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Springwell Cottage

nr Hexham, Northumberland

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Springwell stands in open Northumberland countryside, just a few hundred metres south of Hadrian's Wall at the heart of the Trust's Estate. Converted from a pair of eighteenth-century farm workers' cottages it is spacious and comfortable. The significant Roman centres of Housesteads and Vindolanda are only minutes away by car. There is a dry stone wall enclosing the lawned garden.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Open-plan sitting room with open fire and kitchen/dining room with views up to Hadrian's Wall, bathroom with bath, shower and lavatory, one double bedroom (with twin beds that can be linked to make a 6' super king on request)
First floor
two large bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin).
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: Enclosed lawn garden.

Parking: There is parking for two cars on a small area next to the cottage just off the lane.

Accessibility: The staircase has broad steps and an easy angle.

Please Note: There is a NT volunteer gardener who may well be working in the garden on Tuesdays. He will not require access to the cottage and guests do not need to be present. This will be after 10am and will be finished by 5pm.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


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.

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.

Cottage location
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
National Trust
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
Cherryburn Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick
Wallington Magnificent mansion with fine interiors and collections, set in an extensive garden and parkland
George Stephenson's Birthplace
George Stephenson's Birthplace Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer
Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill
Acorn Bank Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and old English fruit; with superb tea-room and woodland walks

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown

    Everything was just excellent. Ideal position for walking Hadrian' s Wall and for taking a train to Newcastle from Haltwhistle. Saw a ballet at Hexham one evening - Lovely to have an Arts Centre near and not too far to travel. South Tyne valley was lovely.

  • Anonymous
    • March 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special by its....

    location - close to the Wall and a good pub. High standard of cleanliness.

  • Thomas Tivey
    • January 2015
    • Bucks
    Made special by:

    The coziness Lovely surprise of festive gift, thank you .

  • John Widdowson
    • December 2014
    • UK
    Made special by:

    Location in a wild place. Welcome basket was greatly appreciated.

  • Elizabeth Gillespie
    • November 2014
    • Britain
    Accessible accommodation

    We applaud and thank the N.T.for their inclusive policy which gave us the accessible accommodation we need to enjoy a short family break ,The access statement that was sent to us was completely accurate and gave a good insight into the suitability of the layout for our needs .We had initially booked another cottage but when the booking confirmation arrived we noticed steps were mentioned I immediately contacted the info line and the staff sent various suitable property access statements and we chose Springwell cottage and the booking was amended.All very efficient and helpful and we loved the cottage and our short break .We thank the caretaker for the welcoming tea tray complete with biscuits which was a welcoming sight after an arduous drive and the fresh flowers was a lovely home from home touch .

  • J Lilleman
    • August 2014
    • England
    Isolated splendour

    Fabulously kept cottage in isolated splendour. We all loved it.Isolation. Standard of accommodation. Clean and comfortable - all very special.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email 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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