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 the usual selection of Rural shows at Alston and the Roman Wall Show. The Sill has a regular programme 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?

All of our properties are close to fabulous beaches or woodland walks, so pack up a picnic and enjoy the wonderful British summer countryside. Bathe in nature...............we will be adding Field sound recordings to further illustrate our properties in 2024.


Have you seen?


www.dunstarnfarm.co. uk

For all rental enquiries please contact May Rhodes on

mayrhodes-update@outlook.com or 07474449190 or Linda Burrows

07801651783 at pinkceb@aol.com.

Air B and B.
Dunstarn Cottage, Croft Cottage and 85 Queen Street and Gibbes Cottages can also be booked via air b and b.


Over the years we have hosted a walking theatre performance and two summer outdoor theatre events, as well as assisted Cinematography students to make a film for Leeds University and enabled Vet students to obtain valuable practical work experience, if you have a project in mind, we'd be pleased to discuss things.........l shall be attending a field recording workshop to learn to create sound maps for all our properties in May 2023 in Northumberland.


We host weekend gun dog training courses for beginners and advanced  through www.

Kirkbournespaniels.co. uk at the farm.



Last updated 4th mar 2024

Web photos courtesy Linda Burrows

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