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Forget everything you thought you knew about camping and step into a fully furnished, glowing bell tent, hidden away in the Northumberland countryside.


Our beautiful bell tents are furnished and come complete with heating and electricity. All of our bells are the same size (5m), sleeping up to 5 guests and are furnished in the same way, although they are styled according to the season. Check out some examples of our bell tent styling below.

Unplug the family and get back to nature, or settle in for a cosy couple’s retreat. Glamping comes complete with all your creature comforts.

Never mind cramming in like sardines along with half the mud you trekked through today. Your luxury bell tent comes complete with a freshly made double bed, cosy bedding and fluffy rugs. Twinkly lights adorn the white canvas walls and a stove-style heater keeps you warm. No need for dry shampoo when you can freshen up at our luxury bathroom facilities that are kept to a high standard of cleanliness at all times.

We provide you with some basic kitchen items to help you cook for yourselves although don’t forget about our restaurant and bar. Why not join us for breakfast or brunch, or if you're staying over a weekend, treat yourselves to a late checkout and join us for Sunday lunch.

Glamping Definition: A form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.

What do you get at your glampsite?

We know exactly what people miss from home when it comes to glamping:

  • Real double bed
  • Cosy bed linen
  • Warm blankets
  • Twinkly fairy lights
  • Stove style heater
  • Gorgeous outdoor furniture for sitting out under the stars
  • Kettle
  • Cool box
  • BBQ and firepit


Our glamping stays offer a great value breaks!

We offer one night stays Sunday to Thursday outside of school holidays, we have a 2 night minimum stay on a Friday and Saturday and 3 night minimum during school holidays. (These minimum stays are periodically lowered where we have availability - look out on our social media pages for announcements on last minute deals)

For 2 guests:

1 night (Sunday to Thursday, outside of school holidays) £140

2 nights £210, 3 nights £285, 4 nights £375, 5 nights £450, 6 nights £520, 7 nights £560

Single beds (up to a maximum of 3 per tent) are £30 each per stay. Please add these on to your booking if required, or feel free to bring your own single beds if you prefer.

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Celebrate or treat yourself with our luxury extras. Make unforgettable memories with our experiences

Whether you’re glamping for a special occasion or simply want to add a little extra to your stay, choose one of our add-ons or experiences to make it a trip to remember.


  • Campfire Set including logs, firelighters, kindling and matches; everything you need to sit out under the stars around your fire pit £16
  • Marshmallow Toasting Set £19 or S'Mores Gift Set £24
  • Celebration Hamper; chocolates and Prosecco £20
  • Make your own Pizza Kit including delicious ingredients to make 2 pizzas, charcoal, plus the hire of a BBQ top pizza oven, cutting board and wheel £25
  • Pamper Therapies
  • Farm Tour
  • Bushcraft
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Alpaca Picnic
  • Stargazing
  • Adventure Activities
Explore our Experiences


Explore our site by hovering over our tents and buildings to find your way around.


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Wedding Barn

Frequently asked questions

Want to know more about how glamping at High House Barn works? Here are some answers to some common questions.

Where is your glamping site situated?

We are located at High House Farm near the beautiful Northumbrian village of Matfen. High House Farm is a 200 acre working farm, set right on Hadrian's Wall. Enjoy the onsite restaurant and bar with its reputation for homemade dishes and an emphasis on local produce and explore the brewery, sampling the fabulous local beers brewed right on site at the farm. (Brewery opening April 2022!)

The historic town of Corbridge; with it's beautiful, independent shops, quanit tea rooms, traditional pubs and long riverside walks is just 5 miles away. The gorgeous market town of Hexham is just a 15 minute drive away.

In less than an hour, you could be in the wild Northumberland National Park, magical Kielder Forest, the stunning Scottish Borders, enchanting Alnwick Castle and Gardens and our best kept secret - the incredible beaches of Northumberland, dotted with castles and wildlife.

What is your minimum stay?

We offer 1 night stays Sunday - Thursday. Friday and Saturday is a 2 night minimum stay and school holidays is a 3 night minimum stay.

On occasion, we offer a 1 or 2 night minimum stay during school holidays. We always announce these special offers on our social media pages. Please follow us on Facebook at @highhousebarn and on Instagram at @highhousebarnmatfen

What's included in our glamping stay?

Our aim is to provide you with a glamping experience without any of the hassle or huge kit list normally associated with these kinds of stay!

Your beautiful Bell tent comes complete with a real bed (no sleeping on the floor at High House Barn!), cosy bed linen, fluffy rugs, warm blankets, twinkly lights and gorgeous outdoor furniture for sitting out under the stars. We a BBQ, a stove effect heater and a firepit for evenings under the stars. *Please note that if you require any single beds in addition to your double bed, you must add these on in the Extras section of the booking process*

We provide some basic kitchen items; cutlery and crockery, cool box, washing up facilities etc. If you wish to cook for yourselves you may wish to bring a camping stove with you (for cooking outside the tent only).

