Chartners Farm Off The Grid, Harwood Forest, Ewesley, Morpeth NE61 4LJ

Call Adrian Copley on 01670 510394 or 07484 896916


Hidden away in the heart of Harwood Forest, 20 miles north west of Morpeth, Chartners Farm is well and truly off the grid. It's a five mile drive along forest tracks from the nearest road. All electricity is generated by wind turbines and solar panels, while a huge log burner heats the radiators and keeps the whole hostel at a very cosy 20 degrees (even on the coldest of days). The perfect place to escape the rat race, unwind and recharge. With no Wifi you can really switch off for a few days. Nature surrounds you and you can enjoy complete peace and tranquility. Northumberland's famous dark skies will add to your evening's entertainment. For mountains bikers it's directly on the Sandstone Way and has secure bike storage. With 12 beds across 3 rooms, Chartners Farm provides ideal accommodation for groups of family or friends. Bedlinen is provided, please BYO sleeping bag/duvets and towels. Adults and children alike will love the adventure of staying in such a unique place. For larger groups there is also a camping area for an extra 8 small tents. Alternatively you can put up a marque for a party. Sorry no stag and hen parties. There's a self-catering kitchen and a lovely sitting room/diner. Outside you'll find a BBQ area with plenty of seating, ideal for watching the wildlife and catching the evening sun. Dogs welcome by arrangement.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    12: 2x5,1x2 (bunks and singles)
  • Open:

    All year. Check in after 1pm. Check out before 11am
  • Price per night:

    £95 sole use. Minimum stay 2 nights.
  • Booking:

    Please book by email.
  • Directions:

    Access to the farm is via 5 miles of forest tracks, this route is not suitable for sports cars or vehicles with limited ground clearance! In significant snow and ice conditions the tracks can become inaccessible and bookings may need to cancelled from a safety point of view! We recommend only using Google maps with our postcode NE61 4LJ as this takes you directly to the door from Harwood village without a problem. When using older sat nav systems some guests have had difficulties finding the house in the forest in the dark.
  • Public Transport:

    Sorry no public transport within 10 miles.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks St Oswalds Way Sand Stone Way
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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Accommodation for walking groups on St Oswald’s Way Long Distance Footpath

March 27th 2019

Chartners Farm group accommodation is just a short 10 min walk from the main path and is happy to help groups complete the walk.

St Oswald’s Way Long Distance Footpath runs through the best parts of the Northumberland Countryside and Chartner Farm walkers accommodation is just a short walk from the main path.  You can find out more about the route here.

With 12 beds across 3 rooms, Chartners Farm provides ideal accommodation for walking groups. Bedlinen is provided, please BYO sleeping bag/duvets and towels.


Chartners Farm walking accommodation on St Oswalds Way

Chartners Farm, a woodland wilderness retreat

February 8th 2019

Recapture your childhood dreams and take your family & friends to Chartners Farm. An eco friendly, off the grid hostel, it is tucked away in the depths of Harwood Forest in North Northumberland. Surround yourself by hundreds of acres of woodland.

Enjoy the forest and its wildlife as your only neighbours and the awe-inspiring Northumberland dark skies as your late night show.  At Chartners Farm you can turn your back on the frenetic modern world and live the slower life of your forefathers. With neither light nor noise pollution be prepared to be shocked by the intensity of  both the dark and the silence  and experience the ultimate peace and tranquility.

Adults and children alike will savour the freedom  to explore the area around the farm.  What joy to have  neither roads & traffic nor boundaries & fences to worry about. What’s more with the lack of any internet young and old alike will be forced to make their own entertainment.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to the unique experience of isolation and spend a few days at Chartners Farm.  It will be something you will remember for the rest of your life.



Chartners Farm, hostel accommodation on the Sandstone Way

January 24th 2019

The perfect stop-over for groups of up to 12 mountain bikers doing the Sandstone Way, Chartners Farm is an exciting new hostel directly on the Sandstone Way. Wonderfully isolated in the middle of Harwood Forest, 5 miles from the nearest road.

What better  an end to a thrilling day’s mountain biking than relaxing with friends in this cosy, comfortable hostel. Tucked away from civilisation, you will have the forest, its wildlife and Northumberland’s spectacular dark skies as your only companions.

The Sandstone Way is a new mountain biking route between Berwick on Tweed and Hexham. It follows North Northumberland’s sandstone ridge and links numerous sandstone crags, features and out crops.  Take this route and you will cross an amazing ever-changing landscape, rich in history, geological features and iconic scenery.  Around 120 miles long the Sandstone Way passes the door of  Chartners Farm,  approx 40 miles north of Hexham. A perfect place to rest your aching limbs, recharge and savour complete peace and tranquility.





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