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, 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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


  • 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 Pennine Journey C2C Cycle Route
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Bunkhouses Individuals welcome Camping Accessible to disabled people Accommodation for Cyclists Stag and Hens IHUK Signage Biker Friendly North Pennines

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2023


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

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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News & Offers from Barrington Bunkhouse

Charming North Pennine bunkhouse is still free over August bank holiday.

June 29th 2022

Sleeping up to 15 with space for more in tents, Barrington Bunkhouse could be the answer to that old question, ‘where shall we go to avoid the crowds this August Bank Holiday?’. The bunkhouse is in the sleepy village of Rookhope in the Wear Valley. “The Weardale Show” in St. Johns Chapel, only about 6 miles away, just happens to be on Saturday 27th August. It’s a really nice small country show and well worth attending.
If cycling is your thing, we are directly on the C2C (coast to Coast), a welcome stop-over at the end of the 2nd day. Alternatively if you are a walker we are directly on two walks; The Weardale Way and The Pennine Journey.

Whatever your plans, a warm welcome awaits you at Barrington Bunkhouse.


Families love Barrington Bunkhouse!

February 12th 2022

Weardale in the Weardale valley is England’s best kept secret!

Situated in the tranquil village of Rookhope, nestled in the stunning scenery of Weardale in the Wear Valley, Barrington Bunkhouse is the perfect quirky retreat for any family.

If the local walking and cycling trails do not wet your appitite enough, there are plenty of family friendly activities to do in the local area.


A welcome sign on the Weardale Way, Pennine Journey and the Coast to Coast bike route.

February 11th 2022

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 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.

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.

Barrington Bunkhouse
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