Lovingly converted barn, Durham


Entire residential home hosted by Caroline

  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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Swallows' Barn is a beautiful converted granary 7 miles west of historic Durham City. It offers fabulous views over rolling farmland; spacious 4 star accommodation; country walks; wood burning stove and a menagerie of livestock. Perfect for all the family. Dogs are welcome by prior approval at a small additional fee (see house rules).

The space
Swallows Barn boasts sleeping for eight with 2 spacious main bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom) and a third with 2 sets of adult sized bunk beds.
Well away from the sounds of the city, the nights are very quiet, but mornings are often announced by the local cockerel, strutting his stuff in the farmyard. While this is fun for the hens and early birds, he can be locked up by request if a sleep-in is required!

As well as the main bedroom benefiting from an en-suite, there is a family bathroom with bath and shower.

The large, stone flagged kitchen area is well equipped with everything you could need including a microwave, dishwasher, and an electric cooker and grill. There is a large scrubbed pine dining table and a cozy seating area with a real wood burning stove adding to the feel of a large comfortable country kitchen.

The sunny sitting room has magnificent views over the hills and farmland. There is a cosy electric ‘woodburner‘ and comfy sofas as well as a TV and DVD player.

The washing/drying room next to the kitchen contains space for hanging clothes as well as a washing machine, drier, an ironing board and iron.

Please note prices include all bedding and towels.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
4 single beds

What this place offers

Garden view
Valley view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine

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4.93 out of 5 stars from 212 reviews


Where you’ll be

Esh, County Durham, United Kingdom

Guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the property. There are many rural walks in the locality with abundant bird life and animals.

Swallows’ Barn is only a couple of minutes drive from the village of Langley Park. Here you can find many local amenities such as grocery stores, take away food outlets, local pubs and restaurants.

County Durham and the surrounding area has many local attractions to suit all ages including: historic Durham City with its Norman cathedral, castle and university, Beamish Museum, and the beautiful Wear Valley, as well as nearby Diggerland! A little further afield are Bowes Museum, Raby Castle, Alnwick Castle (famous as the set of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies), Hadrian's Wall, Gateshead's Metro Centre (a shopper's paradise!) and the amenities and cultural attractions in the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland. Northeast England also has fantastic beaches on the Northumberland coast, at Sunderland and on the East Durham coast.

Hosted by Caroline

  1. Joined in January 2015
  • 212 Reviews
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We moved into the farmhouse 20 years ago and converted the granary over the next few years. We have been doing holiday lets for the past 16 years and have enjoyed getting to know visitors from all over the world. We are not farmers but have a smallholding with a variety of animals including pigs, sheep and poultry. We realise how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful part of the world and are keen to share it with others.
We moved into the farmhouse 20 years ago and converted the granary over the next few years. We have been doing holiday lets for the past 16 years and have enjoyed getting to know v…

During your stay

Occasionally, if we are away on holiday we leave a friend from the local village to liaise with guests if required but we can be contacted by mobile if need be.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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