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The Barn Cottage

Steel near Hexham, Northumberland (Ref. 916544)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely location and accommodation."

    Everything you need. Friendly owners who bake a cake, nice welcome.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "Fabulous place and hosts."

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful midwinter stay at the Barn Cottage."

    We were very lucky with the weather which highlighted the beauty of the local area around Whitley Chapel. David and Linda were perfect hosts and very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JulianJan 2022

  • "An absolutely delightful cottage on a working farm."

    The cottage is part of a very well built barn conversion. It is warm, comfortable and well equipped. The welcome from the owners was friendly and helpful and we loved the home-made cake! Because it is in the heart of the countryside the area is quiet and there is little light pollution at night. A real haven from a busy life. Thank you, Linda and David, for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "Beautiful, comfortable, cosy cottage in a perfectly tranquil setting."

    Lots of lovely walks and plenty of lovely places to visit.

    Reviewed by CherylAug 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Barn Cottage."

    Amazing location and property, beautiful place to relax and the storage space in the dairy was great for storing the bikes. Linda and David such lovely hosts. Plenty of good walks. A perfect place for us. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SianJul 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, friendly owner, beautiful location."

    We'd highly recommend The Barn cottage

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "Very friendly hosts."

    Lovely peaceful area to stay. Very comfortable cottage, well equipped.

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2021

  • "Despite Covid 19 we finally got our week in Northumberland in a superb cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Very well appointed and equipped. Linda and Dave are very welcoming hosts and fresh flowers and delicious lemon cake were a nice touch. This was not our original choice but due to cancellations and property being removed from Sykes portfolio we found The Barn Cottage. And are we glad we did!! We couldn't have wished for a better place.

    Reviewed by MavisOct 2020

  • "This is a very lovely cottage on a working farm Lynne and dave were fantastic ..."

    This is a very lovely cottage on a working farm Lynne and dave were fantastic host even baked a cake for our arrival cant fault it they go above and beyond

    Reviewed by DaveSep 2020

  • "Cosy, comfortable well-equipped cottage in stunning location."

    Linda and David are amazing hosts.

    Reviewed by Louisa FosterAug 2020

  • "Linda and David were so welcoming."

    There was everything we needed in the cottage. It was very cosy, well appointed and roomy. The home made cake and flowers in the cottage upon arrival was a lovely jester.

    Reviewed by GailAug 2020

  • "We received such a warm welcome at the cottage by Linda and David."

    The cottage was immaculate and so comfortable. We loved the log burner it was great to come home to at night, but the cottage was really warm even without it, the heating was very efficient. We loved the peace and quiet on the farm and the lovely walks around the area. We visited many places while staying at the cottage, it is so close to all the Roman sites, plenty of National Trust and English Heritage too, together with lovely villages. We found all the locals very friendly too. The roads were so quiet too, we only passed a couple of cars most days, bliss when you come from a busy town yourselves. Linda and David had put a lot of thought in to providing everything to make your holiday special, including a lovely homemade cake, which was delicious. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this cottage to anyone or staying there again ourselves.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2019

  • "The Barn Cottage is a lovely, clean, well equipped and furnished holiday home, well car4ed for by the owners."

    The location 'away from the maddening crowds', with views of the country side and the farm's sheep from inside the cottage, access to great walking country and clear night skys for star gazing from the patio, provided a much needed opportunity to really wind down and relax.The internet connection is excellent should you need it and sitting in front of the log burner was really someting to look forward to after (the we cake was a real treat after a hard day's walking!). Would definitely recommended this property to those with and without dogs.

    Reviewed by TheresaSep 2019

  • "The entire holiday was excellent."

    We were made very welcome on arrival and greeted with a lovely cake and some flowers on the table. The barn was very well equipped with everything we needed in the kitchen for our catering, the deep freeze in the utility room was useful as was the sink unit etc for preparing vegetables etc. The lounge was very comfortable - not cold enough to light the wood burner - but everything was there should we have needed it. The bedrooms and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. Linda and David gave us some good advice on places to visit. Our dog, Tarka, enjoyed all the lovely walks around the farm and no problems with any animals. The dogs belonging to Linda and David were very friendly as well. We will hopefully find time to re-visit this lovely part of the country and will certainly book the barn at Steel. Keep up the good work Linda and David.

