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

Call Valerie Livingston on 01388 517656


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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

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

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


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


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Barrington Bunkhouse’s area of outstanding natural beauty… is decorated with colourful caravans!

June 15th 2019

Being on The Weardale Way and Pennine Journey, and directly on the cycling Coast to Coast route, the bunkhouse is located in the perfect walking country.

Not only that but there are many interesting places to visit within easy reach, such as the Beamish open air Museum, Killhope Lead mining museum, the coast and castles of Northumberland, and Durham city and Cathedral. We may be high up in the North Pennines but there is loads to see and do.

Barrington Bunkhouse

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

August 30th 2018

In Rookhope on the C2C Cycle routew

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.

Barrington Bunkhouse on the c2c cycle route

Barrington Bunkhouse.

March 19th 2018

…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. 


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