Slackhouse Farm Bunkhouse lies just a stone throw off cycle route 72 and less than 0.5kms from Birdoswald Fort on the Hadrian’s wall path. Situated just west of the quite village of Gilsland on the Cumbria/ Northumberland border to the southern edge of the Kielder Forest.
Our bunkhouse waits you a warm, clean comfortable and affordable overnight stop-off for walkers, bikers and cyclists exploring this breath-taking area of natural beauty.
With magnificent views over the Irthing Valley and the Pennines to the south. We are ideally situated for exploring some of the most beautiful parts of England. With rolling fields and a rugged landscape, we are centrally located to many attractions.
We can accommodate whether you are a sole explorer or a large group within our sensitively converted farm cattle sheds. The stone walls and exposed beams our cosey bunkhouse provides a relaxing setting with cosey wood burning stove, warm showers, and fully equipped self-catering kitchen. You will wake up refreshed to continue your journey.
Our bunkhouse is well equipped, providing the basics and much more. We hope you will find that it is a restful, cosy place to base your Hadrian’s Wall stay.
Slack House Farm is a working, organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. Bordering the dark-skies area of the Northumberland National Park, it is on the NCN 72, Hadrians’ cycle route, and is only a field away from Hadrian’s Wall National Trail.
Adjacent to the dairy, the bunk barn is a restful, cosy place to base your Hadrian’s Wall stay. You can book a private en-suite bedroom, individual shared dorm with shared use of the kitchen and lounge. Or you can book sole use of the whole barn for your group.
There are 3 en suite rooms sleeping 8, 5 and 3 in single beds. Each room has its own shower, toilet, hot water and heated towel rail. The beds are made up with fresh duvets and towels are provided.
The common area has a wood pellet-fired stove which gives a warm heart to the room and provides under-floor heating throughout the barn. It has sofas, a dining table and a kitchen area with fridge, kettle, oven, hob and microwave. There is a separate laundry with drying room.
The farm’s organic produce (eggs, cheese, yoghurt, and a small selection of local products can be purchased from the farm shop.
Self served continental breakfast is included in the overnight fee.