Joiners Shop Bunkhouse, Joiners Cottage, 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 groups of up to 18 the haven they 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 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.

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


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  • Beds & Rooms:

  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Sole use: from £150
  • Booking:

    Book online via website, by phone or by email.
  • 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 Castles and Coasts Route Trans Euro Trail St Oswalds Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023


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


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Come say hi at Joiners Shop Bunkhouse

May 24th 2021

Come to stay at The Joiners Shop 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.

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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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