Hostel accommodation: Close to the Pennine Way, the Sandstone Way and in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park


Ilderton Dod Barns, Ilderton Dod Barns, Ilderton, Wooler, Northumberland NE66 4JL

Opened 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. All with privacy curtains. Washing machine and drying area. Outside there’s a BBQ and seating area, plenty of parking and a lockable bike store. 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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.
Ilderton Dod Barns | Hostel accommodation: Close to the Pennine Way, the Sandstone Way and in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park

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Rooms & Beds:

8 in The Barn plus 2/3 in Cuckoo Cottage

Price per night:

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Leave the A697 on road to Roddam & Roseeden. 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.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the Luxury Bunkhouses and Luxury Camping Barns page, the horse B&B page, the ideal for retreats page and the Small Hostels Map.