Gibside Stables BunkhouseNr Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG
About Gibside Stables BunkhouseUnwind 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 37, is brilliant for large groups of friends or family. With everything you need inside (and three dogs are allowed as well), head outside to explore the enormous estate and its sweeping Derwent valley views.
For smaller groups, half the bunkhouse can booked. This will allow a maximum of 18 guests - 16 sleeping in one dormitory room plus 2 guests in a separate room containing one bunkbed.
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 37. 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 four 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.
NOTE: The bunkhouse is located within the Gibside estate. Guests staying at the bunkhouse have free entry but we regret that we cannot allow additional visitors to access the estate free of charge.
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair not available
- Microwave not available
- Fridge not available
- Freezer not available
- Dishwasher not available
- Washing machine not available
- Tumble dryer not available
- Telephone not available
- Television not available
- DVD not available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner not available
- Garden not available
- BBQ not available
The bunkhouse is situated on the first floor of the Stables and consists of;
- a living/dining room, kitchen
- 1 x dormitory sleeping 16 in eight bunkbeds
- 1 x dormitory sleeping 17 in eight bunkbeds and one single bed)
- 2 x smaller bedrooms (each sleeping 2 in bunkbeds)
- 3 x bathrooms (containing 6 showers and 5 toilets in total)
NOTE: Groups hiring the entire bunkhouse can choose to add on the Bowes Meeting Room for £50+VAT per day. This is a meeting room with screen and projector so perfect for corporate groups. Please ask one of our sales advisors.View Floor plan (PDF 147 KB)
Notes for guests
Heating: Electric wall heaters
Bedding/linen: Mattress covers and a pillow is provided for each bed. Guests will need to bring their own linen, towels and any other bedding. Tea towels are also provided.
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: Three 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.
Is this bunkhouse for you? Our bunkhouses are perfect for guests who want to enjoy the outdoors and meet up with friends and family. We do not accept hen and stag groups at this bunkhouse.
There are neighbours nearby, so we respectfully ask that you keep noise to a minimum after 11pm.
School and community groups: Different packages including activities and catering can be booked in for these groups. For school and community groups there is space for up to 37 people. Please contact the learning team at Gibside directly on 01207 541200 or gibsidestablesLDC@nationaltrust.org.uk to book your stay. For more information go to Learning at Gibside.