Huts in the Hills, Northumberland

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Views, peace, and alfresco baths; 1 hut for romantic seclusion and 1 for free-range families (sleeping 2 and 4 apiece)

Alfresco tub

Child friendly

Eco conscious

Parking

Private garden

Woodburner

Space & setting.

Tucked away on a farm in Northumberland’s Dark Sky Park, these handcrafted huts are wonderfully remote, set in individual fields with breathtaking views by day and star-filled skies by night. But it’s not just their setting that’s idyllic – the huts themselves are gorgeous. Handcrafted from reclaimed oak, there’s a double-decker for a couple and a double-hut for a family. Both are thoughtfully decked out, too: high-spec little kitchens, solar-powered showers, cosy woodburners and quirky touches galore.

You’ll arrive to a welcome hamper of local goodies but given the nearest town is 12 miles away, you might want to pre-order the delicious home-cooked meals on offer (we’d go Moroccan tagine and frangipane tart). Then, after days spent hiking in the Cheviot Hills, cycling the Pennine Way, or visiting vast beaches over on the coast, you can just slide one into the oven, pour yourselves a glass of wine and kick back in your outdoor tub. With nothing to disturb you but baas from the Valais Blacknose sheep, and cinematic views of the Milky Way above, life doesn’t get much better than this.

Getting here: it’s best to drive but you could train to Alnmouth then taxi (12 miles)

Owner of Starry Skies Northumberland

“My husband Jamie has lived here his life, and I moved up when we got married, 10 years ago. We decided to create a business on the farm, so it was easier to fit around having a young family.” Owner, Nicola

My Kip favourites

She loves
“Getting up very early to watch the sunrise, wrapped in a blanket with a coffee: it’s spectacular.”

We love
The sheer romance of it all. You’re blisfully isolated, in a beautiful little hideaway with the starriest of skies.

You may not love
Very popular; you’ll need to book well in advance. Ooccasional noise from tractors/quad bikes; this is a working farm. You’ll need to drive to reach shops, pubs and restaurants. Sorry, no dogs.

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  • "Can't describe how amazing this place is. We spent 2 nights here for our minimoon. The attention to detail is unreal. Nothing beats sipping champagne in the outdoor bathtub. We can't wait to go back."

    Laura

Sustainability.

Solar-powered electricity.

Surrounds.

  • Northumberland National Park
    Northumberland National Park
  • Bamburgh-beach-C-Karen-Roe
    Bamburgh Beach © Karen Roe
  • Walk straight out from your hut and up into the rounded Cheviot Hills with their brooding moorland and thick forests. The views are breathtaking.
  • Day trip to Bamburgh for an enormous pristine beach backed by a castle. Have lunch at the Potted Lobster, known for its incredible halibut and mussels.
  • Barter Books in Alnwick is one of the largest second-hand bookshops in Britain – with its roaring fire and delicious cakes, it’s ideal for rainy days.
  • On sunny days, explore Alnwick Gardens with its vast ornamental cherry orchard (stunning in spring) and the world’s largest treehouse restaurant.
  • Pack a picnic for a day’s hiking or biking; the Sandstone and Pennine Ways are just west of the farm, while the Pennine Cycleway runs right past the door.
  • Sit around the firepit and stargaze: on a clear night, you’ll see millions of stars, the Milky Way, meteor showers and even the Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away).

 

Specifics.

  • 2 handcrafted huts, set in their own field on a vast farm
  • Hutte has a kingsize bed on a mezzanine, and cosy snug area
  • Cheviot has a kingsize bed with a stargazing skylight and small single bunk beds
  • Each of the huts has:
  • Ensuite shower bathroom, plus a French antique cast-iron bath outside
  • Kitchen area with gas oven and hob, fridge and basic ingredients
  • Table for 2 (Luxury) or 4 (Family)
  • Torch, binoculars, books, board games
  • Woodburner
  • Decking with seating
  • Firepit
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Breakfast and meal hampers on request
  • Parking
  • Please note, during winter months, the generators run 2 two hours a day to generate electricity (usually solar powered)
    Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Booking conditions: a 2-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: wellies or good shoes for walking; bikes and outdoor games like boules and swingball. Plus toys for the baths in the Family Hut; you can set them up like a little splash pool!

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