Within this spectacular barn development are four unique and individual holiday apartments, together with a 400-year-old Grade II listed farmhouse, which was a former bastle and is ideal for larger parties. The delightful Farmhouse (ref MWH) is ideal for people who appreciate the indulgence of space in truly spectacular surroundings. Alternatively, for the larger group or family gathering, all four apartments (refs MWJ, MWK, MWL and MWM) can be booked together, providing unique accommodation for up to 14 people. The Barns have been awarded Northumberland strikes Gold, Silver and Bronze at the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. This is the perfect location to get away from it all - away from the noise and pace of the city and the preoccupations of the daily workload. Falstone Barns provide a place of refuge, allowing batteries to be recharged and imaginations re-inspired.
Head for the wide open spaces where the cries of curlews and skylarks can be heard. Summer brings meadows of wildflowers and clouds of butterflies. Crisp winter mornings and endless horizons mean this is truly a place for all seasons. For the ruthlessly energetic, nearby Kielder Water offers water sports aplenty and Kielder Forest boasts some of the most challenging mountain bike trails in the UK, all within a 5-minute journey. The country sports enthusiast can opt for a day on the exclusive stretch of Britain’s best salmon river, the North Tyne, a day’s shooting at clays or a game over Falstone Barns’ own grounds; all this can be arranged on request. Not forgetting the golfer either, the nearby village of Bellingham boasts a very highly regarded 18-hole course with day tickets and weekend specials available. The internationally acclaimed courses of Matfen, Slaley and Goswick are a little further afield.
Falstone Barns are committed to providing sumptuous apartments which also combine the practicalities required by real families. Bedrooms are designed to allow the sleeping of up to three children in a room with cots and cribs available for babies if required. At Falstone Barns, children can simply revel in the freedom afforded by the secure play areas around the courtyard and an unrivalled countryside playground on the doorstep. Beyond the estate is the open Northumbrian countryside - fresh air and things to discover, tales of knights and dragons, princesses and wizards. It is a magical place waiting to be experienced. And the adventure doesn’t end when the lights go out! Take a trip to the nearby Kielder Observatory, where the secrets of the Universe can be discovered. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.
Falstone Farmhouse is a 400-year-old bastle house - a fortified home designed to withstand the attacks from gangs of raiders who roamed these ‘Debateable Lands’ between England and Scotland in the Middle Ages. A warmer welcome awaits today in the delightfully atmospheric and utterly charming Falstone Farmhouse, perfect for larger family get-togethers or family re-unions. The Farmhouse can be tailored exactly to your needs by closing off unwanted bedrooms as required making a sumptuous space for a couple or four people. With four luxurious, themed double bedrooms to choose from and a twin/double or overspill space, your break near Kielder Water will be one to cherish forever.
Large vaulted living/dining room with glass-fronted stove and hand-painted mural of Reiver battles. Snug with wood-burning stove and TV. Beamed, well-equipped kitchen with 4-door oil Aga, 4-ring electric hob, double electric oven, 2-ring gas hob and TV. Single bedroom with additional Z-bed (for +1). Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom with valley views and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle, toilet and ceramic floor. Second floor: Double bedroom with decorative stone fireplace and walk-in wardrobe. Third floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin), wooden floor and en-suite shower room with large cubicle and toilet.
- Wood-burning stove and glass-fronted fire - fuel at cost
- Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
- Travel cot and high chair on request
- Two satellite TVs (one 42", one 48")
- 4-door oil Aga included
- Double electric oven included
- American fridge/freezer
- Large lawned garden with furniture
- Sitting-out area and furniture
- Ample parking
- Welcome pack
- No smoking