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Crescent Cottage

(Ref. 1168)

Haltwhistle near Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage in a great location we stayed here for 2 weeks while I was a volunteer excavator at Magna fort on Hadrian's Wall while my wife was hosting family and friends."

    The cottage is a great set up, comfortable bedrooms large living room. Kitchen with fine garden area that was beautiful. Susan was a wonderful host. Train connections were very good. Haltwhistle is a great spot, pubs, grocery, a few shops and wonderful scenery out the door. If we are heading back to Hadrian's Wall we know where we will stay.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful time at Crescent Cottage very, very Warm and Comfortable and everything you could possibly need and more,Sue and Nick very helpful…the scones and jam were lovely Very Central and handy for Buses and Trains."

    Hopefully be back next year. Tommy and Lynda ,Cumbria

    Reviewed by L Inda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Staying in the lovely cottage felt just like staying with old friends."

    A warm and welcoming home from home, we lacked for nothing. We especially enjoyed the fresh scones and a hot drink after our long journey. Sue and Nick were available should the need arise both for conversation and suggestions. It’s a great base for visiting many places; a walk along the burn is a must!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2023

  • "We can only agree with all the excellent reviews, which are fully justified."

    The cottage is very well equipped, comfortable and clean. The wifi is good There is an attractive sitting out area. Parking is easy. The "upside down" layout works very well. The cottage is very close to the town centre, but at the same time very quiet and private. Haltwhistle is at the centre of beautiful countryside and other attractions, including of course the best sections of Hadrian's Wall, and with good roads in all directions

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2023

  • "Comfortable accommodation in a great location."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage, it was very comfortable and clean; we wanted for nothing."

    The home-made scones and jam were very welcoming on our arrival. There are lots of walks directly from the cottage and places to visit by car or bus. The owners were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2023

  • "We didn't really know what to expect from the property described as an upside down house."

    It sounded interesting and it didn't disappoint. The cottage is very spacious and comfortable and very well appointed. There was nothing that we thought would have been nice to have but didn't and in fact I had taken several things I didn't need as they were provided. Sue and Nick were excellent hosts. They live next door and so are on hand to help with any problems (though we didn't have any). They are very friendly and willing to help with advice if asked but also give guests the space to enjoy their holiday. Haltwhistle is a great little town with a lot of amenities for its size and good rail and bus links. Its an excellent base for walking or exploring Hadrian's Wall territory. My husband was excavating at Vindolanda and the location of the cottage was perfect for this.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Jun 2023

  • "A real home from home, with everything you could need and loads of space, internet, parking, excellent equipment and pleasant garden area."

    The little touches like dishwasher tablets and hand wash provided, and the cake to welcome us were really helpful. The location is perfect for walking the Hadrian's Wall path and seeing the best of the Roman remains as well as other general visiting this lovely area. We loved our week: thank you!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage met our needs perfectly."

    Such a delightful place, everything was spick and span. The kitchen was very well equipped, nice to have more than the basics, all quality crocks and lots of them. Sitting out on the patio was lovely, overlooking the owners beautiful garden, full of bird song. Haltwhistle is a nice regenerated, friendly town, good places to eat and buy food supplies. A great location for touring Hadrians Wall and the surrounding stunning Northumberland countryside. Buses were great too, so no need to drive all the time.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0May 2023

  • "Friendly hosts, this is a lovely warm and cosy cottage with all the facility’s required for a relaxing holiday."

    It’s jewel in the crown is it’s proximity to the beautiful Northumberland National Park, Hadrians Wall and it’s forts and museums. Spectacular in every way and not to be missed.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location, close to everything of Roman interest."

    The cottage itself is extremely clean warm and cosy. Every household item has been thought about, and generously provided. Couples or families can expect to enjoy a trouble free and happy holiday at this cottage and Haltwhistle. Finally, Sainsburys or fish and chips are within short walking distance!

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Crescent Cottage."

    Sue was extremely welcoming and gave us lots of top tips for the area. Everything was catered for in the Cottage and we didn't want for nothing. The surrounding area is beautiful and the train station only a 5 min walk away. We had days out in both Carlisle and Newcastle. Vindolanda is well worth visiting and really interesting. Thank you Sue for letting us use your Cottage. We'll definitely be recommending to others.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2022

  • "Sue and Nick were excellent hosts, very friendly and with good local advice."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week: Crescent Cottage was first-rate in all ways. We loved the patio garden view. Everything was provided to ensure a comfortable base for exploring the wonderful surrounding scenery.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "Owner very welcoming and helpful."

