- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
56 Customer Reviews
"Such a lovely property, photos I think do not do it justice, we loved the ..."
Such a lovely property, photos I think do not do it justice, we loved the layout, the standard of the long barn, we felt it was home from home ideal location for holy island, Alnwick Edinburgh and Scotland - we loved our stay
"The property is located in an ideal position to explore Northumberland."
This was our third stay and nothing really has changed with the property outlook and internal furnishings. The only issue we noticed was the cleanliness in some areas and rodent control which maybe a concern if you are taking pets etc as we had to keep a careful eye on where our dog was at all times.
"This is a gem of a place."
It’s so comfy, cosy and immaculate. It has everything you need and I mean everything. If I had the money I’d live here! It’s so close to amazing places like Holy island, Berwick, Cornhill and the most beautiful Scottish border town of Coldstream. In Berwick you can park your car for a couple of £’s and jump on a train and be in Edinburgh or Newcastle in 45 minutes. Use the what3words app to get to the location. In a nutshell…….It’s stunning.
"The property was amazing."
It was spacious and clean. All the facilities worked. The bathrooms were gorgeous and the beds comfortable. The area was beautiful and perfect to travel to Holy island and Bamburgh Castle. We loved our stay here and are planning on returning. The only problem we had was finding the cottage on arrival. The What’s 3 words on the Sykes listing was incorrect and directed us to a property where a very cross man complained.
"The pictures on the website don’t do justice to the property we walked in and were overwhelmed by the size, the well appointed windows and doors, the furnishings and the views especially were amazing!"
"Peaceful, spacious, clean and gorgeous."
We only had two nights but you could easily stay a week and love it.
"We were only there for four days and could comfortably stay there for four weeks it was so nice and quiet."
Although we didn’t cook, there was a lovely cooker and oven with a variety of pots pans casseroles etc for every thing that you might need. Very well equipped kitchen for larger families. Book left by the owner with useful information and phone number should you need anything. We chose this place because my wife has serious mobility problems and in a wheelchair, this property was all on ground floor spacious and perfect for her condition . I am not surprised that this property is always booked and should we visit this area again I would want to book this property.
"This property is filthy it poorly maintained ,has no passive air ventilation with a central heating system installed by amateurs."
We left your property on the Wednesday throughly disappointed with the low standard of quality of furnishings and fittings. The hot water is dangerously to hot has no TMHW mixing valves required in bsa and by-law since 2012. Their is lighting in the bathroom not current standards . On the plus side excellent location ,the garden has no shrubbery or flowers beds. The planters outside are being used as ashtrays disgusting! The Wi-fi is good. I have contacted Sykes cottages on two occasions they are hopeless! If you wish to continue letting out this property I think you should with all conscience improve your standards.
"Just spent 3 days at the long barn, it was a most relaxing break."
The property was lovely and it serve as a great base to allow us to see more of the border county. I can’t recommend this home from home highly enough
"Long barn is set beautiful part of Country, garden and grounds excellent ."
The barn it's self offered everything you could need for you stay, there are lots of wires behind the TV area which require tiding up.az they could be a hazard for children The accommodation throughout was covered in high level cobwebs, and dusty skirting boards
"Hello Andy, we have had a super week at the Long Barn, we've seen Deer in the field opposite the barn , Hares sat in the fields enjoying the sunshine , loads of pheasants all walking by the hedges as we looked outside from the windows ."
We walked miles on the beaches and farther afield in the Cheviots. To be very clear any previous feedback around cleaning and the state of fixtures and fittings have clearly been addressed . We've loved the peace and solitude. Thanks again for sharing the Barn , it's been a fabulous week ! Mike & Marty
"We stayrd at the barn last year and booked it again for this year."
When I walked in the barn spelt of stale grease and the cobwebs on the beans were still there from last year. The handle on the shower door had still not been fixed and on switching on the light I put my has through cobwebs to swith it on. We live the barn but I think it needs a good deep clean and various jibs done
"The cottage itself was very warm and accessible for a wheelchair user."
