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

Situated in the tranquil village of Rookhope, itself 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 get away. 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 bunk has a personal reading light, and two 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 which 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 if you are wanting to self cater. All are welcome at Barrington Bunkhouse but its idyllic location, right next door to The Rookhope Inn which serves a good pint and very substantial tasty meals, makes it the perfect place for cyclists tackling the Coast to Coast (C2C) route and walkers embarking on The Pennine Journey or The Weardale Way.

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or call Valerie Livingston on
01388 517656

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Rooms & Beds:

12 (+1): 1 x 12 + 1 fold up bed


All year, all day.

Price per night:

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


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


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.

This accommodation is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the C2C Cycle Route, the North Pennines and the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map.

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Barrington Bunkhouse.

Barrington Bunkhouse.

…this patch is well worth exploring…

Set in the heart of the North Pennines AONB, Barrington Bunkhouse is well known for its a warm welcome.

Set in the heart of the North Pennines, Barrington Bunkhouse and its host Val have a well earned reputation for providing a friendly  welcome to those arriving off the hills.   The bunkhouse accommodation has an open friendly atmosphere,  hot showers, warm clean beds and a pub next door.   There’s a huge bike shed, big enough for any group, and energy bars and a continental breakfast are provided to keep you going until the pub opens.

This is walking, horseriding and cycling country. The Coast 2 Coast cycle path passes by. If you’re travelling on foot then the Weardale Way and Wainwright’s Pennine Journey are also easily accessible. There’s a riding centre nearby too if four legs is more your thing. With moorlands and waterfalls, rugged villages and hidden woodlands, this patch is well worth exploring. 

Barrington Bunkhouse has availability for sole use at Christmas and New Year

Barrington Bunkhouse has availability for sole use at Christmas and New Year

Barrington Bunkhouse in the North Pennines, next to The Rookhope Inn, sleeps 24 people

Barrington Bunkhouse in the North Pennines, has full availability at Christmas and New Year.  In the depths of the North Pennines, this 24 bed bunkhouse is surrounded by heather clad wilderness,  tucked up in a valley right next to the  Rookhope Inn !!

An ideal stop on the C2C Cycle Way

An ideal stop on the C2C Cycle Way

Barrington Bunkhouse provides a warm welcome and a comfortable bed for the night.

A few nights ago Barrington Bunkhouse hosted a a lone cyclist. He cycled here from Scunthorpe which is about 140 miles !! He left home at 3am and got here at 4pm !!   Arrived Saturday afternoon, went to a cycling event near here on Sunday and cycled back to Scunthorpe the next day.  He found out about the bunkhouse from the Independent Hostel Guide and had so many nice things to say about IHG, he thinks  the independent hostel network is  wonderful and Barrington bunkhouse is a gem.. which they are !  Barrington Bunkhouse provides a warm welcome and a comfortable bed for the night to cyclist on the C2C and other routes.  The bunkhouse has a self catering breakfast bar with complimentary hot drinks and  free range eggs laid on.  There is a traditional pub next door, perfect for an evening relaxing and restocking on calories.  Comfortable  communal accommodation on the Sea to Sea cycle route.

Contact Barrington Bunkhouse:

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