Ilderton Dod Barns, Ilderton, Wooler, Northumberland NE66 4JL
Call Mrs M Brown on 01668 281745
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. 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.
Rooms & Beds: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.
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:Local Walks Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has availability this New Year and this Christmas and is on the ideal for retreats page and the Small Hostels Map.
Welcome to the Sound of Silence!
March 14th 2019
Old stone stables and a cow byre have been lovingly converted into an 8 person luxury bunkhouse and a 2 person cottage. Hidden away down a private farm track 1.5 miles from the nearest road, the barns offer complete refuge from the worries and stresses of everyday life.
Spend a few days surrounded by big Northumberland skies and stunning views, with insects, birds and animals as you only neighbours. Birdlife is everywhere on the 1800 acre farm. Watch quietly and you will see ground-nesting owls, curlews, lapwings and cuckoos to name but a few. The summer hay meadows are well-known for their insect life and a few years ago your hosts received an award for the wide variety of native bees.
Spend some nights with the stars.
March 7th 2019
Situated 1.5 miles from the nearest road there is no light pollution and if you are lucky you may even see the Northern Lights. A recent sky quality meter reading was taken at the barns on 6th December 2018 measuring 21.024. This makes it one of the darkest locations in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park . With outdoor seating, binoculars and a flask for your hot drinks provided, there is everything you need for a night with the stars!