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Briar Barn

(Ref. 1035138)

Ireshopeburn near St John's Chapel, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our 1st time at Briar Barn and we enjoyed our stay."

    Well appointed and spacious accommodation for 6 adults and we were given permission to take 3 dogs, for a small extra fee, all non-shedding, house-trained and well behaved. One 1st floor bedroom is en-suite, the other 1st floor bedroom shares the ground floor main bathroom with the ground floor bedroom, nicely fitted out except that there is nowhere to put toiletries, which means if you're upstairs in the bedroom without the en-suite, you have to remember to take all your things with you every time you want to bathe/shower/clean teeth, or put them on the floor in the corner of the bathroom, which isn't really ideal. We would also strongly advise taking an eye mask if visiting during the summer months, as the rooms are very bright.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1May 2024

  • "Beautifully appointed and extremely well equipped."

    Garden was better than picture suggested as rather than a fence it was a wall which meant secure for my dog. Very relaxing and peaceful holiday with the bonus of a hot tub.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely peaceful stay at briar barn the views and scenery were amazing ."

    I was however a little disappointed with the cleanliness there was quite a lot of dust on banisters and the glass on both sets of stairs had finger prints on , also the patio doors were dirty inside and out , although this didn’t effect our stay I do think this is something that should be done during the change over especially with such a stunning view out . The local pub in St John’s Chapel was also never open so if you’re looking for somewhere for drinks and food don’t rely on this being open . Ruth

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth3.4Apr 2024

  • "Property was beautiful, clean and in a lovely location."

    The only thing I would say is that it lacked toilet roll and hand wash. It also could do with blackout blinds in the bedrooms. We were all awake very early as it's so light. I think one room didn't have any blinds at all. Apart from that it was idyllic and we had a lovely time.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Apr 2024

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your amazing home."

    It felt very luxurious over the 3 levels with all the mod cons you could need. Beautiful place and fabulous scenery would highly recommend

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful well maintained cottage in an idyllic location."

    Will be retuning!

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing stay !"

    Would love to come again

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to have you stay again in the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashlee4.7Feb 2024

  • "Great place, would definitely book again"

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to have you stay again in the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rayno5.0Feb 2024

  • "Had a lovely chilled weeks stay at the barn."

    Just what we needed. The barn had everything we needed. My daughter loved the hot tub. The open fire and real Christmas tree made it feel Christmassy.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay over the festive period, we hope to have you stay again in the future. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Dec 2023

  • "Immaculate property in a beautiful location, decorated and fitted out to a high specification."

    Would 100% recommend to both groups and families

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again when you want another visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Dec 2023

  • "Just returned from Briar Barn and we absolutely loved it, so cosy with the Christmas decorations and everything you need for a weekend stay."

    Lovely gesture from owners too of bottle of Prosecco and biscuits which we greatly appreciated. Hot tub was lovely and warm and loved the fact it was enclosed. Beds super comfy and had majority of essentials already there that were needed, definitely recommend and we will be booking again :)

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful property."

    The inside was decorated so well for Christmas. Lots of great facilities inside which made our stay enjoyable. Gorgeous area with some great walks from the door. Our only criticism was we couldn't use the hot tub due to the amount of chemicals in it. We tried it the first night but our throats were burning with the amount of chlorine. It was ashame as that was the reason we booked the property but we still had a lovely stay.

    Thankyou for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board as we are always looking on ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back again when you wish to visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel4.1Dec 2023

  • "Third time here and it was as great as ever."

    Highly recommended if you are staying around here. We just love it. Perfect x

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay, perfect for weekend getaway family or friends."

    Everything available and facilities. Lovely bottle of prosecco and biscuits on arrival. Would definitely recommend and be back!

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "There were 5 of us staying for a weekend and celebrating a special occasion."

    We absolutely loved this cottage. It’s very isolated and high up! The views are beautiful. The hot tub was well needed and the view from the hot tub was gorgeous. The beds were comfy and the kitchen was so handy. Plenty of space for two cars and more. The cottage was clean and great communication with the owner. Would recommend this cottage.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome to see you again when you visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Briar Barn was absolutely fantastic, beautiful place in a beautiful setting ..."

