Gibside Stables Bunkhouse, Nr Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG
Call Gibside Stables at National Trust Holidays on 03443 351296
OverviewIn the middle of the National Trust Gibside Estate, Gibside stables is a grade II* listed stable block with an impressive façade. One of very few surviving buildings on the estate, the haylofts above the former racehorse stables have been converted to sleep 37 in 4 rooms making it great for large groups of friends or families. For smaller groups, half the bunkhouse can booked for a maximum of 18 guests, 16 in one dormitory room and 2 in a separate room.
Pillows and mattress protectors provided BYO sleeping bags, pillowcases and towels. Up to three dogs are welcome by arrangement. There is a sociable dining/living room with enough seating for everyone to enjoy a meal together and a fully equipped kitchen so perfect for self-catering. The Gibside estate comprises woodland, farmland and parkland, with miles of footpaths and brimming with wildlife. Guests can eat at the café or join in with the varied programme of activities on in the day and once the day visitors go home they have the whole parkland (including play areas) to yourself. Further afield it is an easy drive to the Northumberland coast, Newcastle and Durham or other National Trust properties such as Cragside, Souther Lighthouse, Washington Old hall and Wallington all within 40 minute drive.
Beds & Rooms:37: 1x16, 1x17, 2x2
Open:All year. All day
Price per night:From £525 for (min) 2 nights for half the bunkhouse (sleeps 18). £1050 for (min) 2 nights for the full bunkhouse (sleeps 37).
Booking:Book Via the National Trust Website, phone or email
Directions:From the A1 take the A694 sign posted Consett to Rowland's Gill. Follow brown signs to Gibside. There are 2 parking spaces 30m from the bunkhouse. You may only drive to and from these spaces before 10am or after 3.30pm when the estate is quieter. Additional parking in the main carpark is 1 mile away. Coaches cannot access the bunkhouse- please discuss at time of booking.
Public Transport:Train at Newcastle. The Red Kite 46 bus runs from Newcastle and stops at Station Road, Rowlands Gill which is about a 30 minute walk from Gibside Stables
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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Due to government advice in response to the coronavirus outbreak, The National Trust has canceled holiday operations from Saturday 21 March to Thursday 30 April.
March 26th 2020
We are still accepting bookings from Friday 1 May but will be monitoring the situation and reviewing on a regular basis.
Groups can stay in the former stables of Gibside Estate
January 15th 2020
A beautiful slice of history that’s now available to groups to experience
A listed II* national trust property that’s just oozing with character. Sleeping up to 37 people in the former hayloft of the stable. Previously being a home for racehorses the Bunkhouse has now been stylishly furnished while still maintaining its historic character. Thick stone walls and wooden beams make for an atmospheric stay. For eating arrangements there is a fully equipped self catering kitchen and a comfortable dining/social area for everyone to share a meal in. You’ll be pleased to know that there is also a cafe for the no cook days. For activities the bunkhouse is surrounded by woodland managed by the national trust, plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities. Once you’ve seen all there is to Gibside maybe take a trip out be it small seaside village or busy Newcastle there’s something for everyone.
Stunning group accommodation allows up to three dogs
December 16th 2019
The renovated 18th century former racehorse stable now serves as dog friendly group accommodation in Northumberland.
For groups with dogs it can often be hard to find suitable accommodation. However Gibside Stables Bunkhouse welcomes up to three dogs to stay in their gorgeous ex stable. Managed by the national trust the building is a sight alone, the oodles of footpaths and woodland are a welcome bonus. It’s also good to know that there are lots of dog friendly pubs in the local area, the micro pub the Railway Tavern in Rowlands Gill is a 15 minute walk from the entrance of Gibside and there are other pubs that serve food that are dog friendly within a short drive from Gibside. All we ask is that dogs are kept on leads within the grounds please.