Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies, Greystones, Lanehead, Tarset, Hexham, NE48 1NT

Call Robert and Claire Cocker on 01434 240980


Tarset Tor's striking timber eco-buildings integrate effortlessly into their natural surroundings deep in the Northumberland National Park close to the Pennine Way, making the most of this remarkable location and providing the perfect base for outdoor adventures. The skies around Tarset Tor are now protected and are an International Dark Sky Reserve, making it the ideal spot from which to gaze at the stars. The stylish bunkhouse is a superb social space, offering comfortable, contemporary sleeping quarters together with shared cooking, eating, showering and lounge facilities. There is also a sauna and pool table. The incredibly versatile floorplan can be quickly adapted to create a welcoming venue for events, conferences and parties. The self-contained Bothy holiday homes enable guests to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Tarset Tor in a more private setting. A small number of campervan/camping pitches are also available.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    44: Bunkhouse:16-20. Bothies: 4x8. 3 camper van bays.
  • Open:

    Mid January - December.
  • Price per night:

    Bunkhouse: £180 to £440. Bothies: £90 to £250.
  • Booking:

    Booking essential.
  • Directions:

    From A68 to Bellingham follow signs to Kielder Water. After 3 miles at Lanehead junction, look right to see Tarset Tor farmhouse. The bunkhouse and car park is just down the hill on the right.
  • Public Transport:

    Nearest train station is Hexham 20 miles and a bus runs to Bellingham 3 miles. Pick ups and drop offs can be arranged.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is in a National Park, is available only to groups, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Sandstone Way, a dark sky area, the Luxury Barn page, the ideal for retreats page, the Hostels with Camping map and the Pennine Way.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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Latest Blog about Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies

Two Family Holiday – at Tarset Tor Bothies

March 16th 2018

On a recent visit to Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies in Northumberland, I realised what a hidden asset a bothy at Tarset Tor is for two families who like to holiday together.  Anyone who has ever had kids will know that the best times are had when the children have play mates and the adults can relax.

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News & Offers from Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies

Looking for somewhere different to stay in the Northumberland National Park

March 28th 2019

Discover this magnificent and National Park at the striking timber eco-buildings of Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies. Ideal for groups and families.

Discover the magnificent and overlooked Northumberland National Park, visit the local attractions, relax and recharge.

In the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and close to the Pennine Way. These striking timber eco-buildings integrate into their natural surroundings making the most of this remarkable location and providing the perfect base for outdoor adventures. The bunkhouse and bothies provide stylish, modern, versatile & comfortable self- catering accommodation which can be used for events, conferences & parties.



Tarset Tor Bothy (bunkhouse also available) in Nortumberland National Park

MARCH MADNESS in Northumberland

March 7th 2019

Bunkhouse and Bothies in one of Britain’s most breathtakingly unspoilt landscapes, HALF PRICE until the end of March. Quote ‘IHUK’.

Stay on the edge of Kielder Forest in the heart of the Northumberland National Park and wake up to one of Britain’s most breathtakingly unspoilt landscapes.  Tarset Tors Bunkhouse and Bothies provide top notch, eco-friendly self-catering accommodation for outdoor enthusiasts, groups and families. Glowingly warm with generous wood-pellet fired stove boilers.

The Bunkhouse sleeps 20 and the Bothies 8.  All self contained with lounges kitchens and stunning views.

Quote IHUK, to recive 50% discount in March, making the bunkhouse £240 per night and a Bothy £120.

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Step in to the magical atmosphere at our woodland bar area!

August 11th 2018

Let the natural lights of the setting sun, rising moon, and shimmering stars be your disco lights, as your dance throughout your evening among other pixies in the enchanted woodland surrounding Tarset Tor.

It has a covered BBQ area, fairy lights and 3 fire pits and is in Northumberland’s Dark Skies area.

We have used the famous old eclectic bar from Kendal to create a woodland bar.  It has a  covered BBQ area, fairy lights and 3 fire pits. It now even has a name, It’s Tarset Tor’s ‘HILLBILLY’S’ bar. NOTE ; not licensed so BYO (bring your own)

Tarset Tor - outside bar - group accommodation
Tarset Tor bunkhouse accommodation in Northumberland National Park

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