Morpeth, Northumberland

Relax in comfort and rolling green landscape neighbouring Wallington Hall – great walks, cycling – Newcastle and Hadrian’s Wall 30 minutes


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


18th-century Shieldhall is the Robinson-Gays friendly family home and they’re converting the low stone barn at right angles to it into three cottages. The middle one’s ready and handsomely furnished; they also have a furniture-making workshop in another outbuilding that you’re welcome to visit. Through the arched entrance you go straight into the slim, low-beamed, sitting room. Country smart and softly coloured with floral curtains, local prints and framed OS map. Oak, elm and mahogany pieces are all handmade and high quality, like the wave-form fretwork radiator cabinets, the deeply comfortable bed and the inlaid chest of drawers against the bedroom window. The bathroom has lovely toiletries, thick towels and robes. The well-designed and equipped small kitchen has granite work surfaces and orchard views. There’s also a relaxed shared space across the way with WiFi, books, well-used cottagey seating and peaceful green views. The National Trust’s Palladian Wallington Hall is the nearest neighbour; Newcastle and Hadrian’s Wall are half an hour’s drive. Generous picnic hamper, and brollies, provided. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Christmas, New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pubs/restaurants 8 miles.


Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £665
Short breaks available: 4 days weekdays or 3 days weekends, £285.
1 Barn for 2
From £951 bed1 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Robinson-Gay

  • Perfectly placed to explore the Northumberland coastline from Warkworth to Bamburgh to Lindisfarne. Stunning beaches and coastline within an hours drive.
  • Hadrian's Wall Country is also within an hours drive. Explore and walk the beautiful wall and its rugged Northumbrian landscape. From the Roman Army Museum to Vindolanda, there is lots of exploring to be done. Keep an eye out for Sycamore Gap!
  • Our property backs onto the National Trust Wallington Estate. A stunning palladian mansion and gardens. Filled with manicured gardens, lakes and woodland walks this estate is a fine example of a classic English Country House. Well worth a visit!
  • If you enjoy walking, we are around 40 minutes from the Cheviots. Rolling hillsides and valleys once trodden by the Border Reivers. Add in a visit to Rothbury and National Trust property Cragside, the first property in the world to be lit by electricity.
  • Kirkharle is thought to be the birthplace of Capability Brown, one of England's greatest garden designers. Explore Kirkharle courtyard and Lake. Also Herterton Gardens, Wallington & Cragside Gardens are all within a short drive.
  • St Oswald's Way is a beautiful walk along our heritage coastline. It crosses the village of Kirkwelpington which is just up the road. Why not rest your head with us for a few days?Relax, unwind and re-coup before tackling the last stretch to Hexham.