Escape from the hassle of modern life. Cosy barn, wood burner,2 ensuite bedrooms, only 1 hour from Newcastle & Durham in "England's Last Wilderness " on a smallholding. Full (EMAIL HIDDEN) Red Brick Barn
We stayed at Andrew's Red Brick Barn over a bank holiday weekend, in a party of four adults and a dog. Everyone enjoyed the time at the barn – it felt like a real slice of life on a Cumbrian farm and was a chance to spend time in a calm, tranquil environment in beautiful countryside. Andrew's communication and directions were excellent, and he gave us a warm welcome on arrival (as did his three dogs). The barn itself is well equipped with log burner (coal and wood kindly supplied by Andrew), cosy sitting room, kitchen and two en suite double bedrooms. We found the place has plenty of space for four adults and a large dog to be comfortable. Around you on the farm you will see sheep, geese and chickens, which added to the experience for us. All in all we had a great weekend and I would recommend this place to friends, as well as happily staying myself in future if the opportunity arose.
This cottage is perfect for a quiet get away. It's up a farm track and surrounded by beautiful country side. The host family (who live next door) are very helpful.
Andrew and Jane communicated promptly and accurately, and their place has the perfect sense of 'remoteness' we were looking for, and it didn't matter in which direction we went, the roads and country lanes took us through gorgeous countryside to equally gorgeous destinations.
Great place with wonderful views of the surrounding country. V easy to find with Barnard Castle ans Stanhope being useful places for shops. The barn is truly a get away from it all but very comfortable. The hosts are very friendly and helpful - in fact the nearby whole village is - whom you can meet in the inn. You'll not be short of company. Great place in the wilderness.
A very clean and comfortable house. The best feature on a cold Easter weekend was definitely the stove which was easy to light and kept the house cosy and warm. We appreciated the dramatic views and the almost-silence (we didn't mind the very sociable cockerel). A great place for a break away from civilisation, or as a base for walking across wonderful Weardale and Teesdale.
We had such a lovely stay at the barn. Our hosts were really welcoming and friendly, really efficient in sending information. The barn was cosy and comfortable, it has a loved, homely feeling about it. We loved that there was no phone signal or TV, but if that's not for you, I shouldn't bother to go.