Booking information for Emblehope

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Sarah Caldecott © / The Kennel Club

You can book the Emblehope and Burngrange Estate by emailing The Kennel Club or by calling 07976 601669.

Discover more about the estate and its facilities

The Alan Rountree Lodge

Emblehope Estate is pleased to offer full use of the Alan Rountree Lodge to all clients. Officially opened in October 2018, the lodge was named after the late Alan Rountree in recognition of his contribution to The Kennel Club and field trials over the years. The lodge features a large sitting area, toilets and a kitchen.

The Riverdale Hall Hotel

The Kennel Club and Riverdale Hall Hotel are pleased to offer exclusive packages to Emblehope Estate clients. Located 11 miles from Emblehope, Riverdale Hall Hotel provides ideal accommodation for your stay in Northumberland.

Riverdale Hall Hotel lies on the banks of the North Tyne salmon river, on the outskirts of the small market town of Bellingham, Northumberland.

With southerly views over its own cricket field, and Dunterley Fell (part of the Pennine Way), it is situated in the hilly and rugged fells of the Northumberland National Park. Nearby are Kielder Water and Kielder Forest, and of course Hadrian’s Wall.

Please contact the Emblehope Estate administrator to find out about these exclusive rates.

Riverdale Hall Hotel can also offer flexible times on breakfast and dinner to suit competitors (to be agreed on check in). Clients should quote ‘Emblehope’ at time of booking.

Are there hotels nearby?

There are a number of hotels and B&Bs within 30 miles of the estate.

Hotel and address Phone number, website and email address Location / dog friendly

The Holly Bush Inn
Greenhaugh
Northumberland NE48 1PW

01434 240 391
www.hollybushinn.net
The Holly Bush Inn

7 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
William De Percy Inn
Jedburgh Road
Otterburn
Northumberland NE19 1NR

01830 520261
www.williamdepercy.com
William De Percy Inn

14 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
Riverdale Hall Hotel
Bellingham
Northumberland NE48 2JT

01434 435402
www.riverdalehallhotel.co.uk
Riverdale Hall Hotel 

11 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
The Black Bull
Main St, Wark
Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 3LG

01434 230318
www.blackbullwark.com
The Black Bull

17 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? No
The Cheviot Hotel
Main Street
Bellingham, NE48 2AU

01434 220696
www.thecheviothotel.co.uk
The Cheviot Hotel

12 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant Wark
Hexham
Northumberland
NE48 3LS

01434 230 209
www.battlesteads.com
Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant Wark

17 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
The Reesdale Arms
Rochester
North Otterburn
Northumberland, NE19 1TA

01830 520668
www.redesdale-arms.co.uk
The Reesdale Arms

14 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
Hallbarns Bed & Breakfast
Hexham North Road
Simonburn, NE48 3AQ

01434 681419
www.hallbarns-simonburn.co.uk
Hallbarns Bed and Breakfast 

19 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? No
The Hadrian Hotel
Hexham
Northumberland NE46 4EE
01434 681232
www.hadrianhotel.co.uk
The Hadrian Hotel
24 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
The Dovecote B&B
East House, Lincoln Hill
Humshaugh
Hexham NE46 4BE

01434 681984
www.dovecotehadrianswall.co.uk
The Dovecote B&B

23 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? No
The Boatside Inn
Warden Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 4SQ

01434 602233
www.theboatsideinn.com
The Boatside Inn

25 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
The Red Lion Hotel
Newbrough Hexham
Northumberland NE47 5AR
01434 674226
www.redlionnewbrough.co.uk
24 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
Walwick Hall Hotel
Humshaugh Hexham
Northumberland NE46 4BJ

01434 620 156
www.walwickhall.com
Walwick Hall Hotel

25 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? No
Best Western Beaumont Hotel
Beaumont St, Hexham
Northumberland NE46 3LT
0844 387 6065
www.bw-beaumonthotel.co.uk
28 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? No
Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel
Allensford
Northumberland, DH8 9BB
01207 592000
www.bw-derwentmanorhotel.co.uk
42 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
Slaley Hall
Hexham
Northumberland NE47 0BX
01434 673 350
www.qhotels.co.uk
36 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
Farlam Hall Country House Hotel
Brampton
Cumbria CA8 2NG

