Review: Shepherds Huts at The Apple Inn in Lucker, Northumberland


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I like quirky lodging, so I used to be excited to be invited to evaluation the brand new shepherds huts at The Apple Inn in Lucker, Northumberland. Any excuse for a visit to the North East’s countryside!

The shepherds huts and The Apple Inn itself are dog-friendly, that means our cockapoo Archie might come alongside for the journey.

Shepherds huts in Northumberland

Guests staying within the shepherds huts verify in at The Apple Inn’s reception. The huts are instantly throughout the highway from the inn. Each hut has its personal fenced-in backyard, so four-legged mates can run round with out you having to fret about them.

Dog friendly accommodation in Northumberland

We stayed within the Red Squirrel’s Drey hut. They’re all named after varied woodland creatures’ dwellings – there was a Badger’s set reverse us.

Red Squirrel’s Drey shepherds hut evaluation

The hut is beautiful! In all honesty, I used to be anticipating it to be a bit claustrophobic, however I needn’t have nervous. The kingsize mattress has area on both aspect and a big mirror faces the window, so it felt very brilliant and ethereal.

Red Squirrels Drey shepherds hut in Lucker

Décor-wise, it’s the chicest shepherd’s hut I ever did see! A black wicker headboard, terracotta throw cushions and assertion wallpaper give the area a bohemian vibe, whereas the honeycomb-patterned picket sideboard and plush velvet sofa on the foot of the mattress maintain it modern.

As a lot as I like the solar, I do really feel a bit envious of anybody who stays on the huts within the colder climate. There’s a log burner with loads of wooden to maintain you toasty!

Luxury shepherds hut in Northumberland with log fire

The ‘hut’ facet had made me really feel somewhat apprehensive in regards to the toilet scenario, however the bathe was truly larger than the one we’ve got at house. We actually didn’t should tough it!

We discovered a refreshment pack ready for us which had Yorkshire teabags, espresso, milk and biscuits so I used to be capable of take pleasure in a cup of tea in our backyard, which was very peaceable.

Dog-friendly cabin in Northumberland

Review of The Apple Inn

The Apple Inn is a dog-friendly, award-winning gastropub in Lucker. We had dinner there the evening of our keep.

The Apple Inn, Lucker

Tom had the soup of the day, which sadly was oversalted, and I ordered the haggis scotch egg from the specials menu to begin. My haggis scotch egg was scrumptious, served with a whiskey sauce.

Haggis scotch egg

For mains, Tom had the fillet steak which is served with fats beef dripping chips, cherry vine tomatoes and chestnut mushrooms.

Steak restaurant in Northumberland

I used to be spoiled for selection and eyed up the fish pie and lamb shank bourguignon, however ultimately selected from the specials menu once more. The pan-fried halibut with n’duja hash, roasted root greens and samphire was fantastically cooked and so scrumptious.

Seafood at The Apple Inn, Lucker

We nearly had room for dessert: lemon meringue ice cream sundae and sticky toffee pud. If you observe me on Instagram you’ll know I wish to order an STP every time it’s on the menu!

Sticky toffee pudding at The Apple Inn

We actually loved our meal and would positively return, maybe for lunch and a chilly drink within the beer backyard subsequent time. It’s additionally value mentioning that the inn was understaffed however it didn’t influence our expertise in any respect. The workers have been very accommodating and pleasant.

Review of breakfast at The School Room

Breakfast is included in your fee if you guide a keep at one in all The Apple Inn’s shepherds huts. It’s truly served in The School Room as a substitute of The Apple Inn. The School Room is correct subsequent to the huts, and you utilize the automotive park there.

We have been very impressed with the vary of choices on the breakfast menu, and once more struggled to decide on our dishes.

Eventually Tom settled on a conventional cooked breakfast and I had the croissant which was crammed with sausage, streaky bacon, cheese, scrambled eggs, tomato relish and avocado. Beautiful!

Breakfast at The School Room, Lucker

The School Room itself is a stunning, well-presented venue. I seen they’ll accommodate weddings, child showers and many others and would positively advocate checking it out if you happen to’re planning an occasion within the space.

The shepherds huts at The Apple Inn are an incredible choice for romantic lodging in Northumberland. If you’re in or round Lucker and have starvation pangs, I’d actually advocate a meal at The Apple Inn and a nosey on the huts over the highway!

You can guide a keep at The Apple Inn right here or guide one in all their shepherds huts right here.

In normal, we’ve discovered Northumberland fairly dog-friendly. I really feel like I’ve barely scratched the floor in the case of issues to see and do there, however I made a dent in my Northumberland bucket checklist throughout our keep.

We drove to Seahouses and walked alongside the seaside to Bamburgh on Saturday, then on Sunday after breakfast we made our solution to Craster. Once we received there, we parked within the fishing village and walked over the windswept headlands to Dunstanburgh Castle.

I need to go to Alnwick subsequent! If you might have any Alnwick suggestions for me, do share within the feedback.

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