COVID-19 UPDATE We are monitoring government guidance closely and continue with our diligent cleaning and booking regime. Guests can feel secure that we have taken all recommended necessary steps to preserve a safe covid free environment. We have rebooked those who had to cancel due to lockdown and given full refunds to anyone who was unable to rebook. No vouchers, no roll overs. We hope all or regular visitors are safe and well and looking forward to welcoming new guests to the coast or the hills. Have fun. Linda Brian and the Team
COVID-19 UPDATEWe are monitoring government guidance closely and continue with our diligent cleaning and booking regime. Guests can feel secure that we have taken all recommended necessary steps to preserve a safe covid free environment.    We have rebooked those who had to cancel due to lockdown and given full refunds to anyone who was unable to rebook. No vouchers, no roll overs. We hope all or regular visitors are safe and well and looking forward to welcoming new guests to the coast or the hills.Have fun. Linda Brian and the Team


There are 3 bedrooms each with an ensuite; two with baths and one with a shower.

The main bedroom has a 6' bed. Down stairs, one room has twin  3' single bed and the other twin singles.. Guests are asked to bring their own bed linen, pillow cases, duvet covers, sheets and towels.


There is a large farmhouse kitchen with washing machine, fridge, freezer and gas cooker which uses bottles gas. There is also a microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee machine.


The sitting room has a wood burning stove with wood cut in the garden lean too.

The twin downstairs bedroom  has a wood burning stove. Additional heating is from oil filled electric radiators. There is a satelite TV and Music Centre; a well stocked library with the BBC Nations top 100 books along with literature on local and natural history.



There is a sleepered terrace, bbq and small flower and herb garden and an outside light. There is a west facing deck and wooden glass sided cabin with panoramic views to the Lough and Crags and Forestry a large desk and comfy arm chairs and taxidermy.

In the 35 acres there are several woodland areas and streams and  pieces of Land Art including ornamental gates, a slate bridge, poetry stone seat,stone column and over mantle piece inspired by Ian Hamilton Finlay of Little Sparta and James Turbellaria.  We will shortly be adding an inscribed stone drinking/wall feature near the entrance.

There are two large Yorkshire Board barns for horses, bikes etc and a small stone barn with a stable and hay loft which the swallows, martins and barn owls  currently. We regularly hear Snipe drumming and cuckoos at the beginning of June.

There is walking access to the north through the 'Forestry' or back up the track, to the Pennine Way South to Hadrian's Wall,  or North through Wark Forest leading on to Stonehaugh or West to the Boardwalk around Green Lee Lough.

We are currently designing a 'fantasy map' of the property. The land to the front of the farmhouse is a SSSI and monitored closely.


What to do?

All of our properties are close to fabulous beaches or woodland walks, so pack up a picnic and enjoy the wonderful British summer countryside. Bath in nature...............


Have you seen?

For all rental enquiries please contact May Rhodes on or 07474449190 or Linda Burrows

07801651783 at Dunstarn Cottage is also available through Air B and B as is Croft Cottage and 85 Queen Street.


Over the past couple of years we have hosted a walking theatre performance and two summer outdoor theatre events, as well as assisted Cinematography students to make a film for Leeds University and enabled Vet students to obtain valuable work experience during lockdown......if you have a project in mind, we'd be pleased to discuss things.........


We are currently hosting weekend gun dog training courses for beginners and advanced  through Kirkbourne Spaniels.........


Last updated 28th Jan 2022

Web photos courtesy Linda Burrows

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