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 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 Pet friendly
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 ExcellenceCertificate of Excellence

1st class family break!!

Katie D,
Myself, my partner and our twin boys (age 8) travelled North for a long weekend and boy was it worth the drive. Rob was at door 10 minutes after our arrival with fishing rods, bait and easy instructions. The creek complete with pontoon is just down the hill for our fabulous Bothy. The Bothy was far more spacious and well equipped than we imagined and heated by an amazing peat boiler, resulting in a hot powerful shower and regulated heat throughout our stay. The local area is spectacular and full of things to do for us all. The Cocker family as hosts were perfect, we couldn't have had a better time!

Excellent place to stay for large groups!

sharonjulia, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
This was a great place to stay for a large group. 20 of us stayed here. It was a very comfortable place. There are 4 room which sleep 5 people. A large kitchen diner with a real fire going. 3 showers and 2 loos. Perfectly adequate for a big group of people. It was very clean. A sauna can also be hired. The location is great and is within easy reach of some great walks. Kielder is a great place to visit. The owners help out in any way they can to make it easier for anyone visiting. They would have taken in our shopping and put the frozen stuff in the freezer if we had needed, from the Asda home delivery. It well worth the visit big or small group!

The perfect location, perfect place

Hollie T, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Just got back from a long weekend up at Tarset Tor. 8 of us stayed in one of the bothys and we can't even put into words how amazing it was!!!! Rob and Claire were brilliant hosts, they couldn't do enough to help!! They gave us loads of recommendations of places to visit and things to see, including an amazing waterfall in the village of Bellingham (about a 5 mile round walk...not 3 like the signs say!!!) The bothys were spotless, it was my first time staying in one and I was pleasantly surprised. They were massive inside and beautifully decorated 😊They have everything in them that you need, you just bring your food and drinks 😊 The site itself has stunning views, we were lucky to get a clear night and saw loads of meteors and shooting stars. It really is the perfect place!!! We had 3 kids with us and they enjoyed it more than us! Playing out in the fields and fishing in the pond, it was lovely to see them away from the computer games!!! I really can't recommend this place enough, they cater for all occasions and even have the hillbilly bar area where we spent a fab night around a fire pit having drinks and a bbq. Thanks so much Rob and Claire...we will definitely be back!!! The Thorpes and Cartledges 😊

Great stay with the kids

We stayed here for 1 night on a special offer of £100. We stayed in bothie 1 and it was lovely, had everything we needed from washing up facilities to tea and coffee! The stairs leading to the upstairs in the bothie are very steep however this is in the advert when booking. Could be very dangerous if you've had a drink and get up to go to the toilet! The surroundings were lovely and it was a great base for Keilder forest and water. There were 2 bedrooms upstairs each with 2 sets of bunk beds and a shower room in each. Toilet is downstairs. Clare and Rob were lovely and very welcoming. The only reason I have marked this as a 4 and not a 5 is that we had an issue with the pellet boiler. It kept going off which meant the heating didn't come on so got cold on the night. Rob did come down and reset it however it went off again half an hour later. There's no phone signal at all to ring and I couldn't be bothered to walk back along to the main house again so made do with the small electric heater in the cupboard. Would definitely return here in the future and are looking to book a couple of bothies with family soon :-)

Tarset Tor replied: Thank you Emma for your kind words and are glad you enjoyed your stay putting aside the issues with the 'biomass pellet boiler'. it's not our normal policy to respond to good reviews but yours gives us chance to explain the issue raised to 'readers' It is correct that the stairs are steep as the sleeping quarters are on a mezzanine level they are about 5% sleeper than normal stairs, that said they have hand rails on both sides and it would be fair to say that drinking lots of beer and walking up and down sleeper stairs could be a hazard! The Pellet Boilers (biomass) that we have in each building do, on occasion, cause an issue and confusion as they can deceive because they look like a 'real fire' but they work like any-other heating system controlled by a thermostat on the wall, the system heats the space like real fire the radiators and the hot water..So therefore, if there is enough hot water and the room is warm enough the boiler will not call for heat and there will be no flame and it ceases to look like a 'real fire' To cut a long story short, the previous guests to you had turned down the temperature on the thermostat and that's why the pellet boiler was not calling for heat. The heating system when running correctly gives us a 'renewable heat incentive' (RHI) In doing this the profit subsidises the electricity and water bills making the buildings green and efficient to run and also reducing our carbon foot print by not burning fossil fuels. This clearly is an issue that we must address by checking the are settings before new guests arrive. so we are really sorry we missed doing this on your visit. Thanks again for you Fab review.

Excellent holiday! Will definitely book again!

Arrived here feeling a little apprehensive as we have 4 Children aged 16, 9, 7 and 3 so finding a holiday that suits all is difficult. However - this was a superb holiday, and was enjoyed thoroughly by us all! The bothy was immaculate and both Rob and Claire were very welcoming and friendly and knew the surrounding area well. We will definitely be returning to this beautiful area.

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