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View of the cottage entrance and patio area
Stunning views whilst dining al fresco
Stable door entrance to traditonal kitchen
Charm and character
Enjoy breakfasting indoors or out
View of the cottage from the side
Relax in the socal dining space
Create that homely feel
Enjoy a meal together
Dining room through to the lovely lounge
Relax in the cosy lounge with roaring woodburner
Comfortable lounge with traditional charm
Great space
Beamed ceiling bedroom
Retreat and read your favourite book
Spacious bathroom with shower over bath
Bathtime
Beautiful and stylish finish throughout
Spacious double bedroom
Breakfast in bed
Beamed ceilings
Stunning scenery of the North Pennines from the drive
Nearby sights
Watch the owners' horses relax and unwind
Springtime in Weardale
Relaxation
1 / 26  View of the cottage entrance and patio area
2 / 26  Stunning views whilst dining al fresco
3 / 26  Stable door entrance to traditonal kitchen
4 / 26  Charm and character
5 / 26  Enjoy breakfasting indoors or out
6 / 26  View of the cottage from the side
7 / 26  Relax in the socal dining space
8 / 26  Create that homely feel
9 / 26  Enjoy a meal together
10 / 26  Dining room through to the lovely lounge
11 / 26  Relax in the cosy lounge with roaring woodburner
12 / 26  Comfortable lounge with traditional charm
13 / 26  Great space
14 / 26  Beamed ceiling bedroom
15 / 26  Retreat and read your favourite book
16 / 26  Spacious bathroom with shower over bath
17 / 26  Bathtime
18 / 26  Beautiful and stylish finish throughout
19 / 26  Spacious double bedroom
20 / 26  Breakfast in bed
21 / 26  Beamed ceilings
22 / 26  Stunning scenery of the North Pennines from the drive
23 / 26  Nearby sights
24 / 26  Watch the owners' horses relax and unwind
25 / 26  Springtime in Weardale
26 / 26  Relaxation

The Old Barn - Westgate

Westgate, County Durham
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Sky TV
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At a glance

  • Self-catering, stone cottage with a cosy and warm atmosphere
  • Original features from the 1800’s such as exposed wooden beams, a stone fireplace and exposed, stone walls
  • Surrounded by breath-taking views of the Weardale valley
  • Patio and barbeque for cooking on warm evenings
  • Stunning walking and cycling paths, nearby routes include an electric bike network
  • Countryside location with animals onsite with friendly horses and sheep nearby
Property code: CN230

This attractive and welcoming stone-built, country cottage is set in glorious surroundings in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the North Pennines, and has been converted from a former byre which was originally built in the 19th Century.

The Old Barn offers an excellent standard of self-catering accommodation while retaining much of its original charm. The cottage retains many of its original features, including the original exposed wooden beams, a stone fireplace and exposed, stone walls. The views of the Wear valley are simply breath-taking and you will feel truly relaxed here with friendly horses nearby and springtime lambs frolicking in the surrounding fields.
 

Entering the cottage via a stable-style door, you come into the traditional kitchen with an electric range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Step into the dining/family room where you can enjoy a meal together with a large table and chairs, or simply relax on the two-seater sofa enjoying the multi-fuel log burner. Two shallow steps lead to the lounge with another log burner and SKY TV and there is a sofa and two armchairs to relax on. The two bedrooms are upstairs; a king-size bedroom with a wardrobe, bedside tables, a chair and hairdryer and a double bedroom with a  wardrobe, bedside tables and chair. You will also find the bathroom with a large bath with shower over and WC.

Outside, there is a patio area with a picnic-style table and seating and a charcoal BBQ for al fresco dining. There is parking space for two cars at the side of the cottage and a secure cycle store.

Ideal for families who love to explore and great for walkers and cyclists as there are many paths and routes nearby, including an electric bike network. If you would like to explore further afield, both Newcastle and the heritage coastline and countryside of Northumberland are within easy reach. During your stay at The Old Barn, a visit to Highforce Waterfall, Hadrian's Wall and Raby Castle make great days out. Other local activities include open air swimming, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and archery.

There are lots of lovely touches by the owner throughout and you can be sure of a warm welcome at The Old Barn. This is a perfect place to stay to see the spectacular, live and open-air action show 'Kynren' in Summer.
 

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double
  • 1 bathroom - shower over a bath and WC
  • Electric range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Garden table and chairs, BBQ
  • Multi-fuel wood burner - initial supply of logs and coal provided (additional supplies can be bought from the owner or local suppliers)
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Hairdryer
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub in village, shop within walking distance
  • Bike storage available
  • SkyTV
  • Radio, books and games
  • The property is accessed via a steep farm track.

This property is personally managed by Nicola.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.7
Overall equipment
4.7
Overall comfort
4.7
Overall location
4.7

Reviewed by Richard 24th August 2018

Delightful cottage in the heart of the Weardale countryside with a welcome gift of coffee, tea, grapes and biscuits. Co-ops in nearby St. Johns Chapel and Stanhope are small but have all you need. Many lovely walks within a short drive. We walked directly from the cottage through the fields down to the nearby burn where the children played happily Read morein and around the stream with rocks and stones. The long steep drive is the only downside. Hide

Reviewed by Carole 13th August 2018

The location was very quiet & peaceful - just how we like it. Got really good sleep because the bed was SO comfy & bedding crisp & plush. We had cosy comfy evenings watching the large screen TV - just like home!

Reviewed by Mahesh 27th July 2018

A wonderful well equipped cottage in a beautiful location, horses in the fields surrounding to cottage. Within easy reach of Durham, Northumberland and Beamish, as well as local attractions nearby. The owner was extremely helpful ensuring that our stay was faultless.

Reviewed by Chris 7th July 2018

An excellent cottage in a beautiful loaction. The owner was super helpful adding to an excellent holiday. Hope to return.

Reviewed by Anne 16th June 2018

A very comfortable warm well equipped cosy cottage in a beautiful location, surrounded by hills, fields, sheep and wildlife. Within reach of the sights of Durham and Northumberland as well as local attractions nearby e.g. beautiful walks on the doorstep. Attentive helpful owner who made us feel very welcome.

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View of the cottage entrance and patio area
Stunning views whilst dining al fresco
Stable door entrance to traditonal kitchen
Charm and character
Enjoy breakfasting indoors or out
View of the cottage from the side
Relax in the socal dining space
Create that homely feel
Enjoy a meal together
Dining room through to the lovely lounge
Relax in the cosy lounge with roaring woodburner
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Location

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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