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(Ref. 11690)

Haydon Bridge near Haltwhistle, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (13)
  • helpful (6)
  • comfortable (6)
  • welcome (5)
  • clean (5)
  • location (5)

20 Customer Reviews

  • "I would like to thank the owners for such a warm welcome."

    The cottage was very clean and maintained and at a high standard. The only feedback I would like to give is the wifi. Due to the location there is very limited signal. Free wifi would be a welcome addition.

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a great short stay, nice people who made us feel welcome."

    Would go again, the area has loads to see and history all over the place. Cottage was very clean and comfortable

    Reviewed by Mr5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent cottage just the right size for the two of us."

    We had a very warm welcome Colin & Lillian made us feel very at home. The location was perfect for us to tour the area and visit all of the sites we wanted to see. Haydon Bridge has shopping for groceries, a fish and chips shop coffee shop, hotel and pubs. We had a great week despite the weather. Thanks to Colin and Lillian.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Owners were very welcoming and helpful."

    Very friendly and gave lots of really useful local advice. The cottage is superb, beautifully presented and very clean. Would really recommend Goldfinch or any of the other beautiful cottages in this site.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well equipped and comfortable."

    Hosts really friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was cosy in a lovely location 21/4 miles from nearest town and after a day out it was just like going back home."

    Hosts on site were friendly helpful and gave me a few tips of places to eat.if your looking for a nice little well equipped WONT be'll love we did.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was our second stay in Goldfinch and the cottage cannot be faulted and Lilian and Colin are exceptional hosts."

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very quiet and peaceful."

    Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Accommodation clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was clean and comfortable and cosy."

    Thought the bedding and personal towels were included but they weren't due to covid 19.

    Reviewed by Diana4.4Oct 2020

  • "What a lovely cottage in a lovely surround."

    Hygiene and cleanliness was 100%. Cottage was just want we wanted in a cottage very comfortable and a lovely place to relax in, which we needed after all the walks we did. Lost of different parts of Hadrians Wall to visted. The cottage was one of the best we have stayed in. If you want peace and quiet and able to relax this is a good place to stay in.Thank you Lillian.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent location , friendly and helpful owners , standard of hygiene and cleanliness was reassuring in the current climate ."

    Would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a warm welcome and relaxing break with great links to the wider countryside

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2020

  • "Booking in was easy."

    nice and quiet. everything you could need. Hadrian’s wall on the doorstep. would definitely book again. good value for money.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "Would not go again did not see emy one when we got there for the hole week"

    Many thanks for your valuable feedback, we are very disappointed that one of our properties has let us down and not provided you with the experience that we had hoped for. We have contacted the property owner regarding the points you have raised. I can see the issues have been raised with our Customer Relations Team and we have come to a satisfactorily resolution with you on this matter. We do apologise once again for any inconvenience on your holiday and hope you continue to book with us in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.4Sep 2018

  • "The photos on the website of the outside of Goldfinch did not give any hint that it was within an enclosed courtyard."

    The view from the front window was entirely of wooden fences! In spite of the fact that it was set on the edge of the stunning natural beauty of the Northumberland National Park, none of it was visible from the cottage. The cottage itself was immaculate in comfort and presentation.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.7Jul 2018

  • "The bathroom light failed, on the Tuesday the owners decided that an electrician was required to replace it even though I had asked if there were any spares around."

    The owners without informing me had decided I could manage without a light for the week as it was “bright”, this not taking into to account the bathroom was at the rear with high level small window, causing the room to be low on light. The bed sheet was dirty and I had to request this be changed, looked like an issue in washing process. There is weak phone signal and more often than not the phone signal was not strong enough to be able to use the internet. There no WiFi. There is not washing machine or dryer and no where to dry wet clothes. When you arrive you have power on the hot water heater switch located high level in the hallway just outside the bathroom, took me a Couple of days to find this after texting the owners! I would have thought the water would have been put by the cleaner prior to my arrival! This place is so remote you need to arrive with a full load of shopping, there is no popping to the corner shop.

