We are pleased to announce the winner of our Competition. Thank you to everyone who took part in our competition. Also thanks to our friends at Westfield House Farm for the prize.
The Prize winner of luxury Shepherd’s hut stay and a bottle of Fizz is… Dawn Robertson
Something to look forward to post-lockdown. We have teamed up with our friends at Westfield House Farm to give you the chance to WIN an amazing break in the Northumberland countryside
The prize is a 1 night stay in a luxury “Shepherd’s Hut”
Bottle of Fizz
As many of you begin to plan ahead for holidays in the future, we are seeing an increase in requests for private accommodation options where social distancing is easier to envisage. If you are looking for a more secluded getaway, we are sure you’ll enjoy an escape to Westfield whenever you visit.
Shepherd’s hut stays on a gloriously green working farm, right on the edge of Northumberland National Park
Westfield House Farm is far more than just a farm. In fact, though cattle graze the surrounding Northumbrian meadows and lambs buoyantly bleat their greet in spring, the agricultural antics, today, are more of a backdrop. The old stone farmhouse is now a homely B&B – think chunky exposed beams and open fireplaces – while much of the land has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and chirps with the sound of lapwings, curlews and red-legged partridge, among others. Yes, it’s more of a rurally based natural wilderness than a farm. And in the heart of it all lies the perfect place to nest yourself: in one of Westfield House’s shepherd’s huts.
Shepherd’s Huts – The huts are all en-suite, with kitchen area, electricity and wood burning stove. Each also has its own campfire and tripod grill. As with a standard self catering place we include all bedding, towels, kitchen utensils etc with your stay as well as enough fuel for the campfire and stove for your first night. We also include a bit of a welcome hamper with some breakfast items.
The huts themselves sit around the perimeter of a two acre hay meadow. The closest two huts are around 50 metres apart and so they’re ideally suited for social distancing or a quiet getaway.
Just as the farm is more than a farm. These huts are more than humble shepherd’s abodes. Custom built in an extra large size, inside they feature a full-sized double bed, well-equipped kitchen and a fold out breakfast bar beneath the window that lets you dine with a view but also maximise the space. One of the huts (Demoiselle), features an extra set of bunks, so a family of four can sleep in comfort, while all come kitted out with en-suite bathrooms where gowns, towels and toiletries are happily provided.
On the edge of Northumberland National Park, Westfield House enjoys splendidly starry skies and a sense of seclusion that, even in the rest of North East England, few places can boast. On windy nights, the wood-burning stove turns your hut into a glowing sanctuary of warmth, while, in summer, campfire-side stargazing is a must.
Active glampers will be in their element. Follow footpaths straight from the farm or drive five minutes into the national park first, where the Windy Gyle and Border Ridge walking routes are a particular highlight. Pop your head into the farmhouse for a chat with Tim and Emma who are happy to lend their recommendations. An active family themselves, your hosts can point you in the right direction – Harwood Forest and Thrunton Woods for keen mountain bikers or a walk beside Hadrian’s Wall for history buffs who don’t mind the half hour drive. There’s ample room for bike storage, too.
Above all else, though, what makes Westfield House Farm so special is the all-round symbiosis of every aspect of the site. From the hare-shaped silhouettes carved into the window shutters to the real-life fauna that hops through the working hay meadow beyond, it seems every detail at Westfield House is working together to form the perfect retreat. Secluded yet well located, it’s worth the journey every time.
– Eyebright and Demoiselle, these are two family huts and sleep two adults and two children. You essentially have two double beds in a bunk format. Kids love the top bunk!
– Leveret and Curlew sleep two adults and are ideal for couples or solo travellers.
*Competition Terms and Conditions:
*Prize is a 1 night stay (for a couple or a family of 3 / 4) in a Luxury Shepherd’s Hut. Prize must be redeemed in 2020. Valid for October / November stays. No cash alternative is available. Terms and Conditions apply. Winner must be over 18. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. **Winner will be selected at random. Winner will be Announced on the 5th July 2020*. The winner will agree to a photo opportunity.
**The prize is for a midweek stay redemption – The alternative would be that if the winner wanted to visit over a weekend (Friday or Saturday night check – in) they would just pay for the second night and still get the first night free.
Looking ahead to Summer / Autumn
Plans are already afoot for reopening the farm’s four cosy shepherd’s huts, some designed for couples others with space for up to family of three or four. If you’d like to book these huts for your next getaway this summer, autumn or even for 2021, please get in touch with us contact page here.
As a guide, rates for the huts are currently as follows:
Peak season: £95 per night midweek / £105 per night weekend
Off Season (October to Feb): £85 per night midweek / £95 per night weekend
Extra children (in Eyebright and Demoiselle – the two family huts) are charged at £5pppn up to a max of 2 extra children per hut. (Westfield House Farm operate a minimum two night stay)