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

Call Robert and Claire Cocker on 01434 240980 or 07891 252801

Bunkhouses and bothies in Northumberland National Park

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.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

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

    Mid January - December.
  • Price per night:

    Bunkhouse: £360 to £500. Bothies: £125 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 Pennine Way Land's End to John O Groats on foot Trans Euro Trail Sand Stone Way
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Eco Hostels Close to a Pub Dog Friendly Luxury Bunkhouses Bunkhouses Camping Hostels with Camping Pods or Glamping Retreats Dark Sky Areas Breakfast Evening Meals

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available New Year 2023 / 2024 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies

Our fabulous Bunkhouse is available for the Easter weekend.

March 22nd 2023

This building is booked up most weekends of the year! It sleeps 20 in 16 beds. Why not get your posse together and come and join the fun. In the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and close to the Pennine Way. This striking timber eco-buildings integrate into their natural surroundings making the most of this remarkable location and providing the perfect base for outdoor adventures.

dogs ins the froasty garden of tarset tor bunkhouse at easter

A secluded getaway on the edge of the Kielder Forest.

March 4th 2021

When visitors try to describe their stay at Tarset Tor, stunning is truly an understatement. These gorgeous self contained eco-buildings are well suited to a large family looking to take the sort of break that makes lasting memories.

The calming scenes of Northumberland are well matched with the aesthetically pleasing bothies. Not just the average stone tent bothie mind. With a large open living space and biomass stoves for the colder evenings it’s easy to relax amongst family. The evenings are highlighted by the stars, Northumberland being a designated dark sky area. During the day superb walks to be had right outside your door, allowing you to take in the sights of such a wonderful place. For more info you can contact Rob or Claire or send them an email.

Tarset tor dusk
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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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