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View towards this wonderful property
Relax on the comfy sofas and enjoy a great movie
A warm and welcoming cottage
Fantastic spacious open-plan
The stylish snug with TV
Snug area through to kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen the perfect place to cook up a storm
Enjoy dining in
Kitchen views
Enjoy a coffee in the afternoon sun
Great  social space
Wonderful spacious light and bright double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Peaceful countryside views from the master bedroom
A good night's sleep
The double bedrooms en-suite shower room
Stylish en-suite
Thoughtful design
Super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom
Country themes
Spacious bathroom with bath and separate shower
Time for a soak in the tub
The bathrooms, separate shower
Relaxing in the sun
The pretty twin bedroom
Sweet little thoughtful touches
Cosy twin room
Head out for a walk, rain or shine
Perfect spot for a morning coffee
Peaceful  countryside views
Beautiful scenery from the door
Stunning stone cottage
Aeriel shot of this stunning semi-detached conversion
Spectacular unspoilt countryside of the North Pennines nearby
Help collect the chicken eggs
1 / 34  View towards this wonderful property
2 / 34  Relax on the comfy sofas and enjoy a great movie
3 / 34  A warm and welcoming cottage
4 / 34  Fantastic spacious open-plan
5 / 34  The stylish snug with TV
6 / 34  Snug area through to kitchen
7 / 34  Well-equipped kitchen the perfect place to cook up a storm
8 / 34  Enjoy dining in
9 / 34  Kitchen views
10 / 34  Enjoy a coffee in the afternoon sun
11 / 34  Great social space
12 / 34  Wonderful spacious light and bright double bedroom with en-suite shower room
13 / 34  Peaceful countryside views from the master bedroom
14 / 34  A good night's sleep
15 / 34  The double bedrooms en-suite shower room
16 / 34  Stylish en-suite
17 / 34  Thoughtful design
18 / 34  Super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom
19 / 34  Country themes
20 / 34  Spacious bathroom with bath and separate shower
21 / 34  Time for a soak in the tub
22 / 34  The bathrooms, separate shower
23 / 34  Relaxing in the sun
24 / 34  The pretty twin bedroom
25 / 34  Sweet little thoughtful touches
26 / 34  Cosy twin room
27 / 34  Head out for a walk, rain or shine
28 / 34  Perfect spot for a morning coffee
29 / 34  Peaceful countryside views
30 / 34  Beautiful scenery from the door
31 / 34  Stunning stone cottage
32 / 34  Aeriel shot of this stunning semi-detached conversion
33 / 34  Spectacular unspoilt countryside of the North Pennines nearby
34 / 34  Help collect the chicken eggs

Pennines Byre

Durham (12.5mls W), County Durham
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Wonderful barn conversion nestled in a beautiful rural position on 110 acre working hill farm
  • Amazing walking and biking routes available from the property including the Waskerley Way
  • Nested in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and UNESCO Global Geopark
  • Visit Beamish open-air museum, Killhope and Bowes museums, Diggerland and Raby Castle
  • Within touring distance of the historic cathedral city of Durham and the vibrant city of Newcastle
  • Easy reach of World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall, which is the largest Roman monument in Europe
Property code: 66801

This beautiful former barn has been lovingly and sympathetically restored and offers stylish family friendly accommodation in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the splendid North Pennines.

This stunning barn conversion is a home away from home and a perfect base for exploring the breathtaking hills, lakes and valleys of Northumberland. It's on a working sheep and cow farm where you are welcome to muck in during your stay – feed the lambs or collect chicken eggs to feel part of rural life. Located on the fringes of the North Pennines and within easy reach of Northumberland National Park, it'll put you right next to some of the UK's most legendary walking routes.

The former barn has been beautifully restored to offer all the best in creature comforts. Cook up a storm in the modern kitchen then settle down to enjoy it in the dining area. The layout is open-plan, so you can spend quality time with your fellow guests – board games, TV and books are provided for your enjoyment. If you're after some ‘me' time, relax with a novel on a comfy armchair in the separate snug. Outside the house there's a gravelled seating area with a charcoal BBQ; check out the stunning views while you up fry tasty sausages in the fresh air.

Explore the North Pennines, a haven for walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers and a designated Area of Outstanding National Beauty for its heather moors and peatlands. If you prefer golf, go for a round at the renowned Slaley Hall (12.5 miles). The pretty village of Blanchland (16 miles) is also worth a visit for its 12th-century abbey and wonderful views of the surrounding fells. For an urban day out, head into the city of Durham (15 miles) and visit the iconic Romanesque cathedral, botanical garden or Crook Hall, a 13th-century manor house.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 Bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request), 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included - speed connections may vary due to rural location
  • 2 dogs welcome – please ensure dogs are kept on a lead outside the cottage and when exploring the farm due to livestock
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • TV/DVD
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Private water supply - initial supply of bottled water included
  • Electric bike hire available, please book with owners prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Marie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sara 24th January 2020

The cottage is in a beautiful location which feels very remote but in fact is only a mile and a half off the main A68 road. The cottage is warm, comfortable and excellent quality, with very friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Jean-marc 6th September 2019

Quiet and splendid remote location, easy to reach. Owners are lovely people, very welcoming. We were so pleased with our one week holiday that we decided to stay one week more !

Reviewed by Elizabeth 25th August 2019

Amazing hosts, they were extremely kind and welcoming. We had a lovely time. We were comfortable, able to relax and well located to explore the country side.

Reviewed by Gillian 18th August 2019

We had a wonderful time, we all slept so well because the beds and pillows were so comfortable. Diane and Simon are wonderful hosts and made us so welcome. Our grandchildren were even given the opportunity to drive the farm tractor! It is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. We had day trips to Bamburgh, Durham, Beamish and also visited some prRead moreetty villages in the surrounding area. We will go back again because there was so much more to visit close by. Hide

Reviewed by Joyce 13th August 2019

This cottage was everything we expected and more. Very spacious and clean. Well equipped. The views were amazing in an ideal location out in the countryside. Ample parking on site. Diane and Simon are great hosts and very approachable. Would definitely recommend this accommodation. If you like being in the countryside you will love this.

Reviewed by Markus 19th July 2019

Really liked the location and the cottage. Very friendly and helpful owners. Plenty of activities and site seeing in the near neighbourhood.

Reviewed by Jeremy 29th April 2019

Lovely cottage in excellent location and very friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Tammy 5th April 2019

A warm stylish and welcoming cottage with fantastic hosts. Diane and Simon both went out of their ways to make sure we all had a great holiday. We could not have asked for more caring people. Highly recommend this cottage and hope to return in the future.

Reviewed by Alan 29th March 2019

A most enjoyable stay with warm and friendly hosts well equipped cottage with every need catered for highly recommended good location for visiting the area.

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View towards this wonderful property
Relax on the comfy sofas and enjoy a great movie
A warm and welcoming cottage
Fantastic spacious open-plan
The stylish snug with TV
Snug area through to kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen the perfect place to cook up a storm
Enjoy dining in
Kitchen views
Enjoy a coffee in the afternoon sun
Great  social space
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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

Home to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to challenging hikes, horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of the region’s greatest draws.

There is a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted, whether you take a boat ride to the Farne Islands to admire the colony of Atlantic grey seals and puffins, or explore the Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to magnificent ospreys. If it’s history you’re looking for, the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Castle are undoubtedly worth a visit.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking the bright lights of a city adventure, Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to go. Here, you can experience world-class culture, outstanding attractions, superb shopping, impressive live shows, top entertainers and delicious cuisine in abundance.

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