Charming stone cottage
Great open plan design
Relaxing in this cosy cottage
Enjoy the cosy woodburner
Treat yourself
Spacious cottage
Enjoy a meal together
Well equipped kitchen
Great layout
Stable door looking on to courtyard
Pretty ground floor double room
Take a soak in the tub or a resfreshing shower
Upstairs there are three single beds
Seating in garden area
Pretty sights in a picturesque setting
A day trip to Newcastle City with its' iconic bridgesover the Tyne
Or explore the historic City of Durham and its' majestic Cathedral
Or explore the countryside across the Derwent Valley and North Pennines
1 / 18  Charming stone cottage
2 / 18  Great open plan design
3 / 18  Relaxing in this cosy cottage
4 / 18  Enjoy the cosy woodburner
5 / 18  Treat yourself
6 / 18  Spacious cottage
7 / 18  Enjoy a meal together
8 / 18  Well equipped kitchen
9 / 18  Great layout
10 / 18  Stable door looking on to courtyard
11 / 18  Pretty ground floor double room
12 / 18  Take a soak in the tub or a resfreshing shower
13 / 18  Upstairs there are three single beds
14 / 18  Seating in garden area
15 / 18  Pretty sights in a picturesque setting
16 / 18  A day trip to Newcastle City with its' iconic bridgesover the Tyne
17 / 18  Or explore the historic City of Durham and its' majestic Cathedral
18 / 18  Or explore the countryside across the Derwent Valley and North Pennines

The Barn

Rowlands Gill, County Durham
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully renovated Northumberland stone barn set within 100 acres of fields and woodland
  • Patio and landscaped gardens with views over the surrounding countryside
  • Historic and picturesque 14th century chapel in the grounds
  • Less than half a mile from Rowlands Gill village and its range of shops, restaurants and takeaways
  • Within easy reach of exciting Newcastle with its selection of shopping, dining and entertainment facilities
  • Close to Beamish open air museum set within 300 acres of County Durham countryside
  • Want to do something a little different? Taught in the woods adventure and survival day or night courses can be arranged when staying here.
Property code: CN192

Bursting with character inside and out, this beautifully renovated cottage offers charming accommodation in a peaceful rural setting.

Renovated to a very high standard, this stone built barn is set in 100 acres of fields and woodlands in an idyllic location with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

The cottage has plenty of space to sit outside and enjoy the stunning views with a lovely patio area and landscaped grounds. The Barn truly does provide a quiet sanctuary in a unique setting for you to enjoy and explore all that the surrounding area has to offer. This property even has its own historic, picturesque 14th Century Chapel with its countless myths and legends, standing within sight of The Barn.

During your stay, you might want to fish in your own private mile stretch of the River Derwent. It is also an ideal location for walking, cycling, bird watching and exploring the many local attractions the area has to offer, including the National Trust’s Gibside Chapel and Grounds which is within walking distance of The Barn.

Rowlands Gill village is less than 1/2 a mile away with a good range of shops, including a Tesco Extra, chemists, newsagents, florists, restaurants and takeaways. The nearest pub is one mile away and is called the Pack Horse in Burnopfield. For golfing enthusiasts, there is a good choice of nearby golf courses including Whickham golf course which is less than 10 minutes away.

For a day out with a difference, why not experience Beamish open air Museum - a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of County Durham countryside. Guests of the Barn receive 25% Discount voucher off admission to Beamish.

Newcastle and Gateshead offers everything from world-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award winning dining and much more! Minutes away from coast and countryside you can go from relaxing at the coast to soaking up world-class culture; from getting back in-touch with nature in our beautiful surrounding countryside to shopping till you drop at Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure complex, The Metro Centre.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms – 1 double , 1 dorm room with 3 single beds (low ceilings)
  • 1 ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Bed linen included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants within easy driving distance
  • Games, books and films
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wood burner with logs included
  • Regret no dogs
  • Survival and adventure courses can be arranged, subject to availability and at an additional cost. 

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 18th October 2019

The location is excellent, feeling right out in the country although in fact it is easy to get to Newcastle as well as the Northumberland countryside.

