Shepherds Dene is an outstanding example of the ‘arts and craft’ style of architecture.The 20 acres of grounds were also planned as an Edwardian garden. The house and grounds are remarkably preserved and full of original features.

In the last few years, the house has been refurbished to provide some en suite bedrooms and the grounds have been brought back to the former glory. There is wifi throughout. You’ll find all the home comforts you would expect of country house living.

Built in 1906 as a family home, Shepherds Dene was given to the Diocese of Newcastle in 1945 by Geoffrey and Ethel Newell. It is now shared with the Diocese of Durham and is run as an independent charity.

The Newalls hoped that “those who come to Shepherds Dene for knowledge will find it and those who come for rest will go away refreshed” There is a spiritual atmosphere about Shepherds Dene, imbued with over 60 years of prayer and fellowship, which is cherished at all costs.