Gibside Stables BunkhouseNr Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG
- Sleeps 25
- Bedrooms 4
- Preferred changeover day Flexible
- Minimum stay 2 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 3
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 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.
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
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 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: 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.
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.