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Tarset Tor Backpackers
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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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“Perfect base near Kielder!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This place is fantastic. The bunkhouse is clean, modern, spacious and extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need provided (Including a pool table, drying room and sauna!) . The outdoor bar area is a great space, and perfect for a BBQ under the stars. Best of all are the owners Rob and Claire, who are very accommodating, friendly and down to earth. They can help you arrange all kinds of activities and will be more than happy to be flexible to your groups needs. Highly Recommended, we will be back!

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

A group of 10 of us stayed here as we were doing a charity walk around kielder waters and it was fantastic!!

Rob and Claire were fab from the moment we got there and really looked after us :-)

The bunkhouse itself is beautiful with everything you could possibly need (including a sauna where you can chill and watch the birds and stars!)

We all had a great time and i would recommend this to everyone!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Stayed here with a group of colleagues. We were doing a sponsored walk around Kielder water. Couldn't have had a more comfortable stay. Spacious, modern and idiylic all in a bunk barn! Everyone was really impressed and we didn't want to leave on Sunday, could have easily stayed a week. Everything you need is there, so whilst you can head out if you want you can also stay put and have a bunk barn BBQ which was our party of choice. Take food, booze and a decent crowd and you will have all the other ingredients of a fantastic weekend provided by claire and rob. They have thought of everything! Thanks and we will be back!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

I stayed here for 9 weeks whilst working in a local first school. I don't believe I have ever felt more welcomed and accommodated than living at Tarset Tor. The bunkhouse is located in a beautiful, magnificent and tranquil setting; allowing you to relax or have a private party. The facilities are excellent, modern and durable, facilties which include an outdoor bar and a sauna.

I ensure you, if you choose to stay at Tarset Tor you will feel at home within seconds.

Thank you Rob and Claire!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This place is truly amazing!! I stayed here with an all male group of friends recently (most bunkhouses will not allow this) and had the best time. Rob and Claire even organised and archery competition for us on one day, which is one of many different activities that they can sort out. I have since recommended this place to several friends who are planning short trips away with large groups as it is ideal. There is a pub less than a mile away which we didn't even visit as we were more than happy to stay at the bunkhouse. Rob and Claire will ensure that you have a fantastic stay and will happily go out of their way to help you. As it says in the title, you will not find any better bunkhouses out there!!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Stayed here as a group of 16 cyclists. Rob and Claire were really welcoming from the first email onwards and supplied all the help and information needed. It is a fantastic location and perfectly equipped for cyclists with big bike shed, warm rooms, hot showers and even a sauna. Rob recommended a good local Chinese takeaway which was excellent. Best bunkhouse I have stayed in.

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Alston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

I Stayed here with a group of 13 friends for a weekend and could not recommend it highly enough. The owners could not more accommodating and will go out of their way to ensure that you enjoy your stay. Rob and Claire (the owners) arranged an archery session for us on one of the days which was carried out in the field next to the bunkhouse, on a platform that was specially built for this activity, which meant that we didn't have to travel anywhere. This was a great find and I will certainly be returning again in the near future. Thanks for a great weekend Rob and Claire!!

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Property: Tarset Tor Backpackers
Address: Greystones Lanehead | Lanehead, Tarset, Hexham NE48 1NT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Hexham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Hexham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wake up to a new experience in one of Britain's most breathtakingly unspoilt landscapes. Tarset Tor Bunkbarn and Bothies is located in a secluded spot on the edge of Kielder Forest in the heart of the Northumberland National Park. Offering versatile, eco-friendly self-catering accommodation, our cleverly constructed bunkhouse and bothies (small bunkhouses) are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and backpackers who crave a few home comforts. Come and explore this beautiful part of the country all year round! Located centrally between Newcastle, Carlisle and the Scottish Border, Tarset Tor is close to the Reivers cycle route, the Pennine way and is just 5 miles from Kielder water and 20 miles from Hadrians Wall. We are 3 miles from Bellingham and 5 miles from kielder water in the North Tyne Valley. Beautifully tranquil woodland setting, Contemporary living accommodation, Barbecue and fire pit, Cycle store and bike wash, Green energy technology, Pool table, Drying room, Pets welcome, Free WiFi, Sauna, Bird hide, Private woodland bar hire. Sleeps 44 in total. ... more   less 
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