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(Ref. 11914)

Haydon Bridge near Haltwhistle, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely week at Plover, cottage very comfortable and well equipped, very clean."

    Very quiet. Enclosed shared garden with outdoor seating for each cottage. Only slight downside was very poor mobile signal (EE) but there was signal for 3 network.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jul 2021

  • "Warm welcome and spotlessly clean."

    Handy location for exploring Hadrian’s Wall.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Jun 2021

  • "Very nice and helpful hosts."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Emil4.7Oct 2020

  • "Walking along the me sea cliffs and beaches"

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2020

  • "I booked through Sykes expecting a good standard and that was delivered."

    Happy with every aspect.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "The instructions for getting to the property were not good."

    You are told to turn off the road at a sign to Hadrian's Lodge B & B which does not exist and there is no sign. You are the told to take the gate to the right but there are three gates and it turns out to be the middle one of the three. Also Plover Cottage is not the one shown in the literature, all very confusing after a long journey and it doesn't need to be. The only other problem is that the electric shower kept running very hot and then cold before returning to its normal temperature.

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Jul 2019

  • "Plover Cottage was very well appointed but there were a few things that can be improved upon."

    The shower switch needs to be connected to the extractor fan. Having it connected to the light switch means that what little heat there WASN'T, was taken away and you couldn't get out of the shower room fast enough. The heater, above the towel rail only worked for about 30 seconds before it cut out - THAT IS WHY THE SHOWER ROOM WAS ALWAYS FREEZING. A night light in both hallways would be helpful to see your way to the toilet - you needed to switch on the lights, therefore disturbing your spouse. The Key Box is almost impossible to open. The heating could of been switched on as a welcome, even though it was a mild day, the cottage was freezing and took over a hour to warm up - that was living room and bedroom - the rest was freezing. The torch needs a new battery. Tom Ulett.

    Reviewed by Tom4.1Sep 2018

  • "The heating and water were actually on a meter, which I had not understood from the listing."

    But it only cost us about £10 for the week. The only real problem was the lack of reliable telephone signal, to make up for this the cottage really needs a broadband/wifi connection. Otherwise it was a pleasant cottage in a handy location for the whole of Hadrians Wall.

    Many thanks for your feedback. As discussed with you, the owner does apologise for any confusion with how the meter works at the property. There is no extra charge and the the owner has refunded the £10 that you spent during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bronwen4.1Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely week in Plover if we had to make a suggestion in what would have made it better we would say Maybe a DVD player and the Internet as we had no phone signal at all inside the cottage."

    Maybe basic condiments would have been nice ie Salt Pepper and Vinegar but other than these small things we enjoyed our stay thank you

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Aug 2018

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful week at Plover cottage, we had such a good holiday."

    The cottage itself is spacious, clean and comfortable, with good parking space, and in a lovely quiet location, very different to the town life we're used to. I haven't slept so well in years! The countryside around the cottages is beautiful and so unspoilt, and although there is no view out of the cottage itself, you only need to head out in the car or for a walk and you have some of the most stunning views i've seen in my 30-something years. Location-wise, the cottage is about 1-2 miles from Haydon Bridge village which has a pharmacy, a co-op, butchers, a chippy and a pub or two. Also, Hexham has everything you would need, and is an easy 10 minute drive. For pubs, i would recommend the Boatside Inn at Warden, which is about 7 minutes drive away, or the Heart of Northumberland in central Hexham. There's loads to do in the area, but i would say you definitely need a car to take full advantage. The absolute must visit places,i would say, are the Beamish museum and Carlisle, both about 45 minutes away. There's also a fantastic National trust property just over an hour away at Morpeth, Cragside House and Gardens, well-worth a visit. Thank you Lilian for a brilliant week, we will back again one day.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great location for visiting Hadrian's Wall and surrounding towns."

    Not difficult to find, although the information on the website is incorrect. The location is a little bleak and the views out of the windows are not its best feature but once you are out of the drive and on the local roads the scenery is spectacular. No wifi and poor mobile phone reception, which is a good thing as it gave us a forced but healthy break away from our devices. The cottage was super clean and nicely decorated. It had an excellent and thoughtful selection of books on the bookshelf (should it rain) and just the right equipment and cleaning materials in the kitchen. A little bit of salt for the visitors would be a good idea. Lots of lovely towels in the bathroom, which we didnt expect.

    Reviewed by Bryn4.4Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was ideally situated for we who were wanting to visit Hadrians Wall."

    There were, however, a couple of disappointments, both of which could easily be remedied:- 1. The instructions re topping up the electricity meter were far from clear 2. The information re rubbish disposal and collection were wrong, as it certainly seemed as if the recyclable rubbish had been put in the green bin and there were no instructions re what items could be put in the recyclable bin, whichever it is! 3. It would be very helpful if a small coffee table could be provided. Otherwise, a very comfortable week for which many thanks!

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2018

  • "If I was returning to the area I would certainly re-book, however this is unlikely in the near future."

    The only slightly adverse comment is the lack of a clear sign when approaching the cottage at night which is very dark in the area and the postcode relates to a broad area. Otherwise an excellent venue and thanks to a patient owner (Lillian) who guided us there.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2016

  • "It was a good base to visit so many different places."

    The cottage was very comfortable and easily warmed up with the electric heaters, everything worked well and there was plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen to put our own food. A new electric kettle would be a good idea! The bed was comfortable. There were no unnecessary frilly bits around the cottage, it suited us fine. It was a quiet place. We had a good holiday.

    Reviewed by Jenny3.8Sep 2016

  • "This cottage is lovely, everything as new, very clean and comfortable."

    It's situated in a remote area so no wi-fi or mobile reception but Haydon Bridge is only a couple of miles away for supplies etc. It's a good central position for exploring Northumberland, Lake District and Scotland...surrounding countryside is stunning! Altogether a very lovely two week holiday.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 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
  • Pubs and shops just over 2 miles at Haydon Bridge. 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 in rural countryside on the edge of the Northumberland National Park.

Just 2 miles from Hadrian's Wall, this cottage offers two comfortable bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen, shower room and a cosy sitting room.

The perfect base for exploring any time of year.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 11690 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