Places to stay in Kielder

The Best Places to Stay in Kielder

Kielder is a small, rural village in the English county of Northumberland. The settlement lies three miles (five kilometres) from the Scottish border, near the head of Kielder Water, and to the northwest of Kielder Forest. Kielder and the areas surrounding it are a perfect place to base yourself for visiting Northumberland National Park.  So, we’ve made it easy for you to enjoy your stay in Kielder by reviewing the best hotels, and pleasantly comfortable holiday cottages in and around the area. These are the best places to stay in Kielder, Northumberland.

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Best Holiday Cottages in Kielder

Aside from fantastic hotels, Kielder offers several charming holiday cottages to select from! Throughout the Kielder area, you’ll discover a fabulous location and wonderfully appointed properties for a comfortable stay. So, we’ve chosen the best holiday cottages in Kielder to give you your own relaxing retreat and make your Kielder trip worthwhile.

Kersey Cleugh Bridge Cottage

Kersey Cleugh Bridge Cottage in the Northumberland National Park has spectacular views and a calm setting. This 200-year-old period detached Northumbrian farm worker’s cottage was renovated in 2020 while retaining its unique character and charm. The karndean-floored entry porch leads to a prominent oak staircase with classic ledge and brace doors. It is filled with original features, such as exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner, that will appeal to people of all ages. Set on two acres of rough moorland, with an expansive patio terrace overlooking the river and breathtaking views of the Scottish Borders and open wildness. The cottage itself has been sensitively refurbished to a high quality, providing visitors with a warm and welcome stay. After seeing the surrounding sights, spend some time cuddling up in front of the wood fire on a cold evening. See holiday cottage rental rates here.

Kersey Cleugh Bridge Cottage in Kielder features:

  • Whole house
  • Kitchen
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Free Wi-Fi

Key information about the Kersey Cleugh Bridge Cottage in Kielder:

  • 3 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathroom
  • Pets are not allowed

Kersey Cleugh Bridge Cottage is popular among visitors who plan family trips. Kersey Cleugh Bridge Cottage is popular, so book early!

Old Kielder Castle Cottage

Old Kielder Castle Cottage is a great place to stay for both daytime and nighttime adventures in the wilderness and under the stars. In the gorgeous Kielder Water and Woodland Park, the cottage is located near forest trails and cycling paths, next to the historic Kielder Castle. Red squirrels and various species visit the garden. There are miles of breathtaking views and walking and cycling routes to explore around the reservoir and woodland. In Kielder, you can hike, paddle, sail, fish, golf, ride your own mountain bikes or rent them near the cottage. The area has been classified as a “Dark Skies” region and looking up at the Milky Way is a natural beauty that may be enjoyed every night. Visit the Kielder Observatory for a variety of family-friendly astronomy activities. Visit neighbouring Bellingham, Hadrian’s Wall Country, and the sandy beaches and coastal towns that line the gorgeous Northumberland coastline for day trips. Want to know more about Old Kielder Castle Cottage?

Old Kielder Castle Cottage in Kielder features:

  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Parking – On-Site

Key information about the Old Kielder Castle Cottage in Kielder:

  • 2 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

This lovely holiday cottage is ideal for a trip with family or friends. Check availability here.

Woodland View Holiday Cottage, Kielder

Woodland View is an end-terraced holiday home located in the heart of Kielder in the Northumberland National Park, surrounded by breathtaking scenery ranging from Kielder Water and Forest Park to the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site.   After a day of sightseeing or experiencing the various local activities, unwind in the enclosed garden with its own summer house, which offers seating, an electric fire, a TV, and a games console. Cycling enthusiasts will like the path around the reservoir, which is excellent for the whole family. Check availability here.

Woodland View in Kielder features:

  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking – On-Site
  • Shower Cubicle

Key information about the Woodland View in Kielder:

  • 3 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

This is an excellent place to relax after visiting this lovely area. Check prices of the Woodland View here.

Merry Burn Barn, near Falstone

The Merry Burn Barn, which was completely refurbished in 2020, is located on a working farm amid lovely surroundings. This peaceful setting, close to Falstone and its welcoming village pub, is located in the Northumberland National Park Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Europe’s most prominent dark sky park. The friendly owners operate Ferny Rigg Alpacas, Northumberland’s first registered alpaca company! Merry Burn Barn’s kingsize bed includes a lovely alpaca duvet! The views from the cottage are marvellous and you’ll find fresh eggs from the owner’s chickens often available. Merry Burn Barn also provides free access to a 34-mile stretch of single-bank fishing on the North Tyne (guests must have their own fishing license). Want more information on Merry Burn Barn?