016977 46234 or 016977 46683
www.farlamhall.co.uk
Farlam Hall Country House Hotel

44 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
Bush Nook Guest House
Upper Denton
Gilsland
Cumbria CA8 7AF

016977 47194
www.bushnook.co.uk
Bush Nook Guest House

40 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? No 
Buccleuch Arms
The Green
St Boswells
Melrose TD6 0EW

01835 822243
www.buccleucharms.com
Buccleuch Arms

48 miles from the estate
Dog friendly? Yes
Are there camping or caravan sites nearby?
There are a number of camping and/or caravan sites nearby the estate.

Camp/caravan site Phone number, website and email address Distance from estate
Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Brown Rigg
Bellingham
Hexham
Northumberland, NE48 2JY
01434 220175
www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk
12 miles
Demesne Farm Campsite and Bunkhouse
Bellingham
Hexham
Northumberland, NE48 2BS
01434 220258
www.demesnefarmcampsite.co.uk
12 miles
Fallowfield Dene Caravan & Camping Site
Acomb
Hexham
Northumberland,
NE46 4RP

01434 603 553
www.fallowfielddene.co.uk
Fallowfield Dene Caravan & Camping Site

27 miles
Herding Hill Farm
Shield Hill
Haltwhistle
Northumberland, NE49 9NW

01434 320175
www.herdinghillfarm.co.uk
Herding Hill Farm

34 miles
What are the catering options?

Can we do our own catering?

Yes. We do allow our clients to cater their own events however we require a level two food hygiene certificate and evidence of registration with the local authority to be provided to our office at least three weeks in advance of your event.

Is the kitchen equipment provided?

This is in planning. To be advised on booking

Are there tea and coffee facilities at the venue?

This is in planning. To be advised on booking.

Do you recommend any local catering companies?

Please feel free to get in touch with the companies below for more information:

Are there cash machines on site?

No, we do not offer this facility.

Is there mobile signal/Wi-Fi at the estate?

Unfortunately, there is limited mobile phone coverage on the estate, and no Wi-Fi facilities at present.

Is there storage at the estate?

Unfortunately there is no on-site storage available for clients.

Can I bring my own electrical equipment?

All electrical equipment needs to be compliant with the portable appliance testing legal requirements, and must have been tested before being used in any of the estate buildings.

Can deliveries be made to the estate?

Yes, but only by prior arrangement with the gamekeeper and only if related to a venue booking.

Where can we park?

There is free on-site parking which should be used by all visitors to the estate. You will be advised which carpark to use.

Nearby medical care

For sprains, cuts, minor fractures, please seek urgent care from Hexham General Hospital (about an hour's drive south of the estate):

Hexham General Hospital
Corbridge Road
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 1QJ

For major injuries, please go straight to accident and emergency at Cumberland Infirmary (about 1.5 hours' drive southwest of the estate):

Cumberland Infirmary
Newtown Road
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA2 7HY

For further information relating to health care, please visit the NHS website and search for the nearest medical facilities to the farm's postcode NE48 1RX.

Nearby veterinary care

There are several local vets however none of them are on site. We strongly recommend you find out the details of a couple of vets prior to your event.

Address and directions

The address: 

The Emblehope and Burngrange Estate,
Tarset,
Hexham,
Northumberland,
NE48 1RX

Using the postcode in any satnav will take you directly to the estate. Alternatively, you can get accurate directions to the estate using the AA Route Planner.

Once you are on the estate, continue on the road until you reach The Kennel Club's cabin.

Directions:

From west: Continue along A69 towards A686. Turn left on the B6319 towards Newborough and Warden. After 0.5 mile, keep left past The Boatside Inn. Continue for a further 2 miles, then turn right onto B6319 towards Haydon Bridge. After 0.7 miles, turn left towards Wark and Bellingham. Continue north for 1.5 miles. At the junction, turn right onto the B6318 and then take the first left. Continue for 1.7 miles. At the junctions turn left onto the B6320. Continue on this road for 16.5 miles, through the village of Wark, towards Bellingham. Turn left towards Greenhaugh and Kielder. Continue straight for 3.2 miles. At the junction, turn right towards Otterburn. After 4 miles, take a sharp right. After 0.3 miles, turn left heading north. Follow the road straight for a further 4 miles and you will arrive at Emblehope Estate.

