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Bonny Barn

(Ref. 951100)

Harbottle near Rothbury, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Great little place just what we needed for the week"

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2023

  • "A perfect holiday cottage."

    Would definately recomend this property

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely warm welcome."

    Great little property. I and my dog loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "The owner (who lives next door) welcomed us with tea and biscuits on our arrival and gave us info about places to visit, which was very helpful."

    Bonny Barn is a small but lovely property with amazing views of the countryside from the well maintained garden. There is a local pub which serves good food a few minutes walk away . We thoroughly enjoyed our time there despite the very changeable weather - there is plenty to do, especially for those who like walking.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Bonny Barn is a wonderful little retreat in the lovely village of Harbottle in Northumberland."

    The property is owned and managed by a lovely lady called Anne, who is so welcoming. She made us tea and biscuits upon arrival, provided fruit and vegetables from her land as well assorted jams and wine as welcome gift. Notwithstanding lots of local knowledge. Kindly Anne allows guests full use of her garden and summerhouse. Thank you Anne. We will certainly try to visit again and would happily recommend Bonny Barn to others.

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2022

  • "Second time at this venue and stayed round same time of year."

    Took time to do other tourist opportunities this time including going to Alnmouth and Kielder Water. Weather was much better than expected and enjoyed the local pub The Start which we went in a couple of times plus it acted as a small hop for the village. Overall loved the quietness and scenery of the area and hope to go back again one day.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in a gorgeous part of Northumberland, great for a few days away from it all, it is small - if you are of "generous proportions" like me you may struggle to get in bed :-) The owner is very nice, garden and sun room are great for relaxing - even if it rains."

    Reviewed by Carol4.7May 2021

  • "Charming place in a lovely quiet village."

    Small and compact but with everything you need for your stay. The garden is beautiful. The sun house at the top of the garden is a fantastic place to relax and admire the views, and on a clear night watch the stars. Some great walks nearby and the pub within easy walking distance is friendly and serves yummy pizzas! The owner is a wonderful lady, very friendly and full of lots of helpful information. Her tomato's are delicious too

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Northumberland is a beautiful location to take a break - as a County, it has everything: outstanding countryside, hills, and a breathtaking coastline."

    I frequently visit Northumberland but for some reason have failed, up to now, to go to Harbottle. This is something that I will remedy in the future, for, the village is absolutely picturesque and is situated in the most of tranquil locations. Bonny Barn only enhances the holiday. It is absolutely perfect with everything you can need. The small cozy space is utilized to the full with a two-burner hob and a conventional oven/microwave if you want to self-cater. There is even a washing machine should you need to wash through any muddy clothing. Anne the host is an amazing lady, she is so helpful and friendly. We were even given some fresh vegetables from her gorgeous garden which comes complete with fairies - magical. My dog was made to feel very welcome, there were even biscuits waiting for him in the barn, along with milk and goodies for us. I would thoroughly recommend the Bonny Barn and most definitely will be going back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "The Bonny Barn was small and quirky but we had everything we needed and nooks and crannies to store our cases and a utility room as well."

    The mezzanine was lovely overlooking the room downstairs. the owner was kind and helpful and left us cake and goodies to eat and invited us in to tea when we arrived. There was a summerhouse we could use at the top of the garden with lovely views over the countryside. A good view over the garden. Plenty of places to visit along the coast and the village was along practically empty country roads until we got near the coast which was a pleasure to drive on. .

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2019

  • "Ann, the host is very accommodating."

    Lovely welcome baskets in the cottage and a real homely feel to it. Added bonus of the sun room for relaxing after a day exploring.

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Apr 2019

  • "Comfortable and clean, Ann is very welcoming and helpful."

    The village is quiet, restful, and the surrounding countryside lovely. We really enjoyed the walk (climb!) to the Drake Stone. We missed a freezer box in the fridge. The sleeping area could have been darker if there had been a blind on the second roof window, and on the door to the garden.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.4Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic, unspoilt area."

    Beautiful cottage in gorgeous surroundings. Central location

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely little place."

    Comfortable and beautiful garden to use. Owner is helpful and friendly whilst still respecting privacy. Absolutely perfect spot for cycling and walking. Definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2018

  • "A good location and cottage for a quiet time."

