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Bothy Bunkhouse - Tarset Tor (1)
Bellingham / Kielder

Eco-friendly Cedar Bothy, set in 5 acres, sleeping 8. Contemporary open living space with a wood pellet stove. Wi-fi. 2 well behaved dogs welcome, free of charge.

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    There are 3 Bothies in total (sleeping 8) they are all self contained and can be booked individually or collectively, along with The Bunkhouse (sleeping 20). 2 well behaved dogs welcome in The Bothies & 4 in The Bunkhouse, free of charge.

    Each Bothy sleeps 8, in 2 separate 4 berth bunk rooms which are on the 1st floor. Please note the steps are steep. Both bedrooms have an en-suite shower & sink, the wc is on the ground floor. Contemporary open-plan living/diner kitchen area with a cosy pellet fired stove. 2 well behaved dogs very welcome free of charge.

    Set within 5 acres each individual Bothy has stunning views and along with Tarset Tor have been lovingly created from sustainable sourced cedar to offer unique, high quality Bothy and Bunkhouse accommodation ideal for the gathering of larger groups and extended families. The site also benefits from a small woodland that includes a bar, BBQ area and firepit facilities. There is also a small coarse fishing pond, ideal for children (supervision required at all times).

    Employing a sustainable approach to tourism to preserve the beautiful Northumbrian landscape for future generations to enjoy is at the heart of Tarset Tor’s ethos. The dedicated owners have worked hard to keep the carbon footprint to a minimum by using renewable resources and buying locally.
    Enter through the door which is at the side of The Bothy directly into the kitchen area
    You can also access the property via the patio doors
    Kitchen area:
    Gas oven and hob
    Plenty of cupboards
    Good selection of pans
    Enough crockery & glasses for 10 people
    Eco friendly washing up liquid
    Dining area:
    Long wooden table with bench seating for 10 people
    Cloakroom with wc
    Lounge area:
    Open plan living space with Pellet stove - fuel supplied.
    Freeview Smart TV
    iPod Dock
    2 comfy sofas and side table
    Patio doors

    First floor

    Mezzanine level:
    Bedroom 1: 4 custom made bunk beds, privacy curtains & light
    Bedroom 2: 4 custom made bunk beds, privacy curtains & light
    En-suite shower and sink in each bedroom
    WC is on the ground floor
    Restricted head height in bedrooms of Bothy 1
    Please note the stairs are steep, stair gate permanently fitted at the top
    You are booking bunkhouse style accommodation, bedding and bed linen are provided fully laundered and prepared free of charge, ready so that you may make up your own beds on arrival. Towels can pre-booked at £2 per towel.
    Freeview Smart TV
    iPod Dock
    Small decked area at the front
    BBQ and fire-pit available
    Outside table and chairs
    Private parking for 3 cars

    Communal Spaces:
    Shared 3-acre grounds
    Outbuilding with sauna (plunge shower outside), £10.00 per day. Free of charge when the whole site is booked i.e. 3 Bothies & The Bunkhouse.
    Bird hide
    Drying room
    Bike store with ramp for easy access and power supply
    Outside hose for bike washing
    Private woodland bar with BBQ area and fire-pits - bring your own drinks and food.
    Outdoor shower, double sink and composting eco WC
    What is included:
    Fuel for stove
    Gas and electric
    All bed linen
    Towels can be hired at a cost of £2.00 per person
    Travel cot & highchair available (on request)
    2 well behaved dogs very welcome free of charge
    What can be arranged: Charges may apply per week.
    Towels can be hired at a cost of £2.00 per person
    Outbuilding with sauna (plunge shower outside), £10.00 per day. Free of charge when the whole site is booked i.e. 3 Bothies & The Bunkhouse.
    Tarset Tor have many contacts with local activity providers and specialist instructors, and can create a tailored itinerary to suit individual requirements.
    Travel cot & high chairs available on request
    Please note the stairs are steep, stair gate permanently fitted at the top
    2 well behaved dogs welcome in The Bothies & 4 in The Bunkhouse, free of charge.

    A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:-

    • Your pet should not be left in the property unattended
    • Your pet should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture
    • On booking for your pet, you are confirming that it is fully up to date on its flea treatment
    Unlike most bunkhouse accommodation you have exclusive use of the full Bothy sleeping up to 8 people. The cost is for the whole Bothy, we do not operate a per person per night price.
    Please note that steps are steep, and in the bedroom area there is restricted head height - if this is important to you Bothy's 2 and 3 have more head room than Bothy 1.
    You are requested to keep the outside communal areas ie fire-pits etc clean and tidy and to be respective of other guests on site in other properties.
    Rob and Claire

    Owners Rob & Claire have lovingly built Tarset Tor to make the most of the wonderful country side whilst impacting as little as possible on the immediate surroundings. This purpose built eco-holiday settlement sits comfortably in its surroundings, providing thoughtfully planned 21st-century accommodation to guests looking to explore this rich and diverse area, delighting backpackers, families and adventure junkies alike.
    The 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.

    Rob and Claire explained to us when we first visited Tarset Tor that they work hard to keep their carbon footprint to a minimum, using renewable resources, buying locally and encouraging the use of greener forms of transport in their everyday lives. " That's why we encourage the sorts of visitors who come here - walkers, cyclists, people who want to enjoy everything this fantastic landscape has to offer, from the babbling brooks, the forest, the moorland, the wide open spaces and of course the Dark Skies. Plus our close proximity, just over an hours drive to the stunning Northumberland beaches and the many castles that adorn the county"
    Set within five acres on the fringe of Kielder Forest in the heart of the Northumberland National Park.

    ?At Tarset Tor, visitors can explore the area on foot and by bike from a base that’s rooted in the countryside.

    The Tor has a wetland/pond (with fishing for kids coming soon) and wooded meadow to encourage the proliferation of flora and fauna; here and in the nearby Kielder Forest, you’ll have lots of opportunities to observe the local wildlife, including ospreys, wild goats, red squirrels and deer.

    Set in the Gold award winning National Park Dark Sky area, the darkest in Europe and ideal for stargazers. With vistas extending right to the Scottish Borders and the Tyne Valley.

    "Loved this place! Absolute gem and Rob and Claire have been fantastic! We came to cycle around Kielder water and we were so lucky to find this place which is super cozy and warm and very clean, with incredible views and so relaxing ! It is sunny and bright in the morning and we enjoyed out coffee looking at the views through those massive windows! We would love to come back with friends on any weekend of the year, winter or summer! Massive thanks again Rob."

    From Facebook - Oct 2017

    "Had a mid week break in one of the lodges at this place and quite frankly it is excellent. The eco lodge we stayed in was comfortable, superbly well appointed and an exemplar of what sustainable tourism should be all about. Add spectacular views from its elevated situation, very friendly hosts, and ideal situation for the exploration of the wider area and there you have it - simply put a great find and I look forward to returning."

    From TripAdvisor - Sep 2017

    "Absolutely fantastic location with brilliant scenery. The accommodation is excellent and the owners gave us a warm, friendly welcome and couldn't do enough for us during our stay."

    From Facebook - Aug 2017

    "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."

    From TripAdvisor - Aug 2017

    "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"

    From TripAdvisor - Aug 2017

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    Eco Credentials
    • Solar hot water systems
    • Eco heating system ie bio mass boiler, air source or ground source heat pump, wood pellet burner
    • Use of low energy LED lighting in at least 50% of the fittings,

    1. Eco-friendly laundry policy
    2. Have a refillable container policy
    3. Promote walking, cycling and use of public transport to guests