Tarset Tor

NE48 1NT

01434 240980
07815 473883

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Tarset Tor’s striking timber eco-buildings integrate effortlessly into their natural surroundings, making the most of this remarkable location and providing the perfect base for any outdoor adventure. There is a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting, contemporary living accommodation, BBQ and fire pit, cycle store and bike wash and green energy technology. There is a pool table, drying room, free WiFi, sauna/bird hide and a private BYO woodland bar.  Pets are very welcome.
The stylish Bunkhouse is a superb social space, offering comfortable, contemporary sleeping quarters for 16/20 guests in 4 separate rooms, together with shared cooking, eating, showering, lounge facilities and a dining table that seats 20. The versatile floor plan can be quickly adapted to create a welcoming venue for events, conferences and parties. A south-facing covered veranda spans the length of the building, capturing the best of the sun and providing additional al fresco space.

From £352pn which works out at £22pppn

The Bothies (small bunkhouses)

The 3 self-contained bothies sleep 8 in 2 rooms on a mezzanine level which each have an en suite shower facility. The open-plan layout includes cosy biomass pellet fired boilers as well as lounge/diner kitchens. There is a ground floor WC.  Please note that the stairs to the mezzanine are steep. The Bothies benefit from individual verandas with vista's that extend to the North Tyne valley and nearby Scottish hills. Perfect for larger families or smaller groups looking to get away from it all and explore one of England's wildest and most unspoilt landscapes.

From £176pn which works out at £22pppn.

Camping - Only during the Summer school holidays. (28 day rule)

We have 3 hook ups on our basic site.  The site includes an eco-wc, one shower and 2 basins for your washing up. Our pitches are only suitable for campervans as there is a steep incline. They are also areas available for bbqing and lighting fires.  A small number of camping pitches are available for customers who book the whole site (which includes the Bunkhouse and 3 Bothies) Total bed spaces - 44. Please contact the owners for further details.

Unit information for Tarset Tor

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
1 16
per unit per night
Min: £352.00 - Max: £400.00
3 8
per unit per night
Min: £176.00 - Max: £200.00
Total capacity: 40

The Bunkhouse is also available as 4 individual family rooms, sleeping up to 4 people per room. Prices per room per night - Guide Price: £70, Minimum £50, Maximum £90.  Call for availability.

Special offers

5 nights for the price of 3

All year round, excluding New Year.

Sunday to Thursday only.

This 'SPECIAL' is ideal for families as it also runs during school holidays.

Online booking at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Book online
Or call 01434 240980
Car parking available at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Car parking available
Child / family friendly at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Child / family friendly
Travel Cot and High Chair available
Credit / debit cards accepted at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
Cycle friendly at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Cycle friendly
Bike Store and Wash on site
Dark Sky Friendly at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Dark Sky Friendly
Special 'Astro-Tourist' rates available
Dogs / pets allowed at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Dogs / pets allowed
5 max
DVD player available at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation DVD equipment
Event venue at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Event venue
Catering available upon request
Food shop at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Food shop nearby
3 miles to Bellingham
Fridge at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Fridge
Ground floor bedrooms at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Ground floor bedrooms
Linen provided at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Linen provided
Towel hire available
Microwave available at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Microwave
Open all year at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Open all year
Except first 2 weeks in January
Packed lunches available at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Packed lunches available
Short breaks available at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Short breaks available
Walker friendly at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Walker friendly
Drying room with dehumidifier within Bunkhouse
WiFi available at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation WiFi
Laundry / washing facilities at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
Available upon request
Freezer at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Freezer
Within woodland bar
Guest garden at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Garden for guest use
5 acres with pond, bird hide and BBQ area
Log fire / Open fireplace at Tarset Tor Self Catering Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Within woodland bar area
Sleep quality
Sleep quality
Certificate of ExcellenceCertificate of Excellence

Graduation break away

Stayed at Tarset Tor in bunk barn in a group of about 25. The accommodation is basic however was equipped with everything we needed to sleep, eat and enjoy our time there. Make sure you take extra toilet roll if in big group!! This is probably best used as advertised for backpackers however we went as part of a short break away and was utilised as this without issue. Lovely outside area, plenty of parking, pool table, tv, shower (indoor and out!!!) and bar area with fire pit. Outstanding views to the side of the accommodation and peaceful atmosphere!

Tarset Tor replied: Really pleased you enjoyed your weekend. We get a lot of student groups, some of which are on their first time 'Bunkhouse' experience and it is ideal for a cheaper than 'the normal' get away. We have made the accommodation as comfortable as possible with memory foam mattresses and brand new seating, however we are what we are and the 4 rooms are all small dorms that sleep 5 in each, and have 3 indoor showers as well as the outdoor ones which are for persons using our sauna or our summer campervanners. Sorry you ran out of toilet roll you could of had more if you'd just asked. Thanks for your comments, we are always trying to improve our visitor experience and investing whenever viable to improve our business and quality of the facilities. See you for your next gathering you were a fun group!

