Residential Training at

Shepherds Dene

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Training at Shepherds Dene

Shepherds Dene is a tranquil residential retreat house set in the beautiful countryside of Riding Mill, Northumberland. The Edwardian country house is set in 26 acres of grounds and is within easy reach of Newcastle, Durham and Carlisle.


All the rooms in the retreat vary in size.  You will be allocated a room prior to your arrival depending on which type of room you have specified at the time of booking.  There are a limited number of rooms of each type, so we can not always guarantee you will be given the room you have specified.  We will contact you to discuss any adjustments.

We are offering two room choices:

  • Single room with shared facilities

    You will have your own room and access to the shared bathroom facilities.  The facilities will be shared with no more than 4 others.  There are 10 rooms available.

  • Single room with en-suite

    You will have your own room with your own en-suite.  There are 5 of these rooms available.

Note: Some rooms are set up with twin beds for room sharing, however, we are not offering shared rooms at this venue for the time being.


The house is suitable for disabled access and has a hearing loop.

Each room is equipped with bedding, kettle and tea making facilities, hair dryer?

Free Wifi

Honesty bar

What's included in your stay?

As well as your training experience you will be treated to a full board stay, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The kitchen is able to cater for specific dietary needs.  Access to tea and coffee are  available throughout your stay.

What our learners say about Shepherds Dene

Shepherds Dene is a perfect retreat.  Course leaders are knowledgeable, approachable, and unrufflable.  It's not meant to be, but this course is therapy for the body, mind and soul.

Anonymous, 2023

Shepherds Dene is beautifully green, hilly, wooded landscape was a conducive environment for the training.

Alex, 2023


Amazing place, and the staff were just lovely.

Ayse, 2023

Upcoming training at Shepherds Dene

EoL Doula Foundation Training

Coming Soon

Course Code: SDF24-1r

July 2024 (3 nights) and August 2024 (2 nights)

Specific details to be confirmed at a later date but you can register your interest below.

EoL Doula Diloma Training

No Events Scheduled

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