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

Off grid, self-catering accommodation for small groups

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 a wind turbine and solar panels, while a huge log burner heats the radiators and keeps the whole hostel cosy (even on the coldest of days). There's a fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a lovely sitting room/diner. It has 12 beds across 3 rooms, equipped with a clean sheet and pillowcase. Please bring sleeping bag/duvets and towels.

Outside you'll find a BBQ area with plenty of seating, ideal for watching the wildlife and catching the evening sun Chartners is perfect place to escape the rat race, unwind and recharge. With no Wifi, no television and an intermittent phone signal, you can really switch off for a few days and make your own entertainment.

Nature surrounds you and you can enjoy complete peace and tranquillity. Northumberland's famous dark skies will add to your evening's entertainment.

Chartners Farm provides ideal accommodation for groups of family or friends. Adults and children alike will love the adventure of staying in such a unique place. For mountains bikers it's directly on the Sandstone Way and has bike storage. For larger groups there is also a camping area for small tents.

Sorry no stag and hen parties. Dogs welcome by arrangement.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

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

    Mid Feb-Nov (subject to weather warnings). Arrival 4pm departure 11am.
  • Price per night:

    £110 for up to 6 guests; £140 for 7 to 12 guests. Min stay 2 nights.
  • Booking:

    Please book by email stating the dates you require. We'll send further information and a booking form. It's volunteer run so please bear with us; all enquiries are turned round in a few days.
  • Directions:

    Access to the farm is via 5 miles of Forestry England tracks; this route is not suitable for sports cars or vehicles with limited ground clearance. Speed limit is 15mph. In significant wind, snow and ice conditions the tracks can become inaccessible and bookings may need to cancelled if there are yellow weather warnings. This is a Forestry requirement following recent storms. An agreed pdf map avoiding forestry operations and gate code are provided when you book. If using Google maps NE61 4LJ takes you directly to the door from Harwood village. We recommend you travel in daylight only.
  • Public Transport :

    Sorry no public transport within 10 miles.
  • Walks :

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

Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


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 walkers on St Oswald’s Way Long Distance Footpath

January 15th 2022

Chartners Farm group accommodation is just a short 20 min (1.6miles) walk from the main path at Fallowlees farm

St Oswald’s Way Long Distance Footpath runs through the best parts of the Northumberland Countryside and coast and Chartners Farm self catering accommodation is just a short walk from the main path. With 12 beds across 3 rooms, Chartners Farm provides ideal accommodation for walking groups.


Chartners Farm, in a large clearing in the middle of Harwood forest.

November 29th 2021

Inside the Northumberland National Park, south facing with wall to wall sunshine and on the southern slopes of Simonside with its extensive walking and cycling trails.

Chartners farm in Harwood forest is truly off the grid; generating their own electricity using a wind turbine and PV panels and pumped spring water. Surprise yourself by seeing how it can be done and be as sustainable as possible at this unique location. With deer, buzzards, owls and a wide variety of woodland birds to see, you may even see spot foxes on the grassy area out front.
Adults and children alike will enjoy the freedom to explore the area around the farm and trek or bike along the forest trails. The hostel is so secluded within Harwood Forest, there are no roads, traffic or boundaries to worry about. The whole area is so quiet you may even hear a cuckoo in spring. Moreover, without the internet young and old alike will want to make their own entertainment. A winter bonus could be brought to you by the long nights. Stars are much more visible to the naked eye with our Dark Skies status.

Just drop us an email and we’ll get back to you quickly with information prior to your booking.


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