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Every effort has been made to ensure that you enjoy your stay at The Barn and we aim to provide a five-star, quality service. Our team of friendly staff are available 24 hours a day if you have any problems whilst staying with us.
Office opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Office telephone number: 01748 850333
Out of Hours number: 07442 565755
A welcome hamper containing a selection of produce will be in your cottage on your arrival. The contents of the hamper may vary from time to time. It often includes fresh milk, tea, coffee, coffee pods for the machine, sugar, oil, salt, pepper & Kip & Nook chocolates.
Wi-Fi Internet Connection
Network Name: Ben’s House Password: benbenben
Arrival & Departure
You can check in between 3pm-6pm and we kindly request that you depart by 10.30am on your last day. When you arrive please call the mobile number above and we will show you in. Please lock The Barn and leave the keys in the back of the kitchen door. Please do let us know what you enjoyed as well as any problems via the comments form in your welcome pack.
Care of the Property
The property has been decorated and equipped to a high specification with most items being individually sourced. However, we do understand that accidents can happen from time to time; therefore, please report any breakages as soon as possible to give us time to replace them before the next guests arrive.
Location and number of cars: Outside Kip & Nook reception, a private car park with 4-6 parking spaces. There is a sign that says Barn Parking.
Rubbish and Recycling
You will find rubbish bins and recycling bins inside the property. If you need bins emptying please ask in the office at reception.
There are thermostats in the kitchen, boot room & upstairs bedroom.
The downstairs is always warm enough, as we have underfloor heating. The upstairs can be a lot cooler, the thermostat is behind the curtain upstairs to the right of the door. Always make sure this is turned up to the highest temperature as the upstairs is quite cold.
There is a log burner in the snug where you will find kindling, fire lighters and logs to light the burner.
You will find crockery, glassware and cutlery for you and your guests. The kitchen is well-equipped with appliances, cookware and utensils. We also include some cleaning products, and useful items such as cling film, salt and pepper, tea towels and a torch. There is a Nespresso machine, if you would like to bring coffee capsules – there are a few to start you off.
The bedrooms include bed linen, a hair dryer, towels, toilet rolls and some toiletries.
There is a washer dryer in the boot room.
There is a large TV in the snug which has – Sky movies & Sky Sports
The TV in the kitchen and all three double bedrooms are smart TV’s so they have prime video & Netflix.
There is a gas BBQ in the courtyard, please contact the office if you require more gas.
Wood Fired Hot Tub
There is a wood fired hot tub which will be up to temperature for your arrival. There will be logs provided to keep the hot tub warm.
Thank you for respecting the neighbouring properties and keeping noise levels to a minimum between 10.30pm and 8.00am. The noise does carry easily from the outside areas.
The property is strictly non-smoking. An ash tray is found outside on a table in the courtyard.
Dogs can be walked off the lead on site, please clean up after your dogs and be aware that the garden and courtyard are not enclosed.
There are 250 acres of field, woodland and riverside walks to explore. Read on for a map of various walks around the grounds, and if you need a hand ask the team in the reception.
Adjacent to The Barn is The Workshop, which is a cool place shared space to hang out and relax. It offers a pool table, table tennis and darts. There’s a TV area with Netflix and a PS5.
Upstairs there’s a co-workspace with WiFi and also a Yoga room. Should you want to book a Yoga experience/teacher please get in touch with us before your stay.
The Workspace is open from 10am until 10pm on weekdays and weekends. It is shared by the four properties at Pinkney Carr Farm.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the new bar area at The Workshop. Please note only drinks purchased on-site can be consumed inside The Workshop.
Pizza Nights in The Workshop
We also offer freshly made Pizza’s every night from 6pm, see the menu at the end of the guest book. Place your orders with the Kip & Nook office no later than 2pm but ideally 24 hours in advance. Payment is on card or by cash on the night.
Thai Night in The Barn
The Barn is thrilled to host your very own homemade Thai food night, right from the comfort of The Barn. Sit back and relax as you are served a delicious banquet of Thai food, cooked fresh on site and delivered to your door.
Bea, will prepare and freshly cook your banquet from scratch from her home on site. The dining room will also be staged and set for your evening meal. Bea will deliver the food to the Barn, leaving you to enjoy a delicious Thai feast.
For Thai Nights, we need at least 7 working days’ notice to know if Bea is available to work & to start the prep. The cost is £30 per night, payment on the night. A menu is printed at the end of the guestbook.
Perfect for the night of your arrival, or for an evening celebrating as a group. The boards are large enough for 8 guests and include a delicious mix of savoury and sweet artisan foods, with dietary requests also catered for.
£150 per board. Available to pre-order with minimum 48 hours’ notice.
A Picnic on the Go!
The ultimate day out for any couple or group wanting to explore the hidden beauty in the North in a vintage-style car. Pick up the keys, grab a map and enjoy the handmade picnic sourced from local businesses in the area. So wherever you park up, you can enjoy the best of the British countryside.
How it works
The Car be hired for either a daytime or evening slot. Arrive at Kip and Nook Office on the day of the booking, receive the keys, a route map of some amazing places to drive to, and a handmade picnic. Guests can pre-arrange about allergies and dietary requirements. The food is all locally sourced by local businesses and delis, resulting in a mini-feast of tasty goods!
Includes: our famous brownies, picnic blankets, cushions, cutlery, plates, cups, hot and cold drinks, and a disposable camera to capture the adventure along the way.
About the car
For any car enthusiasts out there, let’s get into the car you’d be driving… Here we have a Nissan Pao, retro-styled 3 door hatchback. Manufactured by Nissan in 1989-1991, the car was originally marketed solely for the Nissan Japanese Cherry Stores. But as you can see we’ve given it the Kip & Nook twist with some cool paint and exterior features.
