The Drum Barn
Country Meets Contemporary; Luxe Living in Historic Tynedale
The Drum Barn is a fabulous barn conversion using innovative design and ideas, including a wood-fired hot tub. Located just outside the pretty Tynedale village of Great Whittington, 5 miles north of historic Corbridge, The Drum Barn is a superb combination of rustic and contemporary, combining raw materials from the beautiful surrounding landscape with high spec technology and embracing energy-efficient systems throughout to reduce its impact on the environment.
With a Scandinavian-style wood-burning stove and a private hot tub, this is the perfect place to truly relax and kick back in the heart of the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. The views stretch far over the rolling hills to Corbridge and you’re just a short drive from Hadrian’s Wall. The charming village of Great Whittington is just over a mile away and can easily be reached on foot. One dog is welcome at The Drum Barn and it sleeps a total of 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, all en suite. The Drum Barn is also only 20 minutes’ drive away from Capheaton Hall, the popular wedding venue in Northumberland.
This gorgeous wooden-clad barn is an oasis in an unspoilt landscape, merging country and chic perfectly together. Exposed raw materials and sleek modern design gives you a feel of complete luxury whilst being at one with the outdoors.
Facts & Features
Up to 8 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Welcome Hamper provided which include luxury complimentary toiletries.
Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or iPad
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at The Drum Barn, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request. Stair gate available at chosen bedroom door only (not able to be fitted at top or bottom of stairs).
One well-behaved dog is welcome at a charge of £20 per holiday. Booking Conditions apply. Dogs are not permitted on furniture, in bedrooms or to be left unattended in the cottage. Dog sitting service may be available, please enquire.
Large fridge, freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso machine . Washing machine, iron, ironing board, vacuum & BBQ with starter pack of charcoal and BBQ lighters. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Dining table seats 8. Large Scandinavian wood burning stove.
TV’s and Technology
Large HD TV in the lounge with Freeview and an Xbox 360 which can be used to watch DVD’s, Second TV in the open plan kitchen/dining room. Bluetooth speaker and Wi-fi.
Please Be Aware
An initial supply of logs are provided by the owner for your holiday at Roses Bower, we would recommend that you bring your own logs with you to last the full duration of your stay.
Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE19 2HE.
Roses Bower Farm
The Drum Barn can be booked alongside Old Woodworker’s Cottage and The Hayloft to sleep a total of 20 guests (18 adults and 2 children). Please see our Roses Bower webpage for more details.
4 bedrooms; 2 king size rooms, 1 double size room and 1 twin bed room with 2 single beds. Hairdryers. Non-feather bedding and pillows are provided on each bed.
4 en suite bathrooms; two en suite shower rooms and 2 further bathrooms with bath and separate showers, WC, heated towel rail, WC and basin with underfloor heating. Two shower rooms with large, walk-in showers, WC, basin and heated towel rails. Luxury towels and complimentary toiletries provided.
Accommodation on 2 floors; the ground floor has the large lounge, dining kitchen and cloakroom WC. On the first floor there are all 4 bedrooms with en suite shower rooms and a landing seating area.
The Drum Barn has a private enclosed garden as well as access to both paddocks (shared use with the whole of Roses Bower) and there is a wood-fired hot tub for guests’ exclusive use.
There is a BBQ provided at The Drum Barn which is available all year round. There are utensils provided and a starter pack of charcoal and BBQ lighters. Please ensure the BBQ is cleaned prior to your departure.
Private, off-road parking for up to 3 cars is in front of the barn.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced from July 2020 to accommodate the enhanced cleaning protocols necessary to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff.
Arrival: from 4pm Departure: by 10am Click here for more details.
Map & Local Area
The historic yet up-market town of Corbridge (originally known as Corstopitum, a Roman town) is just 5 miles south from Roses Bower and is close to Hadrian’s Wall. Pretty Corbridge is full of interesting independent artisan shops, boutiques, a highly renowned delicatessen, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops.
Roses Bower also has more local facilities available just 3 miles away in the larger nearby medieval town of Hexham. The Drum Barn is also only 20 minutes’ drive away from Capheaton Hall, a popular wedding venue in Northumberland, making it the ideal place to stay and make the most of your attendance at a wedding there!
You can discover more of the location of The Drum Barn on the map below. The postcode of the property is NE19 2HE. To find out the distance from your own home to The Drum Barn, click here: The Drum Barn on Googlemaps simply enter your home postcode in the box provided.
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We had a wonderful time here and wish we could have stayed longer. The kids adored the tree house and the trampoline and we loved the beauty and space of Northumbria. Paul could not have been more thoughtful, kind or generous – thank you! We will come back.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
If staying in this beautiful part of our country then a visit to Hadrian’s Wall is an absolute MUST. In particular Vindolanda, Houseteads, and Steel Rigg. For the latter take your walking boots if you really want one of the finest views from along the wall and would like to see Sycamore Gap.
Tips from a local
Visit Corbridge and Hexham. Corbridge is a very pretty village with bespoke shops, lovely coffee shops, some great eateries and a Church worth having a look in. It’s full of history which oozes from its streets and the River Tyne adjacent.
Hexham is a bigger place; a market town with a fantastic Abbey and all the modern facilities you would expect, as well as an ancient Gaol.
Tips from a local
Have a drive down to Blanchland and visit The Lord Crewe Arms and have a drink in the Crypt bar. Awarding winning ‘hotel of the year’ in 2016, this pub has fantastic reviews and the food is fantastic. It’s also in the North Pennines AONB.
Owner of The Drum Barn
A Word from the Owner…
When I was nine years old, I went to my local youth orchestra and got hit by lightning. I saw the guy paying the drums at the back and thought ‘I want to do that’. Two years later, I started playing drums for money. I still do. Over the years I’ve played in the Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, The Marquee Club, BBC Maida Vale, jazz clubs in New York, and The Sage Gateshead with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. But the thing with drummers is, we like buying drums.
Hence The Drum Barn. Once it was a three-sided hayshed with a corrugated iron roof. When bits started falling off, I knew I had to do something. Before long, it was a warm, safe, secure new building, brilliantly insulated, with under floor heating… filled with drums. Because only the best is good enough for drums. Hence the name.
After a few years that seemed an indulgence, so we got planning permission to turn it into a house. Now, it is a spacious house, with gobsmacking views north, great sunsets in the height of summer, with the sun glinting through the trees in the wood. The best feature is the huge window, with those squishy armchairs and never-ending views south.
The drums still exist, but they have a new home. Their loss is your gain.
Not sure where to start?
We know Northumberland and all of our cottages inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!
Telephone: 01665 710 700 or click here to email us your enquiry.