Group accommodation, bunkhouses and bothies in Northumberland National Park


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

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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Rooms & Beds:

44: Bunkhouse:16-20. Bothies: 4×8. 3 campervan bays.


Mid January – December.

Price per night:

Bunkhouse: £352 to £400. Bothies: £176 to £200.


Booking essential.


Campsite, Pennine Way


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.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the Hostels with Camping map and the Pennine Way.

News & Offers

Tarset Tor bothies HALF PRICE throughout February

Tarset Tor bothies HALF PRICE throughout February

Snow drops and clear sky’s make Norhtumberland a great destination for a February holiday.

Tarset Tor bothies HALF PRICE throughout February.   Snow drops and clear sky’s make Norhtumberland a great destination for a February holiday. The waterfall at Hareshaw Linn makes a great walk and other short walks nearby include ‘The Tarset Bastle Trail’ and the Famous ‘Sycamore Gap Loop ‘ (tree of the year) on Hadrian’s wall.   There are 5 old style country pubs with real ales and real fires too within 5 miles of Tarset Tor most doing good food.   So if you and a group of mates and or family members fancy a short cheap break in Northumberlands ‘North Tyne Valley’  ALL availability in our bothies is HALF PRICE throughout February, that makes them just £200 for a weekend or £12.50 per bed per night.  Book soon to get your ideal dates.

Great big clear skies

Great big clear skies

As if the earthbound attractions of Kielder werent enough…

You can read elsewhere about Tarset Tor’s amazing timber eco-buildings which look like Kevin McCloud’s idea of a perfect bunkhouse. You can be charmed on their website by the spacious and comfortable rooms as well as being impressed by their impeccable eco-credentials.

But don’t forget that the area around Tarset Tor has England’s clearest skies. Northumberland National Park, in collaboration with Kielder Water and the Forest Park to become only the second International Dark Skies Park in Europe. The nearby Kielder Observatory  takes full advantage of that.  Why not join them for a weekend of cosmic discovery? 



Five nights for the price of Three

Five nights for the price of Three

For midweek breaks at Tarset Tor in Northumberland.

Five nights for the price of three on midweek breaks at Tarset Tor, all year round.  Book your Sunday to Thursday break at  Tarset Tor 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.  The Bunkhouse sleeps between 16 and 20 and the Bothies sleep up to 8 with self contained self catering.

Contact Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies:

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