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Tantallon Cottage

Gilsland, Hadrian's Wall, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 26108)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

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    “Great access to Hadrian's Wall”

    A great location to visit all the surrounding history sites and museum. The unit is very modern and well appointed and the owner very helpfull. Thoroughly recommend this unit.

    A great location to visit all the surrounding history sites and museum. The unit is very modern and well appointed and the owner very helpfull. Thoroughly recommend this unit.


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A self-contained wing of the owners' attractive Victorian country house, set in a rural location on the edge of Hadrian's Wall Country in Gilsland, nestling on the borders of Cumbria and Northumberland.

Comfortably furnished throughout with a king-size double bed and a further two single beds on the first floor, this Gilsland cottage is ideal for a couple or family with up to two small children and is a delightful base for those wishing to explore this historical area.

After a day out and about, you can relax in the cosy sitting room of this Gilsland cottage, or venture through the French windows which open out onto the beautiful gardens, and enjoy a glass of wine on the attractive patio, soaking up the last of the sun.

The extensive gardens of this Gilsland holiday cottage are a delight, boasting well-kept flower beds, wild flowers and lawns and even a resident owl.

There are lovely walks to be had from this Gilsland holiday cottage, Hadrian's Wall is just a short stroll away and stretches for 70 miles, so why not enjoy following in the footsteps of the Romans for a memorable day out?

There are many places to visit within a short drive of this Gilsland cottage, Birdoswald Roman Fort and Thirlwall Castle are less than two miles away and a little further afield, the Roman forts of Vindalanda and Housesteads make a fascinating day out.

The countryside is stunning, with wide panoramic views of the Roman wall, which follows the contours of the Whin Sill escarpment, as well as numerous walks available and the remains of the Roman river crossing at Willowford.

This Gilsland cottage is ideal for those wishing to explore further tracts of the Roman wall, the North Pennines, Eden Valley or the Scottish Borders.


One family room with 1 king-size double and 2 singles (one 2'6"). Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining area/entrance hall. Sitting room.


  • LPG central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared, lockable bike storage
  • Private lawned area and shared use of the owners' lawned garden to front and side
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, cafe (sells milk, bread etc.) and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: The single beds are side-by-side (next to the king-size double), and 2' 6" single can only be accessed from one side only
  • Note: Max
  • 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and under
  • Note: Owner keeps an owl in a cage in the shared garden
  • Note: 4pm check-in.

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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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