Burnfoot – Stargazing holiday cottages in Northumberland

Luxury holiday cottages in Northumberland - Perfect for stargazing

Burnfoot - Stargazing holiday cottages in Northumberland

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Eight luxury eco friendly holiday cottages in Northumberland, created in 2009 from the careful conversion of a very grandly designed 19th century stone farm steading built by Lord Armstrong as a showcase for his world famous Cragside Estate, now owned by the National Trust.

On a clear night at Burnfoot the amount of stars on view to the naked eye is breathtaking enough, but a view through a powerful telescope is unforgettable.

Local astronomer Ian Glendinning offers stargazing evenings here at Burnfoot on Saturday evenings from mid-September to mid-March.

The evenings start with an introduction to the sheer vastness of space, the number of visible objects in the sky, and instruction in how to locate the north star and some of the prominent constellations.

You then have a chance to find some planets with binoculars and then two extremely powerful telescopes. Everyone who sees Saturn through one of these telescopes is rendered speechless!

The telescopes can then be used to enhance the visibility of deep space objects such as galaxies, nebula and star clusters  and the things you see can be photographed and emailed to you as a keepsake of your experience.

Saturday evenings from 8pm, mid-September to mid-March. Costs are a very reasonable £10 per adult and £5 per child – reduced rates for parties larger than one family. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Wrap up warm!

All bed linen, towels, heating, electricity and logs are included in the rent. Travel cots, stair gates and high chairs are available free of charge; just let us know what you require in advance.

Pets are welcome.





2 to 10 (up to 46 in total)



Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge

Cot and High Chair

Available free of charge

Suitable for Wheelchair Users



Within a short walk

Secure Cycle Storage



Within a 10 minute drive


Within a 10 minute drive

Swimming Pool

Within a 10 minute drive

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Tennis Court

On site

Eco Friendly

15% of our electricity comes from a renewable source.

Historical Connection

Burnfoot was built in 1860 by the Victorian inventor industrialist Lord Armstrong to showcase his pioneering hydroelectric applications. It ws one of the first farms in the world to be powered by a water turbine.

Unusual Building

The Bothy (sleeps 2) is a converted duck house and Cheviot View (sleeps 10) is the converted turbine house.