Gibside Stables Bunkhouse

Nr Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG
Gibside Stables, Tyne and Wear
The kitchen at Gibside bunkhouse, Tyne and Wear
The dining and living area at Gibside bunkhouse, Tyne and Wear
Internal shot of the dormitory
The bathroom at Gibside bunkhouse, Tyne and Wear
The bathroom at Gibside bunkhouse, Tyne and Wear
The hall at Gibside viewed across the wildflower meadow
Gibside Stables, Tyne and Wear The kitchen at Gibside bunkhouse, Tyne and Wear The dining and living area at Gibside bunkhouse, Tyne and Wear Internal shot of the dormitory The bathroom at Gibside bunkhouse, Tyne and Wear The bathroom at Gibside bunkhouse, Tyne and Wear The hall at Gibside viewed across the wildflower meadow

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 25
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2

About Gibside Stables Bunkhouse

Unwind in this rustic but contemporary stable conversion, set in 600 acres of gardens, woodland and countryside.

On the first floor of Gibside’s Grade II* listed stable block with its impressive façade, this charming bunkhouse, sleeping 25, is brilliant for large groups of friends or family. With everything you need inside (and two dogs allowed as well), head outside to explore the enormous estate and its sweeping Derwent valley views.

Brimming with historic character (think wooden beams, floors and thick stone walls), and one of the few surviving buildings left on the Gibside estate, the hay lofts above the former racehorse stables now sleep a group of 25. Head up the metal staircase to the first floor, go left along the corridor and you’ll find two large but cosy dormitory rooms, two smaller bedrooms, and three bathrooms. To the right of the entrance you’ll find the sociable living/dining room with enough seating for everyone to enjoy dinner together, as well as two comfy sofas and a fully equipped kitchen.

The stables are in the centre of Gibside, with wildlife-filled woodland, farmland and parkland all around you. There’s miles of footpaths to discover, brilliant for nature lovers and active groups. During the day, there’s also cafes and a varied programme of events and activities on offer at the estate if you want to join in, or keep younger ones occupied. And when all the day visitors go home, the whole 600 acres (including play areas) is yours to enjoy in peace.

Once you’ve explored everything the estate has to offer, head further afield to the wild Northumberland coast with its charming seaside villages, like Craster and Alnmouth. And if all the peace and quiet of estate dwelling is making you crave city life, the bustling centres of Newcastle and Durham are nearby, packed with restaurants, museums and galleries. Within a 40-minute drive, you’ll find National Trust places Cragside, Souter Lighthouse, Wallington and Washington Old Hall.

Enquire and book

Call 0344 335 1296

Opening times

Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 7pm
Sunday: 9am - 1pm

When emailing the team please reference the name of the bunkhouse you are enquiring about.


Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


  • First floor

    The bunkhouse is situated on the first floor of the Stables and consists of a living/dining room, kitchen, 2 x large dormitories (one sleeping 10 in bunkbeds and the other sleeping 11 in bunkhbeds and a single), 2 x smaller bedrooms (each sleeping 2 in bunkbeds) accessed through the larger dormitories, and 3 x bathrooms (containing 6 showers and 5 toilets in all).   

Notes for guests

Heating: Electric wall heaters

Bedding/linen: Mattress covers, duvet and pillow is provided for each bed. Guests will need to bring their own linen, towels and any other bedding.

Parking: There are 2 parking spaces approx. 30 metres away from the bunkhouse. Cars should only drive to these spaces before 10am or after 3.30pm as it involves driving through a public area where visitors to the property will be walking. Additional car parking is in the main car park, 1 mile away. Coaches cannot access the Stables. If arriving by coach please discuss with us at the time of booking.

Dogs: Two well behaved dogs are welcome to join guests staying at a Gibside Stables Bunkhouse. They must be pre-booked by calling our holidays team. Please note that the bunkhouse does not have a garden and dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in the Gibside grounds.


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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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