car park’ are easily found half way down our private drive, approximately 300 metres from the farmhouse. Unless we’ve experienced prolonged periods of rain (in which case you’d run the risk of getting your car stuck!), you’re welcome to drive right up to your hut to drop-off & collect bags and passengers, however for the duration of your stay your car (one per hut) should be left in the car park opposite the entrance to the field. From here you have a short walk across the field to your hut, therefore appropriate footwear is a necessity (ideally wellington boots) and a torch for after dark.
What should I expect from my hut?
All four huts were built to our bespoke design in the North of England by the fantastic team at The Yorkshire Hut Company, who have been handcrafting Shepherds Huts for over a decade.
It’s an absolute joy to throw open their windows and doors on warmer sunny days, but it’s during winter that they truly show us what they’re made of – with double glazed windows and walls insulated with sheeps wool, they will withstand the coldest temperatures, gale force winds & lashing rain - and with the ‘Hobbit’ by your side (a miniature wood burning stove!) you’ll stay snug as a bug.
Our four huts (Leveret, Demoiselle, Curlew & Eyebright), have each been named after the wonderful flora & fauna found here at Westfield, which also inspired their individual decor.
Although they have a tiny footprint, each has been thoughtfully designed with our guests comfort in mind first & foremost – you’ll be amazed by what we’ve managed to fit inside!
Not only do all huts have electricity & hot running water, but also their own compact ensuite with towels and luxurious products from The White Company; double sized beds with crisp white linen (including electric blankets in winter!); living area with dining table and chairs, miniature wood burning stove, gas oven & hobs, dinky (and completely silent) fridge, plus a well equipped kitchen enabling you to cook up a storm... Although you don’t have to cook at all with homemade 'breakfast buttys' and ‘hut suppers’ available to pre-order from the farmhouse!
With all this on offer, it’s easy to forget you’re ‘camping’ at all, but we enthusiastically encourage guests into our beautiful outdoors, where each hut has their own table & chairs, campfire with tripod grill, BBQ utensils and snugly blankets to wrap around you beneath the twinkling stars of Northumberland’s famous and quite spectacular dark skies.
On arrival guests will find a welcome hamper in their hut, which includes all the essentials for a hearty first breakfast: Coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, muesli, bread, butter, marmalade, bacon & eggs; However, if you don’t fancy cooking at all you can pre-order a ‘breakfast butty’ for collection from the farmhouse.
Making your stay more relaxing still, ‘hut suppers’ can also be pre-ordered for collection from the farmhouse ready to pop into your oven or hob, for a delicious home cooked meal with zero effort!
So sorry, no dogs allowed...
...due to the size and location of our huts, we regret we cannot allow guests to bring their four-legged friends with them to stay at Westfield.
We are proud of our magnificent dark skies here in rural Northumberland and encourage our guests outside at night to enjoy them. Each Hut has its own annual ‘guide to the night sky’ to help you identify what’s above you. Apart from minimal low watt decorative lights on the verandas of the huts, the hut field isn’t lit up by artificial light at all, enabling you to get the very best from our dark skies. Please bring a torch to navigate your way across the field after nightfall.