The Barn & The Cowshed


Slaggyford
Northumberland
CA8 7NL

01573 226711

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Overview

Tucked away in the northern reaches of the North Pennines, Williamston Barns sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning scenery and wildlife, as well as endless opportunities for walking, cycling and country sports right on the doorstep. Spread across 1000 acres of rolling countryside and lush river valleys, a stay at the Barns promises a luxury escape away from the madding crowd.

Beautifully restored and converted, Williamston Barns can accommodate up to fourteen people and will appeal to extended families and larger groups who wish to holiday together amidst stunning surroundings. The property comprises two interconnecting units (The Barn & The Cowshed) set-out in a companiable open plan layout with plenty of space for relaxation or social gatherings.

The original barn opening extends into a spacious entrance hallway leading to a fantastic open plan kitchen and dining area with beautifully exposed brickwork and high quality finishes throughout. For entertaining, the dining area can seat up to 14 guests for simple suppers or elaborate dinner parties, while large sliding doors lead out to a south facing terrace and garden for a leisurely aperitif in the early evening sun.

Upstairs on the first floor, the lofty light-filled living space benefits from a number of superb architectural features and offers a perfect excuse to unwind in front of the cosy wood burning stove, spend quality time with friends and family, or simply enjoy the spectacular uninterrupted views across the valley and fellside.

The seven en-suite bedrooms offer flexible accommodation for guests and are all beautifully appointed with crisp linens, sumptuous beds, and finest quality cushions and throws from Johnstons Cashmere.

Willamston has a sustainable ethos at its heart and the Barn benefits from underfloor heating supplied from a biomass woodchip boiler; stoves fuelled by seasoned wood from the farm; electricity generated from its own 6kw wind turbine; and fresh filtered water from its own spring source.

For smaller parties, Williamston Barns can be let as two separate units - The Barn (sleeps 8) in four en-suite bedrooms, and The Cowshed (sleeps 6) in three en-suite bedrooms.

The pretty market town of Alston lies 5 miles from the property, noted for its cobbled streets and 17th century buildings as well as The Pennine Way, the UK’s first national walking trail which passes nearby. Having featured in a number of period dramas for TV and film, the village is a popular tourist spot and offers a small selection of village shops for essential provisions.

The Moody Baker comes highly recommended, including fresh made-to-order bakery produce for next day collection. You will find delicious local deli foods and Northumbrian and Cumbrian cheeses from Alston Wholefoods or there is a small Co-op supermarket and Spar shop for day-to-day essentials. For eating out, the Kirkstyle Inn in nearby Slaggyford is a popular spot, renowned for friendly service and good home cooking.

 

Sitting in over 1000 acres, Williamston Barns are perfectly placed for outdoor pursuits right from the doorstep. The owners have created a number of local walks around the farm and local area taking in short riverside trails to scenic valley views. Walk to the top of the moor and enjoy a picnic lunch or a toasty fire at the old shepherd’s hut, or take in the stunning scenery and wildlife of the South Tyne valley, perhaps stopping along the way for a welcome refreshment at the dog-friendly Kirkstyle Inn.

There is a fantastic variety of wildlife and birdlife across the area, including red squirrels and roe deer which can be viewed close to the barns, as well as oyster catchers, dippers and the occasional kingfisher on the river. Watch kestrels, sparrowhawks and buzzards on the fell, or you may be lucky enough to spot Blackgrouse and Greyhen’s on the moor. Guided wildlife tours can be arranged on request.

For those interested in field sports, the estate offers some challenging shooting with walked-up grouse days for up to 4 guns from mid September, or mixed walked-up shooting days for pheasant, partridge and woodcock later in the season. For fishing, the estate have a mile of single bank fishing on the South Tyne for brown trout, while good fishing for salmon and sea-trout can be had from August to October providing the river conditions are right.

For cycling, Williamston sits on National Cycle Route 68, and just north of the Coast to Coast cycle route for those seeking more challenging high energy treks. Alternatively there are plenty of local trails for all ages and abilities including a leisurely 10 mile loop along the South Tyne valley, or a 9 mile stretch running along the old railway line taking in Lambley Viaduct.

 

Short breaks are available outwith high season and last minute enquiries are welcome.  Please visit our website for full property details, rates, availability and on-line booking at www.crabtreeandcrabtree.com or call us on Tel. +44 (0)1573 226711.  We would be delighted to hear from you.

 

Unit information for The Barn & The Cowshed

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Cottage
(The Barn & The Cowshed)
1 14
£2170.00
per unit per week
Min: £1760.00 - Max: £2580.00
Total capacity: 14
 at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Wheelchair friendly
Child / family friendly at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Family friendly
Childrens facilities at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Childrens facilities
Car parking available at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Car parking available
Cycle friendly at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Cycle friendly
Electric Car Charging at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Electric Car Charging Point
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Credit / debit cards accepted at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
Cycle friendly at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Cycle friendly
Dishwasher at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Dishwasher
Dogs / pets allowed at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Pet friendly
DVD player available at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation DVD equipment
En-suite at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation En-suite
Freezer at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Freezer
Fridge at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Fridge
Guest garden at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Garden for guest use
Ground floor bedrooms at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Ground floor bedrooms
Hairdryer available at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Hairdryer
Ipod Speaker Dock at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Ipod Speaker Dock
Linen provided at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Linen provided
Log fire / Open fireplace at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Microwave available at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Microwave
Open all year at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Open all year
Short breaks available at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Short breaks available
TV available at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Television
Walker friendly at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Walker friendly
Laundry / washing facilities at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
 at The Barn & The Cowshed  Self Catering Accommodation Wheelchair friendly
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