The area is lovely and excellent for bike rides, outdoor storage for bikes would be a great addition. As others have stated the property is becoming a little tired and needs maintaining. Many fittings in the ensuite need to be fixed, such as the towel rail on the shower screen and the shower fitting itself. Cleaning was seemingly rushed as under the beds were dusty, crockery and cutlery needed rewashing in some cases and we were a little concerned about the bait traps and mouse droppings in the bedroom wardrobes too. We understand the property is rural, but the droppings could have been cleaned up before we arrived. :(
"Our second visit to The Long Barn."
Spacious for six adults and one dog. Plenty of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans etc. The property was very warm and we hardly had the heating on at all. Bedrooms were comfortable. Great that there was more than enough sofa space for 6 adults. Excellent oven although we couldn't get the smallest ring to light. A few light bulbs had gone in the living/kitchen area. Lovely quiet area with fantastic views but agree with other reviews, that it is a shame the outside area is not secure as our dog could only be outside on her lead. Ventured to the Scottish border to St.Abbs which was very pretty. Had a tasty meal in The Black Bull at Etal.
"Beautiful place, received a call from the owner to make sure everything was okay."
Excellent property, plenty of space, comfy beds, well-equipped kitchen, warm and cosy with beautiful views. Excellent base for travelling to other area's.
"Fabulous place to stay and would highly recommend."
Great base and lovely accommodation. Beautiful views. Very warm and we hardly needed the heating on at all. Tea, coffee, sugar and long life milk left as a welcome pack. Berwick-Upon-Tweed is a great town and Spittal as the nearest beach were perfect to visit and top up on essentials. The place would be even better if: The garden had a secure enclosed area for children or dogs. High and eye level dusting in the corners had been missed. The bathrooms need a little TLC now where the moisture is starting to damage the walls a bit.
"Living in North Yorkshire, we have holidayed in Northumberland for over 30 years."
And have stayed at The Long Barn three times in recent years and always enjoyed our stay. This time (our 4th visit) there were four of us. Our overall first impressions of the property was that is was now looking very tired and needed better maintenance, cleaning and decorating: The en-suite needs urgent attention and probably a refit because: 1 - As you walk in the door the floor sinks under you and appears soft, as if it has been wet underneath for some time. 2 - The pipe and seal have come off the waste pipe behind the toilet and that area was very wet. The toilet is not properly secured and the screws are rusted. 3 - Water from the radiator pipe in the wall seems to be leaking into the wall that the radiator is attached to. The paint and some plaster has peeled off the wall and it appears to have longstanding damp problems. These leaks have obviously been going on for some time without correction. I took photos if you need them. We left a note on the kitchen table outlining these issues. And we used the bathroom during our stay. The property had not been cleaned properly - we all noticed that and used kitchen wipes to clean all the surfaces in every room. We also found a lot of dog hair in all the rooms (we don't have a dog). The dishwasher needs replacing - it appears to be the same one from our first visit years ago. The door didn't stay open, when stacking the dishes or emptying the machine, the cutlery basket didn't seem to belong to this machine and had to be balanced where we thought best, and it didn't clean well.. The fridge (as people have mentioned before) is too small for the numbers using the house. Was ok for previous stays when there were just two of us, but we struggled with fresh groceries for four people (and we did dine out during our stay) And wall cupboards and a cutlery drawer would improve the kitchen. Some of the lights didn't work and we couldn't find suitable light bulbs. The water pressure was set far too high in the property Two of the pillows in the double bedroom need throwing away - they may have been washed or used so many times, they are just full of lumps! I hope that you accept our honest feedback from a couple who have loved staying at this lovely property three times before. Pauline Wardman and Rick Smith
"Some of the utensil's we had to clean again, the bathroom toilet moved when you sat on it."
