Top Byre, Sunnybank Farm, St John Chapel, DL13 1RB

Saint John's Chapel, United Kingdom
  based on 2 reviews
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  • SQM 1
  •  Parking



Top Byre Cottage is nestled above the village of St Johns Chapel upper Weardale. This cosy retreat sleeps 2 guests in a King size bedroom. There is a cosy lounge, a well equipped kitchen and shower room. The views from the lounge are extremely stunning.

There is parking available at the property.

Pets are welcome with prior notification

Local Information

Top Byre is located above St Johns Chapel in upper Weardale although in Country Durham the location is close to the borders of Cumbria and Northumberland making this an ideal base to get out and explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its dark skies the cottage is idea for star gazing. There are lots of walks and cycle routes not far from the cottage. A 10/15 minutes’ walk from the cottage is the village of St Johns where you can find two public houses one of which serves home cooked meals. You will also find many shops where you can source your daily amenities from the local co-op, there is also a post office with teat room and another café.

The North of England Lead Mining Museum at Killhope is a five minute drive from the cottage well worth a visit giving you an insight into the lead mining era with underground tours.


Travel the main A689 from the west through Ireshopeburn to the Weardale Museum

Take the road to your left before the Museum and follow this

Top Byre can be found once you take the right at the fork junction at the top of the hill

Go past the farm entrance and the cottage is the next building on your right


1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed
  • Cooking
    Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Ceiling fans, Central heating
  • Outside
    Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Private Garden
Accessible 24/7 Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Sunnybank Farm, St John Chapel, DL13 1RB , Saint John's Chapel, DL13 1RB, United Kingdom

based on 2 reviews

Fabulous location stunning views dog friendly cottage well equipped

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 10/2019

June Holt (Top Byre cottage, St Johns Chapel)

Perfect location above the village. Wonderful views, peace and quiet. Only neighbours were the sheep directly bythe fence🐑🐏. Cottage cosy/ clean and well equpped. Met Mrs Raine, the owner. Lovely lady.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 8/2019

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