Raffer Yem

1.9 miles S of Sedgefield

Sleeps 2 | dog friendly

From £79 per night

Cabin in County Durham: From its bespoke design and sumptuous interiors to the magical fire pit area overlooking sweeping country vistas, this cosy off-grid, dog-friendly cabin is sure to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.


Tucked away in a peaceful pocket of County Durham, Raffer Yem allows you to switch off from the bustling outside world and embrace a dose of rural escapism. A place where just the two of you can retreat to and simply enjoy eachothers company in an utterly tranquil setting. There’s a fire pit for magical moments under starlight and dog parents don't have to leave their beloved pooch behind. With 200 acres of unspoilt countryside surrounding you, you’ll never tire of exploring this picturesque location.

Step Inside

Warm, cosy and inviting are words that come to mind when we think of Raffer Yem. A small and soulful escape, lovingly handcrafted for two, using upcycled materials. Step inside and let all your worries simply melt away. Deep ocean blues, wooden flooring and copper features adorn the inside space creating a romantic atmosphere. To the right, you’ll find the sumptuous king-size bed, positioned perfectly to admire sweeping countryside vistas through the large window at the foot of the bed. Sip your morning brew and watch the natural world go by. Or at night, stargaze through the purpose built window, falling asleep to the soft twinkle of the stars above. The cute kitchen area is snuggled in the left corner and is well-equipped for your stay in nature. Please note, there is no fridge/freezer at Raffer Yem as the hideaway is off-grid, but you are welcome to bring your own cool box or use the one provided to keep perishables cool during your stay. The wood-burner adds to the cosiness and there’s a built-in seating area with a cute cubby-hole bookshelf for your afternoon read. Head through the door on the left to find the lovely shower-room, perfect for freshening up for the day ahead.


As sunlight floods the countryside with a golden glow, step out onto your private decking and soak up the day's first rays. Make a pot of fresh coffee and treat your special someone to breakfast al fresco. Settled within 200 acres of idyllic rural farmland, peace and tranquillity are promised here. After you have explored all that County Durham has to offer, return to your peaceful paradise and light the rustic fire pit. Embrace romantic fireside moments with a soothing glass of red or warming cup of hot chocolate and reminisce on the day's adventures… bliss!


The owners have put their heart and soul into crafting this beautiful hideaway. Most of the materials and features have been upcycled, which truly makes them one-of-a-kind. Embrace a digital detox as there’s no Wi-Fi, plug sockets or TV here. There are USB ports, but other than that enjoy soul-nourishing moments playing board games, sharing stories and reading under ambient solar-powered lighting. The 200 acres of farmland in which the cabin is nestled has been left un-landscaped, to ensure minimal impact on nature.


Situated on a working farm in the heart of County Durham, there’s so much to be explored right on your doorstep. The location couldn't be more idyllic for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature for a little while. The picturesque town of Sedgefield is just a few miles away, with its pretty streets and thriving restaurant scene. The Impeccable Pig serves delicious food, an extensive selection of wines and superb local ales. Whilst The Pickled Parson supports British farmers and local artisan producers, serving the freshest seasonal produce and comfort-food pub classics. Should you wish to grab some produce to enjoy back at your hideaway, there’s a farmers market held on the first Sunday of each month and plenty of places to shop for local goodies nearby. The owners also brew their own ales on their sister farm Hopper House - sustainably brewed, bottled and also powered by solar!

Hardwick Park is a must visit during your stay, with its stunning lake, vibrant gardens, enchanting woodland and seasonal events - just a 10-minute drive away! If the coast is calling, the Durham Heritage Coast is also not far, boasting a beautiful coast path running from Sunderland to Hartlepool. This corner of the UK is also steeped in history, visit the mediaeval ruins of Barnard Castle, head to Bowes Museum to view an outstanding collection of art, fashion and design before wandering its gorgeous parkland and gardens or explore the ruins of Finchale Priory. You can be in the heart of the city of Durham in under half an hour - explore its eclectic array of independents, lovely eateries and historic cathedral. After a day exploring this picturesque destination, return to your hidden haven for a romantic evening under starlight.


Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. King-size double bed (5') and en suite shower-room with shower, incinerator WC and wash-basin. Kitchen area with gas 2 ring hob, hob kettle and hob toaster. Bluetooth speaker.

Extra Information

There are two other hideaways on site; Cinnabar Nest (5423) and a second cabin. All hideaways are positioned in a way to assure privacy and are a great solution if you wish to getaway with friends or another couple, with your own secluded areas to enjoy.

The owner please asks that dogs are kept on leads when sheep are grazing in the field.

Availability, reservations and pricing: £79 - £120 per night

Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the website.

There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break.

A non-refundable booking fee of £45 is payable per booking.

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