There was mould on the bathroom tiles, the wall in the on suite shower has what appears to be rising damp. The outlook was splendid, very peaceful, the Long Barn was very spacious. We went to the Holy Island about 10-20 minutes, we went to Asgard where they filmed some of the Scenes for Thor the God of Thunder. A pity about the rooms and on suites. But we had a brilliant stay, will consider to re book in the near future. Kathryn, James, Ben, Helen And Jon and Frankie out little Dachshund,
"Lovely accommodation in a fabulous location."
"Perfect cottage perfect location, with everything you needed."
Only downside was problem with main toilet not working correctly which made it difficult for party of 6. In addition some more comfortable garden seating would be nice to be able to sit out and enjoy the view, my 86 year old mother struggled with the bench set.
"Lovely barn conversion in a beautiful location."
Well placed for visiting The Borders and Northumberland coast. Great for those with mobility issues although mum struggled with the low level toilets. Kitchen and particularly the cooker was excellent for those like of us who cook an evening meal. The only other comment I would make is that ventilation in the property was difficult to achieve without opening french doors into an insecure garden (I have dogs), and it would have been lovely to have the option of a second double bed/zip bed as I haven't slept in a single bed in over 40yrs! But I would recommend as it was a great place to stay.
"We have just returned from a lovely weeks stay at Long Barn."
Fab rural location but literally 5 mins from the A1. The Barn has everything you could possibly need, its like home from home. Easy access to get to all the tourist spots. The only negative thing I have about the property is that the garden is not enclosed - the garden is excellent in size. My pup would happily take herself off down the lane if we were not watching her!! Not ideal at 5.30am. I would highly recommend Long Barn.
"Clean, tidy, spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy, comfortable beds, great showers!"
"Fabulous location, very peaceful yet close to Berwick, A1 and the surrounding countryside."
Very comfortable and spacious barn, which despite the cold weather remained lovely and warm. Whilst I wouldn’t hesitate to book and stay again, the barn is a little tired and could do with a general refresh of the key areas. Otherwise, excellent.
"Delightful barn, we enjoyed our stay."
Just like to mention that the toilet in the main bathroom after flushing sometimes continued to run water, needs attention. Also the sink tap in the main bathroom needs a notice to highlight making sure it’s turned off or it drips.
"Had a wonderful stay, location, property and facilities all fantastic, just a couple of things hot water for the bath we only managed 1 night as the rest of the time it was only luke warm but kitchen tap was piping, also could have done with some dishwasher tablets and a scourer for the kitchen."
Just minor and would defiantly recommend and return.
"Excellent nice and quiet very clean all amenities Left us a lot of provisions ..."
Excellent nice and quiet very clean all amenities Left us a lot of provisions milk butter Ect most welcome The best place we’ve been to
"The long barn is stunning and the views Spectacular."
We were a mixed age group and the facilities were great for everyone. We were so impressed we have booked it for next January. The only tiny complaint I have is the fridge could be a little bigger.
"A relaxing & peaceful holiday, the barn is very well equipped with everything you need, the views are stunning, a great base to tour the coast but equally get of the world and relax."
"We had a perfect stay with plenty of space for a rainy day."
"Whilst the property was lovely, clean and well equipped, there was no heating."
It was not exceptionally cold for the time of year, but some heating would have been nice to take the chill of the large living area.
Thank you for leaving feedback on your stay, we are glad you liked the barn, Terribly sorry the heating wasn't working in the living room, this was easily rectified and could have been resolved during your stay if you had contacted us. Thanks again for staying at The Long Barn. Property Owner
"We had a fantastic holiday at Longbarn."
The cottage was excellent, comfortable, well equipped and situated in a beautiful environment. Would definitely recommend.
"Not a lot of storage space in the kitchen - crying out for a couple of wall ..."
Not a lot of storage space in the kitchen - crying out for a couple of wall units or an island unit instead of the table
"Such a peaceful location."
