The Comb is a converted border farm set in the heart of the Northumberland Dark Sky Park that comfortably sleeps 20, set in 60 acres of its own grounds. Ideal for 4-6 families or a group of friends.
The late 1700's converted border farm has 10 bedrooms all spacious with en suite, a large country kitchen, bar & large lounge, TV/ games room, dining room with capacity for 30+, bar terrace, dark skies balcony and large games barn. Surrounded by beautiful walks and cycle rides.
The entire premises have been completed refurbished with the original features of the building such as stone work and wooden beams retained and exposed.
The country Kitchen, complete with log burning stove, is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, range cooker, microwave and all the equipment you will need for your group. There is freezer and laundry shed if required. There is also TV in the TV/ Games room. The bar is warm and inviting with an extended large lounge.
All the bedrooms are spacious with wooden floors, each with its own en suite plus a view of the surrounding beauty from every room. There are 4 king size beds and the remainder are single beds with a family room offering a fun mezzanine layer for the children.
The Comb sits at the end of the road at the top of the picturesque Tarset valley.
The Tarset valley follows the Tarset burn from its source in the wild hills on the Scottish border down to where it flows into North Tyne below Greenhaugh. This is a step into a time gone by, like the living set of a Roald Dahl novel.
Much of the valley is in the Northumberland National Park before rising to Kielder Forest and then eventually to the wilderness of the hills and moors on the Scottish border. This is land of old stone farms, thick walled peel towers, castles and bastles with light shimmering border burns banked by matures woods, grasslands and meadows.
The tapestry of colours are painted by the seasons and it is home to deer, foxes, badgers, hares, buzzards, owls, rabbits and even the Sidwood red squirrels.
The Tarset valley is in Greysteads and Tarset which is one of the country's largest Parishes but with one of the smallest populations. A friendly mix of farmers, shepherds, artists, locals and newer arrivals, what the population lacks in number its make up for in character. They frequent the Hollybush Inn a traditional drovers pub with spectacular views from the beer garden and a cozy open fire.
The area sits in the heart of Northumberland Dark Sky Park boasting a breathtaking panorama of horizon to horizon stars with The Comb having the darkest skies of all, think African safari nights.
Tarset is Border Reivers country, steeped in the history of the fierce clan system of the region. It offers a high concentration of Peel Towers and Bastles. On the many walks, bike rides or even quad bike safaris you can explore the old hidden trials and tread in the footsteps of these original outlaws.
Sitting between the Rede Valley to the east (Otterburn and Carter Bar) and the North Tyne Valley (Kielder Water) to the West, the Tarset Valley is off the tourist track. Friendly, pretty this is valley with something for most.
Guests have access to all the facilities at the Comb. This includes the 60 acres of grounds although care is needed on shooting days as there is a clay pigeon shoot (some distance from the buildings). If you fancy a go just call Neil the friendly talented photographer who runs it.
The grounds around the buildings offer games facilities for young and old. The surrounding area is forest and National Park with many beautiful walks, bike rides and even quad bike safari's (we can arrange this but need a bit of warning) for those with an appetite to tread in the footsteps of the Border Reivers.