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Tarset Tor Backpackers
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I had such a wonderful time here! I stayed in a large group for a yoga retreat in June and it was simply the perfect place to unwind and detox. The owners were extremely accommodating and always on hand to help us out with anything we needed. The Bunkhouse was stunning, spotless and modern with everything we needed and more. The sauna was a lovely bonus! All in all I can't think of a better place to get away from city life for a few days; the scenery is staggeringly beautiful, there are so many wonderful places to visit just a short distance away, and you get all the mod cons you need. Perfect! I would love to stay again!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

A really great bunkhouse in a beautiful rural setting. The bunkhouse is clean, modern, spacious and has everything you need - including a pool table and a sauna. The owners were extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful, always making sure we were happy and had everything we needed. I stayed in a group of 14 on a yoga retreat, a perfect setting for a relaxing break away! But would also be the perfect setting for any group: families, groups of friends, outdoor enthusiasts, etc! There was even a lovely bar in the woods and a camp fire. Excellent place to stay!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed as a large group for a multiple celebration weekend. Some of the group stayed at the local pub as there were too many of us and we congregated at the barn. We used rooms as "family" rooms which worked well. Top memorable sat eve of BBQ sitting in the sun on the veranda looking at view across valley while teenagers kicked a football and chilled. Facilities great. Cooker struggled a bit with the numbers on fri eve but I understand that under review. Everything modern clean and well kept. If you remember this is a bunk barn not a cottage it's 5 star. Great cycle spot on and off road. Talk to the ladies in Tower Knowe if you need help with the logistics of walk round lake and boat pick up and drop off- v helpful. Clare and Rob really knowledgeable and keen to ensure group had a good time. They offered help when we needed it but not pushy. My only complaint the midges ....but that's Kielder not the barn (it was worse nearer the lake) - take the repellant. Book out the whole place if you can. Not sure about the noise referred to in the previous review - we kept commenting on the noisy bird song....!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My sister and I stayed here for a night mid-week and really enjoyed our stay at Tarset Tor. The location was great, the countryside was beautiful, and we caught an amazing sunset. The bunkhouse was clean, comfortable and peaceful, and we lucked out and had it all to ourselves. I would definitely go back and stay for a longer visit.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Not exactly the nice peaceful break we had in mind, groups of people up late drink laugher music really loud-- did not sleep a wink!!
Lovely locations, just not what I had in mind for my relaxing weekend break! Will certainly not be returning!!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We recently stayed for a long weekend at Tarset Tor to celebrate our son-in-laws birthday. Our ages ranged from 2-65 and it has to be said that the accomodation was ideal for all. The barn was extremely well equipped and clean, and offered plenty of space for the children and adults to relax and feel at home. It is ideally situated for walks, cycle rides etc and there is a great pub in the village!
Rob and Clare were very welcoming, and were on hand to offer advice etc without being intrusive.
We would certainly recommend tarset tor to anyone who fancies a country break or wants to get away with a large group of friends or family. Hopefully we will return some time soon.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We hired the bunkbarn for a 40th birthday celebration and descended, kids, parents, grandparents and all, for a fantastic weekend break. Take the former reviewers at their word when they talk about Rob and Claire - perfect hosts from start to finish. They succeed where many holiday accommodation owners fail, at being warm, welcoming and helpful whilst still being discreet and making you feel like the place is your own.
Great facilities, plenty of space, the kids (4 and 2) LOVED it, and there is so much to do in the area, we could easily have stayed a week. Think... days out walking, messing around on the water, visiting lovely villages, lazing around outside proper local pubs, then returning home to a perfect woodland bar, BBQ and campfire, before retiring to the bunkbarn to gather around the log burner (burning pellets actually but not sure what they're called!) and play pool... and you get the picture.
Thanks Rob and Claire, the website paints a great picture and you did not disappoint. We wish you all the best with Tarset Tor for the future :)

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Additional Information about 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 #3 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Hexham
Price Range: £95 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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