Gilsland 1.4 miles.
This detached hilltop cottage is situated on the owner's working livestock farm, on the outskirts of the village of Gilsland on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, within easy reach of Hadrian’s Wall.
This wonderful cottage is bright and spacious, and ideal for extended families and groups of friends looking to discover this delightful area.
Built in the 1600s, in typical Bastle House style, it has retained many original features, such as gnarled oak beams, arrow slit windows, sark boarded ceilings and hayloft steps.
With stunning views over the surrounding countryside, it is an ideal location to chill out and relieve weary bones.
The cosy sitting room has a beautiful wooden floor and arched window with panoramic views.
The kitchen has a dining area and provides an excellent space to rustle up a gourmet meal for family or friends, whilst upstairs there are four beautiful bedrooms, three of which have en-suite shower rooms.
A family bathroom, utility room and a ground floor wet room complete this stunning cottage.
Warm and welcoming throughout, guests will find plenty of space to relax and unwind, with the luxury of underfloor heating.
From the kitchen there are French doors through to the patio and garden, where you can relax with a refreshing drink whilst planning the next day’s activities.
For those keen on walking and wildlife, this cottage is the perfect choice, with paths and trails leading in every direction straight from the door.
Take advantage of the quiet country roads and cycle to the nearby pretty village of Gilsland.
There are many other places to visit within a short drive; Birdoswald Roman Fort and Thirlwall Castle are less than three miles away and a little further afield, the Roman forts of Vindalanda and Housesteads make a fascinating day out.
The countryside is steeped in history, as the Roman wall follows the contours of the Whin Sill escarpment and the remains of the Roman river crossing can be found at Willowford.
The cottage is ideal for those wishing to explore further tracts of the Roman wall, the north Pennines, Eden Valley or the Scottish Borders and the small market towns of Haltwhistle and Brampton are well worth a visit, both with a good selection of shops and cafes.
This cottage is a fabulous base for that long awaited family get-together.