Barn is very spacious and clean with plenty of space and equipment for 6. The nearest beaches are absolutely stunning and very quiet. Suggestions to make it perfect for us would be; an outside tap for rinsing off sandy dogs and more outdoor furniture for enjoying the peace and tranquility of the garden and wildlife.
"Owner was very pleasant and helpful."
"Fantastic couple of days at the Long Barn - it suited us perfectly."
Lovely open plan living/dining area and very spacious and bright property generally. Would love to have stayed longer.
"Lovely barn clean and comfortable very nice gesture when arrived with bread milk etc."
Just a few things, door off master bedroom into en suite would not shut without a lot of effort due to it being warped slightly embarrassing. No cupboards to put food in had to leave on small top area. No laundry bags provided for bedding as per instructions left. However everything was fine and a good time had by all.
"Lovely spacious barn!"
We had a lovely stay here in May 2021 just before restrictions lifted. Living area was really spacious plenty of room to relax. Utility room was useful, despite having lack of cupboard space we stored tins etc in here so not a problem at all. Owner was very helpful, responded quickly when needed. Bedrooms were nice and bright with nice views from the twin rooms. All were clean. The only thing was the bathroom door on the en-suite didn’t close, but again not necessarily a problem. Plenty of room in porch for the to sleep on an evening and extremely large garden area, only downside is it’s not secure. We had a lovely week staying here and wou”d definitely go again!
"Great location and beautiful barn."
As key workers desperate for a break from working life, we felt completely relaxed and recharged after staying here. It is beautifully furnished and the beds are extremely comfortable which is so important. The underfloor heating was wonderful and cosy although without radiators it could do with a clothes horse occasionally. All modcons apart from the microwave which has seen better days but this is so minor. My only real criticism is that we didn't want to leave! Credit to the owners making such a special place. We hope to be back!
"Spacious property, well furnished in a lovely peaceful location approx midway between Berwick and Wooler."
Large quiet beaches only a short drive away. All modern appliances and efficient heating. Large garden but open to joint driveway with 2 other properties if you have a dog (but a good distance away). Would definately stay again.
"The location and accommodation were very good."
Couple of observations : the refuse and recycling bins had not been emptied prior to our stay or during it which made it hard to dispose of rubbish, also the kitchen lacked space to store food which is important at the moment when the opportunities to eat out are extremely limited. Otherwise we would highly recommend this holiday to anyone who appreciates peace and quiet and beautiful scenery.
"Barn in peaceful, quiet area ideal for a holiday."
You have lovely countryside out of every window. Barn big but cosy and very warm ideal for a large family to stay. It has everything you need although you need to check kitchen items for cleanliness. You access barn from a single track road with limited passing places but it was very quiet and only saw 1 car during our 5 day visit.
"Beautiful Barn in a lovely setting with 3 other properties who share the drive and parking."
Just two negatives for me. Beautiful outdoor space but not a fully enclosed garden. I have a dog who is very much a guard dog and likely to bite anyone unknown to him. An enclosed garden is a must for me. I had the smallest bedroom, not that small really, which was lovely and comfortable but although there was a patio door that opened onto the garden there was no window, no way to allow air in, unless I left the outside door open, which I didn't wish to do, there were glass panels either side of the door, perhaps the owner could change something to allow an opening window? The barn was well equipped in the kitchen and very comfortable, fully heated though some of the timings were odd. Plenty of hot water. Clean and a lovely welcome pack for which we were very grateful. So quiet and impressive night sky. I would be very happy to revisit just what we needed. Thank you
"The Long Barn is situated in an isolated position and is a beautiful property offering the tranquillity we wanted on a short break."
