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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    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:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Sand Stone Way Pennine Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available May Day Bank Holiday 2021 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2021 Available August Bank Holiday 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2020 Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022


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


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News & Offers from Brown Rigg Guest Rooms

Brown Rigg Guest rooms on the Pennine Way are OPEN

July 25th 2020

We`ve been certified Good To Go by Visit England and are taking bookings.

Brown Rigg Guest Rooms are Good to Go

Luxury accommodation in Northumberland

February 21st 2020

Just 10 minutes from the gateway to Kielder Water & Forest Park. Brown Rigg guest rooms provides top quality rooms in an unbeatable setting.

Despite the name there’s green as far as the eye can see encircling this hostel. Sleek furnishings in the communal kitchen might lead one to believe that they were actually in a hotel. However this is not the case. Brown Riggs offers a comfortable space in a beautiful area of the country. A short jaunt and you’ll find yourself in Bellingham (pronounced Bell-in-jum). A quaint village boasting a good range of places to eat and drink. The traditional pubs are a delight and a welcome sight for weary walkers after a day in the Forest Park. On summer days the barbecue space is a favorite of guests with large picnic tables no one gets left out.

Brown rigg

Hotel quality private rooms in a hostel setting

March 26th 2019

Brown Rigg Guest Rooms near Bellingham in Northumberland National Park were opened in 2018 and offer a modern twist on the traditional hostel.

The stylish en suite guest rooms, which can be configured as either twin or a super-king bed, would fit perfectly in any 4* hotel with their flat screen Freesat TV’s, tasteful decor, luxury duvets, fluffy towels, hairdryers and daily maid service. But at Brown Rigg guests can also use the well equipped self catering kitchen and mix with other guests. Perhaps this isn’t hosteling for the hardcore, but it will certainly appeal to those among you who appreciate a little luxury when you go away without it costing the earth.  Like all true hostels Brown Rigg Guest Rooms have no minimum length of stay and are located in a beautiful part of the country.

Luxury hostel room at Brown Rigg near Bellingham in Northumberland National Park

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