Cragside Bunkhouse, Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX

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A traditional conversion of Victorian workers cottage in the centre of the Cragside estate with fabulous views overlooking the lake and surrounding hills.Cragside is at the heart of Northumberland. It is home to the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. It is crammed full of ingenious gadgets – most of them still working. The gardens are incredible and home to one of the largest rock gardens in Europe alongside a formal garden. Children will love the adventure play area and exploring Nelly's Labyrinth, a network of paths and tunnels cut out of a vast area of rhododendron forest. The bunkhouse is perfect for groups of family and friends, walkers, special interest groups, people that love the outdoors or looking for a base to explore the area. The building is fully centrally heated and sleeps up to sixteen people in bunk beds. The bunkhouse was originally converted from two adjoining cottages and there is no internal connecting door. There are two separate shower blocks in separate building five yards from the main building, with three showers and w.c. in each shower pod. A fully equipped kitchen includes cooker, microwave and fridge. Outside there is a barbecue area and whilst there is no designated garden, guests have access to 1000 acres of garden and woodland on the doorstep.
Photo: ©National Trust Images/Chris Lacey, ©National Trust Images/Roger Coulam

This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 1x6, 1x4, 3x2
  • Open:

    All year. All day
  • Price per night:

    Sole use: 2 nights from £380.
  • Booking:

    Book via National Trust Holidays. Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Directions:

    On B6341, 15 miles north-west of Morpeth on Coldstream road (A697). Turn left on to B6341 at Moorhouse Crossroads, entrance 3 miles on left.
  • Public Transport:

    Morpeth train station is 12 miles away. The bus station at Rothbury is 1.4 miles.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks St Oswalds Way Sand Stone Way
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
pClothes washing facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
\A National Trust Property
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Cragside Bunkhouse

Cragside Bunkhouse closed for the rest of the year. See you in 2021.

December 1st 2020

Unfortunately our bunkhouse has been closed and we are now in Tier 3 so will not be opening the bunkhouse again this year. We will review this again next year.


Covid secure measures at Cragside Bunkhouse in rural Northumberland

September 21st 2020

During September and October, we’ll only accept bookings for up to six people from different households, unless exceptions apply. And we’re lowering the cost of our larger holiday cottages and bunkhouses to reflect the new ‘rule of six’.


The mystic collage of colours that is Cragside Bunkhouse.

July 19th 2019

Some say, if you peep through the curtains at twilight, fairies can be seen dancing around the lakeside…

The gardens of this National Trust property inspire the imagination of us all. Strolling in the formal garden, you retrace the steps of the original Victorian inhabitants, enjoying your leisure time with them, two centuries apart. It is home to one of the largest rock gardens in Europe, and with Nelly’s Labyrinth to explore, you can truly get lost in your imagination. For the children is a modern adventure play area, encouraging their natural instinct to explore.


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