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Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothy Holidays: View from the wildlife pond to the bothies

General

  • Eco site in Northumberland National Park and Dark Sky Park
  • BYO woodland bar and barbecue area, firepits, play area and sauna
  • Wildlife pond, bird hide and five-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 Bunkhouse and Bothy Holidays. For here you'll find a five-acre park set in North Tyne's Tarset Valley, deep inside Northumberland National Park (a dedicated Dark Sky Park that's popular for stargazing), 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. The site also 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, it's likely they'd find the five acres of 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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) 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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).


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9.9

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Great place to stay for all the family!06/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJemma E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Everything about this trip was amazing! Beautiful views, lovely bothy, peaceful & relaxing stay.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Breathtaking scenery, comfy bothy, lovely and relaxing05/15/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamantha P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything, beautiful bothy, fantastic facilities, breathtaking views and friendly owners. Will definitely be back next year if not sooner! Would recommend to anyone.

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Amazing place, excellent facilities. Very friendly staff.10/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnicola k.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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    The amazing layout of the cabin, the views.

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Well equipped kitchen, great view & location + helpful & …09/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Well equipped kitchen, great view & location + helpful & friendly hosts who provided excellent info inc OS map.
    Wood burning stove also great asset.

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The view and the space, the friendly owners, the clean …08/16/2020

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  • (Bothy #2) 2 bedroom cabin
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    The view and the space, the friendly owners, the clean Bothy.

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Fab, friendly site with all the kitchen utensils you'll ever need!08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJuliette H.Confirmed

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

    We had a lovely short getaway in this friendly, welcoming and well equipped place with a small outdoor play space and a quirky outdoor bar/bbq area. Gorgeous views and lots for kids to explore. The mattresses were comfy, even when commandeered by small child. We ate in both nights and the kitchen was incredibly well equipped.

    Grown ups, kids (2, 5, 5) and furbabe all loved it. Will definitely book again and for longer next time.

    Disliked: 

    No phone signal...perfect if you want to getaway from it all, but not so much if you're trying to work remotely, having said that, the wifi on laptop was perfectly fine and speedy enough for work and Netflix.

    Maybe take a potty if you have kids that like to wee a lot during the night (stairs are a little steep for sleepy kids) as theres no loo upstairs...no a complaint just a musing. Didn't impact our stay.

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The friendly owners, how laid back it all was, the …07/17/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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    The friendly owners, how laid back it all was, the little play area and the child gate at the top of the stairs. We had a really lovely, relaxed couple of days.

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    Nothing

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We stayed in bothy 2 which was really well equipped …07/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRuth W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • (Bothy #2) 2 bedroom cabin
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    We stayed in bothy 2 which was really well equipped with stunning views of the country side and a lovely place to watch the sunset. It's run by a lovely, friendly couple who were very accommodating and gave us tips on where to visit locally. The woodland bar is fab too. The stairs are quite steep for younger children but not a problem for our 8 year old. A great base for exploring Kielder water and Hardrian's wall with lovely nearby walks and picturesque villages.

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    Nothing

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Always lovely 😊 place10/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRolf W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Ease of everything

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    Nothing

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Great 2 storey and spacious cabin with kitchen and showers etc08/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • (Bothy #2) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Was nice and peaceful in a nice location.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Playground

Recreation room/arcade

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Takeout

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Amenities on park

Bath available

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Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

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Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

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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 — 11.9 kilometres
Rochester Northumberland: Village Coach Stop — 12.8 kilometres
Rochester (Northumb): Redesdale Arms Coach Stop — 12.9 kilometres
Train stations
Bardon Mill Rail Station — 21.3 kilometres
Haydon Bridge Rail Station — 21.8 kilometres
Haltwhistle Rail Station — 23.7 kilometres
Ferry ports
Tower Knowe Ferry Landing — 9.5 kilometres
Belvedere Ferry Landing — 11.1 kilometres
Leaplish Ferry Landing — 13.4 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 41.9 kilometres

Directions


The 694 bus runs to the site from Bellingham, and pick-ups can also be arranged.

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 is 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 (17.0 kilometres)
  • Chesters Roman Fort (19.4 kilometres)
  • Vindolanda (Chesterholm) Hadrian's Wall (19.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort (17.1 kilometres)
  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (22.1 kilometres)

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

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothy Holidays cancellation 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 cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

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

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothy Holidays 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothy Holidays have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothy Holidays dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothy Holidays? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothy Holidays?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothy Holidays? From R2 497,50 (for 1 night, 8 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

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.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

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

General
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.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £15 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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