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.  

Local highlights

The two nearest pubs are the Twice Brewed or 'Twicey'  as the locals call it with a large selection of Rums and Quoits in the summer and then a little further  down the road is the Milecastle Inn listed in the Good Pub Guide.


There is a petrol station on the A69 which has the usual local bits milk bread etc including bottled gas.The nearest supermarket is Sainsburys in Haltwhistle. Hexham is the nearest town. You can buy frozen freezer meals from David and Jane at Bonnyrigg which you pass on the way in but really once in with your supplies there is little reason to leave.


There is a regular farmers market in Hexham and a super farm shop at Brockbushes on the A69 at the roundabout on the way to Hexham and a regular Farmers Market at Greenhead. There is the Hexham Book Festival, Haltwhistle walking festival in Spring and Autumn and the usual selection of Rural shows at Alston and the Roman Wall Show. The Sill has a regular prgramme of courses and talks and a splendid cafe.


Golf at Carlisle Golf Club, and Haltwhistle and Greenhead. There are several photographic studios offering workshops and a great selection of Artists working in the area.

Check out websites for Haltwhistle Walking Festivals, The Sill, Northumberland National Park and Roman Wall Show.


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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