Barrington Bunkhouse, Barrington Cottage, Rookhope, Weardale, Co. Durham, DL13 2BG

Call Valerie Livingston on 01388 517656

Cyclists' hostel on the Coast to Coast

Situated in the tranquil village of Rookhope, nestled in the stunning scenery of Weardale in the Wear Valley. Barrington Bunkhouse is the perfect place for cyclists and walkers to rest up for the night, or for family groups wanting a weekend getaway.

Inside Barrington Bunkhouse you will find clean, comfortable accommodation for large or small groups. The bunkhouse can accommodate 15 people, 13 in the bunkroom, each with a personal reading light, and 2 in the cosy and quirky caravan.

There is also space for campers on the two lawns in front of the bunkhouse.

In the centre of the bunkroom is a communal seating area that includes a television and a selection of films. The kitchen offers guests a self-service continental breakfast, with a full range of utensils provided alongside two toasters, a kettle, a fridge and a microwave. An electric two-hotplate hob and saucepans are available on request.

Dogs are welcome foe sole use bookings and at other time by arrangement. Please get in touch to discuse.

Ideal for cyclists, walkers and family groups.

A warm welcome is garenteed.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    15: Bunkhouse 13. Caravan 2 + camping
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    £24pp incl. snack b/fast. Camping £14 with b/fast, £10 without. Sole use rates negotiable.
  • Booking:

    Book with deposit by phone/email. Payment in advance for weekends.
  • Directions:

    Next door to Rookhope Inn in Rookhope.
  • Public Transport :

    Nearest train stations: Hexham 19 miles, Durham 25 miles, Bishop Auckland 23 miles. Buses to Crook, Durham and Bishop Auckland.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks C2C Cycle Route Pennine Journey
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Close to a Pub Dog Friendly Bunkhouses Individuals welcome Camping Accessible to disabled people Accommodation for Cyclists Breakfast Stag and Hens IHUK Signage Biker Friendly North Pennines

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available New Year 2023 / 2024 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
rAccessibility features
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement

r Accessibility Info

The accessible wetroom at Barrington Bunkhouse has plenty of handrails and a shower seat. ..Click for photos and more


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A cyclists summer to remember at Barrington Bunkhouse

July 6th 2023

Lots of summer availability at this cosy, quiet bunkhouse. Barrington Bunkhouse is tucked away in a sleepy corner of the North Pennines in County Durham. On the former route of the Coast to Coast cycle route, it is all geared up for cyclists with a locked bike store. Bedding is provided, breakfasts can be ordered and evening meals are available locally. An ideal stop-over for cyclists or walkers exploring the area.

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Barrington Bunkhouse goes above and beyond for C2C cyclists

June 15th 2023

Barrington Bunkhouse, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Being on The Weardale Way and Pennine Journey, and directly on the cycling Coast to Coast cycle route, the bunkhouse is located in perfect walking country.The bunkhouse provides a relaxing and personal environment as there are 15 beds in total and space for camping if that is more your style.

“Val’s independent hostel in Rookhope, Weardale, is a brilliant stop for cyclists on the C2C. I arrived there late afternoon, thinking of camping (Val offers space for that too), but saw the beautiful, huge interior of the bunkhouse. It had comfy beds lining the walls and enormous inviting sofas around a low table in the middle and the tent idea was dropped.

Val is a great host and looked after me like an old friend. She put my bike in the safe-covered lockup and invited me to tea and toast in the help-yourself kitchen – with peanut butter! (Anyone packing a bike for the C2C knows how hard it is to carry a heavy jar of anything!) This Pennine section of the C2C is quite thin on little shops for daily groceries so Val’s supplies were so welcome.

I was all set up for the last big climb then the 32 miles of downhill to the East coast the next day – after a great night out with Val and her daughter at the ladies’ darts night in nearby Stanhope.

I highly recommend this great little independent hostel.”

The Rookhope Inn is next door to the bunkhouse and can provide refreshing pints and substantial meals for cycists and walkers who are passing through. And breakfast is included in the price of the hostel – the perfect preparation for cyclists tackling the Coast to Coast (C2C) route and walkers embarking on The Pennine Journey or The Weardale Way

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