    Lovely property in the heart of the Town. Extremely well equipped cottage. Off road parking a bonus. Would highly recommend property. Warm welcome with a lovely home made lemon drizzle cake on arrival.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely, cosy, well equipped and brilliantly situated cottage."

    Sue, the owner, could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The cottage is fairly centrally situated in the small town so within easy walking distance to shops, pubs and a supermarket but feels very secluded and quiet. Haltwhistle is a perfect place to stay for walkers with excellent train and bus links if you want to leave the car behind. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2022

  • "Only one place to stay if you're going to Haltwhistle and its got to be Crescent Cottage."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage - spacious lounge diner, clean and well-equipped."

    Pleasant outdoor sitting area overlooking attractive garden. Friendly owner, welcoming introduction then left in peace but on-hand if needed. Great location, quiet but a couple of minutes to good pubs, shops and takeaway. Plenty to do/explore nearby.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Crescent Cottage."

    The property has all you need for a relaxing holiday. Sue the owner lives next door and was on hand if you needed any information, and she also makes lovely scones which were much appreciated. There is a good bus and train service so no need to use the car.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely & cosy."

    Warm welcome from the owner - lots of information provided about the surroundings , walks etc Great facilities at the cottage - very comfortable bed. Thank you so much - would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Bev3.8Mar 2022

  • "Crescent Cottage proved the perfect long weekend retreat."

    The buildings’s upside-down layout is spacious and extremely comfortable. The hosts could not be more welcoming or accommodating. Haltwhistle may well be the Centre of Britain it’s certainly at the heart of this region and its many attractions. We walked the South Tyne Trail to the elegant Lambley Viaduct, and even managed several miles of a rain-lashed Hadrian’s Wall. Allen Banks, Bewcastle and Lanercost Priory also recommended.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Our hosts were welcoming and helpful. The cottage was everything we hoped for and more. The kitchen was well appointed and had everything needed to cook full meals. The location was fantastic for exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4Aug 2021

  • "The accomodation was extremely clean and spacious."

    The outdoor area that overlooks the owners lovely walled garden is a great place to relax and have a BBQ. Sue the owner was extremely helpful and friendly and when we arrived we were greeted with a very tasty homemade cake! Although the property is in the centre of Haltwhistle is is on a very quite side street yet conveniently close to all the ammenities that Haltwhistle offers. The local area is fantastic for walking without the need to get in the car. The local leisure centre is also recommended and offers a great outdoor heated swimming pool and tennis court. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Loved this cottage, great location in the centre of Haltwhistle but still quiet, comfortable and well equipped, lovely little courtyard to sit and eat in with a bbq, with lovely garden outlook (though no access to garden so just for the view)."

    Sue the host was great and did everything and more to make sure we had a lovely holiday. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation & host."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with friendly helpful owners living next door."

    Sue and Nick made us feel very at home in their cottage. Hope to return

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perfect location for local shops and transport links."

    Very comfortable cottage overlooking owners pretty garden. Owners very helpful. Well equipped for preparing meals, washing clothes after muddy walks etc. Would go back.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2021

  • "My husband and I stayed at the cottage in May 2021 for a few days and it was absolutely brilliant."

    The location of the cottage is central and handy for all that you need (supermarkets, pharmacy, pubs, takeaway s etc). Walks are nearby too or clearly signposted if you fancy doing Hadrian’s Wall (car is advised for the Wall). The cottage was clean and spacious and equipped with what we needed. The owner was really helpful and contactable if needed. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely cottage which was cottage was spotlessly clean and Sue had done everything possible to ensure our safety during these difficult times."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2020

  • "Sue made us very welcome."

    she took our luggage from and back to the railway station which we very much appreciated. the biscuits she left for us in the kitchen were delicious and im only sorry i forgot to pop into sainsburys to buy some to take home. the cottage is very pleasant and the patio had the weather been a little kinder would be an excellent place to sit out and enjoy the view of the garden. the cottage has everything you need for a relaxing stay. the surrounding area is excellent for walks, the local pubs and shops are served by friendly staff. and everywhere felt safe, clean and inviting.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very warm comfortable accommodation and well equipped ."

