Thursday, 16 January 2014

Special place....

I am sure you all know by now how diverse the rural county of Northumberland is thanks to the recent publicity on the TV from local lad... Robson Green.

For those living here it is indeed a special place.

Quiet roads leading in many directions...Hills and moorland, stunning coastline, impressive local stone castles, bastles, barns and farms all dot the landscape.

The Unesco world heritage site of  Hadrians wall draws thousands of visitors a year....

So how lovely it would be to spend a few days exploring, content in the knowledge you can return to a comfortable bed, good food and most hospitable hosts.

May I introduce Henshaw Barn

This converted 18th century hay barn has been lovingly restored by retired teacher Pauline and chef John and brought right into the 21st century with underfloor heating, quality oak doors, exposed beams and stonework.

Featured in Country Homes and Interiors in October 2012

All contributing to a wonderful place to stay for Bed and Breakfast.

"Bed" is in a choice of two rooms, each with lovely en suite facilities.

The gorgeously romantic, Victorian bed room...with new, comfy mattresses and luxury bedding.

Or the spacious arrow slit bedroom with a super king bed...that can convert into two singles if required.

With views to die for over the rolling countryside through the tiny windows.

And between the two bedrooms there is a a snuggy, guest sitting room..

Perfect for unwinding after a busy day.

"Breakfast" is taken in one end of the beamed family sitting room...prepared by John a professional chef,  who sources his food from local suppliers and makes all his own hedgerow preserves.....and very tasty they are too!

At the moment Pauline and John are welcoming guests over the winter months with their "Winter warmer" special offers available up March.

For a 3 night stay...£35 pppn
Or if you want to stay longer a 4 night stay is £30pppn.
Bed, breakfast and a great welcome from two people who know the area and can advise on the best places to visit in Northumberland.
So much better than an impersonal hotel.

For further information
Henshaw Barn Bed and Breakfast
NE47 7EN

Tel : 01434344453 
Email :

You won't be disappointed!

Julie x


  1. What a perfect place to stay. I can feel a yearning to return there after a chilly walk out in that beautiful countryside. I shall keep all the details and... who knows? Jane xx

  2. It looks just my kind of place ...

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  4. Ooooops pressed the wrong button, sorry Julie!! What I ment to say was it looks fabulous........Hope you are on commission!!

  5. What a beautiful place. The depth of the window wells (or sills) is fantastic.
    How's that sweet new puppy doing?
    Have a great weekend.
    Susan x

  6. What a beautiful place to stay, gorgeous furnishings and views. Very reasonable too, may have to give it a try Julie x Lovely to see you Tuesday, I am thrilled with my tin and buttons. Hope you had a good day x

  7. Looks like heaven on earth,so lovely! All the best,Chrissy

  8. Very tempting! We talked about all the places we want to visit in Northumberland and Cumbria on our way back from your fair today...

  9. It looks and sounds very inviting.

  10. Hello Julie, I popped along to the college yesterday and said hello to your daughter?? I showed her my skirt and I was hoping you might have had some more linen. Got a lovely white mixing bowl just right for planting up some primula in, she said you were at home having fun with the puppy! x

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