A wonderful retreat in Northumberland
Indulge in the hot tub, straight off the bedroom, in the private garden
A warm and cosy lounge to relax in after a busy day
The wood burner offers comfort and warmth in the lounge
Gorgeous sofa in the lounge to sink into
Farmhouse kitchen bursting with character
Farmhouse breakfast in the welcoming kitchen packed with features
Sumptuous four poster bed in the double bedroom
Four poster with wonderful finishing details
Classy en-suite shower room
Traditional stone cottage
1 / 11  A wonderful retreat in Northumberland
2 / 11  Indulge in the hot tub, straight off the bedroom, in the private garden
3 / 11  A warm and cosy lounge to relax in after a busy day
4 / 11  The wood burner offers comfort and warmth in the lounge
5 / 11  Gorgeous sofa in the lounge to sink into
6 / 11  Farmhouse kitchen bursting with character
7 / 11  Farmhouse breakfast in the welcoming kitchen packed with features
8 / 11  Sumptuous four poster bed in the double bedroom
9 / 11  Four poster with wonderful finishing details
10 / 11  Classy en-suite shower room
11 / 11  Traditional stone cottage

Rochester House Barn

Rochester, Northumberland
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful traditional stone cottage set in the Cheviot foothills
  • Indulge in the hot tub in the private garden whatever the time of day
  • A perfect romantic getaway where you can lose yourself from the everyday hustle and bustle 
  • Home to spectacular scenery, a large variety of wildlife with walking and cycle routes close by
  • Whether a history buff or not Hadrian's Wall, a world heritage site, is definitely worth a visit
  • Beautiful scenery of Kelder Forest  and the Scottish border is a haven for walkers and just a short drive away 
Property code: 49414

A stunning stone barn conversion with those extra special touches in one of Northumberland’s most scenic areas. Set in Northumbria’s National Park on a working farm you cannot fail to relax here.

This stunning stone barn conversion is set on a working farm in the rolling Cheviot foothills of Northumberland National Park, one of Northumbria's most scenic areas. The traditional cottage is perfect to enjoy a romantic getaway, with special touches ensuring relaxation and recuperation.

Found in the hamlet of Rochester, which dates back to the Romans who built a fort there, you will be surrounded by 400 square miles of breath-taking landscape, just waiting to be explored on foot or by bicycle. As well as the beautiful Kielder Forest, the Cheviots and Hadrian's Wall all being on your doorstep, you will also be able to take in some of the UK's finest stargazing - the lack of light pollution means Northumbria National Park has the darkest skies in England.

Enter the property through the double gates, where a gravelled forecourt leads you to the front door. Stepping over the threshold, you'll enter a gorgeous farmhouse kitchen/diner, complete with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, beautiful Welsh dresser and pine dining table. To the right of the kitchen, step down into a spacious lounge with a wood burner, TV, DVD and a sofa bed. It’s an ideal space to relax after a day exploring the wonderful surrounding countryside. To the left of the kitchen, you'll find a sumptuous bedroom with a four-poster bed, en-suite shower and WC, and direct access to the private hot tub area outside. There is an enclosed garden and decked area with garden furniture to enjoy al fresco dining.

There is storage for bikes and off-road parking for two cars at the front of the property. Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave
  • Private hot tub
  • Wood burner – logs included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop 4 miles and pub/restaurant 1.5 miles
  • Bike storage available
  • TV and DVD
  • Sleeps 2+1

This property is personally managed by Marie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip 7th February 2020

We had a lovely stay in this very homely and comfortable cottage. I would definitely look to stay again.

Reviewed by John 13th January 2020

This beautiful cottage has everything you could possibly want for a relaxing break away from it all,and its equipped with everything you need.

Reviewed by Claire 10th January 2020

The cottage is beautiful, so cosy and has everything you need. The hot tub and open fire were amazing. Bed is super comfy and the en suite bathroom is very stylish. All in all in would definitely recommend this cottage and would love to return for a future holiday.

Reviewed by Cassie 23rd December 2019

Absolutely amazing! It was a perfect relaxing break, with everything you will need! Could not recommend it enough!