    Briar Barn was absolutely fantastic, beautiful place in a beautiful setting everything you need was provided, wish we had booked a longer stay

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had such a wonderful stay!"

    The property looks exactly like the photos, it’s stunning. Very comfortable and has everything you need. Our dog loved laying in front of the log burner, and we loved the hot tub!

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the whole barn and hot tub area were so well maintained."

    Great value for money

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2023

  • "2nd time staying, with our third time already booked before we had even started this one."

    ..........the area, the property.........just amazing. Cannot fault it. The hot tub is amazing and a great end to the day after exploring. If you are looking to stay in the area, book this place, you wont be disappointed x

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay again with us, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic property in a beautiful place."

    We will hopefully return later in the year.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great property!"

    Very clean and top notch facilities. Would stay again

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we are looking forward to seeing you again. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Feb 2023

  • "Briar Barn is absolutely stunning we spent Christmas here with the family and we ..."

    Briar Barn is absolutely stunning we spent Christmas here with the family and we all enjoyed everything the barn is tastefully decorated with everything you need log burner made it cosy and the hot tub was a great hit with all the family thanks to Steven for the Prosecco and chocolates would definitely recommend a stay here

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2022

  • "Myself and three friends visited for the weekend and had an amazing time."

    The house is very clean and well presented and the Hot tub is lovely. Will be looking to return.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great place for a group of friends."

    Lovely walks nearby and small village of St John's Chapel approx 1 mile away if you forget any supplies it has 2 pubs and a Co Op store. Beautiful log burner to keep us warm and an added bonus of the hot tub being in its own shed with a bar and seating supplied. Great touch.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Nov 2022

  • "We had the most amazing stay at Briar Barn!"

    Such a beautiful home with amazing views. We will definitely be looking at another stay here in the near future. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much!

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mollie4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Briar Barn and the surrounding countryside was spectacular."

    We found that the kitchen could have been explained in the description as being windowless and below ground level. The outbuilding that had the hot tub in was used daily a fantastic addition.

    Thankyou for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board as we are always looking on ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back again when you wish to visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherin4.7Jul 2022

  • "Briar barn was the perfect base for our week away."

    It was spotless on arrival and had everything we needed for our stay. We do recommend an iron & ironing board as there is a cupboard available, but we were prepared as we’d seen other reviews. Hot tub was fabulous with amazing views down to the river beyond. We recommend the following; -Slit Wood walk from Westgate -Circular walk from the barn, via the riverside, to Westgate. Where we had an amazing Sunday carvery at the Hare and Hounds -Alston circular walk, ending near railway -Buon Appetito Italian restaurant in Wolsingham The Bluebell in St Johns Chapel. Super friendly especially as we visited for their jubilee super club and were made to feel so welcome. Takes about 25 mins to walk to the pub On the whole a super week but you are a little isolated so would need a car to travel out of the area. Thanks again Emma C and family

    Thankyou for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board as we are always looking on ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back again when you wish to visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2022

  • "My 4 best friends all now in our early 50’s have known each other since primary school and have been going away once a year for a weekend break in the UK for years now."

