Stay | Classic Opulent

Gold Award

A sumptuously decorated 2 bedroomed apartment, which can provide either superking sized beds or twins, depending on your preference.

This apartment is on the first floor of the Granary building and commands superb views of the valley beyond.

Some features of this apartment are a sunken bath with granite surround together with a separate shower in the master suite and a Hans Groehe walk-in shower in the second suite with Slate and mosaic tile surround. The kitchen/living area is of the highest specification and features granite work tops, a wine fridge and a woodburning fire.

The apartment provides 'grown-up' luxury with style.

This is the most wonderful place to stay. It's a luxurious oasis of calm away from the congestion of the city and it's the lap of luxury after a hard day's outdoor pursuits. Our barn was a home from home, providing self catering with every kitchen implement necessary, yet it was located within 200 metres of a village pub and 500 metres of a very fine rural restaurant when we weren't in the mood to cook. Nickey has renovated the barns staying true to the buildings' structure - beams throughout, deep walls and gorgeous archways, and has decorated each with considerable flair.

Each barn has a decorative theme designed around 5 star comfort and provides great story value to your holiday. We took the A68 down from Scotland and followed brown tourist signposts to Kielder Water (14 miles) and followed the signes from Keilder Castle to Falstone. The area is tremendous natural beauty. We crossed wonderful moors and the lakeside scenery was spectacular. It is remote, so there's a lot of driving to sightsee, but the stately homes of Craggside and Alnwick - about 10 miles apart, are an hour away, through the lovely town of Rothbury. The Elm Tree Tea Room's lemon meringue pie is not to be missed. And we enjoyed seeing Hadrian's Wall to the south and walking through the Roman excavations at Vindolanda. It was such a pleasure to come home to Falstone after a long day sightseeing.

Anne Duffy

Fabulous accommodation in beautiful surroundings. We don''t want to go home!

Wendy, Paul, Alice & Grace 23-25 May

An opulent apartment that deserves it''s name and 5 star status! Thank you very much for your genuinely friendly hospitality Nickey. We hope to visit again soon:such serene surroundings!

Jonathon & Tina - 29 May - 1 June

Another relaxing weekend, even with the kids!! See you again.

Toni & Tony - 18-20 April

A hidden gem - you really have thought of everything!

Gemma, Michael and Paula - 5 - 7 April

An amazing three days, haven't felt so relaxed in ages. The attention to the tiniest detail is exquisite and from first contact the owner couldn''''t have been more welcoming. Can we live here? Forever? June 2008

Lynn & Kriss

Excellent accommodation to a very high standard, creating a wonderful atmosphere where you can totally relax with the one you love. July 2008

Robin & Julie

The ultimate cure to all stresses and strains of life! Our own chef made us the best dinner ever - Neil looked after us well and made our evening relaxed and enjoyable! We can''''t recommend the Fine Dining enough - try it, you''''ll love it! Falstone Barns was our Wedding gift from Mum and Dad who are going to get a BIG hug when we get back! - FANTASTIC TIME HAD!! August 2008

Nigel and Denise

Rain or shine Northumberland rocks! Scotland (abroad!) half hr away. Thank you, Nickey you''ve created a haven of comfort for the weary traveller! August 2008

Andrea & Dave, Valerie and Rob

Outdoor s/c venue" chosen for a family break at Xmas; excellent contemporary accomm which was a success with anyone with interior design aspirations - (lots of ideas) - felt like your own home with added comforts; very spacious; excellent routes for walking and mountain biking just out of the door; private parking area excellent; good information from the owners; an exciting choice well worth its 5 star rating.

Mr Robinson

Amazing, romantic, just fantastic!! Can''t wait to come back. Will be telling everyone we see about this wonderful relaxed oasis. See you again soon.

Sarah and Mark Bethell

It was grand - on all levels.

Trish, Sam, Stu and Marti

From the lovely warm welcome, to the beautiful surroundings and luxurious accommodation; everything is perfect. Definately a place to come back to time & again and also to recommend to family and friends. Thank you Nickey.

Linda & David Charles (Leeds)

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely, simply Lovely!!! Many Thanks

Malcolm & Trish

Our second stay in the fabulous Classic Opulent and once again it was a truly indulgent experience. The Fine Dining evening was first class and a perfect way to celebrate my wife''s 30th Birthday.

Nigel and Denise

What a wonderful treat we''ve had. Opulence extrodinnnaire! Thankyou.

Bryan & Chris

Our 2nd visit, just as good as the first. Brought our daughter this time. Many thanks.

G & M & Helen

Spent first tow nights in the French Bourgeois, then our last up here. We loved them both so much that we''re going to book again to try the Versace and the Medieval.

