Shepherds Retreat


When you are not out enjoying the Northumberland countryside, or roaming the Roman sites, enjoy all that the property has to offer in comfortable and convenient amenities.

A well-equipped kitchen is a must for a self-catering holiday and the property has everything you will need to create wonderful meals whilst watching the friendly chickens wandering around.

Personal and thoughtful touches are everywhere. Enjoy a sweet treat upon your arrival along with a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. There will be tea, coffee and hot chocolate on hand.


  • Complimentary welcome basket including a carton of milk
  • Kadai® barbecue / fire pit
  • Manager on site to assist
  • Private off road parking
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Hamper of fresh food on arrival *
  • Prepared meal on arrival *
  • Breakfast hamper in the fridge *
  • Champagne and / or Flowers *
  • Locally produced Beer Hamper *

* Available on request at an extra charge and subject to availability


The property has been designed to be as accessible and inclusive for all. Specific details can be found in the property access statement.

Supermarket deliveries

Most major supermarkets offer home delivery to Carraw Farm. If you would like a supermarket delivery for the day that you arrive we ask that you organise the delivery time for when you have arrived at the property. When choosing a delivery address please use NE46 4DB. Please include the property name in the comments section of your order.


Our kitchen is equipped with a double oven and four ring ceramic hob, upright fridge / freezer, slimline dishwasher, microwave, front loading washing machine, several small appliances including a toaster, a kettle, dishes, bakeware and cookware.

A small supply of dishwasher tablets and washing powder/ liquid will be provided. You will also find a handy drying rack, clothes iron and ironing board.

Beds & bedrooms

All rooms are light, bright and with great views. High quality hypoallergenic bedding and luxury bed linen is provided in all rooms. Each bedroom has a hairdryer and a DAB clock radio. For the colder evenings there are extra blankets and a hot water bottle. There is plenty of hanging storage and clothes hangers. Each bedroom has its own Freeview flat screen television.


Each bedroom has ensuite shower facilities with a height adjustable shower head. Each bathroom has a hand washing basin, heated towel rail and WC. Luxury towels, bathrobes and toiletries are provided.

Car parking

There is a dedicated, private off road parking near to the property. An Electric Vehicle Charging Point is available (subject to charging connector type compatibility).

Lounge / dining area

Our separate lounge / dining area has two 2 seater sofas, arranged to enable you to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views and a dining table with 4 chairs. There is plenty of glasses, crockery and cutlery. In the lounge / dining area you will also find a Freeview TV, DVD/video player, a selection of DVD’s and videos, games, books, maps and guides.

Garden / patio area

Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views from the patio area with outdoor seating. It is a perfect spot for that first morning tea or coffee or alfresco dining. On the patio you will also find a Kadai® barbecue / fire pit. A bag of charcoal briquettes is supplied and provided free of charge to get you started.


High speed WiFi Internet is available throughout the property.

Nearby activities

There is a wealth of outdoor activities in Northumberland National Park, including some of the best walking, right on your doorstep. The line of the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail is just on the opposite side of the road to the property. There is Roman history all around, just waiting to be experienced. Or just sit back, relax and take in the scenery. In the bookcase on the upstairs landing there are maps you can borrow as well as local information leaflets and booklets.

How far to...?

Situated in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country, we are ideally situated for walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail, with direct access from the farm, cycling Hadrian's Cycleway or simply touring and experiencing the delights of Northumberland. We are close to all the major heritage attractions along Hadrian's Wall including the Roman Forts at Chesters, Housesteads and Vindolanda. Kielder Forest is a short 20 mile drive where you can enjoy mountain biking or the dark skies at Kielder Observatory (booking required). If lucky enough you may spot a red squirrel. The spectacular Northumberland Coast is about 45 minutes away.

Find out more about exploring in Northumberland.

To find out more please call
on 01434 689857