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The Byre At Birtley

Hexham, Northumberland
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Romantic
Quirky
Glamping
Towels included
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At a glance

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  • Couple’s romantic hideaway in a picturesque village
  • Charming open-plan accommodation with plenty of personal touches
  • Walk or cycle and enjoy the beautiful countryside, local wildlife and village pubs
Property code: 82781

A clever byre conversion located in the grounds of a Grade II-listed Manor House surrounded by open countryside and views. Perfect for exploring, walking, cycling or simply relaxing together.

This delightful 18th-century byre offers unique holiday accommodation in the pretty village of Birtley, overlooking the North Tyne Valley and ideally located for hiking, running and cycling from the doorstep. The property is also within easy striking distance of Hadrian's Wall, Kielder in Northumberland’s National Park, Roman forts, and the Pennine Way. Head into nearby Wark (approximately 2 miles) for pubs, a farm shop and sports facilities. There are plenty of activities and attractions nearby to keep you busy, including exploring ancient woodland, spotting red squirrels and the waterfalls near Bellingham, strolling around historic Corbridge with its popular eateries and independent shops, driving up through Rothbury to Bamburgh and the Northumberland coast, visiting Hexham’s busy market town with stunning river walks and horse racing, and fine dining in the renowned Michelin-starred Hjem restaurant.

Enter this beautifully converted byre to find a welcoming retreat with a high ceiling, exposed beams, a stone feature wall and an attractive open-plan lounge/kitchenette/diner. The bifold doors at the front allow plenty of light in and open up so you can enjoy outside/inside living. In the lounge, the large, comfortable sofa affords plenty of room for two to spread out or snuggle up, close the window blinds and watch a little Smart TV. The kitchen island has two bar stools on the lounge side where you can sit for your meals or with your morning coffee while listening to the radio. The well-planned kitchenette has everything you need, including a slide-away induction hob; a combination microwave so you can also grill, steam or bake; a fridge; a dishwasher and plenty of storage space. Walk through to the double bedroom for a great night’s sleep. There is open hanging space and under-bed storage for your belongings, while the adjacent shower room has a shower and WC.

Outside, there is a gravelled area with a bistro table and chairs for al fresco dining and stargazing at night. Guests are also welcome to explore the 9-acre private woodland called 'Cat Wood' which is within a stroll of the property. There is off-road parking on the private, gravel drive for up to three cars, which shared with the owners other property the shepherd’s hut which is located in a separate area.

  • 1 bedroom- king-size
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Gravelled area with seating
  • Off-road shared parking for up to 3 cars
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Bike storage available upon request
  • Access to private wood 10 minutes walk away

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Victor 23rd July 2021

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Cosy accommodation set in a very peaceful and friendly area with lovely local walks. The bottle of prosecco on arrival was a nice touch. we found the cooking equipment in the property very challenging as there wasnt a proper cooker .

Reviewed by Stacey 16th July 2021

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The property was amazing we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back beautiful area to relax it was our little honeymoon as we couldnt get away and the owners made us feel very welcome

Reviewed by jill 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by June 18th June 2021

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Great place to visit and stay. Lovely and clean on arrival. Owners were very helpful and advising us of places to visit. We went to Chester Roman fort well worth a visit. We drove to Holy Island but be careful of the tide. Visited lots of places if interest. Feel very relaxed on leaving and hope to return very soon. Such a comfortable place to visiRead moret. Nothing too much trouble for the owners. June Jimmy Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 13th June 2021

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A really nice venue and good location for day trips to Hadrian wall and the coast. Very friendly and helpful hosts.

Reviewed by Jeannie 28th May 2021

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A quaint and well designed property that provides an excellent base for discovering Northumberland its location is minutes away from stunning landscapes and historic places of interest.

Reviewed by Denise 20th May 2021

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The Byre provided us with perfect holiday accommodation; an extremely well thought through use of the space with great attention to detail. The owner, Kristen and family, were very welcoming and helpful with any queries and advice about the local area. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Chris 14th May 2021

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Being the first to stay in The Byre was a real treat. As expected it is compact but lacks no facility and there is great attention to detail. It is comfortable, warm, quiet and nothing is too much trouble for the fantastic host Kristen, who enhanced our stay with great recommendations for walks from the door. We'd love to return in the future, and Read moreif something could be done about the Northumbrian weather... Many thanks. Hide

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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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