    It’s our yearly treat, but thanks to the Pandemic, we have lost the last 2 an a half years! So when we found this great little find we couldn’t wait. Our weekend was well overdue! From start to finish the communication with Steven the owner was brilliant. Especially when I got lost on arrival, the sat nav takes you to a barn just down from the barn itself. But take screen shots of the barn pics with you to help recognise it! The black chimney on it was the best give away. The barn was amazing. So clean and very well equipped, everything you need and more. The beds were all so comfy, great pillows and lovely fresh bedding too. Highly recommend taking a few towels per person as ones supplies are a tad small, and you have to remember you need them for the hot tub too. Log burner was fab, plenty supplies of logs too, which made the room very cosy on an evening. Lots of board games and DVDS for those long quiet nights. Although main TV in lounge does not have a DVD player, just the bedrooms, they did have Netflix and Disney channels along with the normal tv choices. Fab find was also the blue tooth link from your phone to the hot tub. So you can have a soak and listen to your tunes too. Perfect! Hot tub was the most fun part of our trip, great set up in a lovely converted shed/bar, ideal warm and comfy seating also for when you get a bit too hot and want to step out for a bit. If we had to pick any negatives, there would only be a couple, one being that there is no iron or ironing board, And two, the bedroom windows don’t keep the light out, especially the roof windows that have no blinds, so be prepared for early morning wake up in the spring/summer months. Views from the barn are amazing, and we had a nice stroll into the local village which is only a mile away, lovely tea rooms and local pub along with a great well stocked co-op! This weekend was just what we all needed and more, would highly recommend and we have already agreed to booking up again in the near future, but for anyone showing any interest, book it! You won’t be disappointed!

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent property, very well equipped , great location cation"

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Faith5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely barn conversion in a tranquil area."

    Dog walks along the bank of the stream just beautiful. Grab a nice coffee at the Chatterbox Cafe. Thank you x

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Apr 2022

  • "Back from a fabulous stay at this cottage!"

    Amazing cottage with even more amazing views. Thank you

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely barn conversion offering fabulous views from the lounge and upper bedrooms."

    Attention to detail is first-class. Fabulous hot tub and rattan furniture under cover. Spacious and modern kitchen, with lots of space to store food and utensils brought from home. Immaculate throughout. Walks from the door. Would definitely recommend.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect, best place we've stayed in x"

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful conversion with such stunning views I don’t think we’ve stayed anywhere with such an amazing outlook."

    We were comfortable and had all the amenities we required and we enjoyed the walk down by the river from the property. We had some lovely meals out at the Cross Keys in Eastgate, Alston House in Alston and Lord Crewe Arms at Blanchard. Just a few recommendations we thought would have made out stay even better, an outside light would be so beneficial when using the hot tub as it’s so dark and to be able to locate dogs in the garden! The bath towels are too small and bath sheets would be a better option. The tv in the lounge is small for the area and the lounge seating ( settees) could have more seating for 6 people it was a bit of a squeeze! There is not enough radiators or hooks to hang up wet towels to dry. A boot room would be beneficial the downstairs bedroom was very cold. Unfortunately the upstairs en suite shower was leaking so we were unable to use it but it did just seem to be a gap in the door base corner where water was escaping Steve the owner did offer to come in and rectify the problem but because of new year bank holiday weekend he was unable to get a plumber in. It didn’t spoil our stay we were able to use the downstairs bath. A nice touch were the biscuits and proccesco welcome pack, much appreciated! We enjoyed our new year break and would recommend the property to family and friends! Thanks for having us!

    Thankyou for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board as we are always looking on ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back again when you wish to visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Dec 2021

  • "The property itself we could not fault, Beautifully renovated to a very high standard, however, it would befit from having larger TVs in all rooms - I’m deaf and struggled to read the subtitles, even with my glasses on ( winter stay."

    ) Larger, comfy mattress on the beds would also make this property perfect. I have fibromyalgia and found it difficult to sleep in the double beds. Running a bath was also a task, with the property runs on oil heating, it took a long time to run a bath as you need to run the tap very slowly. There were no issues with the shower and ensuite, there was always plenty of hot water for a shower. Steven was a great help, answering any questions that I had day or night. There is a lovely walk a long the river and a great shop ( coop) just a short drive away in st.John’s chapel. You can get everything you need for your stay there, including fire wood. We found using the instant fire lighting logs, the easiest way to light the log fire. I would advise taking your own towels as the ones at the barn are very small and the extra blankets we took came in handy too. My husband took our Amazon fire stick, which was great to watch films on. All tvs have DVD players attached, there are also games and DVDs at the property. The property itself has all of mod cons you could wish for in the hot tub is amazing. Be aware that the property is set over three floors and can be tiring if you have mobility difficulties. Briar Barn is a beautiful, idilic, cosy property and would would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing get away.

