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West Nichold Cottage

Gilsland, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland (Ref. 919160)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mrs Welch

    “The track to the cottage is quite steep and rough, so would not suit a small car - but the view is worth it!”


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

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.


Four bedrooms: 3 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room.


  • Biomass underfloor heating and radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Cottage accessed via unadopted road through the owner’s working farm

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About the location


Haltwhistle 6 miles; Brampton 9 miles.

Gilsland is a small village with two pubs and a tea room on the Northumberland, Cumbria border. 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 Vindolanda, famous for the Roman parchment letters and settlement reconstruction. There are numerous castle ruins close by, including Blenkinsopp, Thirlwall, Bellister and Bewcastle, and 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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