The barn is comfortable with plenty of space to relax, with a lovely garden. The only downside was having to vacate the property by 9.00am - we were informed there would be no relaxation of this time. I appreciate there is a pandemic on and that cleaning may well take longer than normal. However, we were asked to strip all the beds and place bedding and towels in plastic bags that were provided, as well as leave the barn as we found it. This meant that to get everything done, we were up at 7.00am to shower, eat, strip 5 beds and clean for a prompt 9.00 am departure. While it doesn't detract from the property, it did impact our last night of the break, having such an early start on what was meant to be a few days of relaxation.
"We had such a lovely week at The Long Barn!"
It has a gorgeous spacious interior and was so comfortable and peaceful. It is surrounded by countryside and it felt like we were completely away from the hustle and bustle. It was our first time visiting Northumberland and we were enchanted by the beaches, castles and tea rooms!
"Had a fantastic break at this stunning property in a tranquil & beautiful part of the world."
It was of the highest quality in terms of furnishings and offered us the chance of a relaxing and throughly enjoyable break away. Lots of places to visit within 15 - 30 minutes drive - Berwick, Holy Island, Ford / Etal, Kelso, Floors Castle, Mellerstain Estate, etc. Would highly recommend.
"Our experience of the Long Barn was great."
The kitchen is well stocked with lots of equipment from baking to roasting. We might have used a hand blender if there was one but it didn't affect our stay at all! The lounge area is spacious and comfortable as are the beds. Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived. The house is well located for the wide open, clean beaches, tourist attractions and the food shopping in Berwick is easy. The views across the fields are stunning and ever changing light throughout the day kept us captivated. We watched hares in the fields and deer appear along the roads. This is a very beautiful, quiet but windy part of the world. The huge skies and sense of space both inside and outside of the barn were a welcome break from the past months of lockdown.
"Great place and great location."
Given the circumstances of this year it could have been very challenging but the cottage lived up to our expectations. A beautiful area of the country that we would like to come back to and explore further.
"We enjoyed the location of the cottage the cottage was cosy, beautiful setting, fresh bed, comfortable bed, everything you need."
Just 15 minutes from Holy island and not far from Berwick. If I had one negative it would be that we had to wash the pots and frying pan before we used them, they were dirty, maybe this should be checked before new guests arrive. There was also a welcome pack for us which was really nice. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
"My family and I had a wonderful few days away The place is exactly what we ..."
My family and I had a wonderful few days away The place is exactly what we needed Everything was available that we needed Fantastic stay Will definitely be back
"Positives: The long Barn was a lovely place to stay, extremely comfortable and stunning surroundings."
There were lots of places to visit and we went out and about every day including a windy trek up to the Duddo 5 stones for fabulous views. The kitchen was well equipped and easy to use. We washed the dishes rather than use the dishwasher even though we all have them at home it was a nice change to have the time to do it ! The beds were comfortable and smelt fresh and clean. We would definitely return again and we know the area well due to being at Beadnell for over 50 yrs. All round fab time thank you so much! Even better if... it would have been useful to have the heads up re bin liners - the info said bring tea towels but no mention of bin liners and toilet rolls. A little more info re the heating system would have been great although we appreciate it is the winter and therefore hard to heat such a large space effectively. it was difficult to judge when to increase it and we did have a few chilly early evenings. We weren't exactly sure which was the correct thermostat to change and I worried when my son in law went to touch the one by the window thinking that one was the boiler and floor heating one - maybe a photo of the one we are not to touch in the folder would help. Thanks again for a lovely break xx You can publish the good bits not the EBI's !
"We had such a good time!"
It’s a huge place which was a bonus, we felt like we had all the room in the world. On arrival we had a bottle of wine and biscuits waiting for us, which was unexpectedly lovely! And there was everything we needed in the longbarn to help us cook and have hot drinks (even milk in the fridge). It was lovely being able to take the dog, she loved it and the garden space around it was huge too, so a lot of room for her to stretch her legs. It was lovely and quite, we settled in straight away. And lovely and warm which was nice as outside was bitterly cold! We were sad to leave, but will definitely be back at some point, as it would be a great place for the whole family. Thank you so much for having us! Loren and Carl
"Comfort and wide open spaces great location for family holiday well designed property"
"We had a wonderful holiday at the Long Barn."
