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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This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable for Christmas 2021
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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
Plenty of availability in The Barn and Cuckoo Cottage, open from 12th April 2021
April 12th 2021
Including a few short stays during the summer holidays. Why not visit in Spring, we’re days away from welcoming our first hill lambs of the year at Ilderton Dod Barns – Scottish Blackfaces in their natural environment, surrounding our accommodation.
You couldn’t visit The Dod and fail to see our sheep – 650 ewes over 1800 acres. But it’s even more likely that you’ll see them close up as soon there will be 1000 lambs with them too, some in the fields surrounding The Barn. Twice daily we drive the quad or Landrover around the hill checking for problems, but hopefully the sun shall continue to shine on them.
Calving Season is Underway on our Northumbrian Farm
February 22nd 2021
This week saw the arrival of the first calf of the year, born in the shed. NOW TAKING BOOKINGS from 12th April onwards for 1 bubble, and from 17th May for groups. At Ilderton Dod Barns we have 35 beef cows and along with their calves, they graze our hills from May to December.
Our working hill farm in North Northumberland and The Barn sleeps up to 9 plus 3 dogs and Cuckoo Cottage sleeps up to 3 plus 2 dogs. Both have plenty of availability. Dogs allowed downstairs. 1800 acres of access land surrounding the property and not too far from the coast. During your stay, you cannot fail to see our 650 ewes spread across the farm but the cattle tend to keep their distance a bit more. You’re likely to see lambing, shearing, pregnancy scanning, hay making, bracken harvesting and working sheepdogs depending on when you choose to come. We have plenty of availability as soon as we’re allowed to open (currently looking like 12th April), for 1 social bubble.
Ilderton Dod Barns
January 3rd 2021
Read on to find your handcrafted holiday ideas in the wild Northumberland countryside.
Cosy accommodation and open air activities make for a perfect mini-break. It’s up to you what kind of mini-break it’s going to be.
Perhaps you’re of the opinion that the few days away from it all should be spent watching out for the gorgeous birds. Northumberland is known as a birdwatchers paradise after all, the variety of landscape make it possible to spot all manner of birds. The rocky cliffs and sandy beaches aren’t just loved by the birds either… There’s plenty here for ramblers, cyclists, fell runners and photographers alike. Perhaps seeing the seals of the Farne Islands takes your fancy, or maybe you’d like to actually get in the water yourself! Plenty of adventure watersports take place in Northumberland. Kayaking and surfing are favourites of those who can’t sit still. Maybe you’d like to stay dry and delve into the history of the area instead. Or just try the local food and drink. It’s up to you, there is so much to choose from. Plan your activities for each day, safe in the knowledge that you’ve got a cosy bed to curl up in afterwards. Surrounded by acres and acres of farmland, without neighbours or light pollution you are guaranteed a good night’s sleep.