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1 Alpha Rise

Gilsland near Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland (Ref. 937869)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “We had a week of wonderful walks along Hadrian's Wall, visited both museum sites ( fantastic) and had a super meal in the Samson Inn.”

    Our hosts at Alpha Rise were lovely too. A perfect visit to Gilsland.

    - Mrs Higson, August 2021

About the property

This elevated cottage is situated in the village of Gilsand which is located in Northumberland, on the border of Cumbria in Hadrian’s Wall land which is steeped in history close to the Northumberland National Park.

On entering this cottage you will immediately notice the beautiful presentation throughout.

The open plan living area includes a generous well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, a spacious dining area and a sitting area with sumptuous leather sofas, a lovely space for friends and family to relax and enjoy each other’s company during your holiday.

There are four well-presented bedrooms consisting of three doubles, one of which benefits from an en-suite shower room, as well as a single bedroom, and all offer countryside views.

For those keen walkers and cyclists you are spoilt for choice and in fact Hadrian’s Wall, now a World Heritage Site is literally yards from this cottage with the Pennine Way also close by.

Locally there are many historical monuments to explore including Birdoswald Roman Fort, and the area has plenty of castles to explore such as Naworth and Featherstone, whilst you can also explore the ruins of Blenkinsopp, Thirlwall, Bellister and Bewcastle.

Why not visit the Gilsland Spa set in 140 acres of grounds and where legend has it Sir Walter Scott asked his beau to marry him at the Popping Stone?

The small market towns of Brampton and Haltwhistle are easily reached and offer a good selection of cafés, shops, pubs and restaurants.

This is an attractive area steeped in history and is perfect for exploring the North Pennines, Eden Valley and the Scottish Borders yet is also very accessible for a day trip to the to the stunning Lake District.

This cottage is in a great location for enjoying the stunning scenery and fascinating history that this area has to offer.


  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, 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
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pubs 5mins walk
  • Note: Property does not accept working bookings
  • Note: Check-in time is 4pm.

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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