Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

Tarset Holiday Cottages

Knoppingsholme Farm Tarset, Hexham NE48 1JZ England
Traveller (9)
Room & Suite (4)
Dining (1)

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

5.0
#1 of 2 cottages in Hexham
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Beautiful self catering holiday cottage situated in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Reserve. Pets and children welcome.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Charming
34Reviews0Q+A5Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 31
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
Lisa L wrote a review Sept 2023
2 contributions
Just got back from a week staying in The Stable. A lovely, cosy, well equipped, dog friendly cottage. It had everything we needed and was lovely and clean. Really quiet area with amazing dark skies. And a friendly chicken that came by each day to say hello!!

Really good location to explore Kielder and beyond. One tip I would give, is to make sure you book in to local pubs for food in advance as they fill up quickly and there's little choice to eat out beside the pubs.

All in all an amazing cottage that we plan to go back to.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
kjsk1992 wrote a review Aug 2012
Berlin, Germany7 contributions7 helpful votes
very comfy and cosy, very clean and well equipped. Kids enjoyed it very much too.
The street is busyer as we thought because besides that its quiet and very remote. Good place to start walks from. Swing or slide in back garden would be perfect to let the kids play outside.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2012
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
ladyofthelake54 wrote a review Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom37 contributions19 helpful votes
Our fourth visit to Tarset and have already booked for next year. I cannot agree with previous review about lack of welcome pack, toiletries etc. A welcome pack is not advertised so I would not expect one and there were sufficient products (washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc.) to get us started. It is self catering after all so we provided our own. The cottage is beautiful and we look forward to seeing the new one when it comes into use next year.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
ddhallauthor wrote a review Jun 2018
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom19 contributions7 helpful votes
The cottage is lovely and sympathetically restored. The beds were comfortable. However, on the second morning in builders turned up, erected scaffolding and proceeded to dismantle the closely adjacent barn. They were using angle grinders and removing asbestos. They also left the gate open and our dog got out, although when told they were careful after that. The owners were away at the time and when they returned the work stopped but the scaffolding which was partly on the terrace of the cottage remained. They were also mean with the toiletries and cleaning products and the towels did not smell fresh. I was expecting a welcome pack with at the very least some milk but there was nothing. We did not get cakes but they gave us a bottle of wine as compensation. We should have been told about the work so that we could have made an informed decision about renting the property. On the plus side, it is lovely countryside and well placed for exploring the area. Despite the disappointment, we enjoyed our holiday.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
verona c wrote a review Mar 2017
Ashford, United Kingdom14 contributions13 helpful votes
Had a lovely weeks stay in this wonderful cottage, It had everything you could possibly want...Very cosy, and upstairs was lovely for star gazing...Huge Thank you to Rachel and Nigel for making us feel so welcome.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2017
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Josie H wrote a review Oct 2015
Aldershot8 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
We spent a fantastic week staying at the Byres on Knoppingholme farm. Right from the freshly baked chocolate cake on the dining room table, alongside the handwritten welcome note, Nigel, Rachel and both of their Mums went out of their way to make us feel at home.

Half an hour after we arrived, Nigel popped over to make sure we were settling in, quickly followed by his Mum, who provided us with a parking permit for Kielder forest car park and an invitation to visit the ruins of Tarset castle just behind her farm and just a few hundred yards from Knoppingholme.

The cottage itself is beautifully furnished throughout and provides everything you need for a relaxing break in the heart of Northumberland. It’s close to Kielder reservoir, forest and observatory and the Roman archaeological sites of Vindolanda, Housteads and Hadrian’s Wall. A trip to the coast to visit the Farne Islands and Bamburgh castle is easily doable in a day. You will likely find that a week isn’t long enough as there is so much to see in this lovely area.

Tarset cottage and the Byres provide the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Northumberland countryside.

We stopped and picked up some groceries at Hexham on the journey up. This proved to be a good strategy. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, so we were able to cook for ourselves on most evenings. If you don’t want to cook, the farm is just a few miles’ drive from the wonderful Pheasant Inn with its impressive menu, real ales and super friendly staff. For essentials, the nearest Co-Op, bakery and takeaways are in Bellingham.

