Rowan Tree Paddock

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  • Single barrel-shaped cabin at a one-acre Northumberland paddock
  • A 20-minute drive to Blyth beach; 10 minutes to Northumberlandia
  • Off-grid stays with double bed, barbecue and covered deck area
Peace, quiet and a great swathe of outdoor space await for guests at Rowan Tree Paddock – there’s just the one cabin at this Northumberland site, so you’ll have the entire one-acre paddock all to yourselves. (Well, apart from friendly and inquisitive goats Herbie and Beau, who are always keen to meet new visitors…) This is a particularly gorgeous cabin, in an unusual barrel shape with a bedside window that looks out over the paddock – meaning you can gaze out at the scenery while still tucked up in bed. It’s a cosy and comfy setup inside the cabin, with a double bed, a seating area and storage space. Outside, a covered deck means you can sit out even when it’s a bit chilly, and it’s a short walk to a portable toilet and sink. Cooking facilities are out in the open too – you’ll have access to a mini barbecue and associated kitchenware (but please note there’s no fridge, as this is an off-grid location). Barbecue supplies can be picked up at the farm shop 10 minutes’ walk away, which also has a café serving up meals and snacks throughout the day. There’s also an Indian restaurant within walking distance, and a petrol station with a shop; Morpeth’s shops and supermarkets are 10 minutes’ drive away. Being off grid, this is a fabulous spot for a digital detox, spending your time stargazing and listening to owls hoot rather than scrolling social media (although there is a battery-powered USB charging point if you need it…)

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1

Languages spoken


Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed




Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby


Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby


Rowan Tree Paddock

Station Road





NE61 6NH



Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)



Route directions

The entrance to Rowan Tree Paddock is directly off Station Road opposite Birchwood. The wooden gate is signposted Rowan Tree Paddock. Do not drive along the private access road. Enter via the wooden gate and park on the woodchip.

Nearest transport

3 mi Bus Station
5.2 mi Bus Station
5.2 mi Bus Station
2.5 mi Morpeth Rail Station
3.5 mi Pegswood Rail Station
3.7 mi Cramlington Rail Station
12.1 mi North Shields Ferry Terminal
12.5 mi South Shields Ferry Terminal
12.5 mi Newcastle International Ferry Terminal
6.7 mi Newcastle International Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Countryside and coastal walks are good ways to fill your days around here – for the former, head out into Plessey Woods Country Park (five minutes’ drive) or Bolam Lake Country Park (20 minutes). Northumberlandia (10 minutes) is another good pick, centred around a giant soil sculpture of a reclining woman, or you may like to stroll around Bide-a-Wee Cottage Garden (15 minutes) or Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (20 minutes). For the coast, it’s a 20-minute drive to the colourful beach huts (and excellent fish and chips) of Blyth or half an hour to Alnmouth, close to both Alnwick Castle and Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum. Other days out might take you into Newcastle upon Tyne (25 minutes) to see the Tyne Bridge, tour the museums or head underground at Victoria Tunnel. Alternatively, stick to the stunning countryside with hikes in Northumberland National Park (half an hour).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Blyth South Beach 6.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Newbiggin South 6.6 mi Sea N/A Good Excellent Excellent
Newbiggin North 7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good
Seaton Sluice 7.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Druridge Bay South 8.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Seaton Delaval Hall 7.1 mi

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens 8.3 mi

Stephenson Railway Museum 10 mi

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum. 10.4 mi

Great North Museum: Hancock 10.4 mi

National Trust

Seaton Delaval Hall 7.1 mi

Holy Jesus Hospital 11.1 mi

Wallington 12 mi

Gibside 14.7 mi

Cherryburn 14.8 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.




Morpeth River Wander 3.1 mi

Woodhorn Grange - Colliery Museum Circular 6.2 mi


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.



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Great find and very happy with our stay!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Emma W. The reviewer booked through

Beau’s Barrel camping pod

Liked: Lovely stay in Beau’s Barrel. Comfy bed, cosy indoor and under canopy outdoor seating. All the kitchen equipment you need to use the outdoor kitchen. The most enjoyable bit was the exclusive use of the 1 acre paddock. So peaceful and quiet as the barrel is the only accommodation on this site. The added bonus we spotted the resident barn owl. Will return for an off grid adventure with the kids in the summer holidays.

Disliked: Nothing

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  • Does Rowan Tree Paddock have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Rowan Tree Paddock? Countryside and coastal walks are good ways to fill your days around here – for the former, head out into Plessey Woods Country Park (five minutes’ drive) or Bolam Lake Country Park … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Rowan Tree Paddock?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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