The Holly Bush Inn

Greenhaugh
Tarset
Northumberland
NE48 1PW

+44 01434 240391
07773957352

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All year round - a star gazing and astronomy heaven! The Holly Bush Inn is located in the heart of Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.

 

We have the largest expanse of dark night sky in the whole of Europe, thanks to minimal light pollution. Winter nights are darkest and best for viewing deep sky objects such as galaxies, while in summer you can view the beautiful Milky Way, passing comets and shooting stars

 

 

We have 6 ensuite bedrooms (3 of them are suitable for families) and a self contained apartment which have been graded 4 star by Visit England. All rooms have good quality beds and linens, complimentary toiletries and hospitaility trays as well as free WIFI and flat screen TV's.

Our restaurant serves home cooked food sourced as locally as possible and we are open every night. The bar always serves local real ale and there is good choice of wine.

A drying room can be used by walkers and cyclists who have been caught out in the rain and laundry facilities can be made available. For cyclists or bikers there is also a secure ‘lock-up’ facility, bike frames and a hose for running repairs….

There is a log fire in the bar for cold days and nights and a great beer garden with panoramic views of the valley for sunny evenings and weekends.

New for 2014 will be a fire pit to keep our star gazers cosy....

A short journey away is Kielder with its many attractions including the fantastic Observatory and the largest man made lake in Europe. The Border Reiver country, Hadrian’s Wall and Alnwick Gardens are just a few of the places of interest which are all easily accessible.

All visitors to the Holly Bush always receive a warm welcome from the locals and often comment about their reception in their reviews. The chat and the ambience in the bar has been the highlight of many a short stay.


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Room information for The Holly Bush Inn

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Double ensuite room
(DOUBLE room)
3 2
£45.00
B&B per person per night
(£60.00 single occupancy)
Family ensuite room
(FAMILY room)
2 3
£33.00
B&B per person per night
Twin ensuite room
(TWIN room)
2 2
£50.00
B&B per person per night
Total capacity: 16
Some of the family rooms can be used as a twin and we have a cot and camp beds for little ones

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tripadvisor
18/01/2017

Wonderful stay


Sue T, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Stayed 4 nights mainly to visit Kielder observatory. Lovely local pub that serves really good pub grub. Breakfast is superb. The rooms are lovely - comfy beds (I have bad back so it's important to me) and the locals are brilliant and so friendly. Staff so friendly and helpful as well. About as close as you can get to Kielder Observatory and close to falconry centre. Really lovely place to stay and can park outside which is amazing these days. Recommend without hesitation.
tripadvisor
31/12/2016

Lovely Inn in a great location


Mike B, Liverpool, United Kingdom
The Holly Bush Inn is about a 20 minute drive from Kielder Observatory, pretty much the same road all the way there too. As such, it's in a perfect location for stargazers and visitors to Kielder Water. The Inn itself had a crackling fire in the bar, with a nice mix of locals and tourists chatting away - a nice atmosphere. We were in the Brown room, which was cow-print themed. A decent size, and although I didn't get on too well with the bed, that's more my personal preference - the other half loved it. Bathroom had a powerful over-bath shower, and the complimentary shower gels and shampoos were great. We had dinner there, and it was the first time I'd had proper home-cooked chip-pan chips in years. A nice surprise. Breakfast was also delicious - a large range of cereals and juices available, and a full English and toast to boot. Just what was needed! The staff are really friendly, and nothing was too much trouble during our stay. We will most definitely be back.
tripadvisor
30/12/2016

Lovely place


Dave B, Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
First visit here and hopefully not last. Very friendly welcome and shown to spacious room. The en suite is an ok size and the over bath shower excellent, very adjustable and good power from it. TV was a bit small but no big deal. Wifi is excellent, strong signal and fast. The room is spacious and well laid out, bed was comfy. We had our evening meal here as well as breakfast. Service was excellent and food cooked to a high standard. The breakfast was basic (English breakfast or parts of English breakfast), however quality and portion size was just right. Great place and will return.
tripadvisor
22/12/2016

Short stay for my wifes birthday


Bryan M, Thirsk
We stayed here on the 20th of December as we were visiting Kielder Observatory. Overall I was a little underwhelmed with The Holly Bush Inn. The building itself was full of character but unfortunately the decor didn't really feel in keeping with the building (this is personal preference I know). There was a large bottle of soap in the bathroom but this had to be moved between the shower and the sink, the towels were quite low quality and I personally didn't like the table and chairs placed in the room which seemed out of place again. We ate in the restaurant on the Tuesday evening and the food was average. I had a burger which was stone cold when it arrived (the staff did take this back to reheat but it was still cold when it came back). All of the staff were very pleasant and couldn't have done more to help us. Overall I feel that the room was slightly overpriced for what was on offer.
tripadvisor
28/11/2016

Autumn rest


ANNIE1408, Ampleforth, United Kingdom
Stayed three nights b&b excellent food and very friendly a d helpful staff. There is a wide choice of food on the menu caterering for most needs. Nothing was too much problem especially when the bathroom light blew! This is also a dog friendly inn, with ideal walks from the doorstep. Plus Kielder forest and observatory are near by. Beautiful big skies.
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