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:Deposit required on booking via the website.
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 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, the Pennine Way and the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme.
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Luxurious bunkhouse on working hill farm reopens
July 8th 2020
The Barn at Ilderton Dod Barns reopened on 4th July following relaxation of lockdown rules. The ‘We’re Good to Go’ training has been completed and extra hygiene measures implemented.
But the ethos remains the same – peaceful, comfortable accommodation with outstanding scenery, mountain biking, walking, archaeological sites and wildlife on the doorstep, all within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Lockable bike storage provided, barbecue area, luxurious showers, open plan lounge / diner with log burner and TV.
New accommodation close to the Pennine Way
March 3rd 2020
Ilderton Dod Barns opened last year and offer qualilty bunkhouse accommodation to all Pennine Way users. Down a 1.5 mile farm track surrounded by 1,800 acres, you are guaranteed solitude, with the bonus of a 4G signal.
With accommodation quite a scarcity on these popular routes any additional beds are to be heralded. This is even more so in the case of Ilderton Dod Barns which were only opened in 2019. Former stone barns have been lovingly converted into a luxury bunkhouse sleeping 8 and a 2/3 bed separate self contained cottage. Still with that brand new feel and a hint of home comforts, hot showers, solid wooden bunks/bed and quality fittings await you and your friends.
Luxury bunkhouse accommodation on The Sandstone Way
February 4th 2020
Ilderton Dod Barns, down a 1.5 mile private farm track near Wooler, provides quality self catering bunkhouse accommodation in a newly converted stone barn just off the Sandstone Way.
After a hard day’s cycling, the locked bike store, the comfy armchairs around the log burner, the hot showers and the deluxe bunks/beds will be just what is needed. Not to mention the wonderful view, the complete isolation, the 4G mobile signal and the fantastic dark skies.