COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Please note we have cancelled all bookings and refunded related deposits for upcoming holiday reservations at all our UPDATE properties up until the end of May 2020. If you would like to transfer your bookings to later on in the season, please arrange this by contacting May Rhodes (contact details below). Alternatively provisional bookings may be accepted without deposit for later in the year but will not be confirmed until we have more information from the government. We are continuing to maintain our properties and gardens to our high standard and look forward to welcoming you in the near future. In the meantime, we hope you stay safe and well.
 COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Please note we have cancelled all bookings and refunded related  deposits for upcoming holiday reservations at all our UPDATE properties up until the end of May 2020.  If you would like to transfer your bookings to later on in the  season, please arrange this by contacting May Rhodes  (contact details below).   Alternatively provisional bookings may be accepted without  deposit for later in the year but will not be confirmed until we have  more information from the government.  We are continuing to maintain our properties and gardens  to our high standard and look forward to welcoming you in the near future.  In the meantime, we hope you stay safe and well.  


Directions to East Hotbank Farm, Haugton Common, Barden Mill, Nr. Hexham NE47 7AH

East Hotbank Telephone number: 01434-344156


  • The post code takes you to near Once Brewed but not near the farm.
  • From West M6 to junction 43/From East up A1 and follow signs for A69 Hexham.
  • A69 pick up signs at Bardon Mill to B6318 to Once Brewed
  • Turn up hill at Once/Twice Brewed to Steel Rigg car park which is on Hadrian's Wall.
  • Continue 500 yards along road to on right signed Gibbs Hill.
  • Turn in and down single track road. After ¼ mile on second corner turn in over cattle gride signed Gallowshield Rigg there is no sign to East Hott Bank. Don't continue down hill to bottom.Then its basically straight on.It takes about 15-20 mins from here. Go past GR then
  • on past Bonnyrigg on left, then in front of  West Hotbank Farm on right
  • This is now a single track road for about 2 ½ miles turning down hill at end to East Hotbank Farm.
  • There are usually 3 gates to open and close.You think you might be in the wrong place but eventually you come to the end of the track and turn down to the farm house.Keep on track right up to stone column and turn left in front of barns and park there.
  • Coming up the M6 you leave at Jct 43 take the A69 and at Bardon Mill turn up towards Once and Twice Brewed.


What to do?

Concerts at Leeds Arena, visit relatives, enjoy the Leeds Indie Food Festival, exhibitions at the Henry Moore Gallery, golf the wonderful courses of Alwoodley and Moortown, shop to your heart's content or search the visit Leeds or websites. All with a stay at Dunstarn Cottge, Leeds.


For all rentals please contact May Rhodes on or 07474449190 or Linda Burrows

07801651783 at Dunstarn Cottage is also available through Air B and B.


Our inaugural outdoor picnic theatre event  Pride and Prejudice was held in 2017 at Dunstarn Farm Adel Leeds 16 by Chapterhouse Theatre Co. 250 guests attended. 2018 we  performed Robin Hood . 2019 we took a break and hope to be back in 2020.


Last updated 7th Sept 2019

Web photos courtesy Linda Burrows

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