Tucked away in a remote part of Northumberland you’ll find a special, wildlife friendly farm with beautiful grade II listed stone cottages. Lovingly restored with exposed beams and open fires, experience a relaxing getaway and sleep snugly under deep feather duvets, organic cotton sheets and hand stitched quilts. With acres of farmland to explore along wildflower edged fields this eco-friendly farm offers storybook charm on a traditional English farm.
- Self Catering
- Welcome Hamper On Arrival
- Secure Bike & Sports Storage
- Private Parking
- Volunteering Opportunities Available
- Petting Farm
- En-Suite Rooms
- TV in Rooms
- Close to beach
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The Shepherd's Hut
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Running a sustainable farm, working to conserve wildlife and providing luxurious accommodation to their visitors means there’s always lots to do on the farm. Karen and Tom would welcome any extra pairs of hands to help clear overgrown areas, plant seeds, help monitor wildlife and plant species as well as to help with general farm tasks. The tasks you will be given will depend on the season and needs of the farm.
Volunteers can work for as little as a couple of hours helping out on the grounds, there’s no requirements or cost to volunteer - just a helpful and positive attitude! If you want to help with the conservation efforts in the area please let Karen know by including this in the Special Requests section of your booking enquiry form and she will be most grateful for your help!
About The Area
Northumberland has a long stretch of sandy beaches overlooked by spectacular castles, bustling market towns, picturesque villages, stately homes and museums to explore. It is also an area known for it’s dark skies at night, giving you an awe inspiring view of the stars above.
Hunting Hall is based between the villages of Beal and Lowick in Northumberland, only 5 miles from the north coast beaches and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The dramatic county inspired Tom and Karen to the protect the natural heritage in the area. There are lots of places to explore nearby and on a quiet evening you can hear the voices of the seals as they rest on the sandy banks. There are also lots of tide-washed pools and squidgy mud-sand for kids to paddle in down by the beach.
There are lots of activities to get involved with on the farm, from volunteering to walks, talks and lessons suitable for all ages. Below are a few suggestions on what to do during your stay:
Help out at the farm with conservational and farming volunteering opportunities
Take the guided tour of the area with Karen to learn about the conservation efforts, farming practices and wildlife in the area. The walk is suitable for all ages and takes approximately 2 hours, covering 2 miles. Cost £25 for up to 4 people
Learn spindling with Karen - Spindle your own yarn from the organic sheep's wool produced from the farm, the course takes 2 hours and costs £30 for up to 2 people
Go for a hike in the Northumberland National Park and discover the breathtaking views across untamed moorland from the Cheviot Hills. With walks starting in the valley by the tumbling clear streams and rising onto bracken covered slopes with native grazing sheep.
Head out on a boat trip to the Farne Islands to see seals, puffins and nesting birds
Enjoy an enchanting evening excursion to Bamburgh to see the great castle illuminating the sparkling sand and lights glimmering from the nearby islands
Head out to some of the nearby market towns for arts and crafts, museums and pretty streets
Bring your telescope with you to experience the Dark Skies and millions of bright stars and planets
Cycle the National Cycle Network Route directly from the farm
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Beach Nearby
- Conservation Volunteering
- Farm visits
- Guided Wildlife Excursions
- Boat Trips
- Eco Excursions & Tours
- Traditional Craft Lessons
- Farming Volunteering
- Conservation Volunteering
Meet the hosts
Hunting Hall is owned and managed by Karen and Tom. Tom has farmed at Hunting Hall his whole life and is passionate about preserving rare breeds of farm animals. Karen’s passion lies in conserving natural habitats for wildlife in the area and works to increase diverse populations of insects, birds and mammals. Together Tom and Karen have created a wildlife haven and have won several awards for their environmental and conservation work. Keen members of the community they also work closely with the village residents to provide space for community initiatives and projects.
How To Get There
By Rail - The nearest station to Hunting Hall is Berwick upon Tweed, from here you can cycle, , take the bus or a taxi to the farm. Hunting Hall can arrange collection at the station if required and booked in advance
By Bus - Catch the 505 service from Berwick Rail Station (Service 505) to Beal. The bus runs every 2 hours - from Beal it is a 2 mile walk to the farm - from here follow the directions below from A1
By Bicycle - Bicycles can be hired from Tweed Cycles, Bridge Street, Berwick upon Tweed. Telephone: 01289 331476. From the station take the A1 South and then follow the directions below
By Car - If you travel using a satellite navigation system you will discover that our postcode leads you to a neighbouring farm - therefore it's best to ensure you have directions to Hunting Hall from the A1.
From the A1 - Travel along the A1 until you reach the Lindisfarne Inn at Beal. Turn WEST (inland) directly opposite the turn off for Holy Island. The road is signposted 'Kentstone'.
Follow the road up one side of a hill, down the other, past Kentstone farm and keep going until you reach a T-junction at which you have to give way.
Turn right and then immediately left.
A short way along this road at the first bend you will see the Hunting Hall sign on your left.
The farm road bears to the left at the bottom of the hill. Please drive with extreme caution, this is a blind bend. Follow the road up the hill and to the right into the farm.
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