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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
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Remote location
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


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, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

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. From the wild and natural beauty of the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park in the north, magnificent castles and coastline to the east and Hadrian's Wall Country to the west, 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. As if that wasn't enough, there are also historic towns and cities

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place to visit
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  • North Pennines
  • Northumberland National Park
  • Kielder Water and Forest Park
  • 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 Magnificent mansion with fine interiors and collections, set in an extensive garden and parkland
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 Stunning 18th-century landscape garden

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Philip Gooding
    • April 2016
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    Great location

    Made enjoyable by its great location. The proximity to a very popular visitor attraction did not spoil the feel of the remote location and added a day of recreation on the doorstep. A good starting point for a number of locations, such a Kielder Forest, North Pennines and even the north Lake District (we went to Keswick for the day).

  • Banton
    • March 2016
    • ....
    Great location

    The location was great. Even with visitors around, the place was quiet, so even quieter when they had all gone!! The views were inspiring and the amount of walks to be done in the area great! We very much enjoyed our holiday. It went too fast!

  • Lizzie Glendinning
    • January 2016
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    Good disabled access

    The comfort and cleanliness of the cottage made it so relaxing that you could feel like you were at home and experience [Christmas in our case] without that horrible feeling of something being a little dirty from a stranger being there beforehand, which is the case in some lesser quality holiday homes.. The warmth of being by the fire while looking out over the spectacular views was very special, as was the farmhouse kitchen as my granny enjoyed sitting in there by the log burner while I cooked. Disabled access was why we booked it and the proximity from the single floor to the bathroom on the ground level was ideal for granny during the night when no one could wheel her in. As were the flagstone floors which she pointed out don't get slippy when wet -maybe something one doesn't think about as when they're not worrying about falling. The walks along Hadrian's wall were incredible and being from the area, it was great to show off the dramatic landscape to my husband.

  • Dalton
    • November 2015
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    Lovely house in a unique setting

    Easy to book. Helpful customer services. Lovely house in a unique setting.

  • Chloe Borton
    • November 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    It was an amazing location - with Housesteads all to ourselves out-of-hours and being able to walk out on to Hadrian's wall and the sun rising/view/stars just exceptional. Also all the national trust folk we had dealings with were just lovely and sooo helpful. Couldn't fault the service.

  • Eccles-Peters
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    Beautifully decorated

    The location of the farm was incredible - very special to be staying on Hadrian's wall. The house was beautifully decorated and matched only by the stunning and secluded views.

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

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

    • 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 !!

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