We were blessed with beautiful weather for the entire week, which allowed us to explore the mountain biking trails at Kielder and Glentress, just across the Scottish border. Having the luxury of the slipper bath and wonderfully comfy bed in the master bedroom allowed us to ease our aching muscles and get some much-needed rest.

The way that the bedrooms are separated by the central living area makes the Byres ideal for sharing with friends, or older children, and the snug upstairs would provide a perfect TV room for teenagers while the adults relax downstairs.

The mobile phone signal is none existent, but the WiFi in the Byres was strong enough to allow us to keep up with family and friends, look up weather forecasts for the following day and even hire a good film to curl up and watch to round off the day.

The huge arched windows treat you to some spectacular sunsets over Birks Moor and also heat up the cottage on sunny days, while the picnic table on the front terrace is a lovely touch for enjoying al fresco breakfasts or sundowners.

We would highly recommend the Byres to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday, with a touch of luxury, in a convenient and beautiful location and run by the friendliest people.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2015
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Master bedroom is quiet and perfect for relaxing. The other ensuite downstairs bedroom faces the...
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Keith C wrote a review Aug 2014
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed last year with my son we had the best time lovely cottage, great views, lovely walks, easy reach of Keilder and lots of activities in the area.
So much so we are booked for the same school holiday week as last year
Read more
Date of stay: October 2013
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
sjws1 wrote a review Jul 2013
2 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed in this wonderful cottage with our two young children and our dog.
On arrival we were greeted by a treat for the dog and some lovely home baked buns!
The owners had been fantastic and there was a high chair , two stair gates and a cot for our baby.
Everything about this place was pleasing - we could not fault anything ( and I am very particular!)
The owners were attentive to any needs and most helpful.
We stayed in the stable but were lucky enough to view the interior of the farmhouse next door which was also top class .
I would recommend this accommodation without hesitation.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2013
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Samlad31 wrote a review Apr 2012
Wakefield, United Kingdom208 contributions119 helpful votes
The holiday cottages at Tarset are absolutely wonderful.

Raechel and Nigel have done a wonderful job, to be welcomed with cake and tea is just what you need after a long drive.

Simply wonderful
Read more
Date of stay: March 2012
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: There is little traffic so a wonderful nights sleep in all rooms
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
AmyHeidelberg wrote a review Dec 2011
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
To sum our experience up: We had the perfect holidays! The accommodation is very nicely and luxurious furnitured and provides - as already mentioned by a review earlier - everything you would want and need during your time there. To watch the animals and explore the area provides so much joy and relaxation that by the end of our stay we felt like we had been on holidays for ages. The host family makes you feel very welcome and is more than happy to provide great recommendations on the area and restaurants etc. We recommend to everyone to take the opportunity and experience this great place.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2011
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Josie H wrote a tip Oct 2015
Aldershot8 contributions3 helpful votes
"Master bedroom is quiet and perfect for relaxing. The other ensuite downstairs bedroom faces the front, benefiting from all day sun."
Read full review
Samlad31 wrote a tip Apr 2012
Wakefield, United Kingdom208 contributions119 helpful votes
"There is little traffic so a wonderful nights sleep in all rooms"
Read full review
Burita001 wrote a tip Dec 2011
London, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
"The farm offers more space for larger parties than the stable."
Read full review
Foads04 wrote a tip Aug 2011
March, United Kingdom1 contribution
"House has wooden floors throughout which I liked but should of remembered my slippers."
Read full review
jackie e wrote a tip Aug 2011
Holmfirth, United Kingdom10 contributions
"Close windows if in the front bedroom. The timber waggons thunder down the road from 6am onwards."
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Hexham area.
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandNorthumberlandHexham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect nightly room rates, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

TARSET HOLIDAY COTTAGES - Cottage Reviews, Photos (Hexham)

Frequently Asked Questions about Tarset Holiday Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Tarset Holiday Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Alpaca Encounters (4.7 miles), Hareshaw Linn (0.8 miles), and Hexham Abbey (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tarset Holiday Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Tarset Holiday Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tarset Holiday Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Natural Grocer, Zyka Boutique Restaurant, and Little Mexico.
Are pets allowed at Tarset Holiday Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Tarset Holiday Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hexham Abbey (4.7 miles), Chesters Roman Fort (0.8 miles), and Hexham Old Gaol (4.7 miles).