Mikaela & Anth - June 2009

Thankyou so much, the plae is amazing and made our anniversary really special and like a dream...Don''t want to go, just want to stay here forever!

Zoe & Scott - July 2009

This is one of the nicest stays we have had in a long time. Interior fantastic, very relaxing and we will be back again. thanks for an amazing heaven!

Pam, Alan, Charles & Elaine - Durham - July 2009

Second time here for us and definately not the last. We hope to be back, but next time for much longer. Outstanding!!

Sara, Nino, Masa, Romeo - July 2009

We don''t want to leave! I love this little flat SO MUCH - only drawback is I can''t bring my gerbil! I like absolutely everthing especially my bed. It''s so pretty. The village and pubs are lovely and there is marvellous scenery and so many beautiful places to go - I would love to live here.

Bella Massam - August 2009

I love it here. It is so cosy but I can''t bring my hamster. It is very pretty. I would like to live here but have all my stuff. Goodbye.

Sophie Massam - August 2009

Thankyou so much! We had an amazing time! Such a perfect honeymoon evening!

Leanne & Marcus King - August 2009

What a lovely place, we really enjoyed our stay. Looking forward to our next. See you then.

Margaret, Sue, David & Rebecca - Sept 2009

Absolutely wonderful. I''m sure we''ll be back.

Diane & Steven - Cumbria - Sept 2009

Second time this year and still think this place is lovely! We all agree, we''ll be coming back.

Debbie, Daz and Joanne

Everything we could have wished for and more...and more...and more!

Pat, Bob & Julia

I just wanted to drop you an email to say what a fabulous stay we had with you at Falstone Barns. I can?t begin to describe our feelings and it exceeded every expectation. Only two things let our stay down: we weren?t staying longer and I stupidly agreed to swap my Land Rover Defender ?Bulldog? as a favour to someone over the weekend and wished I hadn?t because he would have loved to have come too! He would have felt at home. Over the years I have been very fortunate to have stayed in some amazing palaces around the world. However, none have had the X factor you have found in the apartment we stayed in. The detail and personal touches were very special indeed. There is an ad quote ?Sell the sizzle not the steak?. You have both the sizzle and the steak to sell here. You have an amazing establishment and you should be rightly proud of it. I am now caught between telling everyone how great it was or keeping it a secret just for us!


Wonderful apartment, close to Kielder Water... We originally booked the Classic Opulent apartmentfor three reasons - it represented great value through Late Rooms, gave us two bedrooms (rather than one family room at an equivalently priced hotel) and was close to Kielder Water with its walks, cycling tracks and watersports. However when we arrived we were delighted to find that it was absolutely gorgeous - beautifully finished, luxurious ensuite bathrooms with masses of hot water and all the home comforts you could need. Nickey was a welcoming host and told us about the local walks and eating places. In fact we ate in the apartment, which has a fully equipped kitchen, so didn''t check out the local pub. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and fully intend to come back again - this time for longer!

Laterooms- Anonymous

This is the perfect retreat. Nickey ( the owner ) is the perfect host & has fitted out these superb apartments to a very high standard.....better than any five star hotel you could imagine. Its set in a small village with a couple of pubs & fantastic scenery. If you want to wake up to the sound of pure peace in luxury then Falstone Barns is it ( we stayed in the Versace Apartment this time...bliss)

Laterooms - Anonymous

Absolutely unique apartment! Thoroughly recommeded for a weekend away.


Hi Nickey, Just wanted to say again how much we enjoyed our stay at Falstone Barns over the last couple of nights - we both were in need of a break away and had the most relaxing, wonderful stay! We will be back again later in the year and will be in touch to get that booked. You have developed a really stunning retreat at Falstone, all the little touches are great and we couldn''''t have felt more at home. Have a lovely summer and see you later in the year I hope! Jen Pearce

Jen Pearce

Falstone Barns is a small complex of four apartments that offer very high quality surroundings and accommodation. We were impressed by the level of quality and the very welcoming nature of our host. We will return to this beautiful spot and have already recommended friends and family to spend time there. A must if you enjoy peace, tranquility and luxury. No corners have been cut, and we haven''t slept so well in years.

