For the perfect break we would recommend a mixture of the following options (but mostly option 1!)
Option 1 – Relax
Whether you snooze on the luxury king size bed or sit by the camp-fire sipping a mug of cocoa; the best reason to come and enjoy Hesleyside Huts is to unwind and relax.
CampfireNothing beats a camp fire as a means of relaxation. Toast some marshmallows in the moon-light, have a fry-up at sun-rise and enjoy a good book at sun-set. We provide the initial supply of wood and all the equipment to cook inside or out.
Star-gazingWe are within the Northumberland Dark Sky reserve. We can provide you with a complete star-gazing kit to take full advantage of this rare opportunity to witness the night sky without light pollution. A must is a visit to the amazing Kielder Observatory visit Kielder Observatory
FishingThe most popular “sport” in Britain is also the most relaxing! Rent a rod on the well regarded Hesleyside Beat (max 3 rods), Hesleyside Huts makes a perfect fisherman’s lodge during the fishing season (Aug-Oct).
WalksIf staying in our secluded huts doesn’t make you feel close enough to nature you can make use of a number of private walks, many in ancient woodlands, which are only available to our guests.
Option 2 – Explore
Let’s face it, as you’re in the heart of the Northumberland National Park you might like to leave the luxury of your Shepherds Hut and explore some hidden gems.
Hadrian’s WallNo visit to this area would be complete without a trip to Hadrian’s Wall. As we are within savage territory you’ll need to travel a short distance south. The drive to Vindolanda itself is stunning.
GardensIf you are a lover of gardens and grand stately homes, then Northumberland has plenty to offer. Of course you will have heard of The Alnwick Garden, the finest contemporary garden in the UK, but other equally delightful gardens can be found at Howick Gardens & Arboretum and Cragside Estate to name but a few.
Northumberland CoastIt’s a good drive but one with near constant views to the horizon and where you are unlikely to see another car. The Northumberland Coast offers stunning & deserted beaches, ruined castles, rocky islands and wonderful fish. Highly recommended for those here for a longer stay.
Kielder ObservatoryYou’ll be able to see the Milky way from your hut but if you fancy viewing the rings of Saturn why on visit the famous Kielder Observatory which is only 20 mins drive away.
Option 3 – Adventure
If reading a book or a gentle walk doesn’t quite do it for you then you have come to the right place.