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Calvert Trust Kielder - Families, groups and individuals

Calvert Trust Kielder. Families, groups and individuals.


Calvert Trust Kielder has been providing amazing and memorable holidays, days and experiences for disabled people, their friends and families for over 30 years.


Our disabled guests, their friends and families experience the same emotions and experiences as any other guest inside our safe, inclusive and uniquely challenging and supportive facility.


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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.


And our award winning Respite Care offering is totally unique across the England.




Where To Stay

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


The Straker Executive Chalet

Straker is fully accessible. It is of a luxurious, contemporary Swedish style and has three fully fitted bedrooms, including 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 and 6 hours to reach required temperate. No Pets are allowed in this Chalet.




Take a Virtual Tour of The Straker Chalet


The Bradbury Executive Chalet

Bradbury is fully accessible. 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 Pets are allowed in this Chalet.




The McArdle Executive Chalet

The McArdle Chalet is fully accessible and 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 is a second shower room with toilet, 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 on to your private terrace for al fresco dining and outdoor Jacuzzi. Pets are welcome in this Chalet.




Calvert Chalets

Our specially designed, 4-star Scandinavian style chalets are all fully accessible, super-spacious and offer spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Our lower positioned chalets have one double and two twin bedrooms sleeping 6, where as 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.

Dogs are welcome for an additional charge in some of our chalets. Please check when booking.




Take a Virtual Tour of a Calvert Chalet


Main Building Accommodation

The main building is fully accessible with 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 an 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. Special dietary requirements can almost always be accommodated.


You can book for 7 nights from Monday and Friday or 4 nights from Monday to Friday or 3 nights from Friday to Monday into three different kinds of accommodation.


Outdoor and Indoor Activities

Here at Calvert Trust Kielder we have developed our purpose designed and built multi-million pound infrastructure over 30 years. This experience 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, have fun and overcome challenge for over 30 years.

Calvert Trust Kielder create seriously fun and enjoyable experiences in a safe and magical space for any family, group or individual where one or all members are disabled. Every single one of our activities can be made accessible for even the most demanding requirements. 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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