Ilderton Dod Barns, The Dod, Powburn, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 4JL
Self catering, Group accommodation near WoolerOpened in 2019, Ilderton Dod Barns includes one barn conversion sleeping up to 9 (6 permanent beds plus sofa bed, space for cot & Z bed/s) and a self-contained cottage next door for 2/3 (king-sized bed plus sofa bed & space for a cot or Z bed). They are located southwest of Wooler within the 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 in two units.
The Barn has a kitchen, open plan lounge/dining room (with log burner, TV and DVD player), 2 shower rooms and a large upstairs bedroom with a king-sized bed, then a further 4 beds behind hidden doors.
The separate self-contained Cuckoo Cottage has self-catering facilities, a log burner and an open-plan living/dining space with sofa bed and TV. Upstairs is a bedroom with a king-size bed, and space for a Z bed or cot.
Outside there's a barbecue and seating area (per property), plenty of parking and a lockable bike store with electric charging and washing facilities, tools, workstation and comprehensive cycle guides. Both properties have a washing machine and drying area.
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 (up to 3 in The Barn and up to 2 in the cottage). Sole use only.
Beds & Rooms:8: The Barn 6: Cottage 2.
Price per night:The Barn: £366 - £837 (up to 3 nights), £476 - £1092 (7 nights). Cottage: £301-502 / £392-655.
Booking:Book online, by email or by phone.
Directions:Leave the A697 on the 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.
- The nearest 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.
- Long Distance Walks Pennine Way Trans Euro Trail Sand Stone Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable for Christmas 2023 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024
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Experience Dark Skies Like Never Before
October 15th 2023
Ilderton Dod Barn is within Northumberland National Park which became England’s first International Dark Sky Park in 2013 and we renovated the buildings with protection of this in mind.
With the clocks due to go back in a couple of weeks, it allows even more time in the evening to see what our skies have to offer. We provide outdoor seating, torches and all outdoor lights can be turned off. There are also binoculars / telescope in each property. At 580 square miles, Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is the largest area of protected night sky in Europe. A Sky Quality Meter reading was taken at the farm on 6th December 2018 measuring 21.024 makes this spot one of the darkest in the Park.
But if astronomy isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of walking, running, cycling, riding, archaeology, wildlife spotting, exploring castles and beaches etc. to be done from the doorstep too. Or you could just relax in front of the log burner with a book!
NEW Bedroom Layout, Same Great Views!
September 14th 2023
At Ilderton Dod Barns, it’s still possible to accommodate up to 14 people between our 2 neighbouring barn conversions if a large group is your main objective. However, we’ve recently split the large upstairs room in The Barn to provide a king-sized room with sofa bed as the main accommodation, but with a bunk and 2 singles behind a cleverly hidden adjoining room, plus space for up to two Z-beds or a cot.
The new layout allows more flexibility, and even over peak season, our guests have commented on how good value their stay was, whether there were 2 or 9 of them. Rest assured, that nothing has been compromised – we still have a spacious open-plan diner / lounge with seating for at least 8 at a time, 2 shower rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, barbecue, outdoor seating, brazier and lockable bike shed for at least 10 bikes, with electric charging and pressure washer. Both properties have a TV (DVD in The Barn too), log burner, background central eating, washing machine, drying facilities, fridge and freezer.
The cottage is largely unchanged but now has a king-sized bed and space for a Z bed or cot in the upstairs bedroom, plus a sofa bed downstairs for occasional use.
The Barn has plenty of availability from the start of October, and Cuckoo Cottage from mid-October.
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