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Shepherd's Hut - Red Kite Cabin

Enjoy a short break in the heart of the Nene Valley, Northamptonshire.  Situated on our smallholding near the small market town of Oundle, with views of the River Nene, our lovely Shepherd's Hut, Red Kite Cabin is ideal for two people.  Red Kite Cabin is available all year.  We allow one well behaved dog. Minimum two night stays, prices from £50 per night. There is easy access to the river so you are welcome to bring your own canoe/kayak if you want to explore the river.

Red Kite Cabin has one double bed, with fresh bed linen and towels provided.  It is fully double glazed, with solar powered electric lighting. There is a wood burning stove to keep you warm on colder nights, comfy wicker chairs and a small library of books - should reading be your thing! You have access to your own bathroom and kitchen facilities in the  Boatman's Cabin next door to the Hut. Outside, you have your own firepit with BBQ grill and table/bench. Look out for the Red Kites that frequently soar above the river.

Green Woodpecker Yurt & Sparrowhawk Tipi

Inside Red Kite Cabin

If sleeping under canvas is your thing, our spacious Yurt is ideal for two people (but can accommodate up to two children in addition).  Green Woodpecker Yurt has three double futons, low tables, rugs and a woodburning stove.  It has its own wooden stable front door and a wonderful conical roof structure. Outside you have your own firepit with BBQ grill and table/bench.  You can take part in some stargazing, watch bats flitting about at dusk and maybe you will be lucky enough to see the family of green woodpeckers who live in the trees nearby.


Nearby is Sparrowhawk our traditional Sioux Tipi with central fire pit and smoke flaps. The tipi will accomodate up to four on single and double airbeds. Outside is a bbq/ firepit with table and benches.  


Campers have access to a shared camp kitchen tent with cooking stoves, a sink, running hot and cold water, crockery, cutlery and pots and pans. There are shared toilet and shower facilities. Prices from £50 per night, minimum two night stays. Please note we are unable to allow dogs in the camp area.

If you are staying for a couple of days there is plenty to explore.  We are about a mile from the market town of Oundle with its beautiful honey coloured stone buildings and where you will find many lovely shops, pubs and restaurants.  Further afield, you could visit the Bronze Age village at Flag Fen, visit Lyveden New Bield, an Elizabethan Lodge and moated garden or take a trip to Fotheringhay to see the remains of the castle, birthplace of Richard III and execution site of Mary, Queen of Scots.  There is a fine cathedral at Peterborough which is the burial place of Katherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII.  There are plenty of country parks and wildlife reserves in the area too, and places such as Stanwick Lakes, Rushden Lakes, Barnwell Country Park and Ferry Meadows for walking, cycling and other outdoor activities.

If you would like to book a canoe trip and explore the River Nene,  staying overnight in our Yurt, Tipi, Shepherd's Hut or Bell Tents, our friends at Canoe2 will be able to help.

Tour of the Boatman's Cabin