Leyland Barn, Kidlandlee

Morpeth, Northumberland
+44 (0)1669 650472
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Get away from it all in the heart of Northumberland National Park, with walks leaving from your door and incredible dark skies at night


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Drive three miles from the main road and up one of the Upper Coquetdale hills to reach Kidlandlees. At 1400 feet above sea level, it’s totally remote here and the views from your hilltop setting are spectacular.

Your semi-detached barn is one of five off-grid properties that were renovated by Matthew and Terri, who live in The School House. Electricity is provided by solar panels and wind turbines. You’ll find a welcome hamper of locally produced foods and a bottle of champagne, plus bread, milk, butter and eggs.

Bring the dog and set off for long walks from your door, bikes for challenging climbs and binoculars for birdlife; return to a cosy cottage with a wood-burner and plenty of logs. Fire up the barbecue in your garden and watch the stars come out.

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We think you'll love

  • The spectacular views
  • The utter tranquillity
  • Walking for miles and meeting nobody
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You should know

  • Wi-Fi connection is too slow for streaming
  • The Old Barn is next door
  • You need to drive to shops


  • 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

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Dogs welcome, £20 each.
3 January - 31 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 4 miles.


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £580
Damage deposit
Dogs, £20 per dog.
1 Barn for 4
From £853 beds2 bedrooms


Kidlandlee provides an alternative definition for "paradise". What it lacks in golden sands and turquoise seas, it more than makes up for with peace and quiet, amazing views to the horizon, endless walks and cycle rides from the doorstep, and wildlife - red squirrels and hares eating in the garden with numerous birds. Leyland Barn provides wonderful accommodation with all things catered for and lovely details. Terri is a friendly host and made the whole booking, checking in/out process straightforward. Ideally located for other attractions like Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Hadrians Wall

David, Milton Keynes

Beautiful accommodation and very well appointed too, with everything we needed or wanted for a relaxing stay. Terri was very friendly and a fantastic host with communication and booking very easy. Leyland Barn was very clean, welcoming and cosy, it also smelt gorgeous too ! The location is very quiet with wonderful views right from your window. We went on some great walks with no need to take a car journey unless you wanted to. One of the best places we have stayed and we will definitely return here.

Nicola, Northumberland ad

A beautifully equipped and furnished cottage in a most stunning location - perfect for walking, cycling, birdwatching, exploring the Northumberland National Park or somewhere to just chill, relax and look at the views!

Mary, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Kidlandlees is set in a Dark Sky area and has incredible views over the hills of Upper Coquetdale and below the Coquet Valley over to the Simonside Hills. It’s a place to get away from it all – four miles to the nearest village and 14 miles to the nearest shop in Rothbury. You’re just nine miles from the Scottish border. Apart from Matthew and Terri and guests in the other three cottages, all you will see are birds and sheep and the occasional walker.

Local points of interest from Terri & Matthew Stock

  • Visit Craigside House! A wonderful day out for the whole family and doggies too. Building camps in the woods, nature trails, kayaking and canoeing on the lake. Beautiful gardens and house full of local history and inventions. Our favourite place to go!
  • For Harry Potter fans! Alnwick Castle is a fantastic day out for all the family. Learn about the history of Alnwick and enjoy the beautiful award-winning gardens created by The Duchess of Northumberland. Activities, concerts and magical fun!
  • Barter Books is one of the biggest second-hand book stores in the country. Great for rainy days. Preserved beautifully it is located in the old Alnwick Train Station. Sit, read and relax with a cuppa in restored waiting rooms with open fires. Dogs welcome
  • Holy Island and the Farne Islands are a great day out. Spot seals and puffins as you travel by boat. Visit the home of Grace Darling, Longstone Light House and find out how her amazing courage inspired the first life boats to patrol our shores.
  • Alnmouth Beach is the start of amazing castle walks and the beach itself is stunning and the local’s favourite.. The Village has amazing coffee shops and dog friendly pubs. Visit the School House Gallery for famous local art work and cultural events.


Terri & Matthew Stock

Terri and Matthew moved to Kidlandlee Estate from Kent in 2017 with their children and two Labradors. Matthew had a renovation business which he has put to good use on the cottages and buildings, and Terri was a stage manager in the theatre in London for a number of years. They hope their guests enjoy the peace and tranquillity, have fun exploring the hills, valleys and beaches and totally unwind during their stay.