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Housesteads

Hexham, Northumberland

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This delightful Victorian farmhouse has been beautifully restored, maintaining some original features with all the modern comforts. The cottage is located just 50 yards from the ruins of Housesteads Fort and a stunning section of Hadrian’s Wall. There are outstanding views towards the North Pennines and excellent walking. So whether you fancy imagining yourself as a Roman soldier or simply taking in the peace and tranquillity this is an ideal and unique location .

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance porch, sitting room with open fire, large kitchen/dining room with multi fuel stove, one single bedroom, bathroom with shower, cellar.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin), shower room with lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Central heating included.

Garden: Lawn area to the front of the cottage, with gravelled seating area to the side.

Parking: Parking available for two cars next to the cottage.

Please Note: There is a farm gate leading into the cottage, which must be kept closed.

Cottage details
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
017011
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Special offers
  • August Bank Holiday 15% Discount - Offer from 28/08/2015 to 31/08/2015 Save 15% Bank Holiday 15% 28th - 31st August
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Remote location
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, to the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, a stay in one of our cottages will give you the chance to explore the rugged landscape and green hills of Yorkshire and the North East. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, (much of which we look after) and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

Northumberland
People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. © Joe Cornish

Long ago, Northumbria was a land at the very edge of a great empire. And even today, the wind sweeping across the hills still seems to carry the distant sounds of Roman legions marching along Hadrian\'s Wall. The scenery is as unspoilt as it was in those far-off times: it will certainly appeal to those wanting to discover high and lonely places and untouched beaches. The National Trust owns a range of historic buildings in the area including Lindisfarne Castle, Wallington, Cragside and the shore- based Souter lighthouse.

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Attractions
  • North Pennines
  • Northumberland National Park
  • Kielder Water and Forest Park
Activities
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Bushcraft
  • Birdwatching
  • Running
National Trust places to visit
Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort
Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort Roman wall snaking across dramatic countryside
Allen Banks and Staward Gorge
Allen Banks and Staward Gorge Gorge of the River Allen with ornamental and ancient woodland
Wallington
Wallington Magnificent mansion with fine interiors and collections, set in an extensive garden and parkland
Cherryburn
Cherryburn Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick
George Stephenson's Birthplace
George Stephenson's Birthplace Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer
Gibside
Gibside Stunning 18th-century landscape garden

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • John Jacob
    • May 2015
    • Tyne and Wear
    Made special by:

    Hadrians wall. Very nice cottage, excellent amenities, cooking facilities etc, very good location

  • SUSAN TAYLOR
    • May 2015
    • Staffordshire
    Beautiful farmhouse

    A TRULY MAGICAL PLACE!! Beautiful old farmhouse set in stunning landscape, better views would be hard to find anywhere! A warm and welcoming house, spotlessly kept and with every conceivable comfort waiting for us, Thank you so,so much Julie for the thoughtful little extra's ! We had an amazing time and loved every minute, the only problem we had was having to leave this wonderful house at the end of our holiday !!!!! This beautiful house will always have a special place in our hearts for two reasons, the first is the absolute joy on my husbands face when he saw 'Hadrian's Wall' for the first time (he is very interested in Roman History) and the second reason will be that we celebrated our 'Silver Wedding Anniversary' during our week at Housesteads !!

  • Mrs Victoria de Wit
    • April 2015
    • Dorset
    Warm and welcoming cottage

    The cottage was beautifully presented, warm and welcoming; we had a truly restorative holiday and the whole family thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Housesteads combines the historic intrigue of Hadrian's Wall with the beauty of a stunning natural landscape.By day we explored Northumberland's Roman remains and in the evenings we watched the moon rising over the distant hills with the log burner providing comfort and warmth.

  • Simon Aldridge
    • December 2013
    • USA
    A rare privelege

    Staying at a World Heritage Site is a rare privilege. The location, views and history at Housesteads fort are absolutely stunning, rivaling anything in the world. The housekeeper provided a clean and welcoming atmosphere for our (late night) arrival from USA.

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Prices

What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • August Bank Holiday 15% Discount - Offer from 28/08/2015 to 31/08/2015 Save 15% Bank Holiday 15% 28th - 31st August
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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