Ilderton Dod Barns, Ilderton, Wooler, Northumberland NE66 4JL
Call Pam or Robert on 07786253793 / 07932782611
OverviewOpened in 2019, Ilderton Dod Barns includes one barn conversion sleeping up to 9 and a self-contained cottage next door for 2/3. They are located south west of Wooler in the north east corner of Northumberland National Park. 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 Barn include kitchen, open plan kitchen/dining area with log burner, 2 large shower rooms, large upstairs sleeping area. Washing machine and drying area. Outside there's a barbecue and seating area, plenty of parking and a lockable bike store.
llderton 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. Sole use only.
Beds & Rooms:The Barn 9: 4xsgl, 2xbunk, 1xdbl + camp bed. Cottage 3: 1xsgl, 1xdbl
Price per night:The Barn: £404 - £706 (up to 3 nights), £537 - £938 (7 nights)
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 Sand Stone Way Land's End to John O Groats on foot Pennine Way
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Tractors Galore on Our Farm in Northumberland!
July 22nd 2021
At Ilderton Dod Barns, the weather this week has been ideal for making hay and silage to feed our cattle and sheep all winter long. We’ve put in some long days cutting, drying, baling and wrapping.
There’s not a lot of conservable grass on our hill farm but the fields that we can use for hay and silage are close to the holiday accommodation – near enough to watch, far enough away to allow you to relax. But don’t worry, on the days when the weather stops hay making, we still have about 1500 sheep wandering around the place, plus 2 horses and 100 cattle!
WE STILL HAVE AVAILABILITY 1-7TH AND 22-28TH AUGUST, plus from September onwards.
See Our Cattle in Their Natural Habitat
May 30th 2021
At Ilderton Dod Barns we have 45 cows plus followers and almost all of them are dotted around the hills surrounding the accommodation. They’re Aberdeen Angus’ build to thrive at this altitude.
Ten of our yearling cattle have been put into our ancient juniper woodland as part of our stewardship scheme, to try to regenerate this SSSI within Northumberland National Park. They all live outside between May and November so many of our guests enjoy seeing the young calves trotting around. As well as the cattle, we have 650 ewes plus their lambs spread across the farm, so it’s hard to miss them!
WE STILL HAVE SOME AVAILABILITY FOR AUGUST – see website for dates and prices.
Ideal Walking Location for All Abilities
May 3rd 2021
Ilderton Dod Barns are in the middle of an 1800 acre hill farm in Northumberland National Park, so walking routes are literally unlimited, but there is now a new 2.5 mile marked walk around the farm.
The Pennine Way at the summit of Cheviot is only 5 miles away, with Hedgehope hill even closer and multiple other summits with breath-taking views surrounding the farm. But for those wanting a less strenuous hike, or those unsure of their map reading abilities, we have just marked out a nice loop around the southern half of the farm on a good track. A paper guide is provided including an activity for kids on the way. You are sure to see plenty of sheep on route, but also curlews, partridge, grouse, lapwings and many more during the walk. Once back at the cottages, you can warm up in front of the log burning stove, refresh yourself under our hot power showers, or relax in our garden with the firepit and barbecue in action!
January 2nd 2021
Bring your family, your dogs, your walking boots, your bikes, your running gear – even your horses if you wish. Leave behind your worries, your work and the crowds. A mini-break at Ilderton Dod Barns will relax, invigorate, inspire and recharge.Read More