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2019

  • "A really great cottage, well stocked with the basic items needed in kitchen etc, the welcome cake an added bonus!"

    Yummy! Excellent base for exploring the area, some lovely walks

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2019

  • "This holiday cottage was immaculate, very spacious and well equipped."

    The owners were lovely and very welcoming too

    Reviewed by JonJun 2019

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome to Barn Cottage."

    Linda had made a delicious cake for our arrival and made sure everywhere was lovely and warm. It felt like home from home.The cottage is a delight.It is beautifully clean throughout and contains everything you could possibly need .One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in .We highly recommend Barn Cottage.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2019

  • "On arrival at the property, the owner met us with a warm welcome and ready to answer any questions we had along with a welcome homemade chocolate cake."

    The property itself was outstanding with so many additional features. The only items we needed were clothes and food as everything seemed to be provided and catered for. We will definitely have a return visit.

    Reviewed by LynnFeb 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our few days stay at the cottage."

    We found it to be the perfect escape from the general hustle and bustle of life in the suberbs! We received a warm welcome to a very comfortable and well maintained property. The facilities were good and we were further assured that if we needed anything, we only had to ask. The views of the surrounding countryside are stunning, and there is plenty to explore in the local area. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2018

  • "Excellent location and cottage."

    Would not hesitate in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2018

  • "Good welcome from owners who also supplied freshly baked cake."

    Very peaceful location.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2018

  • "We cannot disagree with any of the positive comments we read by other reviewers before our holiday."

    It was a great base for the family to come home to every night after exploring this beautiful area, would stay here again.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2018

  • "We were met and greeted an arrival with a lovely clean cottage with a freshly made cake."

    Lovely views and so quiet. Highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2018

  • "Very well appointed cottage."

    Also quite spacious. It is a little isolated and very quiet, but if this is what you are looking for you will find it perfect.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2018

  • "Very welcoming and friendly hosts."

    Cottage spotless and very comfortable. Home from home! On arrival there was a lovely homemade cake and flowers on the table. Weather was beautiful which was an extra bonus. Adopted Sooty the black labrador for the week!!!!

    Reviewed by Donald.Jul 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation in the most wonderful of settings."

    Friendly and welcoming owners and Northumberland is just perfect if you want to escape the rat race. Cannot wait to go back to The Barn Cottage and explore more of this wonderful county.

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2018

  • "My wife and I rented this exceptional property for a week in June."

    On arrival we found the property to be spotlessly clean and easy to operate. The kitchen was well-equipped with modern appliances. There was a fridge of sufficient size to accommodate a week’s fresh groceries. The gas cooker hob was highly efficient and the electric oven was pristine – always a good sign. In the utility room there was a freezer with a washing machine and tumble dryer – ideal for those intending to stay for more than a week. The spacious living room had a comfortable settee and chair. There was supplementary lighting which meant it was easy to read after dark. There was a wood burning stove but we didn’t need to use it in June. The kind owners had provided us with a huge basket of logs if we wanted to make use of it. The dining area had a table with four chairs – as with the rest of the house this furniture was top quality and in keeping with the rustic theme. The bed rooms were relatively spacious with plenty of storage. Linens were of a very good quality and we found the bed to be perfect for a quality sleep. It was a sheer delight to wake each morning with a sumptuous view over the rolling hills, without any other sounds than bird song. The shower in the bathroom was particularly powerful and there was always plenty of hot water. The property also had a toilet downstairs – a useful feature for a larger group of guests. Wi-Fi is strong and reliable. There were many features of this property which indicated the care and thought the owners have given to ensure the well being of guests. There is a selection of DVDS and leaflets about things to do in the local area. We were welcomed to the property with a large sponge cake which was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed our visit to Northumbria immensely, with its opportunities to visit traditional villages and towns. We did lots of touring in the hills – there is so much to do, especially for those interested in nature and history. The owners are to be commended for providing such an attractive and cosy holiday cottage. My wife and I have stayed in a huge number of self catering properties over the years and this is without doubt one of the very best. I would recommend this property to anyone wishing to visit this gorgeous area.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, all perfect inside and out."

