Hay Loft, Southlands Farm

Hexham, Northumberland
+44 (0)1434 681464 / +44 (0)78764 55620
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An airy, well-designed hideaway for two in an ancient barn on a quiet farm. This is prime walking country with Hadrian’s Wall nearby.


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A bright, welcoming open-plan space overlooking the courtyard. Friendly owners Dee and Charles who live in the farmhouse have transformed their farm buildings into comfortable places to stay, with an emphasis on sustainability.

Your open plan living area is bright and light with a wood-burner for chilly evenings and you can stock up at the farm shop on Charles’ rare breed Dexter beef, excellent pork sausages and eggs.

Wander the farm, stride into the hills, stroll to the pub, organise fishing, visit Hadrian’s Wall. There’s a shared, well organised laundry and drying room for muddy kit.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking in glorious, unspoilt countryside
  • The lack of tourists in this part of the world
  • The honesty freezer full of rare breed Dexter beef
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You should know

  • The nearest shop is eight miles away in Hexham
  • There are other holiday properties on site
  • The Hayloft is reached via outside stone steps


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 10-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £45
Weekly price
from £400
1 Cottage for 2
From £451 bed1 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Feel free to explore the farm’s 37 acres – just close all gates after you to keep dogs, hens, horses and cows where they’re meant to be! Dee and Charles can suggest walks long and short depending on your stamina: the route of Hadrian’s Wall passes within 2 miles. Shop in the old market town of Hexham 8 miles away: 40 minutes’ drive gets you to Carlisle or Newcastle. When hunger strikes you’re a brief totter from the well-regarded Barrasford Arms.

Local points of interest from Charles & Dee McGowan

  • We farm Dexter cattle, producing delicious mature beef, some of which we supply to The Feathers Inn (Another Sawday's gem) and some of which you can buy in the farm shop.
  • There are several walks from Southlands detailed in our welcome book as well as lots of local places and activities for you to go and do, which we will email you when you book.
  • When we have surplus veg we are happy to give them to guests.
  • You can walk across out fields to the pub.
  • We are in the Northumberland International dark sky park.
  • Hexham town was in top 50 Sunday Times towns to live with its majestic Abbey and cozy pubs and the picturesque town of Corbridge with boutique shops.


Charles & Dee McGowan

Dee is an artist with a studio on the property. She's also a keen gardener, florist (she runs courses) and cook. As well as rearing rare breed Dexter cattle, Charles restores classic cars and is an artist blacksmith - you'll find many examples of his work dotted about the gardens. He's also a keen fisherman and can arrange superb fly fishing for guests. They're keen on saving the planet too.