Reviewed by Jill 9th August 2019

We loved our holiday at the barn cottage it was beautiful the grounds and cottage where amazing the owners where so helpful and our children loved it so much we are booking again for next year, I miss our little hideaway cottage

Reviewed by Angela 19th April 2019

The Barn is a well appointed cottage set in lovely countryside with walks on owners land right from the door. National Trust Gibside is just across the road so further walking to be done there too. There are also other National Trust and English Heritage properties nearby. We really enjoyed our visit, very peaceful and relaxing with very good levelRead more of equipment. Dishwasher very useful! Hide

Reviewed by Philip 3rd March 2019

The Barn is well off the main road along an unmade track in a nice setting alongside the main farm house. there is easy access to walking and the Gibside National Trust property, local shopping is a short way away and Newcastle is 20 to 25 minutes by car. The Barn is well equipped and made a good base for us to explore locally as well as visiting NRead moreewcastle and Durham with easy access to the Pennines or the A1 to go further afield. Hide

Reviewed by Debra Y 8th December 2017

Everything was perfect from the moment I phoned the exceptionally pleasant agent to the minute we left. Enjoyed relaxing following my son's graduation. Lovely, clean, welcoming cottage with everything needed supplied. The proprietor was lovely and very helpful, wed definitely use your company and this cottage again.

Reviewed by Sue S 22nd July 2017

High quality, clean, well equipped, friendly owners, superb position. Visited Vindalanda, Alnwick Castle, Beamish, Eldon Square for shopping

Reviewed by Sue S 22nd July 2017

The Barn is a high quality, clean, well equipped property, with friendly owners and in a superb position.

Reviewed by Diane P 16th July 2017

A beautifully renovated character barn with all mod cons set in stunning English countryside. Just a short drive to the metro centre and easy access to A1. The owners have thought of every home comfort. Well equipped, loads of fluffy white towels, tea towels and a great washer and dryer. Comfortable beds, log fire, central heating, you couldn't wanRead moret for more. Hide

Reviewed by Emma M 30th May 2017

A perfect home away from home equipped with everything you could possibly need and in beautiful surroundings. The nearby national trust property Gibside is within easy walking distance and is fantastic for exploring with young families or individuals alike.

Reviewed by Sarah T 21st April 2017

Lovely setting, warm hostess.

Reviewed by Tim H 13th April 2017

Could not fault it. Owners were welcoming but not intrusive. The Barn had everything that a family of 5 needed for the week. The log fire was lovely, backed up by a good central heating system. Lovely quiet location in easy reaching distance of Newcastle and Sunderland. Kitchen and utility really well equipped. We would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Helen D 23rd February 2017

The cottage is situated in a great location for exploring the area. Set in its own grounds the cottage is peaceful and a great place to relax. We were greeted to a warm welcome from the owners who were on hand if needed but very unobtrusive. We made the most of their offer of 25% off vouchers to Beamish which saved us a fortune! The cottage was spoRead moretless and contained everything needed for a home from home break. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to return again. Lovely grounds, comfortable accommodation very helpful owners. Hide

Reviewed by Debra B

5 of us stayed at The Barn as a Birthday celebration weekend at the end of January. It is a lovely place to stay, really cosy! The log burner in the living area is fantastic. It is clean, well equipped and very spacious. The surroundings are beautiful - like being in the middle of the countryside - yet we were only 20mins away from the bright lightRead mores of Newcastle city centre. We would DEFINITELY go back and stay in this accommodation! Hide

Reviewed by The Robson Family

The Barn is a beautifully appointed cottage which was the perfect place to stay for our short break in the North East this summer. The cottage itself was spotless and equipped with everything you might need - a real home away from home. The location was idyllic - very quiet and ample opportunity for a relaxing stroll around the farm. There's plentyRead more to see and do locally with young children. We visited the nearby Gibside national trust property and had a day at the Beamish Living Museum, which were both great days out. We definitely plan to visit again! Hide

Reviewed by Alan & Kristina T

Outstanding. Beautifully decorated, bedrooms a good size with ample storage - wardrobe, tall boy, dressing table, full length mirror. Beds very comfortable.Extremely happy. High standard of cleanliness. The facilities were amazing - everything was supplied, such as dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, even laundry basket. Kitchen well stocked with cRead morerockery, cutlery, cooking utensils. Have already recommended The Barn to friends who live locally and are planning to book in September this year. It was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Ewan R

A lovely cottage in great area. Close to the city but very rural. The owners have really thought of everything and every utensil you could think of!

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Charming stone cottage
Great open plan design
Relaxing in this cosy cottage
Enjoy the cosy woodburner
Treat yourself
Spacious cottage
Enjoy a meal together
Well equipped kitchen
Great layout
Stable door looking on to courtyard
Pretty ground floor double room
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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.

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