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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 6' bed which can also be a twin 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 & North East England
Visitors walking to Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland © Arnhel de Serra

In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone. Yorkshire is world renowned for the beauty of its countryside and its scenery, reaching from the Dales in the west to the Moors in the east. There are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, much of which is in the care of the Trust, and some of the most magnificent historic houses in the country. The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has two holiday apartments, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques. Northumberland too abounds in magnificent scenery with wide open stretches of moorland and a long and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, protecting the border with Scotland since the days when Hadrian's army built the famous Wall, the county also has a wonderful collection of historic houses and castles including Cragside, Wallington and Lindisfarne, all of which are in the care of the Trust. The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.

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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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

  • 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.

  • The Yarwood family
    • December 2012
    • Scotland
    Plenty of space and value for money

    Our stay was fantastic. The cottage was lovely and I would recommend it unreservedly. The standard was very high and the cottage is a great size, plenty of space for the five of us. The complementary bottle of fizz, cake and welcome card were a very nice touch. Sally the property manager was fantastic when we locked ourselves out. She turned up in great spirits, extremely helpful, and quickly too. A great service and we were very grateful! The log fire, the high standard of decoration and furnishings, the attention to detail and the friendly and helpful staff from booking through to the end. We were all very impressed with the service and thought it was great value for money.

  • Angela Elliott
    • March 2009
    The cottage is lovely and cosy

    Have just come back from a lovely week staying at Springwell Cottage. The cottage is lovely and cosy, with a new fitted kitchen which is great. The open fire is the finishing touch! Fantastic location for walking and the views are breath taking! Will certainly be back soon.

  • The Nolans
    Wonderful time

    In March, we spent a week at Springwell cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottage is comfortable and clean with beautiful views. Our two dogs enjoyed walking by Hadrian's Wall on a daily basis and we all loved the fish and chip shop in Haltwhistle. A lovely holiday that we haope to enjoy again

  • Sherilyn

    Fantastic place with beautiful setting. Fully enjoyed the comfort of this cottage and its privacy.

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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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