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

Call Kirsten Sutherland on 07955 230328

Well equipped bunkhouse in rural Northumberland

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. 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 – sleeping 18 with one double bed and 16 pine bunk beds, arranged in heated sections of threes and fives. This bunkhouse also offers hot showers, a fully equipped kitchen and spacious dining area, a living area with comfy couches, TV and multi-fuel stove, and a fully fenced garden with firepit and oil drum BBQ. Your host, Kirsten, can recommend ample activities in the local area including the best walks, restaurants and pubs. Just 300m from NCN Route 1 (or the Coasts and Castles route) it's a favourite base for cyclists. But whatever your mission, be it photography, wildlife, walking, climbing, golf, mountain biking, surfing, birdwatching, angling, watersports, culture, history, family-gathering, birthday, hen or stag do or just relaxing, you’ll find the Joiners Shop Bunkhouse the ideal place to stay. BYO duvets/sleeping bags or book & hire bedding.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

  • Open:

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

    Sole Use ranging between £100-£360 depending on numbers and use
  • 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 Trans Euro Trail Castles and Coasts Route St Oswalds Way
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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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Come say hi at Joiners Shop Bunkhouse

May 24th 2021

We’re open again for you to stay in wonderful Northumberland. Just 5 miles away from an area of outstanding natural beauty and just a short drive from Alnwick castle. We’re dog friendly and suitable for 2 household groups of up to 18 people. Hiking enthusiasts will be very pleased with the great selection of walks in the surrounding area, the aforementioned AONB offers some of the most wonderful coast walking in the whole of the UK. Excellent for spotting wildlife and long days meandering through the picturesque scenery. With our lovely hostel waiting for you when you get back. For more information give us a call.


The Joiners Shops Bunkhouse in Northumberland is ideal for a WinterStaycation

August 11th 2020

A warm Northumbrian welcome awaits, just 5 miles from the stunning Northumberland coastline and 7 miles from the historic market town of Alnwick, home of Harry Potter castle. This charming 19th century building offers the haven you need to refuel, relax, entertain or just chill out.

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Special offers available for February half term in Northumberland

January 15th 2020

The Joiner’s Bunkhouse is the ideal place to get the family and extended family together in rural Northumberland. Outdoor space including woodland walk, fully equip kitchen, hot showers and stove.

The bunkhouse is located only 5 miles from the AONB Northumbrian coastline, with numerous beaches that extend more than 20 miles. Take the kids a 10 minute drive to the famous market town of Alnwick and explore Barter Books and the Alnwick Gardens. Go cycling through Kielder or maybe even catch a show or take part in a workshop at the recently reopened traditional playhouse in Alnwick. There is plenty to do to entertain the whole family, and The Joiner’s Shop Bunkhouse could be the ideal place to base yourself. Affordable, comfortable and with 18 beds we have the capacity to house your family and friends all under one roof.  If you would like to enquire about booking call Kirsten on 07955230328 or email on – we are offering special rates for mid-week bookings! Child and dog friendly pub within walking distance, child and dog friendly bunkhouse in the heart of Northumberland.

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