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

Call Mrs Margaret Brown on 01668 281745


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. 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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    8 in The Barn plus 2/3 in Cuckoo Cottage
  • Open:

    All year.
  • 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 Walkers AssociationLong 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 Sandstone Way, a dark sky area, the Luxury Barn page, the horse B&B page, the ideal for retreats page and the Small Hostels Map.


aMixed dormitories
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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Ilderton Dod Barns offer a haven for cyclists

November 20th 2019

Lockable biking facilities, mountain bike trails galore and a discount for arriving on two wheels. Ilderton Dod Barns is fantastic for cyclists searching for adventure.

Right on the sandstone way Ilderton Dod Barns provides luxury accommodation superb for group biking holidays. Trails beginning practically outside the door. Mountain bikers can rest assured that there’s no shortage of adrenaline inducing hills to race down.  All close by to the cosy accommodation. There’s also opportunities for a more leisurely rider, perhaps taking a cycle down the Pennine cycle way. Or even take the 2 hour ride to the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All the while being in the Dark Sky National Park great for star gazing… if you’re not too busy cycling.

Leaning bikes

Luxury dog friendly accommodation in the Pennines

November 15th 2019

A secluded getaway with miles of hills to traverse sure to be a favorite of any four legged members of the family

Ilderton Dod barns have something for everyone, the Pennine Way being just two miles to the west the beautiful scenery is easily appreciated on bike or on foot.  After a long stroll through the stunning Northumberland national park both you and your dog will appreciate the bunkhouse’s log burner. Night time walks are a must as this hostel is situated within one of the darkest regions of the Dark sky national park, perfect for star gazers or  astrophotographers alike. Being so far away from any hustle and bustle Ilderton Dod barns is the ideal spot to get away from the pressures of the world and relax. Please note dogs allowed downstairs only – up to 2 in the cottage or 3 in The Barn. Charge is £10/dog/stay. Dogs must be kept on leads immediately outside the properties but there are hundreds of paths and bridleways around and fortunately most pubs around are also dog friendly

Rolling hills of the Pennines

Eco discounts at this luxury bunkhouse in Northumberland

September 17th 2019

If you arrive at this newly converted bunkhouse on a 1,500 acre working farm on 2 legs or 2 wheels or if you provide your own bedding you will be entitled to an eco discount.

Situated down a 1.5 mile private track you will can leave all the strains and stresses of modern life behind you at this unique bunkhouse.  Dogs are welcome, they can arrive on 4 legs and you will still get the discount! 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.

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