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

Woodland Escape - Derwent Valley

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 tranquil landscaped gardens with views over the surrounding countryside
  • Historic and picturesque 14th century chapel in the grounds - a truly idyllic setting for you holiday
  • 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

Escape from it all in this tranquil and secluded location, this beautifully renovated cottage offers charming accommodation in a peaceful rural setting with great access to the open countryside.

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. Woodland Retreat 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 Woodland Retreat.

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 Woodland Retreat.

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 Woodland Retreat 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 Marie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karl 22nd February 2020

This was a loverly place to stay for our get away. Close proximity to both Gateshead and Newcastle meant getting out to visit museums castles and walks was perfect. The owners are loverly and made sure we where looked after and welcomed. Will be looking to say again next time we go north

Reviewed by Katherine 15th February 2020

Such a lovely peaceful barn/cottage, very comfortable and well kitted out...don't think we missed anything. The abundant supply of towels and logs for the woodburner were very much appreciated. We loved walking around adjacent fields down to the river and the local area in general.

Reviewed by Paul 19th January 2020

The Barn is a very clean, tidy and very well equipped property set in idyllic countryside with beautiful walks and scenery. The owners are close by and make you most welcome we felt very at home there, They have catered for every need in a very stylish and modern getaway.

Reviewed by Carmel 28th December 2019

Fabulous week staying at The Barn. Ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area with easy access to the nearby cities but if that's not your thing there's loads of lovely walks to be enjoyed. Corbridge & Cragside (NT) definitely worth a visit. Gibside (NT) is across the road from the cottage so perfect for a day you don't fancy driving. RuthRead more & John are so helpful & friendly. The bed is incredibly comfortable best bed in any holiday cottage we've stayed in! Dogs are gorgeous. Hide

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 Sophie 2nd November 2018

A brilliant stay at the Barn. It is in a great location, fantastic views and plenty of countryside but not too far from amenities. Wonderful hosts who are very helpful with any inquiries. We definitely be booking the barn again.

Reviewed by Anna 23rd September 2018

We had a really lovely stay here, couldn't fault it in any way or the service received especially when changes had to be made to our booking. Would highly recommend the property for anyone looking for somewhere near Newcastle and Sunderland. Stunning setting and finished to a really high standard.

Reviewed by Matthew 11th August 2018

The Barn is fantastic! Has everything you need inside, with a spacious double bedroom downstairs, and an open staircase up to a loft with three single beds. There is just one bathroom downstairs and no separate toilet. The open plan living room and kitchen is spacious and comfortable. The stand-out feature of the property is the extensive space forRead more children to roam about and play. 150 acres of hay meadows, woods, streams, river... and Ruth & John are extremely pleasant hosts. Hide

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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
Show 6 moreTake a soak in the tub or a resfreshing shower


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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