    Included walking in village of Harbottle as well. The castle and Drakes Stone are must dos and there is a pub that doubles up as tourist centre, paper and coffee shop.. Easily placed for Hadrian's Wall, Keilder Water (National Park in general), Alnwick, Northumberland Coast, Lindisfarne, and Berwick upon Tweed. If a day is required in Scotland again easily positioned for this. The accommodation is excellent and enough space to prepare basic meals. The week we had was very warm with no rain at all. The landlady who lives in the main cottage was on had if need be and will supply you with some fruit/veg depending on what time of year you are staying. Very helpful all round.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 2018

  • "Ann the owner and host for the week was extremely helpful and friendly, she had prepared veg from her garden and baked cake and scones as well as a welcome bottle of wine, her and her dog Mitzi helped make our first visit to Northumberland memorable indeed."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2018

  • "The owner of Bonny Barn, Ann Hennesey is certainly one of the most welcoming ..."

    The owner of Bonny Barn, Ann Hennesey is certainly one of the most welcoming hosts we have encountered in our many years of using cottage holidays, and it was a great pleasure to meet her and her dog Mitzi

    Reviewed by Les5.0May 2018

  • "Ann, the owner-host exceeded all expectations and was a perfect host."

    She made us feel very welcome; greeting us with a cup of tea on arrival, giving us home-cooked apple-pie and scones, home-made chutney, home-grown vegetables and giving us useful ideas for our stay. All in all, a perfect break in a wonderful, beautiful part of the country with the best host.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2017

  • "The owner was very friendly and helpful."

    She left a much welcome of home made cake and scones, as well as some home grown produce. She gave us some good ideas for places to visit.

    Reviewed by Robert4.6Sep 2017

  • "An absolutely brilliant cottage with everything you need and more."

    The owner Ann is an amazing lady who made us (2 adults, 1 Child and 2 Dogs) feel more than welcome the minute we got out of the car. Nothing was too much trouble and wonderful deliveries of veg and fruit from the garden. The location is brilliant for trips around Northumberland and the wonderful walks it has to offer. The people of Harbottle are lovely and friendly and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2017

  • "The owner is lovely and nothing is too much trouble."

    Always on hand for help or information but not intrusive. I will certainly be going back.

    Reviewed by Ann4.8Jun 2017

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • One first floor mezzanine double with z-bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, fold-away dining table and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge, George Foreman grill, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared terrace with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 miles, pub 2 mins walk.

The property

This cottage is a delightful little retreat, tucked away beside the owner’s home in the centre of the rural village of Harbottle, Northumberland.

Lovingly restored by the owner, the cottage is ideal for couples requiring minimal facilities, looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful rural location.

The ground floor is open plan and has seating for three, a drop leaf table, and kitchen facilities to rustle up a basic supper.

Stairs from the living area lead up to the bedroom which is on a mezzanine level above, there is a double bed and a z-bed to sleep a third person if required.

A door from the mezzanine bedroom leads on to the terraced garden with stunning views across open countryside, a lovely place to sit with a cuppa and relax and above there is also a little summer house which guests are welcome to use on chillier days.

A lovely walk from your doorstep will take you to the Drakestone, a massive sandstone block which rests high on a hill above Harbottle, then why not call in to the Star for a pint on the way home.

Within easy reach are Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Cragside Hall at Rothbury, the Heritage Coastline and Hadrian’s Wall.

Bonny Barn is just the spot for the countryside enthusiast to explore this delightful area.

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About the location


  • Alwinton 1.5 miles
  • Rothbury 9 miles

The delightful village of Harbottle is situated in the Upper Coquet Valley, between the grassy Cheviots and the more rugged Harbottle Hills. Rural Harbottle has an old village pub and a ruined medieval castle, and is conveniently located in the Northumberland National Park, from where you will find the Simonside Hills, which provide some of the best walking and cycling in the county. Take a walk to the ancient Drake Stone believed to be endowed with supernatural powers or seek out Gallows Edge where many a poor soul met their end at the hands of the Lord of Redesdale. Nearby Rothbury has an array of excellent shops, tea rooms, a golf course, public tennis court, cycle hire and of course the famous Cragside Hall to explore. A short drive away and there's more history to explore in the form of wonderful castles and endless beaches of the Heritage Coastline, plus a little further afield are the beautiful Kielder Water and Hadrian’s Wall.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas