Cragside Bunkhouse, Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX
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
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16: 1×6, 1×4, 3×2
All year. All day
Sole use: 2 nights from £380.
Book via National Trust Holidays. Minimum stay 2 nights
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.
Morpeth train station is 12 miles away. The bus station at Rothbury is 1.4 miles.
This accommodation is in a National Park, is available only to groups, has a pub within walking distance, has availability this Christmas and is on the map of accommodation for school groups and the National Trust Bunkhouses map.