Merry Burn Barn in Kielder features:

  • Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • Wi-Fi
  • Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking – On-Site

Key information about the Merry Burn Barn in Kielder:

  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are not allowed

Merry Burn Barn is excellent for individuals looking to relax or genuine adventure seekers looking to enjoy the various activities near Kielder Water. Check availability here.

Fox View Cottage

Fox View Cottage is a gorgeous three bedroom holiday home with a hot tub.    It’s located in Stannersburn near Falstone, which is a great location for exploring Kielder and Northumberland National Park.   Fox View Cottage has a fabulously well-equipped kitchen and both a dining room and also a patio outdoors too.  Why not take a soak in the hot tub and enjoy the beautiful night sky of this Dark Skies area?  Want to see more?

There’s a woodburning stove to keep you cosy in the winter and a Smart TV to watch movies too.   One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor and has its own ensuite shower room and there are two additional bedrooms upstairs.   Get rates for Fox View Cottage here.

Fox View Cottage in Kielder features:

  • Hot tub
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / Wi-Fi

Key information about the Fox View Cottage in Kielder:

  • 3 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

This is the ideal central location for area scenic explorations and outdoor adventures. This Fox View Cottage books out quickly, so you’ll need to reserve early.

Gowan Lea Holiday Cottage

Gowan Lea is tucked away in the community of Falstone, only a few steps from the local pub and around two miles from the Kielder Forest and Nature Reserve. This lovely, double-fronted cottage invites you to spend a memorable stay in an excellent position, with lots of opportunities for walking, cycling, and fishing nearby. Return after one of your travels and make yourself at home in the big living room, where the multi-fuel fire will keep you warm on a chilly winter night. The master bedroom also has a telescope, ideal for looking up at the starry stars on a clear night. The enclosed garden, accessible via French doors, boasts lovely views and a soothing atmosphere and is ideal for picnics on the grass or a drink on the patio. In addition to the local bar, the town has a charming tea shop, and the award-winning Kielder Observatory, a magnificent and unique experience, lies just on the other side of Kielder Water. Check availability here.

Gowan Lea in Kielder features:

  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / Wi-Fi

Key information about the Gowan Lea in Kielder:

  • 2 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

Gowan Lea is ideal for families, groups of friends, or couples looking for a quiet spot to unwind, with access to the great outdoors just outside the door. Want to see more about Gowan Lea?

Kielder Kip Cottage

Kielder Kip Cottage is centrally located in Kielder village, only a short walk from the post office, children’s play area, and pub. This cosy and inviting cottage is ideal for unwinding after a day of hiking or adventure-seeking. The kitchen connects to a tiny conservatory (which is not in use between December and March) overlooking a lovely garden, where you may relax and watch the birds and butterflies. This cottage provides all the amenities of a home away from home staycation, including excellent bed linen and towels, a fabulous freestanding bath and shower cubicle, and a well-equipped kitchen. Water sports, mountain riding, walking, cycling, fishing, and stargazing amid the dark starry sky will delight outdoor lovers. There is also a bike storage shed with a bike stand and anchors for four bikes. Check availability here.

Kielder Kip Cottage in Kielder features:

  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Open fire/wood burner
  • Internet access
  • Fishing onsite / nearby
  • Family-friendly
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair available

Key information about the Kielder Kip Cottage in Kielder:

  • 2 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

This is the ideal location for daring adventurers. This Kielder Kip Cottage books out quickly, so you’ll need to reserve early!

Kielder Kip House

A warm and inviting home in a fantastic location near England’s biggest woodland and a beautiful lake. Stay at this colourful and welcoming house, which can accommodate up to seven friends or family members. You’ll discover lots of personal touches from the owner to help make your stay genuinely comfortable. You will be able to explore, go for walks in the peaceful forest, enjoy different bike rides, and try your hand at various water sports and other activities because the unique Kielder Water and Forest are right on your doorstep. Since this is an official International Dark Sky Park, a nighttime visit to the Kielder Observatory to marvel at the Milky Way should not be overlooked! You can visit Bellingham, Kielder’s gateway town, and experience the delights of its pubs, shops, and cafés, or you can visit the picturesque Falstone hamlet or medieval Otterburn. Back at “home,” you can go to the local bar for a drink and a meal or get a coffee at Kielder Castle’s café on the edge of the hamlet. Check availability here.

