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Prydale Partners/The Red Brick Barn

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If you're looking for rural retreats or Self Catering Holiday Accommodation near Durham, contact Prydale Partners/The Red Brick Barn now on 01388 517846.

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Prydale Partners/The Red Brick Barn


For a rural retreat or Self Catering Holiday Accommodation

near Durham


Are you experiencing emotional difficulties and need help or time away?

Do you want to pursue your own personal development within a beautiful setting?

Maybe you just want somewhere for you and your family to relax, away from your hectic routine?

Then you should contact Prydale Partners on 01388 517 846.

Prydale Partners is a Personal Development and Training Consultancy based near Durham in the North East of England.

Offering the perfect rural retreat for those requiring residential psychotherapy/development, we also provide high quality self catering accommodation ideal for short breaks and holidays.



Recommended by The Best of Durham


About Prydale Partners

Our mission is to enable others to live their lives as they really want to.

Andrew Pearce is a Certified Trainer of NLP (INLPTA) and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (Dip. NLPt) with over 10 years experience.
  Additionally he is an experienced HR specialist & trainer and also works as a personal and professional development coach (often with senior managers & executives).

Prydale Partners specialise in helping individuals and organisations to maximise their personal or business potential.

In addition to our consultancy service, we provide:

Individual coaching and mentoring

Team building

Leadership development


Influencing skills

Change Management;






If you are experiencing any of the personal difficulties listed below, you may benefit from professional psychotherapy:



Eating difficulties

Relationship difficulties

Sexuality/sexual difficulties


Suicidal thoughts

Childhood trauma

Panic attacks


Cultural Identity


Meaninglessness/futility of life


Crisis management

Leaning too heavily on supports such as alcohol & drugs


Whilst Therapy may not be the universal answer, there are various ways in which it empowers individuals to change their life experience.

Andrew says “My point of view is that mind and body are interconnected and that addressing the underlying cause of the symptom is the key to resolving the presenting problem”.

Click here to find out more information about Psychotherapy and how we, at Prydale Partners, can help you.

Alternatively, call now on
01388 517846.


Holiday Cottage/Rural Retreat

Our Red Brick Barn is located at 1300ft on a hillside in the beautiful, unspoilt "North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", and just outside the tiny village of Rookhope.

This fabulous Holiday Cottage/Rural Retreat is situated within 7 acres of farmland which you can freely roam.


The Red Brick Barn offers:

1 double with en-suite bath;

1 twin/double (zip beds) with en-suite shower;

Lounge with multi fuel stove;


Downstairs w.c.

Electricity is produced by a wind generator and all produce is home grown or locally sourced.

Linens, teas and coffees are fair trade and/or organic.

Teas, coffee, milk, eggs, bread, butter and jam are provided for each guest on arrival.

For residential clients: all meals, snacks, tea, coffee and anything else you need, are provided throughout your stay.



bed linen


cot/ highchair

laundry service

2 parking spaces

freezer space available

solid fuel central heating

heating and green electricity included

Microwave/oven and hob

baby sitting available

outdoor sitting available

Children’s play

area short breaks

over night stays

children welcome

pets welcome

smokers accepted


There are many public footpaths on our doorstep along with plenty of other activities.

Alternatively, you may just wish to relax and enjoy the peace away from the usual hectic routines.

We are extremely pet friendly and child friendly!

For further information or to make a booking, call Jane Pearce on 01388 517845.

Click here to view a full brochure.


Caring for the Environment

We take care of the environment and are firm believers of ethical living. 

We have installed a 6 Kilowatt wind generator which makes so much electricity we are even able to sell some back!

In addition, we recycle, re-use and pass on, making it easier for you, as an Eco Tourist, to do the same.

All cleaning is carried out using no chemical cleaners.


So, if you’re looking for self catering accommodation in a beautiful location or you would like to book the Red Brick Barn for a rural retreat and to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside between sessions, call us now on 01388 517846.



Don’t forget to mention The Best of Durham when you contact Prydale Partners or The Red Brick Barn for holiday accommodation or a rural retreat.

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In July 2009, said about Prydale Partners/The Red Brick Barn

I am writing to thank you for the services provided by Prydale Partners at your fabulous Red Brick Barn. I came to see you as I was physically and emotionally exhausted despite being in a positive place. My business was very successful and I was happily married, yet I wasn't happy in myself and had trouble sleeping. Coming to your small holding was therapy in itself. The view is breathtaking and the barn is gorgeous. Your lovely wife made me very welcome and the fresh eggs in the basket on my doorstep the following morning for breakfast; a lovely surprise. The work we did together was intense and sometimes uncomfortable, but it made me remember parts of myself I had forgotten. In just two days, I felt completely revitalised, inspired, full of energy and very focused. More importantly I was happy again. Thank you so much. My performance as a business leader has definitely been positively affected by your work. My family and close friends have noticed a positive difference in my outlook. I am delighted to recommend your services; and have done on several occasions since. I am also looking forward to coming back to your lovely barn with my family next year for a holiday. Please feel free to use this on your website, or any promotional materials. I know testimonials aren't a requirement, but I felt the need to write to you.

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In April 2009, said about Prydale Partners/The Red Brick Barn

We've just spent a couple of nights at the Red Brick Barn - "We" consists of 2 adults, 2 rowdy boys and 2 even rowdier terriers! Andrew, Jane and the whole family made us feel so welcome as if we'd known them for years rather than 5 minutes. The whole place is so laid back and relaxing, it really is an ideal place to get away from the stresses of everyday town-life. As business owners it was a bit of a shock to discover that, despite the warnings, the mobile really doesn't work up there, but what else can you do but settle in and enjoy the peace and quiet. The kids had a wonderful time without the TV and various electronic gadgets - I wouldn't have thought it possible, but between Zac (Andrew & Janes son), Elvis (the pig), and a whole assortment of animals they soon settled in to country living. We would honestly recommend this place to anyone wanting a break, but it is an ideal location if you're into walking or cycling. We will be returning very soon.

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In April 2009, said about Prydale Partners/The Red Brick Barn

I highly recommend the Red Brick Barn for a 'get away from it all' break. My family and the hound spent a weekend there and we had a great time walking through the fields and hanging out with Elvis the pig and other assorted animals (although my husband did find the time to walk to the pub)! The welcome was fantastic and Jane even catered for my 'special needs' breakfast requirements. Thoroughly therapeutic.

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In April 2009, said about Prydale Partners/The Red Brick Barn

Having known Andrew for some months now and listening to him go on about the red Brick Barn we had to give it a try. We were not let down, it was an excellent place to wind down relax. The accommadation was first class all round, Andrew & Jane even supplied us with local bacon, sausage and eggs and even some home cooked bread; beat that! The Red Brick Barn is an ideal place to unwind and enjoy our beautiful countryside.

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In April 2009, said about Prydale Partners/The Red Brick Barn

When we first went to Red Brick Barn we weren't sure about: no phone, no TV, no email...however, we have been visiting regularly, and now, for days before we go we look forward to escaping tha pressures of day to day life and relish the moment we arrive and feel instantly relaxed and are able to completely switch off - bliss. Jane, Andrew and family are wonderfully warm and generous, the views are outstanding sometimes changing by the minute. For a place to kick back and relax, enjoy the surrounding countryside Red Brick would take some beating, a unique experience in a wonderlful setting.

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