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The Barn

(Ref. 1087596)

Matfen, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cilla (4)
  • again (4)
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  • no (4)
  • beautiful (4)

8 Customer Reviews

  • "The Barn was so big and bright."

    Fabulous stay just wished could have seen the sites, were at a wedding near by and so hangu for us to get to the venue with local taxi recommended by Cilla. Lovely accommodation and views beautiful. Quiet, peaceful, if you need a relaxing stay it us perfect. We will be back. Bev

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well appointed holiday cottage in lovely location."

    The king size bed and sofa were very comfortable which is not always the case with holiday rentals. Will definitely return. Thank you

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely holiday let."

    Likely to book here again.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2023

  • "What a find!"

    My partner and I needed somewhere we could go, away from the hustle and bustle of city life to process our thoughts and recharge our batteries, The Barn worked a treat ! An amazingly beautiful setting in the countryside with views for miles around from every window, beautifully and comfortably furnished with a well equipped kitchen. Nothing to do but walk and relax then walk again, just what we needed!! and our two dogs loved it too. Cilla was the perfect host with knowledge of the local area and we can't thank her enough for her kindness, if you want a countryside peaceful setting this is the place to be. 6 miles away is Hexham a little market town where the locals are super friendly and even more super dog friendly with shops and cafes to browse round and the local pub is a short walk across a couple of fields where we were made to feel very welcome. We were only 2 hours away from home but we felt like we were a million miles away from our everyday life, it was just perfect !

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay at the Barns was a pleasant one."

    A well appointed conversion in beautiful surroundings. The storage of a big table-tennis table took us abit aback though. We would have loved to read, eat and have breakfast at a table near that window to take in the lovely view. Also to sit outside, a more private setting for guests and their dogs off-lead, because of the close proximity to farm animals, would be much appreciated. All in all a beautiful place, with some room for improvement.

    Reviewed by Annie3.4Jun 2023

  • "We loved staying at this property, the space was fantastic."

    The furnishings were beautiful and comfy and there was everything we needed to make the stay easy and stress free. Beautiful horses and friendly dogs, we even had a peek at the puppies. Cilla is a great host and the location is just lovely. We will be going again.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cilla was very welcoming."

    The property was quirky, nicely furnished, clean and comfortable. We could not have asked for more. We had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in the airy, spacious, ancient mill conversion that is The Barn."

    It has been sympathetically transformed into a comfortable living space, with super efficient log burner in the main lounge, double bath in the main bedroom and a small but up-to-date kitchen. A warm welcome from our host and helpful touches around the Barn made it a very enjoyable stay. (Note that the double bedroom is 2 floors away from the twin room). It is close to Hadrians Wall and not far from Kielder Forest, and we would happily stay there again.

    Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure to have you to stay in The Barn and I hope we see you again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor king-size with freestanding bath, heated towel rail and en-suite cloakroom with basin and WC
  • 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Access to field with picnic bench
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome (please refer to notes below)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.1 miles
  • Newcastle International airport 14 miles
  • Note: There is livestock around the property (sheep, chickens, dogs, cats, horses) - Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, and are permitted in the entrance hall and living area only please
  • Note: The competition horses and stables near the barn are out of bounds to guests for safety reasons
  • Note: Stabling for two horses and use of international size arena available to rent - Please contact the owner directly to arrange
  • Note: Due to surrounding livestock and the layout of the bedrooms, which are located on different floors, this property does not allow children under 7
  • Note: Upon entering the porch, there are stone steps up to the ground floor, please take care
  • Note: Sorry, no stag/hen parties or similar

The property

Matfen 1.9 miles.

A fabulous recently converted 17th century water mill, The Barn is nestled in the Northumberland countryside on the outskirts of Matfen.

Set over three floors, this quirky property is the perfect base for a family or group of four with beautiful features throughout.

Ample off-road parking ensures an easy arrival and time to take in the tranquil, rural surroundings before stepping inside the picturesque cottage.

Be welcomed by a handy porch to leave your boots and follow the steps up to the social heart of the house.

Feel the warmth of the underfloor heating as you step into the open-plan living/dining room; vaulted ceilings and stunning beams overhead make for a spacious room to unwind by the warmth of the woodburning stove, sink into the plush corner sofa for a movie night on the Smart TV, or grab a book from the generous book shelves.

Rustic meets charming décor in this delightful home, such as pretty artwork, colourful rugs and quirky heart-shaped seats at the dining table, fit for four guests to tuck into a hearty meal.

A contemporary, galley-style kitchen is nicely presented with key amenities for your self-catering holiday, including an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

Two guests benefit from the master bedroom on the lower-ground-floor; stand at the top of the stairs to admire the wooden beams and lovely furnishings throughout, such as a king-size bed, vintage dressing table, en-suite cloakroom and a freestanding bath waiting to be filled with bubbles.

Up on the first floor, find a pleasant twin room with access to the neighbouring, beautifully-appointed shower room.

Pack a lunch and head into the field at the back of The Barn, where a peaceful picnic bench beside the brook awaits, and the St Oswald's Way footpath leads directly to Hadrian’s Wall, around a mile away.

You'll be in a great location for exploring Northumberland, with a prehistoric standing stone and the Roman road, The Devil's Causeway, leading to picturesque towns and villages.

Take a short journey into the centre of Matfen to start your day with breakfast at Dulcissima coffee house and deli, where you can also pick up self-catering essentials, whilst the Matfen Black Bull serves delicious evening meals.

The Grade II listed Maften Hall county hotel, spa and golf estate is within walking distance with restaurants, a championship 9 hole golf course and spa days on offer for those seeking relaxation.

Those seeking adventure will enjoy the tree-top crossings at Go Ape, less than a mile away.

Spend the day in the historic market town of Hexham with its selection of great restaurants and a cinema - Discover the medieval Hexham Abbey, wander through the quaint Sele park and gardens and stop off in one of the many pubs or cafés.

The nearby Roman settlement of Corbridge also offers a selection of cafes, historic pubs, boutiques and antiques shops.

Newcastle upon Tyne and its brilliant attractions are within easy reach, whether that's to discover history and art in one of the museums or galleries, such as the popular Biscuit Factory gallery, taking a tour through the fascinating Victoria Tunnel, or dressing up for an evening in of Britain's best cities for nightlife.

Discover Northumberland National Park, known for the quality of its night skies and Kielder Observatory, be sure to venture into the spectacular landscapes to escape the hustle and bustle; The property is also within an hours drive of the beach.

Make The Barn your home-away-from-home for making memories with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Hexham 10.5 miles; Newcastle-upon-Tyne 18.2 miles; Sunderland 31 miles.

Situated in the Northumberland countryside is the village of Matfen, a charming settlement found just under twenty miles from the bustling city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Centered around the Matfen Burn is the heart of the village which is home to Matfen Village Store and Café, a welcoming spot to pick up your self-catering essentials, and Matfen Black Bull, a delightful country local pub for enjoying a well-deserved drink after a day of roaming the beautiful area. Just a few miles north is the historic Hadrian's Wall with a prehistoric standing stone located nearby, Stob Stone reaching around seven-feet high, a grade pit-stop during a walk, whilst the Roman road, The Devil's Causeway, passes the village to the west leading north up to Berwick-upon-Tweed, providing a great way to explore. Discover the Grade II listed Matfen Hall, now a country club and hotel with a golf club set within delightful grounds, enjoy an indulgent spa day here or play a round of golf on the excellent course. Adventurers can embark on an epic experience at Go Ape Matfen where you can jump through the tree-tops around the thrilling canopy rope course, whilst a session of quad-biking with Turboventure will really awaken the senses!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas