Perfect location for exploring Hadrian's Wall with walks starting from the front door.
Get away from it all and escape to historic Holmhead Farm Cottage, forming part of the traditional farmhouse where the owner runs a B&B. The farm is constructed out of stone recovered from an old Roman wall on which it sits, safeguarded by the ruins of Thirlwall Castle - what a location!
The cottage is very well equipped and comfortably furnished offering excellent holiday accommodation for four people. The first floor bedrooms; one double and a twin, have a country cottage feel with great views of the Castle. On the ground floor there’s an open plan living room with exposed stone wall, French doors onto the garden and TV with Freesat. The kitchen area is very well equipped and comes complete with dishwasher and the contemporary bathroom has a bath with shower over.
Get out and about and explore this beautiful area on the Cumbria/Northumberland border. A great place for walking with Hadrian's Wall and Pennine Way closeby. The forts of Vindolanda, Birdoswald, Housesteads and Chesters are easily reached and The Roman Army Museum is just three quarters of a mile by foot. 18 miles to the west is the city of Carlisle. There is a good selection of shops and the castle, cathedral and Tullie House Museum are worth a visit. The market town of Hexham is 19 miles east. Haltwhistle 3 miles offers shops, outdoor swimming pool and tennis. Golf 0.5 mile.
• Sleeps: 4• Bedrooms: 2• Beds: 1 x double bed. Super-King double bed • Bed linen and towels: Duvets with linen and towels.• Bathrooms: 1 x Over bath shower, basin and WC. Shaver point.• Accessibility: Accommodation all on one level.• Kitchen and utilities: Kitchen electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, washing machine.• Facilities for families: Travel cot and highchair available.• Outside: Walled garden with furniture and charcoal barbeque.• Pets: No pets• Parking: Off road parking.• Nearest amenities: Pub and tea room in village. Shops/PO/café 3 miles. Local bus service.• Changeover time: Saturday • General: Wi-Fi/internet available. Electricity and central heating. Log effect electric fire, TV with Freesat and DVD• Cottage Availability: All Year / Short Breaks• Grading: 4 star• Important notes: No smoking
You may need to pay an Accidental Damage Deposit or Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver for this property. Where applicable we will contact you in good time before your holiday with further details and to take payment.
Wonderful cozy cottage. We will stay again.
Lovely location, on the Hadrian's Wall footpath. Small private garden with a gate straight on to the path. Well supplied with everything we needed and more. Kitchen in particular very well equipped. Very close to lots of interesting places to visit. Owner was helpful. Would recommend you only use the bridge not the Ford!
Fantastic week's stay at Holmhead. Communications were good (we were delayed a day in arriving) and everything was as described and very comfortable. We particularly appreciated the twin being made into a linked-king bed at short notice. Wonderful location with a babbling burn and Thirlwall castle moments away, and the Hadrian's Wall path adjacent to the garden wall! Note, the nearest supermarket is Sainsburys in Haltwhistle. The Greenhead Hotel is 10 mins walk away, excellent meal and great Twice Brewed beer. Highly recommended for a peaceful get-away that's also perfectly placed to walk and explore.
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