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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 with extensive views over the surrounding countryside.

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 x double with 5' bed and 1 x twin).
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: There is an enclosed lawn garden.

Parking: There is parking for 2 cars, in the layby in the lane next to the cottage.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • 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

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


Comments from past visitors

  • Kate Shepherd
    • June 2016
    • UK
    Lovely cottage

    Lovely cottage in a splendid location. The cottage was very comfortable and really well equipped- only slight downside was lack of wifi, but then in meant that no one could check work e mails, so maybe that's a plus!!. Really can't fault our stay.

  • Sweeting
    • May 2016
    • UK
    Brilliant break in the perfect location

    This holiday was mainly for good friends of ours. They had always wanted to walk parts of Hadrians Wall and Springwell cottage was the perfect choice for a walk east and west, plus a visit to the forts. My Wife and myself had spent last year in the Bothy just up from Springwell cottage so we already knew the area. So yes this was a brilliant break in the perfect location.

  • Pasche
    • October 2015
    • ...
    Made enjoyable..

    It was very quiet and comfortable. Ideally located.

  • Porter
    • August 2015
    • ----
    Beautiful cottage

    We have stayed in this cottage before. It's in a perfect location to explore the surrounding area and nearby National Trust properties, learning about the history surrounding us, whilst switching off from work for a while!! It's such a beautiful cottage. We have stayed in a National Trust cottage 7 times now, returning to 2 cottages for a 2nd time. They are always well looked after, excellent quality, very comfortable and we immediately feel relaxed and at home. The NT Cottage team have always provided an excellent service and the cottages are well worth the price. When looking for the next holiday cottage, I always look at the National Trust first before any other organisation.

  • Wheeler
    • July 2015
    • ----
    Made enjoyable...

    Although apparently in the back of beyond, the cottage enabled travel to all points of the compass for a variety of experiences. The Lakes were only an hour away if you tired of Hadrian's Wall; south are the delights of the Pennines. The AD122 bus was brilliant for enabling one-way walks and being able to return to the cottage, 200 yards from the Once Brewed stop, without need for a car. Quick trip into Scotland? No problem! Only negative we had was the fact that there is only one toilet. For the two of us, it wasn't a problem; for more staying it might be more inconvenient!!!!

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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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