    Thankyou for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board as we are always looking on ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back again when you wish to visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.1Dec 2021

  • "The barn was outstanding - well equipped and squeaky clean."

    Beautifully presented, a lot of thought and effort has been put into the build, fixtures and fittings. Only teeny thing I would say, is an outside light would be great for going to the hot tub when it's dark. Otherwise, I'm hoping to come back at some point, even if it's just for the fantastic view out of the living room window!

    Thankyou for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board as we are always looking on ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back again when you wish to visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely converted barn in an idyllic location."

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "A stylish barn set in picturesque surroundings."

    The area is quite remote and the nearest large supermarket is 16 miles away. I had my weekly shop delivered my Tesco which I recommend. The beds were super comfortable and the shower powerful. We loved the hot tub especially the fact it is housed in a wooden shed. We experienced high winds and storms during our week so it wouldn’t have been so pleasant without it!!! As previous reviews keep saying the property desperately needs an iron and ironing board. After reading previous reviews I knew to take mine which is ridiculous! Also the kitchen which is in the basement needs a TV or a radio as I felt lonely down there cooking on my own!

    Thankyou for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board as we are always looking on ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back again when you wish to visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely Barn full of all the things you could need to make tour stay comfortable."

    Comfy beds and plenty of space. Hot Tub was a welcomed extra and a lovely was to unwind. A good base for surrounding areas we visited Barnard Castle, Beamish Museum, MIddleton on Teesdale and highly recommend Lord Crewe Arms for Sunday Lunch at Blanchkland. Bluebell Inn at St John's Chapel was very welcoming and cosy with the Weardale Way at the back of the barn for lovely walks.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Oct 2021

  • "We really had a great time the house was wonderful."

    It was great having the hot tub it’s view was stunning watching the horses and wildlife while sipping wine. Also got great pleasure out of the log burner . We will definitely be booking to go back .

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Sep 2021

  • "An amazing location, with wonderful views."

    The horses in the field were lovely. Beautiful barn, good quality appliances and furnishings. Just a few things to improve it - hand-wash, iron, ironing board, a few more pans for cooking. Other than that...Perfect

    Thankyou for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board as we are always looking on ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back again when you wish to visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenis4.7Sep 2021

  • "It is a great place to stay in a great location."

    The hot tub the icing on the cake. The only downside was being reminded to be out for 10am by the owner whilst still enjoying our holiday

    Thankyou for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board as we are always looking on ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back again when you wish to visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danny4.1Sep 2021

  • "This property is fantastic we stayed here for 1 week from 30th July till 6 august the property exceeded expectations lovely finishing touches the hot tub was great with fantastic views plenty of walks lovely walk into st johns chapel to golden lion for Sunday lunch which was spot on for lovers of nature and wildlife this property was amazing deer goose stoat chickens sheep horses of course the rooster and last night a kestrel landed in garden if you are looking for a relaxing chilled out Holiday with plenty of places to visit in this area of outstanding natural beauty in a fabulous high end finish barn conversion look no further than Briar barn which is a credit to its owners thank you Steven and Vicky we will be back."

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    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a great place!"

    ! A barn conversion done to a very high standard mixing contemporary with the old features from the original building. Hot tub was a lovely touch which the kids in particular loved. Situated ideally to venture both locally for walks or to travel further afield to places like high Force waterfall and Barnard castle which we really enjoyed. We would highly recommend and may return very soon.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in its location, furnishing and its decoration."

    Very recently converted from lovely stone barn building. High quality finishes including linens and stunning lighting. A few practical comforts / conveniences needed for future such as: iron, ironing board, washing basket, hooks on doors. Great base to explore countryside around it - walks from the doorstep include beautiful river walk to local friendly pub: The Blue Bell Inn. We had a really good stay, despite a noisy wake up from the cockerel each morning! The Allen family :)

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jodie4.1Jul 2021

  • "One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in."

