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. Nestling in the peaceful wooded hamlet of Preston between the villages of Ellingham and Chathill, it is just 5 miles from the stunning Northumberland coast and the iconic Bamburgh Castle 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 open 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 one mile from NCN Route 1 it's a favourite base for cylists. 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

  • Open:

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

    £15 pp (£8 under 15's). 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, has a pub within walking distance, has availability this New Year and this Christmas and is on the , the St Oswalds Way, the Sandstone Way, the page of accommodation near Castles and the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map.


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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News & Offers from Joiners Shop Bunkhouse

Sole Occupancy £125 for up to 18 people

July 3rd 2019

With the launch of our snazzy new website we are running a ridiculously good deal through the summer months. You can book sole occupancy of The Joiner’s Shop Bunkhouse for £125/n for up to 18 people!

The offer is valid on Mondays-Thursdays throughout July, August and September. Call Kirsten on 07955230328 to check availability and book. A 50% deposit will be taken upon booking, you can book for multiple nights on the same offer (e.g. any available Mon to Thurs through Jul, Aug, Sept for £500 total for up to 18 people).

Special Offer

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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