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

Call Robert and Claire Cocker on 01434 240980

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.

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


  • 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 Trans Euro Trail Sand Stone Way Pennine Way
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Luxury Bunkhouses Bunkhouses Individuals welcome Camping Hostels with Camping Pods or Glamping Retreats Accommodation for Cyclists Dark Sky Areas Eco Hostels

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2023


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
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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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

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

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

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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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