The Old Barn

Price from £550

Amazing big sky views and spectacular scenery

Beautifully remote, Kidlandlee is a place where you can find your inner escape from it all, where the magical light of breaking dawn will give way to evenings of star gazing under the dark night sky of the Northumberland National Park.

With a beguiling history dating right back to the 12th Century, it is best known for once having the highest shooting lodge in England, positioned nearly 1400ft above sea level.

While the shooting lodge has long since been lost, its original hope holds true, offering guests amazing big sky views and spectacular scenery with some indulgent accommodation too!

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Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
Child Friendly
Pet Friendly

Here, we have two stylish conversions – Leyland Barn and the Old Barn – each painstakingly re-built using stone salvaged from the original site. Underfloor heating throughout warms the Jerusalem stone tiles all year round while a well-stocked wood burner awaits you for those cosy evenings in.

The Old Barn, with its open plan living, faces towards the valley and is designed to take advantage of the views across the hills. The perfect spot to start your adventure in the great outdoors. Walkers and cyclists particularly only have to step out the door to never-ending trails just waiting to be discovered, before coming home to the warmth of a real fire.

Wake up to breath taking sunrises and relax at night watching the moon amble across the hills as the stars light this award winning ‘Dark Skies’ National Park.

There are two bedrooms one twin which can be made into a king size bed and the master bedroom housing a king size bed too. The bathroom has a bath with overhead shower and luxury bath products from Penhaligon’s of London for you to indulge in. A luxury Hospitality basket full of local goodies, fresh flowers and a bottle of Berry Bros & Rudd English Sparkling wine greats you on arrival along with bread, milk, eggs and butter popped away in the kitchen.

The ethos here is sustainable living with fires stocked from the nearby forests, sustainable solar and wind power and the freshest water from its own bore hole which means you can experience a true off-grid experience but with every home comfort too.

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Sitting room

Two-seater sofa, two armchairs, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, dining space with seating for six. Wood burning stove.

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Kitchen with granite work surfaces, gas hob, oven, large fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine.  Please note there is no dishwasher since the off-grid power supply is unable to support both a dishwasher and washing machine.

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Bedroom one

Bedroom one with fixed four poster king bed, side tables, armchair, feature window, wardrobe with hanging and drawer space.

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Bedroom two

Zip and Link twin beds that can be made into a king size bed, on request, small wardrobe.

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Family bathroom

Family bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

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LPG gas central heating throughout the property. Woodburning stove in the sitting room. Wind felled logs are provided and can be topped up from the log store.

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Welcome Pack

With the help of Tully’s of Rothbury a gift bag of locally sourced products awaits you along with a bottle of Berry Bros & Rudd English sparkling wine. A vegan option is available.

Dog Friendly


Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a cost of £20 per dog per stay. They must be clean before access into the property and are not permitted on the furniture or in the bedrooms.

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Guest Amenities

High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided.

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Gardens & Grounds

There is a garden to the front of the property with outside furniture, enclosed with a five bar fence. A barbecue can be made available in the spring and summer months on request.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.


There is private parking in the courtyard of the barns.

Wi-fi and mobile coverage

Please note that due to the remote location of Kidlandlee wi-fi can be quite slow. We have installed an unlimited 4G router which is great for Wi-Fi calling, emails, surfing the internet. Streaming can buffer.


Please note that Kidlandlee is not on the national grid and is dependent on wind and solar power, with a generator for back-up. This means that the number of electrical appliances in the property is limited to the key essentials and a dishwasher cannot be supported.

Guest Privacy

The cottage adjoins Leyland Barn which sits in the same ownership and is also available for use as holiday let. This has an inner-connecting door when the two properties are taken together but is fully sound-proofed and lockable when taken independently.

Access – Important

While the cottage is situated in a fabulous secluded position, it is important to note that this is accessed by a three mile long forestry commission track used by logging lorries which comprises loose gravel and cattle grids. This is steep in places and care should be taken, especially during the winter months, as adverse weather and heavy goods vehicles can leave the track rutted and pot-holed. Please drive slowly paying particular attention to the road surface. Sports cars and low suspension vehicles should be avoided. Four-wheel drive vehicles may be required in winter conditions. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Accessibility Statement

You can view our tailored Accessibility Statement for The Old Barn here.

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Local amenities

A drive of 4 miles will take you into Harbottle where you will find our little local pub The Star Inn. The little village shop at the back can provide you with essentials and whilst there it is worth checking out their amazing menu! Takeaways are just the ticket if you don’t feel like cooking.

Thropton (12 miles) has two pubs including the highly regarded Three Wheat Heads, a traditional 300-year-old coaching inn which has a cosy lounge bar and fine dining restaurant serving a varied and interesting menu using fine local produce from the Coquet Valley. A new shop is currently being built in the village.

The charming village of Rothbury (14 miles) has a super selection of independent shops, galleries, pubs and cafes as well as a deli, bakery and butcher’s shop. It is worth taking a stroll along the river bank too whilst you are there as it is quite picturesque.

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