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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Our 2nd visit to these lovely properties."

    Previously went the adjoining one which wasn’t available this time. We weren’t disappointed as it was just as good. Beautiful property set in farmland in a nice little village with a couple of welcoming pubs. Owner was very friendly and helpful and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2024

  • "I would give this property 10 out of 10."

    I've stayed in quite a few of these type of lodges, and must say this is best I've stayed in. Everything was thought of. We usually leave mid week when we book somewhere, but maid use of it till the last day. If I had to describe it in 3 words, beautiful, practical, and cozy.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property is one of the best we have stayed in, unfortunately the hot tub went off but was very quickly actioned by the owner."

    The beds are very comfy, the sofa is comfortable enough for sitting for a short time and very modern but not great for lounging. Having the Larmas in the garden (outside the property) was a massive bonus they were so lovely. The lodge had everything you need for an amazing stay. Wouldn’t have any doubt in booking this again. Thanks so much

    Reviewed by Kerry4.4Nov 2023

  • "A fantastic property."

    . very well equipped, ideally situated geographically for visiting numerous places. Property owners were very helpful. We loved the views from the property and the Alpacas, horses, chickens in the fields opposite. Hottub and fire pit were amazing especially at night whilst enjoying a glass of wine. Fully recommend a stay at Stackyard.

    Reviewed by Rod5.0Aug 2023

  • "Brilliant."

    Reviewed by Garreth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Exceptional cottage both in terms of location, decor, comfort and hospitality."

    Ideally located within 10 min drive to Durham yet within the peace and tranquility of the area. Wonderful close proximity walks, dog friendly, fantastic space inside and out.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Stayed at the Stackyard at Witton Hall Farm."

    Unbelievable! The most amazing place we have stayed so far. The lodge is beautifully laid out and decorated with gorgeous views of the countryside. Arrived to a welcome pack of prosecco, chocolates, milk and fresh farm eggs which was a lovely touch and the eggs were beautiful! The lodge is really well equipped with everything you could possibly need in particular the kitchen area including BBQ utensils. The owner Chris and the rest of the team at site are fantastic and have been on hand any time we needed them. We had a minor issue with the hot tub not working correctly and within 15 minutes of notifying the owners, they were there to fix it. This is a suberb holiday rental with high quality living and sleeping areas, Beds very comfortable, great kitchen/dining area and all very high spec with quality amenities. There were 5 of us staying and all felt the space was brilliant with plenty of different areas to sit and not be on top of each other. Loved seeing the Alpacas and horses every day and feeding them apples and carrots. Outdoor space is spectacular to take in the beautiful views with a corner unit lounge by the outdoor BBQ and a seperate table and chairs with a built in fire pit. Plus the hot tub is fantastic with outdoor lighting and fairy lights over the tub. Amazing location, highly recommend. Plus the owners/managers really go ouy of their way to make you feel welcome. Amazing holiday had by all, thank you. We will book again specifically for here and highly recommend!x

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2023

  • "The stackyard is an amazing property."

    It is spacious and beautifully designed, with thoughtful extras provided and stunning views. We enjoyed the local walks and the relaxing setting. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed in the Stackyard, it was perfect just like the photos."

    Every room was tastefully decorated to a high standard with beautiful light fittings. The kitchen and sitting room were excellent, classy and everything you would want . Great scenery, added bonus the Alpacas, horses and chickens.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2023

  • "The stackyard was a perfect base to explore Durham and the surrounding area!"

    The accommodation was clean and very well equipped. We arrived with snow and the underfloor heating made the stay very comfortable. The hot tub was such a bonus after a day of walking, we will definitely return soon. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "What an amazing property The StackYard is."

    Me, my family and our Labrador spent a week here which was so enjoyable. Fantastic views over the countryside (and the alpacas!)…safe to say we fell in love with the place very quickly. It really does have the WOW factor. The owners supplied all of the essentials - soap, washing/dishwasher tablets, condiments and we also got a bottle of bubbly, chocolates and fresh eggs which was a lovely welcome for us. This is going to be a regular holiday spot for us…already booked to come back to another property on the same site it was that amazing!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful property - beautifully decorated and furnished, with everything you could need for a fantastic home from home stay."

    Thoughtful welcome and great support from owners.

    Reviewed by William5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very well-equipped, clean, and luxurious lodge."

    Alpacas, chickens, and horses on-site making it much more enjoyable for all ages. Welcome pack on arrival with lots of extras that I didn’t expect, but was very great full for, such as washing up liquid, bin bags, fresh eggs from the farm, and toilet rolls. We will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful place to stay - accommodation is excellent and very well appointed with many thoughtful touches and much appreciated welcome gifts."

    The view is spectacular and there is plenty of choice of walks. Also friendly alpacas in the nearby field!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Stackyard."

    It is really well equipped and location was fantastic. It was lovely to see the alpacas each morning coming to say hello and enjoy an apple. Beds were really comfortable and the hot tub amazing. A fantastic stay was had by all.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful."

    Immaculate property which felt very luxurious. Lovely touches with the gifts of chocolates, prosecco fresh eggs from their own chickens and milk. Wonderful views and nice walks from the property. Hot tub was very well used, and garden was very welcoming. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the alpacas every morning and giving them some carrots for breakfast. A good area with an excellent bus service into Durham. Would highly recommend and will definitely return if we go back to that neck of the woods.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2022

  • "If we could give more stars we would, what a fantastic property!"

