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The Barn

Middleton near Ponteland, Northumberland (Ref. 1144232)

Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Steven

    “Gorgeous property, lovely welcoming owner.”

    Fantastic setting would highly recommend. One tiny niggle was the water pressure from the shower wasn’t great. However we had a fab time and left feeling relaxed and re charged.

    Fantastic setting would highly recommend. One tiny niggle was the water pressure from the shower wasn’t great. However we had a fab time and left feeling relaxed and re charged.

    - Steven, February 2024


  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with antique four poster and electric fire
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with feature fireplace with an electric fire.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, kettle, toaster
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Rear enclosed, 1/2 acre of landscaped garden with patio, lawn, unique sculptures, furniture, non-enclosed pond
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 4.2 miles
  • Direct access to Shaftoe Crags
  • Note: Small pond with water feature not enclosed, please supervise children at all times.

The property

The Barn is a charming, stone-built property resting in the countryside hamlet of Middleton, near Pointeland and it's an ideal base for a couple seeking a tranquil getaway to the countryside of Northumberland. Park off-road and be welcomed into a property boasting original features and teaming with character, discovering first a living/dining space with beautiful stone walls, a wooden feature wall, and complementary soft furnishings and furniture to give this space a traditional cottage feel. Here there is a delightful sitting area, and a dining space for two, ideal for a romantic meal with your significant other, and from here, discover a quaint kitchen with all of the amenities needed for your stay. When sleep calls, freshen up in the bathroom with a warm shower or an indulgent soak in the tub, before retiring to a beautiful bedroom with antique large four-poster double bed, electric fire, and original features. When the sun is shining, head out into 1/2 acre garden, discovering a beautiful space to relax as your pet runs about in the sunshine, and here there is a wildlife pond with water feature and unique sculptures. Indulge in a rural getaway to Northumberland with a stay at The Barn. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1142905 and 1144233, together sleeping up to 10 guests.

Shaftoe Grange Cottages

Shaftoe Grange Cottages is a beautiful collection of three stone-built cottages, resting in the hamlet of Middleton, near Ponteland, and offering an acre of land for guests use, and pretty bases for couples, friends, and families alike, looking for a getaway to Northumberland. Be welcomed by off-road parking and marvel at the stunning décor throughout, with each of the properties boasting original features such as roof beams, arched windows, and stone walls, adding character and charm to these pet-friendly abodes. These properties can be linked together for larger groups, allowing guests to spend time with one another. Situated in the countryside of Northumberland, Shaftoe Grange Cottages offer a charming retreat with direct access from your backyard to Northumbrian treks over the hills and crags. The village of Bolam, which has a lovely lake for boating and strolling, and the hamlet of Bradford are both close to nearby Harnham, and guests can also visit the historic sites of Harnham Buddhist Monastery and the English Heritage site Belsay Castle. For amenities, head over to the town of Ponteland, where there is a selection of convenience stores, pubs, cafés, and eateries, with options including The Pont Tap and the Diamond Inn, and there is also a golf course. More attractions include Wallington Hall, Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, Newcastle Upon Tyne with its Discovery Museum and Life Science Centre, Northumberland Zoo, and beach days at Cresswell Beach and Whiteley Bay. Take a hike, mountain bike, or birdwatch in the stunning scenery Northumberland National Park, making the most of the group’s countryside location. All of this and so much more with a stay at the characterful Shaftoe Grange Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Newcastle 6 miles; Morpeth 11 miles; Hexham 20 miles; Newcastle airport 2 miles.

Ponteland is a historic village set on the river Pont with much modern development providing shops and restaurants, and a traditional village pub. There is also a great leisure centre to enjoy with plenty of activities for the family to enjoy. The Metro centre is only 7 miles away, Hadrians Wall can be accessed from various places nearby, and the historic towns of Morpeth, Hexham and Corbridge are all just a short drive away. No matter what your interests there should be something to satisfy your needs in the surrounding area. The city of Newcastle can be accessed either by car or by public transport, and with a history dating back over 200 years, there is much to see and do in this vibrant, lively location. Excellent shopping, top-class restaurants and amazing night life are all to be enjoyed, along with a variety of museums and galleries.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas