|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Newly renovated beamed accommodation attached to Broadmea Barn. Can be booked on its own sleeping six or together with Broadmea Barn to sleep 18. Beautiful open plan living/dining space with gas 'wood effect' fire in traditional stone fireplace. Modern well-equipped kitchen and patio doors lead to paved/graveled patio area. Ground floor has easy access spacious shower room, toilet and large bedroom. Stairs lead to twin bedroom, bathroom with over-bath shower and beamed bedroom with large double bed.
Located in a quiet valley on the border between Northumberland and Cumbria, Broadmea sits in its own garden opposite the owners home and 1800 acre working sheep farm. Superbly renovated to create the perfect holiday home it offers a relaxing and luxurious setting for getting away from it all. Broadmea Barn can be booked together with adjoining property Broadmea Stable to accommodate groups of up to 18 people. Conveniently situated for day excursions to the beautiful scenery of the Lake District and history of Hadrian's Wall.
We stayed here over Christmas as a family with our 2 dogs and had a fabulous time!The barn was beautiful and very comfortable with everything we could possibly need for a peaceful relaxing stay.
We would thouroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a break in Northumberland!
We rented this home, along with the one next door, for a family gathering of 10 adults and eight children. The drive to the homes in itself was stunning - we hadn't realised quite how stunning the scenery and setting would be. On arrival, we were delighted with what we found. We had worried before arrival that the houses would be sufficiently stocked with enough towels, good linen and enough kitchen equipment for us all, and there had been no cause for concern. Everything we could possibly have needed was supplied, including dish washer tablets. A Sainsbury's online order was placed to arrive an hour after us, which it duly did. I understand other renters also do the same. The communication we received from the owner before our stay was great, quick responses and detailed ones too. The owner was there to meet us, and lives next door, however, the entrance to the holiday homes faces away from their home, which offers perfect privacy. It was great having the owner on site, especially for information about the area, and the odd pan scourer! The surrounding area is stunning - perfect for walking and the river a few minutes walk away provided hours of entertainment for children who wanted to paddle and swim. We really can't rate this home highly enough, and are returning at the earliest opportunity for a week rather than a long weekend. We were also really impressed with the guest information given in the houses - and of huge interest was the journey undertaken by the owners to restore what was derelict barns to these two beautiful homes. Well done - it was lovely to see old materials all being restored and reused to rebuild the property - and the end result is magnificent. The only word of advice we would offer is to bring mosquito repellent/plugs during the summer months, as the proximity of a small stream at the end of the houses, and the river nearby did make for rather a number of them around at night, but this really did not spoil the experience in any way - just a little thing to remember if you are likely to be bothered by them.
We enjoyed a long weekend in the Stable. Lovely property in a quiet location about 4 miles from the market town of Alston. Friendly welcome from the owner. Enjoyed watching the sheep and their very new lambs in the field right beside the house. House well furnished and equipped and very clean. Would certainly recommend this as a place to come. Lots to do in the local area and a little further afield, and just getting there involves seeing some stunning scenery.
My family and I (including nan & grandad) had a great week in Broadmea Stable in the February half term holidays. The accommodation was lovely and it's open plan layout gave it a very nice and spacious feel. We all slept very well as the beds were really comfortable.
It's location was excellent for visiting Cumbria or Northumberland and after a day out it was great to crash out in a comfortable and warm home. The Lake District is close by and we visited Keswick and Ullswater on two separate days.
Tricia & Paul were great hosts and obviously love what they do. They were full of information about places to go and things to see. Our children were looking forward to visiting Harry Potters Hogwarts Castle (ie Alnwick Castle) however in February it was shut to the public. Tricia and Paul however told us about the TreeHouse that is built in the Castle grounds which is open to the public all year round (as well as the Gardens) and we therefore decided to drive up and take a look. The kids were in their element running across the suspended rope bridge some 50ft above the ground - making it wobble up and down for all us adults. It also includes a restaurant and coffee shop which was a great pit stop.
The property had the added benefit of a downstairs bathroom with a walk in shower / wet room which was ideal for grandad as he struggles to use conventional showers or showers above a bath.
We had a thoroughly good week with plenty of fresh air and all the home comforts of the luxurious Broadmea Stable.
The Murphy Family
Our third Christmas at Broadmea. A blissful retreat from our busy lives. The beautiful properties are in a stunning location. Both properties are very clean and very well maintained. The Barn and the Stable are fully equipped. Patricia and Paul Staley provided excellent customer service and have always been very welcoming. We enjoyed long walks through spectacular scenary, walking for hours with our dogs to return happy and exhausted to our beautiful accommodation. We enjoyed a couple of meals at the nearby kirkstyle Inn in Knarsdale and would recommend a visit as the food was excellent and we were made very welcome.
We would heartily recommend Broadmea Barn and Stable to friends and relatives and have indeed done so on many occasions.
On the border between Northumberland and Cumbria, Broadmea Barn lies in one of England's designated Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is conveniently situated for day excursions to the beautiful scenery of the Lake Districit 30 miles and history of Hadrian's Wall 10 miles. Further a field, the vibrant night life and shopping in Newcastle, the coastal regions of Northumberland and even Harry Potter's home of Hogwarts at Alnwick Castle are a great way to spend a day. On the doorstep, the renowned Pennine Way, the South Tyne Trail and the Pennine Cycle Route offer mile upon mile of easy access to breathtaking countryside. Nenthead and Killhope Mining museums 15 - 30 miles give an insight into this areas rich mining heritage. There is a pony trekking centre 30 min drive and outdoor heated swimming pool and sports facility 15 min drive. Just 5 miles away is the small town of Alston offering pubs, shopping and a steam engine railway. Local pub 1 mile with good food.