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Jul 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage out in the countryside."

    If you want peace and relaxing this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2018

  • "On Arrival there was no welcome pack in the property also no small salt and pepper , which we have found in previous properties."

    No Hairdryer, no hooks on doors suitable for dressing gowns or towels.

    Reviewed by Richard James4.1Jun 2018

  • "No directions to property were included in paperwork."

    Had to phone owner for info.! Shower entrance awkward and shower floor slippery. No mat for shower. No spare toilet rolls. No means of drying wet clothes-clothes horse?

    Reviewed by Robert4.4May 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage in stunning location close to some beautiful countryside with great walking."

    Hosts were super helpful and the cottage was immaculate!

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2018

  • "We rang the owner, as advised, 48 hours prior to our arrival and was given the code for the key safe alongside the door."

    This was the only contact we had with the owner, we didn't see anyone during our stay. That said, we didn't need any assistance at all during our stay so that wasn't a problem. The cottage, although isolated, is very easy to find. The cottage is extremely well appointed and the kitchen included a large fridge/freezer which gives it ten out of ten from us. We consider a freezer in a holiday cottage for two to be more sensible than a dish washer (how many utensils can two people use to need a dish washer? it's quicker to just wash up in the sink, a freezer instead is far more useful). The one and only niggle we had was the drainage outside, we had quite a lot of rain and we couldn't avoid walking through quite deep puddles. A lovely cottage, nice area, full marks.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with folding dining table and chairs.
  • Electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, selection of books
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed shared lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Note: Property supplies duvets pillow and protectors, Guests will need to provide their own linen and towels. Please note - the minumum length of stay at this property is 3 nights

The property

A charming single-storey Hadrian's Wall cottage, which has been tastefully furnished and decorated.

The cottage has a well-equipped kitchen, shower room and one comfortable double bedroom and a cosy sitting room.

The perfect base for exploring this historic area.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 11914 and 12159, together they sleep 10.

Hadrian’s Wall Country Cottages

Haydon Bridge 2.25 miles. Three charming cottages in a delightful rural location set above the village of Haydon Bridge, 2 miles south from Hadrian’s Wall. These three Hadrian’s Wall cottages are located in peaceful surroundings, just a quarter of a mile from the southern tip of the Northumberland National Park. These lovely Hadrian’s Wall cottages offer a clean and comfortable retreat to unwind in after a long day exploring the delights of this historical area. Situated around a large courtyard, each of these Hadrian’s Wall cottages have outdoor seating and use of the large lawned area. With a choice of three cottages, groups of up to ten guests and can be comfortably accommodated. These Hadrian’s Wall cottages are set very close to Route 72 of Hadrian's Cycleway, and they are ideally situated for historical walks, the countryside and many local attractions. Visit Twice Brewed, Milecastle, Housteads and Vindolanda, which are all close by, plus within driving distance are Kielder Forest, Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and gardens and many other castles that can be seen along the beautiful Northumberland coastline. Newcastle and Carlisle are easily reached along the A69. These Hadrian’s Wall cottages are the perfect base for exploring the historical county of Northumberland.

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About the location


Hexham 8 miles; Haltwhistle 8 miles.

The attractive village of Haydon Bridge is situated between the market town of Hexham and Haltwhistle, close to the A69, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, and only a short drive away from the magnificent remains of the Roman Forts on Hadrians Wall, a World Heritage Site. There are some delightful walks in the area, but perhaps the loveliest are at Allen Banks - 194 acres of woodland and riverside paths just 3 miles from Haydon Bridge. The picturesque village of Haydon Bridge dates back to the 14th Century and is situated on both banks of the South Tyne river with an ancient pedestrian bridge over. Amenities in the village include a railway station, a variety of shops, pubs, a local tourist information centre, churches and riverside walks. Haydon Bridge is a great base for exploring Northumbria!

Note: Property supplies duvets pillow and protectors, Guests will need to provide their own linen and towels.

Please note - the minumum length of stay at this property is 3 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas