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Bastle House

(Ref. 915509)

Haltwhistle near Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (25)
  • great (22)
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  • comfortable (16)

56 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was amazing-spacious and spotless-much bigger than it looks in the photos."

    The bedrooms were so comfy and the bathroom so lovely for a soak in the bath after a long days walking. Everything was just stunning and we will def be back The kitchen and the living room were fab and we loved the log burner which made the house so cozy at night-it was nice and warm and couldnt fault a thing Only slightly negative thing was parking outside the house was limited to 2 hours but we parked in the sainsburys carpark overnight which is council owned and just fetched the car up when we packed the car back up after our stay which wasnt too much of a problem Adam the host was very helpful and extremely quick to respond to our texts when i sent questions . We really enjoyed the house and Haltwhistle was a lovely sleepy town-can recommend the manor House inn for evening meals and Jerichos cafe for breakfast and cakes

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay the cottage is very comfortable and the area is beautiful."

    Would benefit provision of basic cleaning things I.e cloths and multi purpose spray but other than that we had a fantastic stay

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Bastle House."

    The surrounding village is friendly and seeped in history. Close to some gorgeous walks and a Physic Garden which is a great place to chill for the day. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "The photographs on the website did not do justice to the cottage."

    The cottage is an historic building that has been renovated to a high standard whilst retaining original features.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Spotless and excellent equipment.The reason for docking a star was the outside having two dogs who are used to a garden .As well as walking them three times a day which I enjoyed They kept sitting by the door so I had to keep taking them out just in case they never wanted to do anything just wanted to be out,A small fence on top of the wall and a gate would have made everything perfect .

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyable weekend."

    Town lovely, people salt of the earth, friendly and welcoming. Close to Hadrians Wall. Living in the North East and never seeing Hadrians Wall until this weekend at the age of 54 ( a little ashamed about that especially when I met a man from Texas on the wall who had got there before me LOL) belated but a lovely experience. About 5 miles round trip. I walk lots with my dogs but I am not a walker. You do not need to be. It is a beautiful walk up through the burn across the military road and a couple of fields and you are at the wall. You then feel that you are on top of not one world but two, the Romans might have thought the same. Bastle House is lovely accommodation. Nice decor and very homely. Built as a safe house, that is what it felt like, solid and dependable. Thank You for the opportunity to enjoy this lovely property

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage, very spacious with everything you need."

    Superb king size bed and 2 lovely bathrooms. The log fire makes the cottage even more cosy. Nice local pubs right on the doorstep, highly recommend the Black Bull for food and the Manor House Inn.

    Reviewed by Collette5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely house, excellent kitchen, but found the heating hard to operate (poor instructions)."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2022

  • "It's a great property and is well located, Our stay was somewhat spoilt by building work in an adjacent property which commenced at an alarming 7am."

    Not ideal if you are on holiday and enjoy a lay-in. The presence of tea towels, a couple of dishwasher and washing machine tabs in addition to fresh milk / bread would also have been nice, although there was a bottle of wine in the fridge.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2022

  • "Just enjoyed a really good week at Bastle house."

    Excellent property, well kept and comfortable with plenty of space. Good contact with the owner. Situated nicely in the centre of town with lots within easy reach.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great cottage in the centre of Haltwhistle."

    Close to all local amenities with plenty of free parking close by. This was the third time we'd stayed in the cottage and loved the new ensuite shower room that had recently been added. Great base from which to explore Northumberland

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful historic property, in the centre of a lovely village with everything you could need."

    Close to shops and pubs with lots of places to eat and drink, yet still very quiet. The property is very close to many interesting places to visit. Thanks for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a really lovely location."

    Central to Hadrians wall which we wanted to explore. Liked the way owner had lots of Hsdrians wall pictures it really set the scene. Lovely beds i didn't want to get up. The only minor criticism I have is that whoever does the cleaning needs to give a bit of attention to cobwebs and the bins. Everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely well maintained house in a nice town."

    It has all you wish

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2022

  • "The owner has made some superb upgrades in the property, updated bathroom and added a en_suite to the back bedroom which is the icing on the cake,well done Paul."


    Reviewed by Bernard4.7Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was roomy and light."

    The master bedroom was especially large with a superking sized bed. We loved the log burning stove, the fire was laid ready to light when we arrived. There were two family eating areas, one of which was a quirky area just off the kitchen which I really liked. The cottage was perfectly placed in the centre of town and a short drive to all the best parts of Hadrians wall and near by Roman forts. We had a great time, thank you.

    Reviewed by Berenice5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was 7 yrs since we last stayed and will say the improvements they have made are really lovely."

    We had a comfortable stay but due to illness we had to leave early which was such a shame.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2022

  • "Really lovely spacious, atmospheric and historic cottage, the photos do not do it justice."

    We had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Parking was not an issue lots of places nearby. Haltwhistle is a lovely town and great for exploring the surrounding countryside and Hadrian’s Wall. Nice pubs to visit all dog friendly. The courtyard (small patio) was disappointing not really suitable for letting your dogs out as it’s not private or enclosed, there are nearby areas to walk. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Oct 2021

  • "The toilet seat was loose and the radiator next to it was covered in dirt which was unpleasant."

    The main bedroom duvet was badly stained when I took off the bed linen. There were not enough oven sheets or oven ware to enable us to cook. We had to buy some metal disposable ones. Otherwise it is a delightful cottage nicely situated for the Wall

    Reviewed by Lindsay3.8Aug 2021

  • "Lovely quaint house, great for dogs."

    Reviewed by June5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage full of original features within walking distance of Haltwhistle's amenities."

    This was the second time we've stayed there and will book again next year when we come back to dig at Vindolanda

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house was fabulous and there was lots to do and lovely places to eat in the local area."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2020

  • "We both enjoyed the break."

    Haltwhistle is a lovely little town peaceful and had everything we needed. Took advantage of the Roman Wall and museums and also the surrounding area. The house was warm and welcoming which all added to our comfort. All in all a lovely experience. Thank you. Paul and Christine

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "The obvious history of the cottage although upgraded to the highest spec."

    We were delighted with the whole area and enjoyed the Hadrian's Wall experiences.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Oct 2019

  • "We were warned parking was a likely problem , but not so all week ."

    Never more than 50 yards from the door . Although we gave the listing top marks for accuracy it really undersold both the location and the facilities .

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2019

  • "Halt whistle is a lovely place & the people are so friendly."

    Great place to see the roman wall & beautiful countryside

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2019

  • "Great location, plenty of space"

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Aug 2019

  • "Great, characterful and comfortable cottage in a great, central location."

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jul 2019

  • "What a little gem Bastle House is."

    Very friendly host, met us on arrival and didn't mind our slightly delayed arrival (due to M6 traffic). The cottage is very cosy but feels spacious and is well proportioned. Excellent cooker but also 3 pubs 2 chip shops a chinese and an indian takeaway, a deli and Sainsburys that are all within 5 mins walk. Halt whistle was a fabulous base to explore Hadrians Wall and the surrounding area. We had a wonderful time and would revisit again in a heart beat. Top holiday home..Thank you

    Reviewed by David3.8Jul 2019

  • "The cottage has everything needed for a very comfortable stay, including such luxuries as a dish washer and a superb log burner."

    The welcome pack was an exceptionally kind and useful gesture particularly as we arrived late Saturday evening. Haltwhistle is geographically well placed for those doing the Hadrians Wall Walk. Additionally the very friendly town has everything one needs to help you to enjoy your stay. I would especially commend The Black Bull pub, the Coop and the Sainsbury’s supermarkets. We shall certainly be back and happily recommend this outstanding accommodation to anyone looking for something special.

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2019

  • "It was absolutely perfect for us and the location is great too, a pub with beer garden just down the road!"

    Reviewed by Robbie5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was a great location to visit Hadrian's Wall and the various archaeological sites."

    The village of Haltwhistle was lovely - a friendly place with all amenities to hand and numerous eating options. There was ample parking close by. There was no garden to speak of, but given the glorious countryside around, that was not an issue. The house itself was comfortable (once we'd figured out the heating) and generally well-equipped, although kitchen utensils could do with a review and a lock on the bathroom door would be helpful. Overall though, we were very happy.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Apr 2019

  • "Cozy charming cottage with everything you need and very comfortable."

    We had a lovely stay and the welcome pack was greatly apreciated. The cottage is well located in the centre of Haltwhistle and a great position to explore Hadrians Wall. We would definately return and recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    Cosy, warm and perfectly decorated to reveal the age of the building. It was spotlessly clean and is convenient for local shops, pubs and the wonderful history and landscape of the area. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Feb 2019

  • "An historic building in the centre of Haltwhistle with plenty of amenities and parking nearby."

