West Wood Yurts

Cut Thorn Farm, Gibside, Burnopfield, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE16 6AA
West Wood Yurts, Gibside Estate, Newcastle-Upon Tyne
Inside one of West Wood Yurts, Gibside Estate, Newcastle-Upon Tyne
Private decking at West Wood Yurts, Gibside Estate, Newcastle-Upon Tyne
West Wood Yurts, Gibside Estate, Newcastle-Upon Tyne
West Wood Yurts, Gibside Estate, Newcastle-Upon Tyne
West Wood Yurts, Gibside Estate, Newcastle-Upon Tyne Inside one of West Wood Yurts, Gibside Estate, Newcastle-Upon Tyne Private decking at West Wood Yurts, Gibside Estate, Newcastle-Upon Tyne West Wood Yurts, Gibside Estate, Newcastle-Upon Tyne West Wood Yurts, Gibside Estate, Newcastle-Upon Tyne

At-a-glance details

  • Type of accommodation Yurts Shepherd's Hut
  • No of places / pitches7
  • Seasons
    22 March 2019 - 3 November 2019
  • Minimum stay2 night(s)
  • Dogs welcome per pitch0

About West Wood Yurts

Enjoy a hassle free break in nature in traditional luxury yurts and idyllic shepherd’s hut.

National Trust tenanted farmer Alastair and partner Donna provide a back to nature glamping experience, tucked away in woodland on their working farm within Gibside Estate. Choose from one of the 6 spacious traditional Mongolian Yurts or get cosy in the Shepherd’s Hut.The yurts sleep 6 or 4 guests and come fully equipped with log burner, crockery, cooking facilities, decking and fire pit – just bring yourself, some provisions and your own bedding. The shower and toilet blocks are located at the centre of the site, along with washing up facilities, recycling, play area and covered picnic area.

The shepherd’s hut is found at the top of the farm steading in its own private walled garden. It’s designed for 2 adults but can accommodate a travel cot, there’s a kitchenette, log burner and comes complete with sumptuous double bed and bedding already provided.

Admire the views across the Derwent Valley to the Cheviot Hills and take in the sights of the rare breed Beef Shorthorn cattle and 300 breeding ewes. Guest’s benefit from entry to Gibside Estate included in their booking price, and after hours access. There are over 15 miles of footpaths, a play area, low ropes challenge and an onsite baker and café.

With plenty of exploring and den building opportunities to keep the kids entertained whilst you sit back and enjoy the scenery, this peaceful retreat is the perfect place to escape modern day life.

Features and facilities

  • Campfires allowed available
  • Showers available
  • Toilets available
  • Washing-up area available

Notes for guests

Please note West Wood Yurts is not a National Trust campsite.

The Yurts are open from the end of March to November.

The Shepherd's Hut is open all year round.

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To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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