Scotchcoulthard

Scotchcoulthard is ideal for holiday accommodation to enjoy the dark skies of Northumberland.
The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) is the leading international organisation combating light pollution worldwide. The IDA awards the designations of 'Dark Sky Reserve' to those wild and remote places that demonstrate an ability to conserve the dark skies above them and are committed to providing opportunities for the public to enjoy them.

Cawfields Quarry

Northumberland National Park Authority, Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society were awarded the title of Northumberland Dark Sky Park in December 2013. This means nearly 1500 square kilometres of Northumberland has been designated an area to conserve and enjoy, making Northumberland, Europe's largest Dark Sky Park.

The pictures are taken at Cawfields Dark Sky Discovery Site situated a few miles away on Hadrian's Wall. For other local night photos please got to Visit Northumberland.

For more information visit The Dark Sky Project or Newcastle Astronomical Society.

 

A site recommended to look at is Heavens Above. They have an app that can be downloaded.

 

Scotchcoulthard Star Gazing

At Scotchcoulthard we have used a light meter to get  readings of over 21.5 which is the amount used to determine a dark sky status.

If you wish to star gaze there are binoculars, camp chairs, blankets and flasks you can borrow.

 

TWICE BREWED INN STARGAZING

The Twice Brewed are now offering star gazing events and it is only a few miles away along The Military Road.

To book please visit their website and mention Scotchcoulthard!

 

BATTLESTEADS OBSERVATORY AT WARK

The Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory, is an accessible, public astronomical observatory offering talks, activities, stargazing and Astro courses to suit anyone from the absolute beginner to the professional.

Located in Wark, on the edge of the Kielder Water & Forest Park, under the very dark skies of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. The observatory offers the perfect compromise between the beautiful majesty of dark skies and the facilities offered by a 21st Century Countryside Village.

For more information please click here.

We are located at:

Scotchcoulthard Farm & Self-Catering Holiday Cottages

 

Andrew and Susan Saunders
Scotchcoulthard Farm

Haltwhistle

Northumberland

NE49 9NH

Contact us today!

If you have any queries please contact us:

Landline 01434 344470 

 

info@scotchcoulthard.co.uk

 

Or use our contact form.

 

Click here for availability.

 

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Covid - 2021

Bookings made up to Easter do not need to pay a deposit and the balance will be paid the week before the booking.

Bookings made for Easter and therafter, until May half term will only need to pay 10% deposit. 

From May half term the full 25% deposit wil be due.

All deposits are fully refundable if the cancellation is due to covid. Insurance is still recommended for cancellations due to other reasons.

For the time being the games room will still be out of bounds unless there is only one cottage booked.

These details may change!

 

 

Guest Charter
Guest criteria for stays during the Covid-19 pandemic
Guest charter.pdf
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LAST MINUTE OFFERS

 

10% Discount for cottages booked in July and August for 7+ nights, deposit of 25% to be paid before 31st January 2020.

 

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