    We had a wonderful stay for a week at The Stackyard, beautifully decorated with luxury features containing everything you could ever wish for in a holiday property and more! Lovely welcome gifts were also very much appreciated and the property is in a great location as there is so much to see in the area. Owners were on hand if needed, but we didn't as everything was working and property was so well stocked.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful house, everything you need is there."

    The local area is great for walks with the dog and kids down to the river and the local pub did beautiful food. We all had a lovely week and would definitely book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "House is fantastic, best holiday home we've stayed in !"

    Super comfortable, high quality fittings/appliances, beautiful surroundings. Boys loved having their own TV's in their rooms. The milk/eggs/fizz on arrival was very kind! Only (very minor point), there was cloths but no cleaning spray/liquids provided, didn't mind buying one but just in case the owners prefer a particular brand on their lovely surfaces! Would love to return! Thank you

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stunning property in beautiful location with great amenities, location great for exploring Northumberland would definitely stay again and great hosts."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing facilities, immaculately clean, wonderful views and friendly hosts."

    Liked it so much that I've booked to return to the sister property in October.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely house and as described."

    We had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really great stay at the stack yard, we loved staying here and would definitely stay again ."

    The Stackyard is very modern and the facilities are fab. We loved waking up and seeing the alpacas and animals in the fields in front of us each morning, really added to the experience .The owners are very friendly and accommodating, they even left us a gift when we arrived which was a lovely touch. The location of the property is good, only a few minutes drive to Durham and 30 min drive to the beach. We had our dog with us for this holiday and the walks from the house are great. The local pub is also dog friendly and serves good food. The only negative which isn’t really a negative , is we found the bedding to be itchy , but that could be our personal preference.

    Reviewed by Anna4.4Mar 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with TV, en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size TV, with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and electric fire
  • Utility
  • Ground source heat pumps with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wine chiller
  • Smart TV with Netflix, speakers, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawned area, decking and furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.2 miles (10 minute walk)
  • Note: There are steps up to the decking, please take care
  • Minimum 3 night stay

The property

Settled on a farm in Witton Gilbert, Northumberland is this impeccable converted former grain store, Stackyard.

A fabulous setting for family of six's holiday in this fantastic part of the region, Stackyard not only boasts exquisite accommodation but is within reach of the renowned cities of Durham and Newcastle.

Off-road parking welcomes you on arrival, so you can easily bring in your luggage and get your holiday off to a hassle-free start!

You will be delighted to find an open-plan living space which really showcases the wow factor, owing to its stylish furnishings and fittings.

Settle down and stretch out on the sleek sofas and armchairs in front of the large flatscreen TV; there is plenty of space here for all the family to settle down, perfect for enjoying quality time together!

When it's time to fix up delicious meals, you will be happy to know that the kitchen is not only aesthetically fantastic but is home to a wealth of integrated appliances, along with the nice touch of a wine chiller.

When these meals have been rustled up, enjoy them at the adjoining breakfast bar or as a more formal affair at the nearby dining table.

After dinner, make your way to the close by utility room, where you can throw any worn clothing into the washer/dryer, before freshening up in the neighbouring cloakroom.

When night falls, climb the impressive glass staircase up to the three well-appointed bedrooms serving the property, the first of which is a king-size room enjoying fitted wardrobes and a well-presented en-suite shower room.

The second bedroom comprises of a king-size with a fantastic feature wall and another superb en-suite shower room.

The last king-size bedroom is an impeccable space, enjoying a cherry blossom theme and access to an en-suite bathroom which boasts a bath and separate shower.

On sunny days, make the most of the private back garden and enjoy a soak in the hot tub and lounge on the decking, whilst your canine companions stretch their legs on the lawn.

The nearby village of Witton Gilbert is home to an array of eateries, including The Travellers Rest, a pub serving up crisp ale and tasty meals, as well as a convenience store, so you will be well-catered to during your holiday; additionally, the Malton Picnic Area, Diggerland and the historic house and gardens of Ushaw also aren't far.

Continue to Durham, where the delights of Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral, as well as the fascinating Oriental Museum, 10-hectare Botanic Garden and walks along the River Wear await.

Spend some time in Chester-le-Street, a market town that is home to many historic buildings, including St Michael's Church, as well as gorgeous green spaces, such as Riverside Park and Lumley Park.

For more fun in the city, be sure to head to Newcastle; alternatively, for some outdoor activities, head to the North Pennines AONB, with its ample walks and cycle routes available, or head to the coast, where the towns of Whitley Bay and Sunderland have plenty to offer.

Whisk your loved ones away for an unforgettable stay at Stackyard.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 951105, 952973 and 952976, together sleeping up to 24 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Durham 3 miles; Newcastle 16.5 miles

This quiet village conveniently sits in between the North Pennines AONB and the magnificent city of Durham. Witton Gilbert provides a convenience store, two pubs with one serving food, and a Chinese takeaway. The village's old disused railway station now forms part of the National Cycle Trail Route 14. Durham sits just three miles away, dominated by its dramatic castle along with plenty more striking architecture, this spectacular city also offers a wealth of high-quality amenities. Lovers of the outdoors can explore the North Pennines AONB which leads towards the Yorkshire Dales National Park should you wish to travel further afield. For a more lively, bustling day out, take the trip to Newcastle where you can take advantage of its multitude of shops and things to do.

Minimum 3 night stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas