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.

Half Price Offer

HALF PRICE offer on all properties until the 5th February 2018.

Call for further details.

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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

50th Birthday party check for extra charges

Jayne P, England, United Kingdom
Just recently stayed here, group of 30+. We had an amazing time, the best weekend from start to finish. Bunkhouse and bothies very nice, everything you need. Real fires make it extra cosy and a beautiful setting. Couldn't fault it.....until...ADDITIONAL CHARGES When we booked in March we were quoted x amount of £ for the one night, a few weeks before out scheduled weekend, I got in touch to clarify everything was ok owners then saying they had to price up and charge us an extra 40%as they were loosing out on money after only booking us in for 1 night (originally this was all fine and were given the final price) that was our first issue as we then all had to pay extra, but got on with it and didn't let it spoil our time. The day we checked in we spoke to the owner who said don't rush to leave in the morning (we had believed check out was10am) but like I said he said no rush, take your time bearing in mind we went on a bus and was getting collected by the bus. Following morning we cleaned everything up and got place back to normal, owner pops around about 10am and again states "Take you time, DO NOT rush!" We left just after 11.30 as after speaking to him, we leisurely got ready for our bus to collect us. He has now charged us a £90 late fee and just took this out of the account that paid the full bill!!!!!. Late, yes but after his words NOT TO RUSH!! We are furious as having to ask everyone for more money, so please beware of any extra charges they can stick on your bill. This has put a dampener on our whole weekend, besides this, we had a fantastic time but maybe not be back after this.

Tarset Tor replied: We are so pleased you had a great time and enjoyed the facilities. HOWEVER...I take exception to the allegation of the fact that you were charged for late checkout. Firstly, we very rarely take 1 night bookings on a weekend simply because we sell the bunkhouse just about every weekend... Then when we as owner/managers take a one nighter (one of only 2 all season) A 40% charge is occurred always. Your group knew fine well that this was the case!. As for the late check out WHY would you book the Bus to pick you up at 12 midday? when checkout is 10am if you were NOT expecting to pay the meager £5 per person LATE CHECK OUT FEE that is clearly stated in our Tarset Tor user and welcome guide. (which works out at £3 per person in your case) as we didn't charge the full amount either. FURTHERMORE, you state your party was a 50th when it was obviously a HEN DO as well judging by all the cheesy and sexually explicit paraphernalia that was evident when we decided to recycle your glass bottles that were thrown with wanton disabandon in general waste (no one bothered to recycle anything) We are are green business and encourage recycling!!!. We would not have taken your booking for a one-nighter if we had known you were a Hen Do, as one nighters of this ilk are noisy. That said, we do accept hen and stag parties and are liberal with persons booking these as long as noise is kept inside the building after 11pm...(which yours was NOT!) We judge each booking and enquiry on it's merits and took yours to be a 50th (normally more sedate affairs). You choose to deceive us by not being honest. Your group took the 'proverbial P' and had no intention of leaving at 10am or telling us you were a hen do..then you have the cheek to moan on this forum..COME ON!

Modern eco living

chestervoyager, Chester, United Kingdom
This accommodation comprises a bunk barn (for groups) and luxury bothies. All very modern and eco-friendly. Lovely location with good views - and as it's a light-free zone you get wonderful views of the stars at night. There is reasonable parking space. When full it might take some juggling to prevent the access to the bothies being blocked. Accommodation in bunk barn has all you need. There's a kitchen, dining area (pool table underneath the removable table top), small lounge area, four rooms, a separate shower and toilet block (access back into the main building via access code). The dorm rooms have two bunk beds, one with a double bunk on the bottom. I found the top bunk uncomfortable, partly due to thin mattress and pillow, partly because the bed felt a bit loose and rocking. But it's no different in other bunkhouses, I guess. There are lockers in the rooms and ours had a small shelf table and bench. Electric heater available to boost heat if needed (the place has radiators and an automated wood-chip burner in the lounge area). For all the modernity, the design has some niggles. When full, it can be really cramped around the kitchen (especially if trying to get into the high corner cupboards) and the lounge area is too small for a big group. There are also only 2-3 toilets and showers so there can be a queue or some planning required to avoid waiting. I found the place warm, even on cold nights. Rob and Claire were both welcoming and helpful. Wish them every success with the place. Good to see quality and eco go hand in hand.

Pleasant enough if a little overpriced

Skinnytyke, Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Took a bunkhouse out for two nights for two families travelling together. Site is fine and the view great, though the website indicates it is a little more wooded than it is... Warm place, great views and the stars and moon both nights were fantastic. It had been very wet, Bothy 3 is a walk across normally solid grass or a somewhat overgrown gravel path. I think the slight air of disappointment comes after a few hours. Many floorboards squeak, and some are raised where they meet because they don't meet on a joist. The kitchen is tiny (and happens to be the only place in Bothy 3 where wifi is vaguely consistent) and the quality of the fittings are a little home made. The steep ladder stairs are a little hairy, especially the top one that is different from all the rest (has a back on it so the foot doesn't go through... ouch!). Having only a single toilet for 8 people, and it being right next to the dining table, is a little awkward. Showers are great, warmth fine but overall I would not think of going back. None of the group I was with felt like it was a place to return to, slightly underwhelmed for the price given many high quality holiday cottages for eight charge the same per night for a week in August and they make the beds up before you go!

Tarset Tor replied: Thank you for your review. We appreciate the kind remarks about the views & showers etc. I am sorry that you found your stay less than value for money and had a few issues with the building. Bothy 3 is the latest of our buildings to be finished and has only been open just over a year I agree the steps are a little sleeper than the norm (about 5%) as the bedrooms are on a mezzanine and I also agree some aspects of the finish need a bit of tlc this winter. The floor boards being top of the list! You are also correct that the path is slightly overgrown in one area on the top of the Tor This will be addressed this week ready for the weekend and was an oversight. Normally persons choose to walk across the lawn but as you rightly say they were very wet due to the storm Ophelia which dumped a months rain in 2 days! I understand your gripe regarding the toilet being downstairs however there is another eco-toilet between Bothy 3 & 2.. granted it is outside but does provide a useful option! We are constantly reviewing our prices and offer 5 nights for the price of 3 Sunday to Thursday all year and that includes School Holidays. Your group chose to stay just 2 nights in half term which is peak season here in The Northumberland National Park as it is prime shooting and fishing season. if you'd stayed another night you would have got 2 more free. Person who like our Facebook page get regular discount offers at short notice. All this said, even at peak times the bed price is only £25 per person which is pretty standard for a 'new build' quality bunkhouse and Bothy business. It is standard practice for bedding to be provided in lockers or as in our Bothies, in under-bed sliders. I hope this response satisfies you and assures you we are striving to make the 'Tarset Tor' experience as good as we humanly can, this kind of feedback helps us make these improvements so thank you.

Fantastic Place

David W,
We booked the whole site for a large group at the end of September and enjoyed a fantastic weekend. The Large Bunkhouse offers very comfortable rooms and ample space for entertaining. The Bothies were quiet and relaxing with stunning views. Rob and Claire were great hosts. I highly recommend this place for groups of any size.

Cracking place ideally situated

jaj0409, Durham, United Kingdom
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

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