Ilderton Dod Barns, Ilderton, Wooler, Northumberland NE66 4JL
Call Pam or Robert on 07786253793 / 07932782611
OverviewOpened in 2019, Ilderton Dod Barns are a luxury bunkhouse sleeping 8 and a self-contained cottage for 2/3 in the Northumberland National Park, south west of Wooler. Situated on an 1,800 acre working hill farm and down a 1.5 mile private farm track you can really escape from the pressures of modern life, but there's a 4G mobile signal if you need it. The former stables and cow byre have been lovingly restored to provide quality, cosy accommodation. Facilities in the bunkhouse include kitchen, open plan kitchen/dining area with log burner, 2 large shower rooms, large upstairs sleeping area with 1 double bed, 4 singles and 1 sturdy set of bunks. Washing machine and drying area. Outside there's a BBQ and seating area, plenty of parking and a lockable bike store.The Dod Barns are ideally located 2 miles from The Pennine Way. The Sandstone Way & NCN 68 together with many other footpaths, bridleways and trails are literally on the doorstep. They are the perfect base for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders (paddocks available). They are also in one of the darkest locations in Northumberland Dark Sky National Park, so ideal for star gazing after a busy day. Dogs welcome by arrangement. Discounts if you arrive on 2 legs or 2 wheels and if you bring your own bedding. Sole use only.
Beds & Rooms:8 in The Barn plus 2/3 in Cuckoo Cottage
Price per night:The Barn: £308-£514 for a 3 night weekend. £410-£685 per week.
Booking:Book online, by email or by phone.
Directions:Leave the A697 on road to Roddam & Roseden. Take first left signed Roddam. Continue approximately 1 mile up the hill past Roddam Hall on the left then turn right just before the buildings on the right – steep up hill. Continue through an avenue of trees and follow the road as it bends left. After half a mile, turn right (signposted no through road). After half a mile the road bends right but take the track straight ahead. Follow for 1.25 miles to the first farm – turn left into the drive, over a cattle grid, pass between the house on your right and Ilderton Dod Barns on your left and find the parking inside the fenced area.
Public Transport:The train stations are Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Alnmouth, both approx. 20 miles away. The nearest bus stops are on the A697 approx. 3.5 miles away.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and is an 'Eco Hostel'. It is on the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme, the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, a dark sky area, the Sandstone Way, the Luxury Barn page, the horse B&B page, the ideal for retreats page, the Small Hostels Map and the Pennine Way.
It has availability at Autumn Half Term.
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Last minute bargain holidays available at Ilderton Dod Luxury Bunkbarn in Northumberland.
September 4th 2020
This tastefully decorated converted barn sleeping 8 plus 3 dogs is available for the weekend of 5th and 6th September for only £200. The weekend of 13th, 14th and 15th Sept is also now only £250. Get in touch by email or phone to book.
Ilderton Dod Barn is a luxury bunkhouse in the Northumberland National Park. On a working hill farm down a 1.5 mile private track, the former stables have been restored to provide quality, cosy accommodation. Ideally located close to The Pennine Way, The Sandstone Way & with many other footpaths & bridleways on the doorstep. The perfect base for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders (paddocks available).
October half term holiday breaks still available
August 17th 2020
The Barn on our working hill farm in North Northumberland is still available for most of October. It sleeps up to 8 people in 1 room (sole use only) plus 3 dogs.
Easily accessible and yet remote, The Barn is surrounded by wildlife, historic sites, walking and cycling routes plus our own sheep and cattle. We are in Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. For members of the family requiring more commercial entertainment, we’re only 6 miles from Wooler, and 10 miles from Alnwick. The coast is 15 miles away and there are castles galore!
Every season brings different wildlife
August 1st 2020
Perhaps it’s due to the great weather that we’re having, or the lack of disturbance due to lockdown this spring but we seem to be seeing a huge number and variety of wildlife species on our doorstep.
Curlews, deer, partridges, pheasants, hares, owls, cuckoos and red squirrels have always been a common sight on our 1800 acre hill farm. But this year there have been sightings of kingfishers and otters on a nearby lake. You don’t have to look hard to see many of these species, but we provide binoculars in our properties for you to get a closer look.