    Convenient for both east and west coast access, and a great location for walking holidays and visiting Hadrian's Wall with its associated attractions. Catch the train to Newcastle or Carlisle from the station 10 minutes walk away. The cottage is clean and comfortable although as a tall person I did find the bed uncomfortable as it is a standard double and I was unable to stretch out, which meant we had to use the spare room too. The welcome pack was a nice gesture and appreciated. It was a nice change to stay in the centre of town with all the amenities and facilities on the doorstep, and I would recommend this cottage to anyone visiting the area who is after peace and quiet combined with convenience.

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Feb 2019

  • "The location was very good for walking opportunities."

    Hadrian's wall is only a short distance away, and the Vindalanda site is well worth a visit. The local pubs are friendly and The meals good. The Centre if Britain hotel does a lovely 2 or 3 course fixed price menu that was delicious and reasonably priced.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2019

  • "Adam was extremely accommodating from the start."

    We really appreciated the welcome pack, and as we had no car, we were grateful for the top up of logs. The location was great for us, and the town had every facility on the door step. The people were so friendly. We did several long walks around Haltwhistle and the scenery was spectacular ( from and around Hadrian’s Wall). The public transport was very reliable and regular, so we didn’t miss our car at all. We loved the history everywhere and would recommend Hexham Abbey, (the market too was great on a Tuesday) Vindolanda, Housesteads and the evidence of Roman settlements was fascinating onthe walks. We also loved a day trip to Edinburgh on the train. Bastle House was such a cosy house to stay in and the old pub nearby was great in the evening too. Thank you to everyone who made our week so special.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the cottage in Haltwhistle."

    The house was great, comfy living room area and dining table. Very large kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine if you need it, then two great double rooms and a twin. The bathroom has both a shower and bath. It's about a 2 minute walk from a large Sainsburys with free parking, so very handy. We'd definitely recommend anyone it to anyone who is thinking of staying there.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7Oct 2018

  • "The location of Bastle House is fantastic, with easy access to pubs and shops and to loads of great walks and heritage attractions."

    The house is comfortable, well appointed and relaxing and is very quiet despite its central location.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2018

  • "Centrally located cottage close to all amenities."

    Parking is no problem, unloaded outside and free parking without restrictions around the corner and at sainsburys. Excellent log burner!

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Sep 2018

  • "When we arrived we were greeted by the owner Adam who explained where everything was he also told us were the local restaurants takeaways and supermarkets were."

    The cottage is gorgeous and full of character. Adam left us a bottle of wine, a chocolate cake and pint of milk in the fridge which was a lovely gesture. We had a fabulous holiday and would definitely recommend this cottage. The chip shop across the road served the best chips we have ever tasted and the Red Fort India was also amazing.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2018

  • "Bastle House in Haltwhistle is a great place to spend some down time."

    The house is an old building full of character with crazily thick walls, ceiling beams but still with all of the things you will need for your stay. The decor is great with suggestions of local history and places of interest. We spent a week there in August in 2018 and four adults were very comfortable there and enjoyed a log fire one evening. Haltwhistle is a lovely country town with local shops and supermarkets near by. It's very handy for exploring Hadrian's Wall and is local to many interesting villages. We would really recommend Bastle House if you want to relax and put your feet up or explore Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Will5.0Aug 2018

  • "What a wonderful week we had!"

    The cottage is superb, well equipped and very comfortable, and although quite central on the main street, we never had any problem with noise. The town itself is not huge, but well serviced with two supermarkets, pharmacy, cafes, takeaways and several shops and the wonderful Black Bull pub which offers pub food, but VERY GOOD pub food, and a wonderful atmosphere. Haltwhistle is perfectly located for walking or cycling in the wonderful countryside adjacent to Hadrian's Wall, or touring by car or motorcycle in the North Pennines and Northumberland National Park and a little further to Northumberland Coast, Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes. All in all one of the best holidays we've had in years!

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jul 2018

  • "Bastle House is a wonderful historic building with thick walls and old fireplaces."

    It has been sympathetically updated so it has all mod cons. It is located in the centre of Haltwhistle which has all the shops, pubs and public transport you need. The locals are very friendly. It also has many fantastic walks that you can access from the house - you can even walk to Hadrian's Wall. It is the perfect base for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Alice4.7Jun 2018

  • "The house is really good and easily accommodates 6 people although a second bathroom/ w."