Reviewed by Jacqui 11th October 2019

Lovely home from home with a wow factor, hosts were discreet but welcoming and passionate about the care of his horses. Dog friendly with a private, safe enclosed space.

Reviewed by Chris 27th September 2019

We really enjoyed our stay here. The location is great for Cheviot Hills and coast, lots of space and character, lovely bed and lounge, loved coming back to the hot tub and using the log burner, and very nice pub nearby. Only gripe was the WiFi which isn't really usable, but if you can work around that you'll have a great time in this comfy home awRead moreay. Hide

Reviewed by Lynda 30th August 2019

Rochester Barn Cottage is a beautiful property on a working farm which is comfortable and cosy and meets all your needs whatever the weather (including a fabulous hot tub to sooth your aching bones after some wonderful walks)! The owners are a lovely couple with a warm welcome and the horses, sheep and dogs on the farm are a delight to be around. ARead moren ideal base for exploring Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, we would not hesitate to recommend it! Hide

Reviewed by Andy 23rd August 2019

Well kept and comfortable cottage with high quality fixtures & fittings. Our hosts were very welcoming and the farmlife of great interest to ourselves and our Jack Russell. A good time was had by all.

Reviewed by Diane 5th August 2019

Beautiful cottage, had everything you needed all you need to bring is your food. Owners super friendly, cottage within the working farm. Horses for neighbours. Dog friendly, 4 working dogs on site. Hot tub is fab, great at nighttime for seeing the stars. Car is needed as local towns are a drive away. Four poster bed was super comfy!! Cant wait to bRead moreook up again. Hide

Reviewed by Cath 26th July 2019

A delightful cottage with loads of character and original features, but at the same time, very comfortable with all the modern appliances you'd expect. The only issue was the wi-fi that didn't work. We particularly loved the hot tub! The owner was welcoming and we really appreciated being showed around the farm and seeing the rescue ponies that theRead morey look after. The location of the cottage makes it a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 21st June 2019

The cottage was lovely but due to the fact of no internet for the duration of our stay and the water being off when the horses on the farm were being fed it left us frustrated. So much so we came home 2 days early. This is a real shame as it offers so much potential.

Reviewed by Lesley 2nd June 2019

Wonderfully relaxing cottage. Very rural but lots of places to visit if willing to drive, about 1 hour to beach. Hot tub is super, lots of sheep and horses around. Fully enclosed if you have a dog.

Reviewed by Stu 26th April 2019

Lovely retreat. Good facilities. Great location. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Joanne 19th April 2019

This cottage is in a lovely rural area - the national park is stunning and a must for walkers and cyclists. The property is on a working farm - sheep and horses. This is really interesting and I was lucky to be there during lambing and foaling

Reviewed by Lynsey 5th April 2019

Rochester House Barn is a fabulous location for couples or small families. The Barn is beautiful and well equipped with little luxuries here and there. The hosts are so helpful and friendly and leave a little hamper of treats for your arrival. There are some lovely eateries nearby and fabulous country walks to enjoy. Having visited twice, I would hRead moreighly recommend to anyone!! Hide

Reviewed by Claire 22nd March 2019

We loved our holiday at Rochester House farm. The quality of the cottage is very high. Plenty of spare towels and dvds etc. Loved the hot tub which was very private and fenced off. Loved being in the heart of the farm seeing the ponies, sheep and puppies. Just a shame we were a week late for planning! Very dog friendly house and stone wall and big Read moregate in garden so they can't escape. Also only 2 small steps at front door for anyone struggling with disabilities. Owners very friendly and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 8th March 2019

Had a fantastic long weekend here with my wife (and Vince the dog!). The barn was authentic, rustic and very clean could not ask for more. Comfortable bed, cozy couch and amazing kitchen/diner with everything you need. Owners were very friendly and on hand if anything needed. Part of a working farm which we loved as it was great to see all the animRead moreals and a gorgeous litter of collie pups ! Hot tub was amazing very spacious we spent our evenings in here watching the sunset & the stars in the sky Hide

Reviewed by Rosemarie 1st March 2019

Quaint in character and had everything you would need. Good to have control of central heating. Lovely bathroom, hot tub was kept clean and a lovely treat.

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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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