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.