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.
Williamstone Barns comprises two units (The Barn & The Cowshed) separated by an interconnecting door. Let as a full unit for 14 guests, the accommodation comprises:-
Two fully equipped kitchens, each with Rangemaster double oven cooker with induction hobs, microwave oven, toaster, electric kettle, large dishwasher, integrated fridge and freezer. There are washing and drying facilities available in a separate area of the property.
One formal dining area seating up to 14, with large sliding doors leading out to the terrace and garden. A separate dining area in the second kitchen can accommodate 8 guests.
First floor sitting room with woodburning stove and plenty of seating space to relax and enjoy the views. There is a separate ground floor sitting room with woodburning stove, large sofa and additional seating.
Bedroom one – ground floor double bedroom with fixed superking bed, fitted wardrobe. En-suite with roll top bath with shower attachment, heated towel rail, basin, WC.
Bedroom two – ground floor double bedroom with zip and link beds which can be adapted to superking or twin as required. Hanging wardrobe, chest of drawers, side tables. En-suite with shower, heated towel rail, basin, WC.
Bedroom three – ground floor double bedroom with zip and link beds which can be adapted to twin or superking as required. Beamed ceiling, side tables, chest of drawers, double wardrobe. Glazed door leads to a cobbled courtyard. En-suite with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom four – ground floor double bedroom with zip and link beds which can be adapted to twin or superking as required. Chest of drawers, hanging wardrobe. Glazed door to cobbled courtyard. Large en-suite shower allowing disabled access, heated towel rail, double basin, and WC.
Bedroom five – first floor double bedroom with twin beds which can be adapted to superking as required. En-suite with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin, WC.
Bedroom six – first floor double bedroom with fixed superking bed, beamed ceiling. En-suite with rainforest head shower, heated towel rail, basin, WC.
Bedroom seven - first floor master bedroom with fixed superking bed, side tables, hanging space. Private seating area, velux windows. En-suite with shower, heated towel rail, basin, WC.
The property benefits from underfloor heating throughout which can be independently controlled in each room to suit.
There are three woodburning stoves - two on the ground floor and one on the first floor. Initial supply of logs provided.
Samsung Smart TV with Freeview
Sound bar and sub woofer
DVD / Blu-ray player
Wifi and mobile signal
Free Wifi is available which works in most areas of the property. Mobile signal can be variable.
Garden and grounds
The property benefits from a private south-facing garden with terrace patio, outside seating area and charcoal BBQ. Guests are welcome to explore the wider grounds of the farm and the estate. There is also a cobbled courtyard to the side of the property including exterior furniture for use by guests.
The property can be booked on a self-catered basis or a number of catering options are available including dinner delivered right to the kitchen offering a full range of delicious menus using fresh local produce.
Babies & Children
Two travel cots and high chairs are available on request.
You may bring two well behaved dogs (no puppies) at a charge of £25 per dog. Please note - it is important that you refer to the dog policy of the property prior to booking.
There is a drying area for wet gear - separate to accommodation.
The property has washing and drying faciliities.
There is an electric car charging point - charges apply. Please enquire for details.
Strictly non-smoking property.