Large clans are invited to kick back and stay a while at this beauty of a borderline barn conversion...

Thoughts are turning to cosy hideaways and you can’t go wrong with a good barn conversion this time of year! Found in the beautiful South Tyne Valley, right on the Northumberland and Cumbria border, Broadmea Barn & Stable is a super cool stop-over for large groups of family and friends.

Skilfully undertaken and refurbished to a high standard, the holiday properties retain their country charm and character, offering a mix of traditional structure and contemporary design. They stand proudly across the courtyard from the owner’s home and 1800-acre working sheep farm in the North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

When booked together, 16 guests can sleep comfortably in eight bedrooms, with use of  six bathrooms. Sleeping arrangements can be extended to sleep up to 18 using two comfy fold out single beds – ideal for families with young children. You’ll find cooking a pleasure, too, in the well-equipped spacious barn kitchen with room for 16 around the large oak table, overlooked by a split mezzanine and two gallery sitting areas above.

In cooler months, the cozy underfloor central heating, roaring log-effect gas fires and relaxing sauna keep the chill away. While in the summer months, the inviting outdoor area, with chic rattan garden furniture, is perfect for alfresco chum time and BBQ eats.

The two properties, although not interconnected, have external doors just a few metres apart and both are fully equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, quality fine white linens and towels, Freesat TV/DVD, CD player/Bose wireless bluetooth speakers, charcoal barbecues, all your usual kitchen spec and under counter fridges and 12 bottle wine coolers (hurrah!)

Fancy getting out and about? The many footpaths (Pennine Way) and groomed cycle ways surrounding the properties allow guests the freedom to explore the stonewalled fields and surrounding moorland. Trout and salmon fishing can be enjoyed on a quiet stretch of the South Tyne river running through the farm.

Broadmea is perfectly situated as a touring base for exploring a wealth of natural and historical treasures in the area. Hadrian’s Wall is only eight miles away, with the Scottish Border and the Lake District 25 miles distant. Nearby, Alston (5 miles) offers an tons of shops, pubs and activities, such as pony trekking, electric bicycle hire, steam engine railway rides and 18-hole golf. Head for the local village pub, Kirkstyle Inn (1 mile away), for good grub!

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