Joiners Shop Bunkhouse, Preston, Chathill, Northumberland. NE67 5ES

Call Kirsten Sutherland on 01665 589135 or 07955 230328


A warm Northumbrian welcome awaits you at the Joiners Shop Bunkhouse. Nestled in the peaceful wooded hamlet of Preston between the villages of Ellingham and Chathill, it is just 5 miles from the stunning Northumberland AONB coastline and 7 miles from the historic market town of Alnwick with its castle made famous by the Harry Potter films. The charming 19th century building offers the haven you need to refuel, relax, entertain or just chill out. Inside, you’ll find there’s room for plenty – with 18 pine bunk beds, arranged in heated sections of twos, threes and a five. But long before you settle down for a good night’s sleep, you’ll want to take full advantage of the hot showers, fully equipped kitchen and spacious dining area. And not least, the chance to lounge in front of a roaring fire. Whatever your personal preferences, things can be tailored to suit your needs. Catering can be arranged for groups of all sizes and your host, Kirsten, can recommend ample activities in the local area. Just 300m from NCN Route 1 it's a favourite base for cylists. Also at mile 33 of the Coasts and Castles cycle route, 1/3 of the way. But whatever your passion, be it photography, wildlife, walking, climbing, golf, mountain biking, birdwatching, angling, watersports, culture, history or just relaxing, you’ll find The Joiners Shop Bunkhouse the ideal place to stay. BYO sleeping bags or book & hire bedding.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

  • Open:

    All year. All day. Must confirm time before arriving.
  • Price per night:

    £15 pp. Sole use £150-£270 depending on numbers.
  • Booking:

    By phone or e mail.
  • Directions:

    The bunkhouse is just off the A1, 7 miles north of Alnwick. Follow the brown signs for Preston Tower. If you’re travelling from the south, you’ll be turning right. From the north, you’ll be turning left. It’s about 1.5 miles down the road, and to your left. There's a sign at the front and you’ll be glad to know there’s ample parking in front of the building.
  • Public Transport:

    Train: There’s a local station at Chathill with two daily runs to Newcastle. More frequent trains are at Almouth, which is about 12 miles away. Bus: The area’s main bus station is situated in Alnwick. A local service is provided, including ‘The Coastal Clipper’ for surrounding villages. Bike: Cyclists love it here. The bunkhouse is situated on the National Cycle Network, on National Route 1.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Sandstone Way, the St Oswalds Way, the page of accommodation near Castles, the map of accommodation for school groups and the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map.

It has availability at February Half Term.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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Great for school trips!

December 31st 2019

The Joiner’s Shop Bunkhouse welcomes school groups on trips. Hot showers, fully equip kitchen, communal dorm with curtains and board dividers and 18 bunks, communal living space and a garden.

Mid-week school accommodation packages are available in 2020, simply email or call for more information. We can offer full, half or self catering upon request. Northumberland is a fantastic area for school trips either educational or leisure, we have an abundance of historical sites and geographical interests as well as tonnes of hiking and fun experiences for all ages. We understand that schools can have a budget for trips and we are enthusiastic about making sure we can cater for all groups in the best way that works for you.


Are you looking for accommodation for the Lindsifarne Festival 29 Aug – 1 Sept 2019?

April 25th 2019

Look no further that The Joiners Shop Bunkhouse! Situated in the quiet hamlet of Preston between the villages of Ellingham and Chathill and just a 20 minute drive to the festival, the bunkhouse offers low cost accommodation for up to 18.

At just £15 per person per night (and you can bring your dog), it is great value for money and a great alternative to camping.  To further help keep costs down, if you are a large group, you could organise for a minibus to take you to and from the festival.  One thing is for sure, the Bunkhouse is going to get booked up soon, so act now before it’s too late. Click here for more details of the festival.

Lindisfarne Festival. Near to Joiners Shop Bunkhouse for low cost accommodation
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