    Lovely personal touches like biscuits, prosecco and dog blanket upon arrival. Washing line and pegs very useful. Very well equipped kitchen. Very comfy beds, amazing powerful shower. Lovely area of the country, we visited Dememse picnic area and High Force waterfall which are both well worth a visit.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Briars Barn."

    The Barn itself beautifully finished to a really high standard - an interior design triumph. It had everything you needed in the kitchen to cook should you wish to and the bedrooms were comfortable and well appointed. The views and scenery were amazing. The log burner and the hot tub were welcome additions and helped us to thaw out from the walks in the sleet and snow (in May!). The village was a short walk away and the villagers were friendly and welcoming. We sat out at the village pub a couple of evenings. Great location for exploring the area by car and great walks on your doorstep with access to the Weardale Way at the bottom of the road. A great few days and we will definitely book again.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is exceptional."

    Immacualte and every detail has been thought of. The furnishings are beautiful and the cottage is dog friendly which is a plus. Hot tub is a great addition with a perfect view over the fields full of lambs! Location is lovely and easy access to some lovely walks etc. We visited Durham, Barnard Castle and Raby Castle. We would definitely recommend to others and stay here again. Our experience with Sykes however was a different matter and the customer service and refund process needs to be massively improved. We eventually visited the cottage in April after our original booking for new year was cancelled due to covid restrictions, Sykes took 4 months to refund the original booking and communication with them was fraught after very long wait times to get through and vague email responses - this has put us off using them again as any issues would be a nightmare to resolve going off this experience.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Overall a really high quality, spotlessly clean and beautiful let in a perfect setting."

    Particularly impressed with hot tub area. Only criticisms were the bath towels were a little small and there was no washing up liquid/cloths/sponges.

    Thankyou for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board as we are always looking on ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back again when you wish to visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2021

  • "Absolute top drawer place."

    Beautiful scenery, the barn itself is immaculate. All in all, a great few days away.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had an amazing time, a lovely place to stay with plenty of beautiful walks in the local area."

    The wine, biscuits and sweets (for our children) were a really nice welcome ...and I loved relaxing in the hot tub after our windy (and sometimes) wet walks.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Oct 2020

  • "Amazing renovated barn with everything you could need, and lots of finishing touches that made the place feel like a home."

    Hot tub and log burner are lovely additions perfect for lazy days and hibernating.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Stunning views from a beautiful well planned out modern barn conversion."

    High quality and very thoughtful items/ furnishings for guests use. Hot tub was a huge bonus and very welcome on dreary afternoons/ evenings. Plenty of walking potential from this base but need to travel further afield for places to visit, having said that it was lovely coming back to Briar Barn once we had been out for the day.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning location."

    Very well thought out facilities and furnishings, including robes for to and from the hot tub!

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2020

  • "Super house in a beautiful location."

    Lots of great walks right from the doorstep, which kept our active toddler very amused! There was also plenty to do further afield. House was very well equipped and had everything we needed. Our son loved the chickens and horse in the field next to the property. Would love to return again and would definitely recommend.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2020

  • "By rights this should have been a hellish holiday as it was completed rained off - torrential rain and gale force winds from the moment we arrived."

    However, this very special cottage made for a very relaxing base with zero guilt that we couldn't get out and about so much. RELAXATION was very much order of the week. Hot tub with a view was just wonderful. The cottage is very well equipped, very clean and the space has been well thought out. Mattress in bottom bedroom is a bit soft, some people prefer that, the mattresses upstairs are more to our liking. A real chance to embrace the country life. Ronnie rooster next door is very friendly, brings his girls over to say hello, he only crows for a short while in the morning so very easy to forgive. We hope to return.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "This barn is finished to a very high standard, the hot tub is great after a long days walking with beautiful views of the countryside."

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Aug 2020

  • "The location, views and being surrounded by the activities and sounds of working farms was fantastic."

    It was a great base for family walks, adventurous activities (quad biking, segway and gorge walking) and exploring waterfalls and areas of interest. The standard of the barn restoration is exceptional and it is very tastefully decorated - my wife has already been online to purchase one of the upstairs bedroom’s duvet covers! The hot tub was a real success and having the Co-op store conveniently located a mile or so away in St John’s Chapel avoided any long journeys for additional food supplies. Constructive suggestions to consider: - blinds are needed in the downstairs bedroom to avoid customers from waking earlier than they would like - the bed’s frame in the downstairs bedroom is squeaky and the mattress doesn’t allow for a quiet/comfortable nights sleep - for a family of 5 a few more clothes pegs would be welcome - a clothes basket would be useful - a potato masher would be a good addition in the kitchen - TVs would be a good addition to the bedrooms for evening/morning relaxation

    Thankyou for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback has been taken on board as we are always looking on ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back again when you wish to visit the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie4.4Jul 2020

  • "The barn was tidy and the pictures were true to what the place looked like."

    Nice touches with the biscuits and the bottle of prosecco!! Would 100% return some time in the future! i

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Jul 2020

  • "This cottage was amazing inside and out."

    The views were out of this world and relaxed me as soon as I stepped out the car. The details inside the cottage with all the dog items, games, DVDs and wine. The village we could all walk (including a 7 year old) and a lovely friendly place. Would book again in a heartbeat!

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to have you stay again in the future. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Barn was spotlessly clean, and the views was amazing."

    The added bonus of the hot tub was great after our long days walking. Couldn't of asked for anything more. We are looking forward to hopefully returning in the not so near future.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to welcome you back again during your next visit to the beautiful weardale. Thankyou again, Steven and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor truckle bed, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC and 1 x double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 42 Inch Smart TV in the living room which includes free Disney and Netflix
  • WiFi available
  • Each bedroom also has TV with Freeview
  • Travel cot available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, dressing gowns and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden
  • Hot Tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1.4 miles
  • Please note; Hot tub will be available for use from 1st June 2020

The property

St John's Chapel 1.4 miles.

Boasting a beautiful exterior of cedar-cladding and stone, this enchanting cottage can be found within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making a superb base for a rural retreat.

The property is a 17th centenary converted barn with countryside views and an equally as stunning interior, it makes a fantastic holiday abode for you and your loved ones at any time of year.

On the ground floor you can find the sitting room, boasting rustic charm with a warming woodburning stove at its centre, here you can sit back and relax as the sunlight from the floor-to-ceiling windows fills the room, the perfect spot to unwind and spend quality time with your partner.

Sit together as a group within the kitchen/diner, a spacious spot where you can keep the chef of the group company at the glass top dining table as they prepare a lovingly-made meal for the group with the help of the good range of appliances on offer.

When the evening draws to a close, retreat to one of the three bedrooms to rest your head; with one boasting its own en-suite, as well as the first-floor bedrooms offering wonderful views to wake up to each morning out of the skylight windows.

Take a breath of fresh air in your own private garden, with a rejuvenating cup of coffee in hand as your canine companions stretch their legs on the lawn.

The local village of Ireshopeburn makes a great base for those seeking a tranquil retreat, however for all of your local amenities, the nearby village of St John's Chapel provides everything you could need on your self-catered stay including a shop, pubs and Post Office.

Positioned within the North Pennines AONB, you're ideally positioned for walking, cycling and birdwatching, as well as nearby Alston being perfect for a day rich in history by exploring its museum and the South Tynedale Railway.

With access to the bustling city of Durham and all of its excitement, Briar Barn is perfect for your luxury retreat to this captivating area of England.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

ST JOHN'S CHAPEL

Stanhope 7 miles; Middleton-in-Tees 12 miles; Alston 12.5 miles

This quaint County Durham village sits in Weardale in the heart of the North Pennines AONB, an area known for its excellent bird watching, cycling and walking. As well as two friendly village pubs, one serving food, St John's Chapel offers a Post Office, a shop and a couple of cafés. The nearby market town of Stanhope sits on the fringes of the AONB and offers a wider choice of amenities and an outdoor pool. The magnificent city of Durham is slightly further afield but well worth a visit, laced with tremendous architecture and much to see and do.

Please note; Hot tub will be available for use from 1st June 2020

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas