Weardale Retreat

Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England

Luxury shepherd's hut with wood fired hot tub offers a rural retreat half hour from Durham.

The Quirky Tour

This is a beautiful part of the U.K. and from the shepherds hut there are widespread views to enjoy.

With a hot tub, seating around a campfire and the pleasant interior of the hut you have all you need to relax.

Jess' visit on 9th February during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Luxurious shepherd's hut for 2 with comfy double bed and private wood burning hot tub near Bishop Auckland.
  • There is a wood burning stove inside for cosiness plus a firepit outside for toasting marshmallows.
  • There is a well equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, coffee machine, kettle and toaster for basic cooking.
  • There is a modern shower room with toilet and WC.
  • Enjoy a range of pub lunches within walking distance or order a delicious continental breakfast or afternoon tea for 2.


Luxury shepherd's hut set on a working farm near Bishop Auckland offers a relaxing rural retreat for 2 with stunning countryside views and a wood burning hot tub! 

Inside the hut has been well organised and offers a comfy double bed, seating area, wood-burning stove, plus a well fitted kitchenette with microwave, fridge, coffee machine, kettle and toaster! A modern shower room completes the interior. The decor is quirky in styling with touches of purple that match the unique poster size picture of the local countryside with its stunning heather. 

Outside the hut you can relax in the warmth of the wood burning hot tub whilst taking in the beautiful views around you. A firepit is the perfect place to enjoy toasting marshmallows whilst taking in the starry night sky. 

Locally you can visit the 14th century Raby Castle or Auckland Castle Deer House. Alternatively put on their hiking boots and take to the North Pennines or Durham Dales for a good old fashioned hike - sure to blow away the cobwebs. Step back in time at Beamish open air Muesum or visit beautiful university city of Durham is just a short drive away and offers a plethora of activities for a great day out. 

Get an instant price by clicking Check Availability and selecting your dates with a minimum 2 night stay. For peak dates, bank holidays and Xmas and New Year there is a 3 night minimum stay.

Dogs welcome with no fee. Free wifi. Free EV charging (guests only).

Room Types

Double Ensuite





 Hot water






 Dining area

 Fairy lights




 Plug sockets


Paid Extras

 Extra logs / firewood




 Fire pit

 Garden - enclosed


 Seating area


Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub / Bar

 Pub within walking distance

 Public transport







 Private Hot Tub

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Self check-in

 Welcome pack

Safety & Security

 Fire blanket

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Security cameras

 Smoke alarm


 Coffee machine






 Tea & Coffee



 Electric car charging

 Free parking

 Guaranteed parking space


 Only one rental here

 Quiet location


 Set alone


Can I bring my dog?

Yes one dog is welcome free of charge. There is an enclosed area for your dog and we provide food and water bowls.

Are there supermarkets near by?

Yes there are a couple of small supermarkets within a 5 minute drive with bigger supermarkets Lidl's and Aldi a 15 minute drive away.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 15th February 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Carol Oulton from Weardale Retreat