Our bell tents all have electricity with at least 2 sockets for you to use as required.

If you want to check if anything in particular is available, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Can I bring my dog?

Our Bells are for all the family and well behaved dogs are welcome at High House Farm, in our bell tents and in the bar area of the barn.

Your furry friend must be kept on a lead at all times whilst on the farm to protect the livestock. We ask that they are not allowed on any furniture and that they are dried before entering the tent.

What are the bathroom facilities like?

We have 5 luxury bathrooms on site, providing large, walk-in showers, sink and loo.

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Bathrooms June 2021

What are your check in and out times?

Our general rule is that we will have your Bell tent ready for you at 3pm on your arrival day.

You can check out any time until 10am on your day of departure. We offer a late check out of 12 noon for £15.

We may be able to be flexible with our check in time; please ask us if an early check in is available for you.

What should we pack for our glamping stay?

Please do check the 'what's included' question to help you decide what to pack. Here is our suggested list of items to add to your usual packing for a comfortable stay:

- Clothing for all weathers! Please remember that mornings / evenings can be very cool, even in summer. Layers and waterproofs can be extremely useful, along with a bag to put any wet / muddy clothes in

- Personal toiletries

- Towels

- Wellies or walking boots

- A torch

- An umbrella

- Charcoal / firelighters / lighter if you will be using your BBQ

- Wood / kindling / lighter for your firepit

- Ice or ice packs for your cool box

- A rechargeable or solar charger for emergency phone / tablet charging!

- A camping stove (outdoor use only) if you plan on cooking during your stay

- A really good book

- Playing cards and games

- Slippers for inside to help you stay comfortable and help us keep things clean

- A sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors!

Can I pay a deposit for my stay?

Of course! Our booking system takes a 25% deposit to secure your date. You will receive an request for your balance by email around 30 days before your arrival. Please note that your deposit is non-refundable.

*Please ensure you have adequate insurance to cover cancellation by yourselves.*

Can we rearrange our stay or get a refund if we test positive for Covid before or during our stay?

*Updated April 2022*

We're sorry but refunds or date changes are not possible in the case of you being unable to stay on your booked dates for any reason including Covid. (In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to replace your booking in which case we may be able to offer you an alternative date or a refund (minus £50 admin fee) but this is in no way guaranteed and is not a situation that should be relied upon.

We strongly encourage you to ensure you have adequate insurance cover so that you are able to claim for the cost of your stay if you are unable to make it or have to leave earlier than expected for any reason.

What kind of beds can I expect during my stay?

We use 'proper' beds with a frame and comfy mattress. There's no sleeping on the floor at High House Barn!

Our single beds are a mixture of folding foam beds which fold away as chairs during the day to give you extra seating and space, and metal frame single beds which fold away under the double bed during the day. *Please note that any single beds required must be added on in the Extras section of our booking process*

What if bad weather is forecast for our stay?

We will only cancel your booking if we feel there is a danger to your safety during your stay; for example in extremely high winds. We do not take decisions like these lightly, but we will always put your safety first.

Otherwise, please pack clothing and any extras according to the forecast so you're well prepared for anything the great British weather throws at you!

If you find you aren't as prepared as you would have liked to have been during your stay, please let us know so we can try to help.

If the weather is bad / cold during our stay and I leave early, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, as the weather is out of our control, we are unable to offer refunds in this case.

Please check the forecast before your stay and bring appropriate kit / clothing. Almost all of our guests are as warm as toast with the heating in their bell tent but if you do find you're cold during your stay, please let us know in case we are able to help.

Can I bring a travel cot for my little one?

Of course! Our beautiful 5m Bells are bright and spacious and can accommodate up to 5 guests.

What is expected of us during our stay?

We have strict Terms and Conditions which you agree to when you make your booking with us. Our T's and C's are for the comfort and safety of yourselves and any other guests on site, along with the security of our equipment. It is vital that you read through our Terms and Conditions to ensure you know what is expected of you during your stay. As soon as you've done that, you can sit back, relax and simply look forward to your fabulous glamping stay.

What if I have a complaint during my stay?

Guest satisfaction is our number one priority so we sincerely hope you never have cause to complain. However, things do happen and you can be assured that we will always do our very best to help if you are less than happy with any aspect of your stay.

Please let us know about any issues immediately and we will attempt to resolve matters as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately we are unable to deal with complaints brought to our attention once you have left the site so please let us know straight away.

Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured with £2m of Public Liability insurance.

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01661 725 234


Matfen, Newcastle upon
Tyne, NE20 0RG

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01661 725234 - General Enquiries, Restaurant, Weddings & Glamping

01661 725527 - Brewery