Gilsland, Hadrian's Wall, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 5552)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The property

A ground floor, one-bedroom holiday apartment, part of a larger barn conversion, on the fringes of the pretty, rural village of Gilsland near Haltwhistle, in Hadrian's Wall Country. This Gilsland cottage apartment is well appointed and tastefully decorated, and provides an ideal romantic base to walk stretches of Hadrian's Wall. Roman Vindolanda, famous for the Roman parchment letters and settlement reconstruction, is within 10 miles, Housesteads Roman Fort is only a 15 minute car journey away while 14th century Thirlwall Castle, built of Roman stone, is nearby. The countryside is stunning, with wide panoramic views of the Roman wall, which follows the contours of the Whin Sill escarpment, as well as numerous walks, and the remains of the Roman river crossing at Willowford. This Gilsland cottage apartment is ideal for those wishing to explore further tracts of the Roman wall, the North Pennines, Eden Valley or the Scottish Borders.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Small fitted kitchen. Sitting room with compact dining area.


Electric storage heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, radio alarm with iPod dock. All power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Small shared patio platform with picnic bench, overlooking countryside. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub serving food 10 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location


Haltwhistle 6 miles; Brampton 9 miles.

Gilsland is a small village with most of its houses in Northumberland, but the edges spilling over into Cumbria, and is home to a country inn. It is situated on Hadrian's Wall, and is ideal for exploring the north Pennines, Eden Valley, the Scottish Borders and even as far south west as the Lake District National Park. Gilsland lies within 10 miles of Housesteads Roman Fort and Vindalanda, famous for the Roman parchment letters and settlement reconstruction. There are numerous castle ruins close by including Blenkinsopp, Thirlwall, Bellister and Bewcastle. The pretty market town of Brampton is within a 15 minute drive and Carlisle is just 30 minutes away. For a great day trip, visit the Lake District National Park, or spend a day in Cumbria. The scenery in this area is stunning, with wide panoramic vistas looking out on the Roman Wall which follows the Whin Sill escarpment, making this quiet corner of England a walker's and cyclist's delight.

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