From north: Follow the A68 south, turning right when the road splits, continuing on the A68 towards Corbridge. Continue straight and then take a right turn, following signs towards Highgreen. Continue straight for 4.2 miles then turn left, following signs to The Comb. Continue for 4 miles, driving past Highgreen Manor and Black Middens Bastle House. Turn right and follow the road to Emblehope Estate.

From south: Continue North on the A68, following signs to Bellingham. Turn left towards Redesmouth and Bellingham. At the junction, turn left on to Penine Way. Continue straight and turn left at the junction. Turn right towards Greenhaugh and Kielder. Continue straight for 3.2 miles. At the junction, turn right towards Otterburn. After 4 miles, take a sharp right. After 0.3 miles, turn left heading north. Follow the road straight for a further 4 miles and you will arrive at Emblehope Estate.

Booking and event information

How far in advance can I book?

We are currently taking bookings through until 2027. The diary works 10 years in advance.

Can I visit the estate before making a booking?

Yes! We would be delighted to welcome you for a guided tour which can be hosted by our on-site gamekeeper. To make an appointment, please email us.

Please note that the estate is a working farm and therefore you must book an appointment with the office to visit, for your own health and safety.

What paperwork is required?

You will need to sign a booking confirmation form in advance of your event, which forms your contract. We will also require at this point firearms certificates for the guns and a copy of their insurances, along with your own liability insurance.

What and when would I need to pay?

Payment list

Event Price (incl. VAT)
10 birds £250
20 birds £500
30 birds £750
40 birds £1,000
50 birds £1,250
No birds £120
Keepers' time* £24 per hour

*Keepers' time only for non-bird days.

Upon booking, you will be invoiced a 10 bird non-refundable deposit (a 25% non-refundable deposit for non-bird days) to be paid six weeks prior to event.

After your event, you will be invoiced for all additional birds shot in accordance with the above price list. Runners will be invoiced one for every two birds.

When will I need to pay?

You will be invoiced prior to your event with payment due within 30 days of the date of the invoice, and if less than 30 days to your event, you will need to pay ahead of the event.

Are there any extra fees?

The price quoted at the time of booking will be the all-inclusive fee, unless you exceed the quota of birds, and an additional invoice will be raised after your event for this eventuality.

What is the duration of the hire?

Duration of hire is dependent upon the activity you wish to book. Usually hiring is done on a daily basis, but other time frames can be negotiated.

Health, safety and insurance

Do I need insurance?

Yes. All events are contractually obliged to carry public liability insurance at minimum of £2.5 million. We can provide specialist insurance. Please visit Hiscox for further information.

Do I need to complete risk assessments for my event?

Yes. Each event is very different and this is the organiser’s responsibility.

Information for the day of your event

What will happen when we arrive?

The gamekeeper will meet you at the designated rendezvous point and will complete the following steps:

  • Verify the areas hired
  • Show you the facilities available
  • Explain the emergency evacuation procedure
  • Explain the arrangements for parking - this must be adhered to at all times
How do I gain access to the estate on the day of my event?

In advance of your event, there will be discussion with the gamekeeper, to identify which part of the estate will be used for your event. You will be advised of the rendezvous point for your event. The gamekeeper will meet you at the designated rendezvous point to allow you access.

Emergencies and accidents

What should we do in an emergency?

  • Raise the alarm
  • Evacuate to the stated meeting points identified by the gamekeeper at the start of your event
  • Phone 999. The address is the Emblehope and Burngrange Estate, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 1RX
  • Call the gamekeeper if they are not present with you
  • Do not re-enter any of the buildings until you are told to do so

What if there is an accident at my event?

All accidents and near misses should be reported to the gamekeeper on the day of the event.