My Best Friends 30th

KirstiAnderson, Sunderland, United Kingdom
We stumbled on Tarset Tor by accident whilst searching for places to stay for my best friends 30th birthday. We knew we wanted somewhere a bit rural, lovely views, clean and tidy and not too far away from home. What can I say, Tarset Tor ticks all of these boxes and so many more! We visited Monday to Wednesday in mid February. The first thing that hits you is the lack of phone signal / dodgy gps so finding the place was a little difficult but it didn't take us long to spot the beautiful Bothys. Upon arrival we found the pellet heater already burning and the place lovely and warm. perfect for a cold winters evening. The kitchen area is small but has absolutely everything you could ever need. The theme of Bothy 1 is lime green - sounds awful but works so so so well. Moving from the spotless kitchen into the living room we found a gorgeous wooden table and benches for dining and two comfy leather sofas in from of the fire and enormous patio doors. Once you have braved the stairs (steep and shallow - not for the faint hearted!) you will find two bedrooms each with their own shower room . Both bedrooms sleep 4 people in bunk beds but each bed has their own curtain to make things more private if you don't fancy your friends seeing you dribbling in your sleep! Rob (the owner and builder!) came to visit us around an hour or two after arrival to make sure we had settled in and had everything we needed. Top guy and beds over backwards to accommodate you and make your stay special. The whole place is absolutely beautiful and extremely clean. The views from the Bothy are utterly stunning, you really do feel like you are the only people for miles and miles. I cannot recommend this place enough to anyone and everyone. Can't wait to book our next trip, and this time it'll be for longer!

Brilliant weekend enjoyed by all!

Louisa D,
We stayed in the bunkhouse (4 families, 8 kids in total ranging from 6-10yrs) and my parents and sister plus husband stayed in one of the bothy properties. We were here for 3 nights over the NYE weekend. We had an absolutely brilliant time and the accommodation worked perfectly for us. We were a little worried about being cold but the bunkhouse was nice and warm all the time and we could 'boost' the heating whenever we wanted. The cooking facilities were good enough for us to cook decent meals for 20 people and the table was plenty big enough for us all to sit around. The bedrooms were big enough for us to store all our gear and the beds were reasonably comfortable. The area itself is beautiful and the star show at nightime was awesome. The kids (and men!) especially loved making a fire in the fire pit up at the woodland bar area and then toasting marshmallows! All in all it was a really enjoyable stay for all of us and I will definitely be recommending it to my friends.

Awesome, friendly and the good kind of unusual

Ben W,
I booked this for a weekend reunion with some university friends because it was in our price range and not too far from home, and we absolutely loved it. The surroundings are amazing, the hosts are friendly down to earth and fun, the bothy we stayed in was cosy beautiful and had everything you'd need. Really enjoyed all of the extra things around the site such as the little sauna, fits pits and especially the outside bar and BBQ area, which was has an awesome atmosphere and let us meet other people staying at Tarset. We didn't want to leave and will definitely be coming back if we manage to pull off another reunion next year. Thanks for having us!

A 30th Birthday Celebration to remember

th0mps0nsc, Sunderland, United Kingdom
I randomly found this cabin and thought "hey this would be amazing to celebrate my 30th with close family and friends"... and I was not disappointed! Yes, the pictures make the place look bigger than it was but I was in no way unhappy with what I found when I arrived. The living space was absolutely perfect! On arrival we were greeted by the owner who was so welcoming and had us all laughing straight away. He explained the rules about noise etc. but basically told us to enjoy the place and have fun which we definitely did. I read a review saying that the seating in the living area only sat 6 people... well we were able to sit 9 comfortable on the sofas which was ideal as if you're wanting to sit and watch TV for your holiday you're in the wrong place. The dining table/pool table was perfect as we were able to sit as a big group for breakfast, remove the cover then let people play pool as and when they wanted (the dining table is also perfect for Beer Pong!) Moving to the bathroom - nothing special, 2 toilets, 2 showers and a disabled access shower and toilet - the first night I opened the shower cubicle and thought i was going to be trickled on - Boy was I wrong! Showers are great! Excellent water pressure and temperature. Bathroom was clean and tidy and again meet our requirements. Bedroom time - Yes the Mattresses look thin and have a plastic cover (Can't expect a backpackers lodge to have memory foam king size divans though can we) but they are unbelievably comfortable. I'm not good at sleeping in strange places but I slept right through the night. Bedding was clean and stored away for us to use. Outside Space - two good size tables for us all to sit at. Our dog was in her element running round the grass happy as Larry. The bar was great too. Was great for a few drinks around a campfire I will most definitely book this place again - I have already been looking at booking one of the Bothys for another smaller celebration in April. If you want to go somewhere to enjoy some fresh air, in a well maintained, clean cabin with excellent owners then do not waste any time and book this place immediately. This place made turning 30 so much better!!

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