The Comb, Northumberland Dark Skies Mini Estate

Entire home hosted by Comb Reivers

  1. 16 guests
  2. 10 bedrooms
  3. 16 beds
  4. 11 bathrooms
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Furry friends welcome
Bring your pets along for the stay.


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The Comb is a lovingly restored traditional stone farm set in the heart of the Northumberland Dark Sky Park. Set in 60 acres of its own grounds it is ideal for 3-6 families or a group of friends. During Corona Virus a reduced proportion is available for single households.

In the original rustic style it has 10 bedrooms all spacious with en suite, a large country kitchen, bar & large lounge, TV room, dining room, bar terrace and dark skies balcony. Surrounded by beautiful walks and cycle rides.

The space
The country Kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, range cooker, microwave and all the equipment you will need for your group. The adjacent snug is cozy with a log burning stove. There is also TV room, while 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 double bedrooms all with king sized beds, one of which has twin beds on a mezzanine layer plus 4 twin bedrooms and 2 single rooms.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 2 single beds

What this place offers

Garden view
River view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.93 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews


Where you’ll be

Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

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, or bike rides 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.

Hosted by Comb Reivers

  1. Joined in July 2016
  2. Professional Host
  • 31 Reviews
  • Identity verified
The Comb is looked after by our operations manager Pat O Connor. Pat is a friendly native who will show you ropes and give you tips about this beautiful area of Northumberland.

During your stay

We offer exclusive use of the Comb and let you enjoy its wonders without interference.
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy