Brown Rigg Guest Rooms, Brown Rigg, Bellingham, Northumberland. NE48 2HR

Call Sue & Alastair Hunter on 01434 220390


Converted from the historic Brown Rigg School near to Bellingam in the Northumberland National Park and the International Dark Sky Park, Brown Rigg Guest Rooms offer luxury hostel accommodation to individuals, couples, families and groups. The 6 en suite guest rooms (one is adapted for wheelchair users) each sleeps up to 2 people and can be configured either as a twin room (2 single beds) or as a double room (super king bed). Guest room facilities include: PIN code entry system, 32” wall mounted LED TV`s with Freesat channels, in room tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, desk, stool, luggage rack and clothes rail. Guests have access to a well equipped shared kitchen for self-catering . Outside there is a large grassed area with picnic tables and a BBQ. There is also secure bike storage and a laundry/drying room in an adjacent building. A continental breakfast box can be purchased at £5 per person per day. The nearby village of Bellingham with its choice of pubs, cafes, shops and golf course is just a 10 minute walk away and is the gateway to Kielder Water & Forest Park. Brown Rigg is situated directly on the Pennine Way Walking Trail while for cyclists the Sandstone Way, the Reviers Route and the Pennine Cycleway routes are 400m away. Towels and linen provided. Dog friendly. For large groups and celebrations there are also 4 lodges each sleeping 6 and a large function room. Outdoor activities are available on site. This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    12: 6x2 (2 singles or 1 double). Plus Lodges 24: 4x6
  • Open:

    All year. Check in 3-9pm. Check out by 10am.
  • Price per night:

    Guest Rooms: £50-£60 per room (2 people). £40-£50 single occupancy. Continental breakfast box £5.
  • Booking:

    Book online, by email or phone
  • Directions:

    From Hexham follow the B6320 to Bellingham. 0.5 mile before Bellingham turn left off the main road after the Forestry Commission Site. Follow the road straight on up to Brown Rigg Lodges and Guest Rooms. The Reception is located at the top right hand side. There is plenty of on-site car parking.
  • Public Transport:

    Nearest train station is Hexham (17 miles) and then you would take the 680 bus from Hexham to Bellingham. The bus stop is opposite Brown Rigg. Newcastle Airport is a 45 min drive.
  • Walks:

    Local Walks Long Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance, has availability this New Year and this Christmas and is on the Pennine Way and the Wedding Venue page.


cPrivate rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (locakable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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