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Calvert Kielder and Calvert Trust Kielder - Families, groups and individuals

Calvert Kielder. Families, Groups and Individuals.


Calvert Kielder is open to all. We love giving our guests time-out and the opportunity to access a range of inspiring and increasingly challenging experiences and activities - from the serene to the scintillating.


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What We Do

Self Catering and Fully Catered Kielder Forest Holidays in our 3 Executive Chalets, 10 Calvert Chalets and 12 rooms in our Main Building. All of our accommodation is Non-smoking.


Activities and Experiences. Action-packed adventures and experiences to bolt-on to your holiday or as part of a full day or part-day visit. Visit WHAT'S ON at our blog for more information.




Where To Stay

Our 3 Executive Chalets, Straker (Sleeps up to 6), Bradbury and McArdle (Sleep up to 4). Five of our Calvert Chalets sleep up to 6 and five Calvert Chalets sleep up to 7. Our 12 rooms (9 en-suite) in our Main Building sleep between 1 and 8 people.


The Straker Executive Chalet

Straker is a luxurious, contemporary Swedish style with three fully fitted bedrooms, including an en-suite master bedroom with super king size bed, one king-size double room and one twin room. The kitchen provides everything you need to deliver an amazing dining experience and you can enjoy panoramic views across the stunning Kielder Water & Forest Park or England’s darkest skies while you relax in the eco-friendly, wood-fired, outdoor hot tub on your private terrace. Please note that the hot tub may take between 4 to 6 hours to reach required temperature.  No Animals are allowed in this Chalet.




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The Bradbury Executive Chalet

The stylish Bradbury Chalet master bedroom suite has a king size bed, en-suite shower and steam room and features an integral FreeSat TV to enjoy your favourite programmes while soaking in the spa bath. The second bedroom has twin beds (2'3"wide), which can be linked to form a double bed. The open plan living and kitchen area has bi-fold patio doors opening onto a private terrace with outdoor seating and outdoor Jacuzzi. Fully equipped with state of the art appliances, automated blinds and music system, The Bradbury is perfect for a family break or a romantic get-away. No Animals are allowed in this Chalet.




The McArdle Executive Chalet

The McArdle Chalet is carefully designed to take advantage of Kielder's stunning views. The contemporary design features a Jack and Jill bathroom accessible from both the master bedroom and the twin/double bedroom. There are a second shower room and toilet with deluge shower and hand basin. The spacious open plan living/dining area provides a perfect space for four to dine, play games or watch FreeSat TV. Bi-fold doors open onto your private terrace for al fresco dining and outdoor Jacuzzi. Animal friendly.




Calvert Chalets

Our specially designed, 4-star Scandinavian style chalets are super-spacious and offer spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Our lower positioned chalets have one double and two twin bedrooms sleeping 6, whereas our hillside chalets have a double, one twin, and a third bedroom consisting of a single and a bunk bed suitable for children (sleeps 7). All chalets have fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with level entry shower, and private balcony or decking area.

Animals are welcome for an additional charge in a selection of our chalets only. Please check when booking.




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Main Building Accommodation

In Calvert Trust Kielder main building we have twelve bedrooms. Nine are en-suite and represent a fabulous opportunity to stay in one of the UK’s most stunning locations at an accessible price point plus easy access to bar, dining room and a wide range or indoor and outdoor activities. The rooms are available as room-only, part or full board.


Room in main building 


Self-catering is an option for all our chalet guests or any guest is welcome to breakfast, lunch and/or dine in our dining room on-the-day or as part of a bespoke package that we create together.

Centre facilities are available 1 March - 30 November.  Please check with us direct for bookings outside of this period to confirm what will be available.


You can book  7, 4 or 3 night stays checking in on Mondays and Fridays.


Outdoor and Indoor Activities

Here at Calvert Kielder, we have developed our purpose designed and built multi-million pound infrastructure over 30 years. The direct influence, support and enviable reputation of our internationally recognised sister organisation, Calvert Trust Kielder gives us a unique and deep understanding of the relationship between fun challenges, learning and living – for anyone. Calvert Trust Kielder has helped disabled people to explore and overcome challenges for over 30 years.

Calvert Kielder creates seriously fun and enjoyable experiences in a safe and magical space for any family, group or individual. An overview of all activities and experiences can be seen here.





For your total peace of mind, we are licensed by AALS (Adventure Activities Licensing Service), a Royal Yachting Association Training and Sailability Accredited centre and British Canoeing Quality Mark and Paddle-Ability centre.


All activities are instructor-led by experienced and qualified staff who have undertaken specialist training in running safe activities for multi-ability groups. Many team members hold National Governing Body Qualifications and all staff are enhanced DBS checked. 


We welcome pre-stay visits to inspire you, reassure you and help with planning your experience.



Some of our activities are pre-programmed, some we may be able to fit around you. Please ask for our Guest Services Team at any time during your visit for more information.


An overview of all activities and experiences can be seen here.




What Things Cost, How to Find Out More or Book

We really want to get to know you so please call our Sales Team on +44 (0)1434 250 232 or email We can chat and/or meet to create exactly the right solution for you, your family or group – together.

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