Laterooms - Anonymous

A really wonderful place, a real retreat. Fabulously inspired interior of apartment, really homely and cosy too. Nothing was too much trouble for the host Nickey, she is really cool. Falstone is a lovely village, with tearooms and pubs nearby, and of course Kielder is not too far away with plenty of great walks/cycle rides. Wanting to book again for later in the year! July 2008

Laterooms - Anonymous

Lovely quiet retreat in countryside. Very friendly owner who greeted us on arrival. the apartment was furnished to a very high standard with everything you could wish for at hand. Courtyard great for sitting and chilling. Pub 2mins walk away served excellent food with varied menu. Staff in pub very friendly. July 2008

Laterooms - Anonymous

We had a short family break here in September and felt like we''d been away for weeks. The location is quiet and serene and the standard of the property outstanding. The 5 star decor is complemented by a 5 star welcome from the owners who went out of their way to help us plan suitable visits/ walks for our few days. Our children loved the wide selection of DVDs and outdoor toys provided for that time at the end of the day when all that fresh air and exercise had taken its toll on these city kids (and their parents!). Local pub the Pheasant Inn provided hearty pub grub to save cooking one night, and the local farmer''s market in Bellingham provided fantastic produce for the other evenings. We stayed at the designated family apartment the French Bourgouis but the others all looked equally stunning and totally individual. Although the apartments are grouped round a courtyard we still felt very private. We will be back and are only afraid that if more people find out about it that a/ it will book up and b/ the prices will go up so sshhh, don''t tell anyone.......


Only one way to describe it - heaven! Beautiful setting, attractively furnished & Nickey couldn''t be more friendly or helpful. This was my second visit & I''ll be going back for more.

Anonymous Laterooms

Falstone Barns are located in a position of natural beauty at the South end of Kielder Water. The Barns have been beautifully refurbished to a high degree of luxury. Nearby, there are two pub restaurants, one within easy walking distance and one a two minute drive. Falstone Barns are well worth a visit for a quiet weekend, family reunion or as a Christmas venue.

Laterooms - Anonymous

Falstone Barns is probably the best place we have ever stayed. The apartment was stunningly decorated and we were welcomed warmly by the owner. The peace and quiet was marvellous and the scenery was magnificent. The attention to detail in the apartment was excellent and it was perfectly clean. All the facilities we could want were there (everything we could possibly need in the kitchen, TV in the living room and bedroom, en suite bathroom, even DVDs, CDs and games provided for our use). It was a fabulous place to stay and we are already planning to return.

Anonymous Laterooms

Wow!! We want to live here!! Truly OUTSTANDING! Like from a movie - felt like James Bond! Work all over the world in top hotels and cruise ships as a singer, but this accommodation beats them all!!!

Sara, Nino, Jean & John (Italy/Australia)

What a fantastic place to be - so unusual. Will deffo be recommending this place!!

Helen & Ena

Anyone looking for luxury accm with peace and quiet needs to go to Falstone Barns. Unbelieveable quality and the scenery is breathtaking, especially first thing in the morning/last thing at night.

Anonymous Laterooms

Wow. Loved the rooms, the area and the open skies. The apartment was out really excellent and the attention to detail truly wonderful. We stayed only for one night on wedding anniversary, however would have been easy to stay for much longer if time was had been on our side. Well done for a really well planned experience and real treat.

Maddy & Joe

This is lovely accommodation, completed to a high standard in lovely, lovely surroundings. The barns are beautifully done and we got lots of ideas for our own renovations! Would definately return for a very quiet, peaceful and relaxing holiday.


Relaxing break. Very attractive clean accomodation with comfortable beds. Great for a stop over on our journey to Scotland.

Laterooms- Anonymous

Fantastic Falstone The nicest place I have ever stayed in. Only grumble is the check out time is a little early considering the check in time is quite late. Nicky has fantastic taste, the room was gorgeous.

Laterooms- Anonymous

Beautiful accommodation in a lovely setting.

Laterooms- Anonymous

Loved this place!! Hidden gem in the depths of kielder, fantastic!! Although a long way off the beaten track , worth the trip as lovely accommodation, lovely host and beautiful places to visit. Would recommend taken all the basics with you though as it is a fifteen minute trip to nearest shop, and definitely fill up with petrol before you head off the main roads !! Lovely visit and would love to go back !!

Laterooms- Anonymous

The perfect romantic getaway...the majority of the pickup family and friends have visited you and I can''t wait to book again. The barns are georgeous!

Lauren & Ryan Pickup

A lovely apartment, beautiful surrounding village with great amenities and a real atmosphere of relaxation. It has been the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of normal life.

Georgie and John

No words can do this justice. A jewel in the northumbrian countryside. Visited many areas and cottages prior to Falstone Barns; these are the best!

Marie & Keith

Luxurious break A last minute trip for my mums birthday - Falstone Barns was wonderful! Definately has the wow factor and I could have spent the entire time in the gorgeous bathroom with roll top bath and underfloor heating! Really close to nature - I watched the farmer in the field with the little new born lambs! Highly reccommend!

Laterooms- Anonymous

Amazing in a word... Booked last minute but the whole place is amazing. We will definitely be back in the very near future. Everyone should vist Falstone Barns.


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