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Shepherds Burn Cottage

Tarset near Bellingham, Northumberland (Ref. 954603)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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31 Customer Review(s)

  • Lindsey

    “The cottage was exceptional.”

    Comfortable and well equipped. Situated way off the main road it was very peaceful, in beautiful surroundings. We would love to stay again in the future.

    Comfortable and well equipped. Situated way off the main road it was very peaceful, in beautiful surroundings. We would love to stay again in the future.

    - Lindsey, October 2021

The Bower Cottages

Located in Kielder Water & Forest Park, known for its distinctive scenery, The Bower Cottages are right on the doorstep of fantastic walking, biking trails, water sports, horse riding and other adventure activities. The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is definitely worth a visit where you can experience the best star-gazing in the country and even spot the Andromeda Galaxy – a vast island of stars very similar to our own Milky Way. There is also an abundance of wildlife for you to observe and explorers can expect to encounter roe deer, otters, red squirrels, seven species of bat and a variety of birds, including ospreys. Set in a stunning, remote area these two stone-built barn conversions are the perfect holiday base for a family or group of friends looking to explore in a peaceful environment. In a secluded location, Bellingham is the closest town, offering plenty of history within the architecture, as well as an array of shops, pubs, cafes and a golf course. Being on the doorstep of the Northumberland National Park you are well placed to explore the beautiful countryside. Further afield the popular tourist attractions of the Northumberland coast, Lindisfarne and Hadrian’s wall are all accessible and make for a great day out.

The property

Situated in Tarset, a stunning, tranquil part of England, Shepherd’s Burn Cottage is a spacious, impressively furnished barn conversion offering ideal accommodation for a family or small group looking to relax in a peaceful environment.

All on one floor the property is not short of character with exposed traditional beams and sloping ceilings presented throughout.

Although a rustic property, the cottage has been decorated with a contemporary touch whilst still embracing its original features.

With open-plan living the property is home to a well-equipped kitchen with all the amenities you need to cook a delicious meal, a dining area and a comfortable sitting area with woodburner.

The rest of the cottage is made up of two spacious bedrooms comprising one king-size double and one twin, as well as a family bathroom featuring a free-standing bath and modern power shower.

Outside the cottage to the rear will find you a south-facing enclosed lawned area with patio area and furniture, ideal for some alfresco dining on a warm evening whilst absorbing the beautiful views.

Shepherd’s Burn Cottage is the perfect memorable stay for those looking to getaway to a remote area and simply relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 954602, together they sleep 8.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with free standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed gravelled and patio area to rear
  • One well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Due to location on sheep farm, dogs must be kept on a lead
  • Note: Due to river on site, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: There is no mobile phone signal in this property.

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About the location


Kielder Water 7 miles; Hadrian's Wall 12 miles; Corbridge 18 miles; Hexham 19 miles.

Known as the ‘capital’ of the North Tyne Valley, this delightful town of natural stone houses nestles close to the banks of the River North Tyne. Said to be sited on a Roman station, the charming market town has much of interest, including a 12th century church, heritage centre and 30ft waterfall, just to the north. It’s also on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and is just a short drive from Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder Water and Forest. Suitable for year-round holidays, this unspoilt area with its fishing, horse riding, abundant wildlife and superb walking country is a nature lover’s dream. There is a superb golf course close by and the area has abundant historical sites, stately homes and famous gardens.

Region Information

Note: Due to river on site, children must be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas