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From £125/€140.15/A$229/$157.39/CA$211.37/CHF157.27/SEK1,493.40/DKK1,048.56/NOK1,371.98/ISK19,867/ARS6,905.99/CLP110,093/PEN524.96/NZ$242.47/ZAR2,332.18/PLN597.68/R$613.26/CZK3,587.28/RSD16,550/HUF45,262.96/RUB10,132.98/CN¥1,089.97 (for 1 night, 8 people)

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The bothies

General

  • Eco site in Northumberland National Park
  • BYO woodland bar area with firepits
  • Wildlife pond, bird hide and three-acre area for walking dogs

If you haven't been to Northumberland National Park or Kielder Forest before, you should go forthwith. For here you'll find spectacular stargazing, Kielder Water, Roman forts, the Cheviots Hills and many other goodies – and then the Scottish Borders are just to your north.

And if you're looking for an eco-friendly place to stay right in the heart of all this fabulousness and close to its main attractions, go forthwith to Tarset Tor. For here you'll find a five-acre park set in North Tyne's Tarset Valley, deep inside Northumberland National Park, and close to Kielder Water, Kielder Forest, Hadrian's Wall and the centre of Bellingham. And it's on the Reivers Cycle route too.

The team at Tarset Tor has gone to great lengths to make their place as sustainable and green as possible: the hot shower uses a pellet boiler system and there's an eco toilet; and the site has its own wildlife pond and bird hide that doubles as a sauna (available to hire at a small charge).

Also most popular with guests is the BYO woodland bar area that comes complete with firepits (go here forthwith too) and the logs, charcoal and eggs for sale on site. Dogs are welcome, and if they could speak, we reckon they'd find the three-acre fenced dog walking area a barkingly good Tarset Tor feature too.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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9.5

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A lovely 😊 stay throughout 06/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rolf W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #3) 2 bedroom cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything so hassle free approach

    Disliked: 

    None

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Great location with views across the fields, this eco bothy ... 04/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martine J. Confirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location with views across the fields, this eco bothy had all the comforts of home whilst allowing you to feel like you were getting away from it all.

    The owners were really friendly and welcomed us on arrival and were available if we needed them.

    Disliked: 

    The stairs up to the bedrooms were a little steep and difficult to go up and down, although our six year old had no trouble, for the rest of us we came down them sideways or backwards (like a ladder).

    There is no signal unless you are a EE or Orange customer.

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Thanks, clean and tidy. 03/26/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tamsin C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #2) 2 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    Good that could take dogs, lovely place to stay. The welcome email was useful too.

    Disliked: 

    More info on how pellet boiler worked would have been good.
    The plates etc were very high so a step would have been good.

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Nice site, clean lodge, well equipped 01/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sonya T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #3) 2 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    The spaciousness and views

    Disliked: 

    Too hot at night

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Amazing views from the bothy and great location for exploring ... 10/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helene E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #3) 2 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    Amazing views from the bothy and great location for exploring the area. Everything we needed inside and plenty of space - we had 2 dogs with us.

    Disliked: 

    The icing on the cake would have been a double bed as bunks only, but not the end of the world!

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Brilliant place would recomend to everyone will be returning next year 08/25/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Donna L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #2) 2 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    Nice remote location, friendly welcoming owners, views, bothy was well kitted out and very clean everything had been thought of including safety gate on the top floor and bbq outside, there is a little play area for children as well and firewood. Could tell alot of effort and attention to detail was put into setting this up. The owner mentioned a few trails and local spots of interest which sadly we didnt have time to do as only stayed one night to finish off a 600mile road trip with my 6 children. The area is absolutely stunning and you really can switch off. I didnt have a phone signal but there is free wifi.

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Love this place, beautiful views, peaceful and well suited for ... 08/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Roz M. Confirmed

  • (Bothy #3) 2 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    Love this place, beautiful views, peaceful and well suited for a catch up with friends.
    The lodge is always very clean. Wood burner keeps the place very warm in the evenings and sliding doors can be opened up to keep cool in the day. BBQ area is also available.

    Disliked: 

    The stairs are very steep!

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Worth it for the view alone but the accommodation itself ... 08/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert P. Confirmed

  • (Bothy #3) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Worth it for the view alone but the accommodation itself was great. We were the only one's staying for the first night so we had the run of the place which made it even more enjoyable. The owners are lovely, very relaxed, and couldn't be more helpful. We stayed as part of our 'Tour of the North' but I could picture us renting for longer for a special occasion.

    Disliked: 

    I wouldn't say there was anything to dislike but I'd mention that the stairs are steep and there's a pond at the bottom of the site so you'll need to keep an eye on young kids. Oh and the wifi was a bit spotty but who's visiting for the wifi?

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Lovely helpful people. Lovely site. 06/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Annabel R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    Relaxed atmosphere. Bothys well equipped. Nice outlook.

    Disliked: 

    1 toilet for 8 people.

From the manager...

There is a second eco-toilet up by the Bothies.

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An excellent place to stay. Would highly recommend. 05/29/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ashley M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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    We loved the bothy. It was clean, had everything we needed on hand with amazing views. The owners were welcoming, helpful and friendly. Good value for money and a great base for exploring the local area.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Location

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  • Lanehead, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland, England, NE48 1NT
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.1656°N 2.3274°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Otterburn (Northumberland) Coach Stop — 7.4 miles
Rochester Northumberland: Village Coach Stop — 8.0 miles
Rochester (Northumb): Redesdale Arms Coach Stop — 8.0 miles
Train stations
Bardon Mill Rail Station — 13.2 miles
Haydon Bridge Rail Station — 13.5 miles
Haltwhistle Rail Station — 14.7 miles
Ferry ports
Tower Knowe Ferry Landing — 5.9 miles
Belvedere Ferry Landing — 6.9 miles
Leaplish Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 26.0 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

There are so many tiptop places around Tarset Tor, whether you're into sedate pursuits like visiting historical sites or white-knuckling ones on fast-paced outdoor activities.

Tarset is close to the Kielder mountain bike trails, the 7stanes network and a nicely diverse range of other outdoor activities like learning bushcraft, foraging or how to use crossbows; archery, quad biking, horse riding, fencing, canoeing, skating or clay pigeon shooting… A good selection of golf courses are in the area as well, as is some smashing fishing on the River Tyne.

For walkies, hit the nearby Pennine Way north to Bellingham or south to Stonehaugh, or wander around the old Roman market towns of Hexham and Corbridge, both within easy reach and with boutique shops, galleries and restaurants. (More good local eats can be had in neighbouring Greenhaugh, Charlton and Bellingham villages.)

And if you're in Northumberland you have to take a run around the coast, especially as the road to the sea from Tarset Tor meanders through old forests and moorland on its way to Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island.

There's much too much to recommend on the Northumberland coastline, but faves of the Tarset Tor team include the beaches of Alnmouth and Craster; stop off at Alnwick Castle on your way.

Must see

  • Housesteads Roman Fort (10.5 miles)
  • Chesters Roman Fort (12.0 miles)
  • Vindolanda (Chesterholm) Hadrian's Wall (12.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort (10.6 miles)
  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (13.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Tarset Tor cancelation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Tarset Tor will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £75 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £75 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £15 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Reception
Reception is open from 9am to 9pm between 01/15 and 12/31.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

The use of the sauna is subject to a £5 charge, payable on arrival.

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