Bilton Barns

Alnwick, Northumberland
Bed & Breakfast

Guests love this homely, sociable place where the owners have time for you, breakfasts are fantastic, views are long and beautiful


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A solidly good farmhouse B&B whose lifeblood is still farming. The Jacksons know every inch of the surrounding countryside and coast; it’s a pretty spot. They farm the 400 acres of mixed arable land that sweeps down to the sea yet always have time for guests. Dorothy creates an easy and sociable atmosphere with welcoming pots of tea and convivial breakfasts – all delicious and locally sourced. Comfortable, smartly done bedrooms have a traditional feel, bathrooms have underfloor heating, the huge conservatory is filled with sofas and chairs and there’s an elegant guest sitting room with an open fire and views to the sea.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm. please get in touch if you plan to arrive after 7pm
Check out
10.30am, please get in touch for late check out
Packed lunch £4-£6. Pub/restaurant 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £84
Singles £47.50-£75.
1 Four-poster
From £90
1 Double
From £90
1 Twin
From £84


We had a wonderful stay in this lovely place. Highly recommended!


This is an excellent B&B, efficiently run, yet friendly and welcoming. Breakfast is served at the farmhouse dining table and guests are able to share conversation and travel experience over a hearty meal. Dorothy and Brian work extremely hard on their farm and yet they find time to look after their guests in a caring and hospitable manner. We would recommend Bilton Barns most highly.


This was a return visit to Bilton Barns as it is ideally placed for visits to the Alnwick area and coast and we like to spend a couple of days.. Dorothy is so welcoming you feel like part of the family. All the rooms are very well appointed with far reaching views. Lots of space inside and out to relax. Great breakfast.


Just about the best AS we have stayed in over the years. Pleasant, unfussy host, choice of delicious breakfast cooked to order, stylish room with a seaview across fields. Finishing touches included wine glasses and bottle opener in room, sewing kit, magazines. Lots to visit nearby or just walk on the wonderful beaches. Absolutely lovely in every way. Will return.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Brian & Dorothy Jackson

  • A short trip from Bilton Barns is the historic market town of Alnwickwith. Visit the magnificent castle and spectacular Alnwick Garden. Barter Books in the old Alnwick station is also a must.
  • The stunning Northumberland coast and boat trips to the Farne Islands, Bamburgh and Holy Island are all on the doorstep too. Explore hidden beaches and perhaps a pint at the pub afterwards with its own brewery and a chance to meet the locals.
  • There are many National Trust/English Heritage properties to explore. Cragside, Wallington Hall, Lindisfarne Castle. Don't forget a visit to Howick Hall, gardens and tearoom, wonderful walks, home to the Grey family of Earl Grey tea fame.
  • There are many art and music festivals throughout the summer months in the local area. Lively and historic Newcastle is within easy reach. Easy train ride for a day out in Edinburgh.
  • Bilton Barns Farmhouse was built in 1715, it is thought that part of the house was a bake house at some point in its history.