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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
  • 15% May Discount - Offer from 05/05/2014 to 22/05/2014 Save 15% 15% Discount
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Remote location
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 335 1287

Nearby

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.

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

  • 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.

  • Alastair Brown
    • July 2013
    • London
    You will be my first choice from now on!

    We very much enjoyed our last week's stay in Housesteads, and I just wanted to register some feedback about how excellent the cottage is. It was left in an immaculate state, the cottage itself was very nicely finished, the kitchen was brilliantly equipped, the TV worked, the bedrooms were very comfy and the drawers in the lounge were stacked with useful leaflets, interesting local guides and great games (we even played National Trust Monopoly). I have probably missed a dozen other things I could say. We had two interactions with the Contact Centre - they called us en route to the cottage regarding a water issue and what had been done to tide us over, and I called them about an error in the house notes to get a number for fuel. Both were excellent and professional experiences. I have stayed in many cottages over the years, and they have ranged from absolutely fine to appalling. They all look attractive on the internet or in a brochure, but most of them are either someone's local business extension or covering some of the costs of a second home. The former tend to cut corners, the latter offer you a selection of their cast-offs to work with from blunt knifes to very out of date sofas. Using the National Trust brand and running cottages as an integrated business is a brilliant idea, and the results speak for themselves. You will be my first choice from now on!

  • Dorothy Luckhurst
    • December 2012
    • Kent
    The views were spectacular

    The cottage is very warm and comfortable. The views are spectacular and the surrounding countryside outstanding. There was a problem with the central heating when we arrived - the previous residents had complained. The local NT contact (Ken) was truly wonderful at sorting everything out and did not stop until the heating and water heating were both working properly.

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Prices include:

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

Special offers

  • 15% May Discount - Offer from 05/05/2014 to 22/05/2014 Save 15% 15% Discount

Supplements
(not included in the price table above)

  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain 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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