All the arrangements were so easy, right from browsing the Sykes website, finding & booking a dog friendly property that suited us, to arriving and settling in. The travel directions and key arrangements worked perfectly, the Long Barn is in a beautiful location and is a welcoming, stylish and comfortable home from home packed with everything we needed and more! Our only feedback on how it could be improved is that the lighting is a little patchy and lacking in some areas, so food prep was sometimes a bit awkward and reading a book (vs a device with a light screen) or doing a jigsaw in an evening involved some reshuffling of the furniture. Just a few more powerful bulbs would fix it.
"Fantastic building with loads of space and great facilities."
The barn is surrounded by fields with plenty of places to walk the dog. Lots of great places to visit and get supplies about 30 minutes away. Would definitely go again
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- Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
- Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
- Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
- LPG underfloor heating
- Electric oven, LPG hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
- TV with Freeview, soundbar with Bluetooth, DVD, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair available
- Off-road parking for 4 cars
- Garden with furniture
- Two well-behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 4 miles
- Note: Bookings starting from a Sunday, please contact our office before making a booking
Berwick 8 miles.
A charming semi-detached barn conversion in a small development of four similar properties, in the heart of the countryside, in the hamlet of Berrington Lough, 8 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Carefully restored and finished to a high-standard, The Long Barn offers spacious and comfortable open-plan accommodation on one level, ensuring guests of all ages can enjoy the underfloor heating and country views from the sitting room.
The property is well-placed for exploring North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, whilst the glorious Heritage Coast is also within easy driving distance.
After admiring the countryside surroundings be welcomed into the porch where you can kick off your walking boots and hang your rain coats before relaxing into your evening within the contemporary-styled dwelling which is complemented by several touches of character and charm.
The open-plan living room is framed by exposed beams and features a well-equipped kitchen, a formal dining area and an inviting sitting area, where you can choose to tune into the TV or admire the views with a cup of tea in hand.
As the evening draws to a close, retire to one of the well-presented bedrooms, designed with a multi-generational family in mind and offering a refreshing ambiance to wake up to each morning.
Choose between a double bedroom with en-suite shower and two twin bedroom which are serviced by a family bathroom.
To keep you busy whilst here, a scenic car journey will bring you to the coast of Northumberland where you will find four sandy beaches and for those feeling active, there is a magnitude of countryside walks which surrounding the area.
Alternatively, travel to Duns and brush up on the local history by discovering the endearing castle.
The Long Barn is a wonderful escape for the whole family to this scenic part of the country.
About the location
- Alnwick 35 miles
- Holy Island 10 miles
- Edinburgh 56 miles
Berwick-upon-Tweed is a coastal town positioned at the most northerly tip of Northumberland, offering four sandy beaches, riverside walks and abundant cycling trails for visitors to enjoy. Stroll the circular walk atop the town's Elizabethan walls, and capture the spectacular views across the River Tweed estuary and Berwick's three bridges, including the famous Royal Border Bridge. Brush up on your history by visiting the local museums, enjoy sun-filled days at the beach and be inspired by the exhibitions in the town's superb galleries. The nearby town of Duns offers an award-winning butchers and a quality delicatessen, as well as pubs and restaurants, whilst the Jim Clark Museum and the Jim Clark Rally draw racing enthusiasts from all over the world. Duns Castle is well worth a visit, a romantic castle in a beautiful, natural setting, with well-marked woodland and lakeside walks through the estate.
Venture on a short trip up to Eyemouth to feed the resident harbour seals and enjoy the award-winning fish and chips, or take a boat trip for some coastal exploration. This is a great base for exploring the beautiful Scottish Border region together with the picturesque coast and countryside of Northumberland.
Note: Bookings starting from a Sunday, please contact our office before making a booking
This property offers the following short breaks:
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