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2018

  • "Very comfortable place to say and well out of the way so quiet and peaceful."

    Friendly welcome from the owners. Access for running, walking and cycling excellent.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2017

  • "Extremely friendly owners."

    Very welcoming. Excellent location. Gorgeous cake on arrival. This cottage was a home from home, clean, beautifully presented and we would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2017

  • "Sykes was excellent pre-holiday and then the owners were wonderful."

    The Barn Cottage is beautifully done out, very comfortable with great facilities. Stunning farm and good location for exploring. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by StephanieApr 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage very peaceful place very nice owners made us very welcome ..."

    Beautiful cottage very peaceful place very nice owners made us very welcome lovely cake made for us on arrival defiantly no complaints would recommend to anyone had a great holiday even weather was kind to us

    Reviewed by dilysJan 2017

  • "We've rented a lot of self catering cottages over the years to explore the British Countryside, nearly all of the rentals have been good but each time there has been something missing which has made our stay less enjoyable than it could have been."

    This time we had everything we needed, plenty of decent kitchen equipment and general basic supplies, we even had a cake baked for our arrival. The property was clean and well presented and in an ideal location (totally isolated!!). The owners were on hand and helpful without being a constant presence and the countryside is simply stunning. We're definitely coming back.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2016

  • "A truly great location + cottage and very helpful and friendly owners!"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage in idyllic setting."

    The owners went to every effort to welcome us. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2016

  • "It was what we expected and more."

    Clean ,tidy, very cosy and welcoming,we had a great time.

    Reviewed by DannyApr 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • External utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine in utility, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and logs for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Stairgate fitted
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Pets allowed downstairs only and must be kept on a lead at all times due to stock on farm.

The property

Hexham 6 miles.

A warm welcome awaits you at this delightful, semi-detached, stone-built cottage, set beside the owners’ farmhouse in the tranquil, rural location of Hexhamshire near Hexham, Northumberland.

This attractive cottage is the perfect setting for a family holiday, with plenty to see and do in the area.

The wonderful holiday home has been lovingly decorated with great attention to style and detail.

It comprises an open plan living area, with a sleek streamlined kitchen, a dining area and a cosy sitting room with a warming woodburner.

The entrance hall, with cloakroom, provides the perfect spot for four legged friends to curl up and relax.

Completing the accommodation are two bright and pretty first floor bedrooms with stunning countryside views, and a bathroom.

After a day exploring the beautiful neighbouring countryside, this cosy, welcoming cottage will be waiting for you to return.

Take a seat on the patio, have a barbecue, pour a long cold drink, and soak up the unique sounds of the surrounding countryside and farmyard, or, on chillier days, stoke up the woodburner and curl up on the sofa for a cosy night in.

The area surrounding this charming cottage is perfect for walking, birdwatching, cycling and touring.

This splendid holiday home is well-positioned for trips to historical Hexham, Hadrian's Wall, Corbridge, Blanchland, Kielder Water and Slaley Hall golf complex including luxury spa.

Take a trip further afield and visit Newcastle, the Metro Centre, Bowes Museum, Beamish Open Air Museum, Durham City, with its magnificent cathedral and the stunning Heritage Coast.

Also York and Edinburgh are less than two hours away by train.

A wonderful cottage with plenty of character, perfect for discovering the many delights of this splendid area on the edge of the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty.

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About the location


Newcastle 22 miles.

A bustling little market town, Hexham has several antique shops and is popular with tourists visiting nearby Hadrian’s Wall. Beautiful old Hexham Abbey dates back to the 7th century and has a superb Saxon crypt. Shoppers flock to colourful stalls in The Shambles in the Market Place on Tuesday and close by is the 14th century Moot Hall, now an art gallery. The town boasts plenty of open spaces, particularly the Sele next to the abbey, which is now a lovely public park. Nearby is Tyne Green - a riverside country park - and Hexham Race Course is just to the south of the town.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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