Day Rental – £100
Food Hamper – additional £50 (optional)
We will require a security deposit of £100 which will be refunded to you upon returning the car. Guests will also be required to refill the car with petrol in order to receive their security deposit back.
The legal bit
The car is taxed and insured for any driver with a full UK driver’s license. Guests will have to show proof of this documentation upon arrival before taking the keys. Failure to provide such proof will result in guests being turned away and a refund will not be issued.
More Ways to Enhance Your Stay
Enquire for more information about cocktail making, yoga classes, monthly yoga retreats in The Workshop: https://www.holidayathome.co.uk/exclusives-at-the-barn/
The Local Area
Where to eat
Middleton Lodge – 12 minutes away
The clue’s in the name: this stylishly converted building was once the coach house to the Georgian mansion where the owner grew up. The smart country bistro is located in the former stables and the modern British menu evolves throughout the day, via snacks, brunch and afternoon tea. Bedrooms are contemporary. Visit: middletonlodge.co.uk/eat for more details and booking.
Salt – 10 minutes away
Salt’s food is comfort street food with a heavy amount of passion used in its execution and high-quality ingredients used throughout. They’re very dedicated to provide a unique casual dining experience, good food without the pretentiousness. Visit: saltdarlington.co.uk for more details.
The Crown Inn Manfield – 3 minutes away (1.2 miles, 25 min walk!)
Just down the road The Crown Inn is a classic traditional 18th century country pub with good food, beer garden & games room. Perfect for all the family. Visit: thecrowninnmanfield.co.uk for more information.
Raby Hunt – 11 minutes away
If you fancy something a little more highbrow The Raby Hunt, led by Chef Patron James Close, is North East England’s first and only two Michelin Star restaurant. Set in the rural hamlet of Summerhouse, near Darlington, in the heart of the countryside, it is one of only twenty two Michelin Star restaurant in the UK. Visit: rabyhuntrestaurant.co.uk for more information and booking.
The Fox Hole – 6 minutes away
Exceptional Food – Local Hand Pull – Log Fires – Great Wine & Gin – Pub Garden – Dogs Welcome. Set in the Roman village of Piercebridge, The Fox Hole Pub & Kitchen welcomes all. With an inspired mix of traditional features and contemporary decor, we invite you here to come and eat, drink and relax.
Visit: the-foxhole.co.uk for more information.
What To Do
Bowes Museum – 25 minutes away
The Bowes Museum has a nationally renowned art collection and is situated in the town of Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham, England. Experience wonderful new galleries, interactives and fascinating exhibitions. Enjoy acres of parkland with plenty of room for walks, picnics and games.
Visit: thebowesmuseum.org.uk for more information.
The Station, Richmond – 25 minutes away
Food, film and art – all day, every day – and all under one spectacular roof. Experience our exhibition galleries and 3D art store, award-winning artisan food producers, three-screen cinema and meeting rooms. We’re a hub for community activities and courses too, such as photography, singing, crafts and language lessons.
Visit: stationcinema.com for more information.
Durham Cathedral – 40 minutes away
Durham Cathedral holds the relics of Saint Cuthbert, transported to Durham by Lindisfarne monks in the ninth century, the head of Saint Oswald of Northumbria, and the remains of the Venerable Bede. In addition, its library contains one of the most complete sets of early printed books in England, the pre-Dissolution monastic accounts, and three copies of Magna Carta.
Visit: durhamcathedral.co.uk for more information.
Hamsterley Forest – 50 minutes away
Discover our picturesque woodlands which sprawl along the sides of a stunning sheltered valley. Escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday at County Durham’s largest forest. From wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy.
The Roman Bridge at Piercebridge – 5 minutes away
Discovered during gravel quarrying in 1972, the bridge provides valuable evidence of the engineering achievements of the Romans. The Roman bridge is one element of a much larger Roman site, which includes a fort, known to have existed from at least the 3rd century AD, and areas of civilian settlement. Visit: English-heritage.org.uk for more information.
Raby Castle – 25 minutes away
Raby Castle is surrounded by 200 acres of lush green parkland, where herds of red and fallow deer live wild. Explore the park and amble around the ponds to spot plenty of wildlife that inhabit this remarkable setting. We have 5 acres of traditional 18th century ornamental Walled Gardens which include fabulous yew hedges, a fig house, rose garden, trees, plants and ornamental features.
Locomotion – 20 minutes away
Locomotion, previously known as Locomotion: the National Railway Museum at Shildon or Shildon Locomotion Museum is a railway museum in Shildon, County Durham, England. The museum is part of the Science Museum Group. Visit: locomotion.org.uk
Kiplin Hall & Gardens – 25 minutes away
Built by George Calvert, Secretary of State to James 1 and Founder of Maryland USA, in the early 1620s as a hunting lodge, Kiplin Hall is a unique Jacobean house filled with the furniture, portraits, paintings, and the personal belongings of the four families who have owned the Hall the past 400 years.
Visit: kiplinhall.co.uk for more information.
In Case of Fire
THERE IS A FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN THE KITCHEN AND A FIRE BLANKET.
In the unlikely event of a fire, please think of your own safety first. Please evacuate people as necessary before attempting to extinguish any minor outbreaks.
If the fire cannot be extinguished immediately call the emergency services on 999 giving the address:
Pinkney Carr Farm,
Please then contact us immediately:
Mobile number 07442 565755
Office telephone number (office hours only) 01748 850333
Make yourself aware of all exit routes on your arrival at the property; the door and windows.
When going to bed we recommend you shut doors and keep the keys for exit doors in an obvious place should you need to leave the building quickly. In the event of an emergency use the various front doors to evacuate the property. There is a torch in the property.
Walks around Pinkney Carr Farm