Riding Farm Cottages are delightfully situated on a working family farm surrounded by peace and quiet yet 10 minutes from the A1M ideal for Durham, Beamish, Newcastle and Northumberland. Perfect location for a family holiday short breaks or business travel.
Bowes Barn is a 4 Star Gold Cottage, sleeping upto 3 persons, surrounded by peaceful countryside yet minutes away from the city of Newcastle and Durham. Don't forget Beamish Museum only 7 minutes away
Bowes Barn has a relaxed spacious open plan country style, with comfy chairs & sofas along with games, books & DVD's - ideal to relax with a glass of something after a busy day! Fully equipped with high quality furnishings, little extras, fully equipped kitchen & Free Wi-Fi.
Bowes Barn sleeps up to 3 people over 2 stunning bedrooms, with high ceilings and exposed stone walls. Both bedrooms can be arranged to suit your needs, the master enjoys a zip and link system beds so they can easily be set up as either king-sized beds or twin singles.
Outside the cottage you can enjoy the private and secure patio over looking the fields - you can keep an eye on the farmer and our chickens, it is also a real sun spot! There is also ample free parking.
Lots of guests add a farmhouse breakfast to make their stay extra special. Or why not order your evening meals? These can be provided when ordered in advance. There is a fully fitted kitchen so you can of course self-cater here too.
The cottage is only 1.5 miles from Beamish Museum, yet surrounded by peaceful countryside with views of the countryside of our family farm Riding Farm. The cottage is ideal for couples & small families, or more space if you are visiting for business. Our family farm enjoys a network of footpaths & cycleways for you to explore all bursting with wildlife. Chester le Street, Team Valley & Newcastle/Gateshead are only 4 miles away. Durham a World Heritage Site only 10 miles away.
Bowes Barn is often used as a base to explore the North East, Durham & Northumberland with the highlights like Beamish Museum, our "Living Museum of the North" ,Kynren, the open air live show at Bishop Auckland, Hadrian's Wall , Durham Dales, the Heritage Coast, Cragside at Rothbury & the North York Moors to name but a few.
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Bowes Barn||£295.00 per unit per week|
*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good7
- kimm374Rainford, United KingdomTrip Type:Familyriding farm cottageSunday, 12th December 2021Just returned from 4 nights at the riding cottage. 1 regret..... we forgot the walking boots, duh. It was super . Louise had a scrumptious victoria sandwich cake waiting for us, nom'n'nom... Read full review
- V7797KWjohnbTrip Type:FamilyA wonderful cottage!Monday, 18th July 2022We stayed here recently and absolutely loved the place. It was clean, quiet and peaceful with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. The home made Victoria sponge cake and fresh free range... Read full review
- AndyandDebsDerby, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyHidden gemTuesday, 12th September 2023What a fantastic find. We booked this a whole year in advance, for the Great North Run weekend rather than 2 hotel rooms and I'm glad we did. Although reasonably remote, it's not much of a drive to... Read full review
- Access Statement - Please see below
Children & Infants
- Accept children (Minimum age) - 0
- Facilities for children
- Food/Bottle Warming Available
- Special Meal Times for Children
Parking & Transport
- Car parking
- On site parking
- Daily rates available
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Midweek breaks
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- Visa accepted
- Weekend breaks
- Garden/patio for guests use
- Linen available free of charge
- Linen provided
- Public telephone
- Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties
- Country house
- In countryside
- WiFi Available - Extra charge for Wifi.
- Cyclists Welcome
- Special provisions for cyclists
- Special provisions for walkers
- Walkers Welcome
Travel & Trade
- Commission/net rates apply
- Group discounts available
- Packed lunches available
- Room/unit allocations available
- Wi-fi available
|2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)|
* We are open all year round and would love to welcome you to Riding Farm Cottages
Map & Directions
From the A1 take the Team Valley Trading Estate south exit, at the roundabout follow the sign for Lamesley, 1/2 mile turn right at the mini roundabout, 200 yards turn left for Kibblesworth. Immediately after passing The Ravensworth Arms Hotel turn right, 1 mile you will enter Kibblesworth Village. Continue through the village up the hill, take the second turning left, signposted No Through Road onto Riding Lane. Pass Cooper House on your left, The Riding Farm is at the end.
Public Transport Directions
From Newcastle, Monument, Pilgrim Street - take the Go North East No. 21, 21A or 21B bus to Birtley which run every 10 minutes past the hour. From Durham Bus station , stand A, take the EX1 Arriva bus to Birtley which run every 5 and 35 minutes past the hour. Arriving in Birtley take a 10 minute taxi to The Riding Farm.