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Surrounded by the stunning scenery of Ingram Valley in the Northumberland National Park, The Star Barn is very aptly named, sitting in the largest Gold Tier Dark Sky Park in Europe.

Beautifully renovated, and with all the modern amenities you could need for a relaxing break, The Star Barn is a perfect spot for couples or a small family to get away from it all. 

The ground floor benefits from a small and sociable open-plan lounge and dining kitchen, and a ground floor shower room with WC facilities. On the first floor, the main bedroom contains a luxurious superking size bed that can be converted into two full size single beds on request when booking.

There is an additional living area on the first floor, offering additional seating and storage space. Both living areas contain a sofa bed available for children at a small additional fee of £75 for the first floor sofa bed, and £75 for the second sofa bed on the ground floor.

Though the cottage is in a rural area, there is a plethora of activities available exclusively for guests of The Star Barn. E-bike hire, Art classes, Yoga sessions and a tour of the Award-Winning Ingram Valley Farm Safari to name a few!

Click here to download the Star Barn Accessibility Guide.

Artwork by Amwood Art

Amwood Art recently spent an exciting day of filming at Ingram Valley with Robson Green and Faye Tozer of Steps fame who came to do a sketching tutorial for the BBC Weekend Escapes series! To celebrate we are displaying some of Anthea’s artwork in our Star Barn.

Photos By: Robson Green and Zoila Brozas

At The Star Barn you can hire a Telescope, Space torches, Star Charts, Deck Chairs, Outdoor Cinema equipment and View Live Star Data! Let us take you on a journey to the reaches of the Universe with our Astro Star Barn on the Farm!

Please email us at astro@ingramvalley.co.uk to find out more.

Star Barn facilities for cyclists

The Star Barn welcomes cyclists. Read our FAQ and discover the full range of facilities we offer from bike storage and repair kits to clothes washing and maps.

Electric Vehicle Charger

Charge your electric vehicle in Alnwick using the EVBox at Ingram Village Hall (NE66 4LU). The EVBox is located approximately 1/4 mile away from the Star Barn.

Astronomy Evenings

Book your tickets to this fascinating journey into space with with our Resident Astronomer Dr Adrian Jannetta FRAS (Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society). The planet show and astronomy talk will take place from the comfort of the Green Space that is Ingram Village Hall and our award winning Safari vehicle.

Hot food, cake and refreshments and a night time safari will be provided for the evening.

These evenings are likely to be very popular so we recommend booking your tickets online in advance.

Photo By: Graeme Pattison

Ingram Lino Printing Workshop

Turn your experience of the Ingram & Breamish Valley into an original print of your own creation!

Workshops run from 10am–2pm by appointment. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. There will be lots of tea, coffee and cake to fuel your creativity!

  • Suitable for complete beginners upwards
  • All materials and refreshments included
  • Take home your original prints
  • Welcoming, relaxing environment
  • Suitable for groups of up to 4 people
  • Perfect wet-weather activity!
  • Studio located 7 miles from Ingram Valley

The Star Barn’s Astronomy Playing Cards: Inspired by Dr. Adrian Jannetta’s Breathtaking Astrophotography

Our new Astronomy Playing Cards, designed by Amala Parry (Newcastle University), combine our love for Northumberland’s mesmerising night skies with the enjoyment of a cosy games night.

As a perfect addition to our Star Barn, the Astronomy cards offer a fun way to explore the galaxies from the comfort of our cosy countryside cottage. Whether you enjoy in-depth card games or a quick game of snap, the Astronomy cards serve all the purposes of a regular deck of cards, but with an incredible twist!

Inspired by the wonderful photography of Resident Astronomer Dr Adrian Jannetta (FRAS), our Astronomy playing cards display a range of galaxies and constellations, from the better-known Andromeda and Milky Way to the lesser-known Nebulas such as the Rossette and North American Nebula, all of which can be seen in the Northumberland dark skies.

 

 

Ingram Valley See The Stars

Project reference: Rural Development Programme England RDPE

About this project:

This project has helped deliver the award nominated Ingram Valley Farm Safari (‘Experience of the Year’ Awards North East England) and The Astro Star Barn Accommodation for visitors to stay over night at the farm and learn more about the Stars and our working farm. Our accommodation includes star charts and live star data that can be viewed at Accommodation – Ingram Valley. Both the Accommodation and Safari Vehicle were part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

 

 

Ingram Star Data

The farm is one of the darkest areas within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. The National Park have a dark sky photometer that takes continuous measurements of our dark skies, which can be viewed ‘live’ using the link below (any score over 21 means that it is very dark indeed).

 

Social Media Posts on Light Pollution

Project by Inês Gonçalves, Environmental Science student at Newcastle University