Kielder Kip House in Kielder features:

  • Downstairs bathroom
  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Open fire/wood burner
  • Internet access
  • Pub nearby
  • Family-friendly
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair available

Key information about the Kielder Kip House in Kielder:

  • 3 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

This is ideal for families, friends, and outdoor enthusiasts. See rates for renting Kielder Kip House here.

Kielder Castle Cottage

Old Kielder Castle Cottage is located in the most picturesque part of Kielder village, opposite the castle, which can be seen from the huge, fenced garden. Visitors to Kielder town and the surrounding region are spoiled for choice since the area is a haven for mountain bikers, cyclists, hikers, fishers, and water lovers. This semi-detached vacation villa is close to the Kielder Observatory, making it perfect for stargazers and photographers.   See more information here.

The cottage was carefully rebuilt from a 1775 stable for the castle into a modern home suited for couples or small families. After a day of cycling or walking, soak in the spacious bath, or snuggle up on the plush couch and enjoy a movie in front of the toasty wood fire. The back section features a lovely, tiered patio area where you can sit and relax. The exposed beams, underfloor heated stone flooring, and wood burner all contribute to the cottage’s unique qualities. See availability and rates here.

Old Kielder Castle Cottage in Kielder features:

  • Downstairs bedroom
  • Downstairs bathroom
  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Open fire/wood burner
  • Internet access
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing onsite / nearby
  • Romantic
  • Family-friendly
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair available

Key information about the Old Kielder Castle Cottage in Kielder:

  • 2 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

Like Old Kielder Castle Cottage? Check availability and book your stay in this fabulous apartment here.

Best Hotels in Kielder, Northumberland

Aside from the fascinating historical monuments, magnificent forest, and other captivating attractions, Kielder also has delightful and relaxing hotels where you can spend the night after exploring this lovely rural county. There are two hotels that we recommend in Kielder, Northumberland.

The Pheasant Inn, Kielder

The 4-star Pheasant Inn is located in the middle of the Northumberland National Park, 1.6 kilometres from Kielder Water. This coaching inn offers stunning views of the Northumberland countryside and is well-positioned for visiting the Scottish borders. Each room at the Pheasant has an en-suite bathroom with complimentary amenities, tea/coffee making facilities, and free Wi-Fi. Every day, a full breakfast made from locally sourced delicacies is provided in the dining room and the inn’s restaurant is open every day and offers classic British cuisine. Want more information on The Pheasant Inn?

  • The Pheasant Inn’s Address: Stannersburn, Hexham, Falstone, NE48 1DD, United Kingdom
  • Is there parking at The Pheasant Inn? – Yes, it’s free. Free private parking is available on site.
  • Is there a restaurant onsite at The Pheasant Inn? Yes
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at The Pheasant Inn? Yes
  • Is breakfast available at The Pheasant Inn? Yes

Like the look of the Pheasant Inn? Check availability and book your stay in this fabulous hotel here.

Hollybush Inn, near Kielder

The Hollybush Inn is located in the recently designated Dark Sky Park, approximately 11.3 kilometres from Kielder Water. It’s a little bit out of the way, but it’s well worth the trip. The Hollybush Inn has beautiful rooms as well as a modern self-contained apartment. The inn is about 32 minutes drive from Kielder Observatory and offers free parking and Wi-Fi. Every room offers a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a radio, an alarm clock, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer and supplies. The pub offers authentic ales and curries, pies, and Northumbrian sausage and mash. The Hollybush Inn is about an hour’s drive from Alnwick Castle and the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Check rooms and rates here!

  • The Hollybush Inn Address: Greenhaugh, Greenhaugh, NE48 1PW, United Kingdom
  • Is there parking at the Hollybush Inn? – Yes, it’s free. Free private parking is available on site.
  • Is there a restaurant onsite at the Hollybush Inn? Yes
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the Hollybush Inn? Yes
  • Is breakfast available at the Hollybush Inn? Yes

The Hollybush Inn is the place to stay if you want friendly staff, a nice beer selection, clean accommodation, and an excellent breakfast. Want more information on the Hollybush Inn?

Travel Tips for Exploring Northumberland

Final Words on the Best Places to Stay in Kielder, Northumberland

Kielder is a small, rural village in the English county of Northumberland that has something for everyone. The town is three miles (five kilometres) from the Scottish border, at the mouth of Kielder Water, and to the northwest of Kielder Forest. Kielder is a beautiful place to visit for people of all ages. Its highlights include a small number of charming local bars and a scattering of noteworthy historical monuments. We hope we were able to help you with planning your holiday accommodation in Kielder.

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