    C. would not have gone amiss, ( having said that it is an older property and was not built with one and it would now spoil the authenticity of the property). It is in the heart of Haltwhistle and within a couple of minutes walk of the Co-op and Sainsbury's supermarkets, as well as Boots the chemist and other assorted shops. There are several pubs within striking distance of the house as well as a working mans club that made us honorary members as we we staying at Bastle House. We loved it and would very happily stay there again; it could be described very succinctly as "what a find"!

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jun 2018

  • "Once of the best places we have ever stayed."

    Such a beautiful cottage. Everything we needed and in such a beautiful place. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2018

  • "Beautiful house."

    Warm and very comfortable. Lovely big log burner to relax in front of after lots of beautiful walks close by. The kitchen was stocked with tea coffee milk and a luxury chocolate cake which went down well. The house was everything we expected from the reviews we had read. The town has lovely shops and The Black Bull is warm and dog friendly. Parking is an issue but we found we were able to park in Sainsburys car park without any problems. We had a wonderful holiday and would happily recommend Bastle House to stay in?

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2018

  • "Bastle House in great location in a very friendly village."

    House is beautiful with lots of original features, would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Keith4.8Dec 2017

  • "An excellent venue, with a very considerate host."


    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2017

  • "Excellent facilities - Brilliant Wifi dropped out fairly frequently"

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, very homely and comfortable."

    We were given a warm welcome from the owner, Adam, whose thoughtful little touches were very much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Deborah4.6Jun 2017

  • "A real home from home, gorgeous place, village is lovely, central location!"

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2017

  • "Lovely house, comfortable bedrooms and lounge and well stocked kitchen."

    Thank you to Adam for the cake in the fridge. Great location for Hadrians Wall walking. No allocated parking but plenty of spaces round the corner.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0May 2017

  • "Great location for hadrians and vindolanda the children loved it the black bull ..."

    Great location for hadrians and vindolanda the children loved it the black bull beside it excellent food and allows dogs

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Dec 2016

  • "Well appointed cottage; feel if 6 stayed it is a toilet light as only has 1 bathroom with toilet."

    Haltwhistle is a good based with friendly people and great local services.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2016

  • "Really lovely cottage with period features."

    Good facilities and very comfortable for the family to relax. Great central location for walking and exploring along Hadrians Wall.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x standard double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking 2 mins walk on first come, first served basis
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 mins walk, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: There may be some associated weekend noise due to proximity of the pub
  • Please note that bookings must start on a Saturday only

The property

Set in the heart of the charming Northumberland town of Haltwhistle, this lovely end-terrace cottage is conveniently located near a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, and provides a perfect base for a family break.

Guests will be delighted with the well-equipped kitchen and cosy sitting room with original beams, woodburner and dining area.

Upstairs, you’ll find three comfortable bedrooms and a family bathroom with bath and separate shower, and outside is a small courtyard space with garden furniture.

Nestled in the heart of Hadrian's Wall Country, which offers excellent walking and fishing, there is also fishing available on the North Tyne, two minutes’ walk from the property, along with Vindolanda, a fascinating Roman fort lying to the south of Hadrian's Wall.

With easy access to the majestic castles and sweeping beaches of the Heritage Coast, or the gardens and castle at Alnwick, Bastle House is a very well-placed base for a family holiday.

Please note the twin bedroom bed will be changed to a small double bed from March 2022 so more suitable for 5 people total.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Hexham 17 miles.

Known as the 'Centre of Britain', this small market town is a great place from which to explore both Northumberland and Cumbria. Haltwhistle boasts a good range of shops and pubs - one of which, The Black Bull, is a real ale pub serving good food! There is an excellent leisure centre with heated open air swimming pool and cycle hire in the town, with pony trekking nearby. One of the best preserved stretches of Hadrian's Wall is only a mile to the north with various museums, forts and milecastles to be seen. There is even an ongoing 'dig' at the nearby site of Vindolanda. This truly is magnificent walking, riding and cycling country, with the Pennine Way and various bridleways and cycle routes passing rivers, forests, castles and of course, Hadrian's Wall. Visitors will enjoy this location in all weather and all seasons – a regular train and bus service from the town to Newcastle, The Metro Centre and Carlisle, means that you can leave the car behind and enjoy!

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Note: There may be some associated weekend noise due to proximity of the pub.
Please note that bookings must start on a Saturday only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas