The Old Barn, Kidlandlee

Morpeth, Northumberland
+44 (0)1669 650472

Remote barn in the middle of Northumberland National Park with views for miles, wonderful walking trails and clear starry skies


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Your semi-detached barn was built from the original stones of a cattle barn – one of four properties that have been renovated by Terri and Matthew. They are completely off-grid, with electricity being provided by solar panels and wind turbines.

Find a welcome hamper from Tully’s of Rothbury and a bottle of champagne plus breakfast basics and an endless supply of logs. If you’re stuck inside there are books and board games or you can simply gaze at the views.

Explore the National Park, walk all day without meeting another soul, cycle some challenging hills and dips or hop in the car to the nearest town Rothbury to stock up. Cragside is a fascinating house and garden nearby. You have a good eating out spot for summer evenings with a barbecue and the best ‘dark sky status’ views on clear nights.

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We think you'll love

  • The wonderful peace
  • Bringing your dog and walking for miles
  • Being off-grid but having all the comforts you need
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You should know

  • The Wi-Fi connection is too slow for streaming
  • You share the property with four other cottages
  • You need to drive to shops, pubs and restaurants


  • 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
  • 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 4pm
Check out
By 9.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 4 miles.


Nightly price
from £124
Weekly price
from £525
Damage deposit
Dogs, £10 per dog.
1 Barn for 4
From £1243 beds2 bedrooms


A beautiful escape in the glorious Cheviot hills. The gravel approach track may be a bit of a grind, but its a price well worth paying for the peace and quiet, the views, and the door-step access to long walks that you get from Kidlandlee. Not to mention the comfort of a warm, spacious and extremely well appointed and equipped cottage. The finish exudes quality and entire cottage was spotless on our arrival. Kidlandlee is remote, but that is a good part of the attraction. Nonetheless Rothbury, Alnwick and the fabulous Northumberland coast are all within 30-60 mins drive. Highly recommended.

Mike, Bristol

A beautifully equipped and furnished cottage in the most stunning location - perfect for walking, cycling, exploring the beautiful Northumberland National Park, or somewhere just to chill, sit 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.