Hello Mossie and Tracey welcome you to Hall Barns and hope you enjoy your stay.
Hall Barns was originally called ‘Thawle Barnys’ there was a tower here in troublesome days of raiding and a mention of it dating back to 1541.
My parents moved here in February 2006, and had the house refurbished to provide three en-suite rooms for short or long stays. They have recently retired handing the reins onto ourselves. There are 2 twin rooms and a family room which can sleep 4, a sitting room with TV and a log burner in the winter, of which you can sit and relax after your day of walking or site seeing. In the summer you may sit in the garden and enjoy the peace and quiet, the scenic views around you, have a barbecue or just watch the sun set. To the east you will see a large castle of which is Chipchase the Torday family reside there today.
This is a working farm belonging to a large estate the owners Allgood family live at Nunwick Hall. The village of Simonburn is a small hamlet part of the estate as is many of the surrounding farms. In the village there is a shop, a beautiful church, well worth a look, which is a 5 minute walk away. Surrounding areas is Hadrian’s Wall (with its many Roman sites), National Forest Park, Hexham Abbey and the historic town of Corbridge. We have easy access on uncrowded roads to Kielder, which is the largest man made forest and lake in Europe. Newcastle, Gateshead and the unspoilt Northumbrian Coast, Durham, Carlisle, Alnwick and the Scottish Borders are all within visiting distance.
This is an ideal location from which to enjoy the peaceful North Tyne Valley. You can go walking, cycling and nearby facilities offer opportunities to go horse riding horse racing, canoeing, bird watching or fishing of which the river North Tyne is renowned for its salmon.