You'll find us in Weardale, on the A689, within easy reach of Durham, Newcastle and Alston


We are located at 48 Front Street in the heart of Frosterley village. We are on the south side of Front Street, which is the main road through the village. Frosterley is mid-way between the villages of Stanhope and Wolsingham on the A689 in County Durham, about 14 miles west of Durham. Cromer House Barn is situated in a quiet courtyard behind Cromer House, and access to it is by the paved driveway to the left of the main house. You are welcome to arrive from 4pm onwards and we ask visitors to vacate by 10am on their day of departure.

Arriving by car

If you have SatNav set it to Frosterley (N54o43.659W1o57.579) and it will take you straight to us as we are more or less in the centre of the village. Don't use our postcode as SatNav has a tendency to send you to neighbouring Wolsingham.

We are about a 30 minute drive from the A1M, travelling northbound. Take exit 58 (signposted for Weardale and Darlington) and follow the A68 through West Auckland, Toft Hill and Fir Tree. At the roundabout just north of Fir Tree, turn left on to the A689.  Frosterley is about 3 miles beyond Wolsingham. 

Travelling southbound on the A1, there are a choice of routes, but for the most scenic take the exit for the A69 to Corbridge. After about 15 minutes, about 2-3 miles before Corbridge, turn left on to the A68 (signposted Darlington). Continue on the A68, through Castleside, and after about 10 minutes look out for signposts to the right to Wolsingham. If you miss the first turning, you'll have another opportunity in Tow Law and later still at the Crook/Wolsingham roundabout. All these turnings will bring you on to the A689, where you should turn right. Frosterley is about 3 miles beyond Wolsingham.

Car parking

Please park at the top of the driveway which runs down the side of our house – there is space for one car. To get to the barn, walk through the wooden gate at the bottom on the drive into the courtyard at the rear where the barn is located. Please make sure you close the gate after you.  

Arriving by bus or train

Cromer House Barn is close to bus stops for the 101 service that comes through Frosterley via Wolsingham from Crook and Bishop Auckland and goes further up the dale to Stanhope and St. John's Chapel. There is also an X21 Saturday service from Frosterley to Newcastle. And there are connections by bus from Crook and Bishop Auckland to Durham, Darlington, Consett and Newcastle/Gateshead. The local bus timetables are available online at the Durham County Council website.

Bishop Auckland (our nearest town) has a railway station with a connection to the national mainline network at Darlington. The Weardale Railway, an independent company, provides a heritage service for tourists from Bishop Auckland through to Frosterley.