The Comb, Bellingham, Northumberland for Business Groups

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Impressive business venue sleeping up to 20 with conference facilities for 250 and training packages, in the Kielder Forest

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Comb, Bellingham, Northumberland, sleeps 10-20 in 10 bedrooms.

The Comb is a converted stone building with conference and training facilities plus a fully licensed Dark Skies Barn, set in 60 acres in the heart of Northumberland.

We offer corporate clients exclusive use of the facilities for strategy and away days, conferences, team building, having supplied specialist high impact performance training to blue chip and smaller businesses since 1974.

Set in the heart of the largest dark park in Europe, surrounded by Kielder Forest and Northumberland National Park, we use these stunning surroundings to offer a unique experience tailored to our clients requirements.

Why not combine your event with a dark skies lecture from Kielder Observatory as part of a torchlit supper under the stars or a dark skies banquet (seating 200+) in our fully refurbished and licensed barn?

Tarset Awesome is our circuit of high octane activities that puts a buzz into any workforce breaking down barriers and forging better harmony.

The Comb has a proprietary database of around 200 experiential learning team tasks used in team building or highly specialised objective driven training. This includes directly tackling complex people problems which can dramatically impact your business. Examples include driving innovation, corporate culture, change and organisational dexterity plus high performance teams.

Facilities include a large bar/lounge, dining room seating up to 30, fully equipped country kitchen, break out and conference rooms, sleeping capacity for 20 (expanding 2019). All bedrooms are en suite with views of the grounds and countryside, 6 have French doors and 5 balconies. The grounds include mature woods, clay pigeon shoot, lawns around the building, bar terrace, courtyard and dark skies balcony.

The Dark Skies Barn has a licensed bar, full dining facilities plus a stage, toilets, dance floor, catering area, seating 200+ while still being intimate for smaller occasions. A memorable location for banquets, parties and conferences.


A beautiful fully equipped country kitchen. Includes a gas range and electric ovens, dishwashers, fridge freezer, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery.
A lovely traditional room with exposed original beams and stone wall. Seating up to 30, it is ideal for cozy suppers or formal dinners.
The main lounge is very spacious, complete with bar, comfortable furniture, French doors to a terrace plus a wall mounted book shelf.
The TV lounge has a large mounted TV with satellite connection. The lounge has comfortable sofas for film nights.
The Comb has WiFi facilities. Owing to the location there is no mobile reception.
There is no games room.
The Comb is fully centrally heated with radiators in every room. There is also a log burner in the snug which is connected to the country kitchen.
10 bedrooms, all en suite and with country views: 2 singles, 4 twins, 4 king size, mezzanine twin. 5 with balconies and 6 with French doors.
All bed linen is supplied and 100% cotton. Additionally bath and hand towels are also 100% cotton and supplied for all bathrooms at no extra cost.
Every bedroom has a spacious en suite bathroom. All have showers and 2 also have baths. One room is a wetroom suitable for the disabled.
Ground floor bedroom with wetroom available.
The grounds, woods and burns offer an ideal safe space to explore. Ideal space for sports, petanque, games and bike rides.
60 acres of grounds including a clay pigeon shoot. Extensive lawns with views in every direction, a BBQ, courtyard, bar terrace, dark skies balcony.
There is no pool.
There are 2 car parks at the main building each suitable for 8-10 cars. There are also 2 further car parks in the grounds with larger capacity.
Smoking is permitted outside the building with a courtyard, terrace and dark skies balcony suitable. We ask that all tabs are placed in the bins.
The Comb allows cats and dogs provided the number is not excessive. They are not allowed in bedrooms and any mess is to cleared from the grounds.


The Comb in the Tarset Valley is surrounded by Kielder Forest and Northumberland National Park. 1 hr 10 mins from Newcastle station, 55 mins from Newcastle Airport and 10 mins off the A68.
The nearest town is Bellingham which is approximately 7 miles away. Hexham is 23 miles from The Comb. Greenhaugh is a small village 3 miles to the south of The Comb.
There is butcher, grocer, baker and Co-op in Bellingham, 7 miles to the south. There is a Waitrose and Tesco in Hexham 23 miles away. Asda and Tesco also deliver to The Comb on certain days.
The Hollybush Inn in Greenhaugh is 3 miles from The Comb serving pub food. The Petit Chateau in Otterburn, The Cheviot Hotel & Riverdale Hall in Bellingham, The Black Cock & The Pheasant in Falstone.

Booking Information

Please contact us by email for further information or to make a booking. Weekend changeover days are arrival 4pm onward on Friday and depart Sunday or Monday morning. We take a damage deposit based on the nature of group.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Breakout Areas
IT Facilities
Outdoor Areas
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

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The Comb is 42 miles from Newcastle Station with a driving time of 1 hour 10 minutes. Newcastle is 2 hours and 35 minutes from London. Hexham station is 23 miles and 45 minutes drive from The Comb.
The nearest bus is in Bellingham 7 miles connecting to Hexham. Buses connecting to Edinburgh and Newcastle leave from Otterburn which is 10 miles from The Comb.
The Comb is located 36 miles from Newcastle Airport and is around 55 minutes drive.

Rental Rates

The Comb offers a range of services to corporate clients from supply of a location for conferences or away days to corporate entertaining, dark skies banquets or sophisticated high performance training. Priced per event. Exclusive use self-catering day rate (includes overnight) from £1,250.

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The Comb, Bellingham, Northumberland

Johnny Cordiner

Joined us: 2019
+44 (0)7989 609 996
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