    Among concerns about the Covid 19 Pandemic, we felt really confident about our stay at Crescent Cottage The owners were welcoming without being fussy. The cottage is situated in a quiet location but well placed (within walking distance) for shops and eateries. We would visit again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a very well equipped and spacious cottage that had everything we needed."

    It’s conveniently located near the centre of Haltwhistle but still away from the noise. Very good for walking and near some stunning scenery at Hadrian’s Wall, Allen’s Banks and a bit further away at Kielder Forest. Also handy for a trip by train to Newcastle or Carlisle.

    Reviewed by Callum5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is very well equiped and comfortable with lots of books and local information."

    The hosts are very helpful and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble, all the other reviews are correct! The cottage has a very central location in the town with shops, pubs etc only a few minutes walk away but the location is also very quiet. Haltwhistle is a great little town for exploring Hadrians Wall as it is in "5 star wall country" with lots of great walks nearby, the wall is only about two miles from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a warm welcome from Sue and Nick who provided us with some very good tips and information about the area."

    The location of the cottage was ideal with shops and eateries within easy walking distance and with easy transport links to all the local historic sites. The cottage was very comfortable with a great outside area where we enjoyed a cold beer overlooking the lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great cottage, very well appointed, would recommend whole heartedly."

    Sue was ever helpful. Could not have enjoyed the cottage more,

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was most comfortable, the weather was chilly but the heating & hot water worked very well, keeping us warm throughout our stay."

    The kitchen is well equipped & we ate in a fair amount of the time. There is a Sainsbury's very close by which was ideal. We also had 2 very good meals at the Centre of Britain hotel in the main Street. Haltwhistle is a perfect location for exploring the Roman forts & Hadrian's wall. Very scenic area for walking. It was also easy to visit Carlisle, Hexham & Corbridge by bus & Newcastle by train from the local station within walking distance of the cottage. Many thanks to Sue & Nick for a most pleasant stay - making us most welcome with fresh flowers & cake upon arrival. We certainly would recommend Crescent cottage.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2019

  • "A very lovely cottage, it had all the facilities we needed."

    The hosts were very welcoming and helpfully telling us about the facilities and attractions in the area. We had a great time visiting the many roman sites in the area. By the end of the break we can honestly say we were 'romaned out'.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2019

  • "Had a brilliant stay for Easter weekend at crescent cottage haltwhistle ."

    With my family . Cottage is lovely .very cozy everything you need . The garden area is beautiful for a cheeky g&T. It's in a great location but very peaceful. The hosts are really helpfull who are near by if you need anything .we will defo be back thax Debra & family from Blaydon .

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely people Convenient location."

    Beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a fabulous time in Crescent Cottage."

    It is warm and cosy and we looked forward to returning there at the end of each day. The location is very convenient: an easy walk to Haltwhistle Burn and the Wall and also just a couple of minutes from shops and pubs. The owners, Sue and Nick, are charming and welcoming. They couldn't have been more helpful and were a joy to meet. The surrounding countryside is stunning and the history, of course, fascinating. We chose this cottage because of the glowing reviews. Now it's our turn to add yet another one to the list!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage, well equipped,m friendly & welcoming owner and in an excellent position for exploring all things Roman."

    Our second visit and, again, it met all expectations

    Reviewed by Laina5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely: comfortable, cosy, beautifully decorated, spacious and perfectly equipped."

    Nick and Sue, the owners, who live next door, were very kind and friendly (fresh flowers and delicious coffee cake to welcome us!) and helpful giving us a lift from and to the station (which is in fact not at all far away, but after the two-day journey by train and ship from Germany, we were very grateful)! Highly recommendable cottage in a great locaton: everything you need just around the corner and excellent for walking and hiking, too: beautiful walks at lovely South Tyne Valley and Haltwhistle Burn Gorge. We did have a wonderful time at Crescent Cottage! Thank you so much, Sue and Nick! Danke schön!

    Reviewed by Sabine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent property in a great location with the very helpful owner next door."

    Very, very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay in Cresent Cottage."

    Thanks to Sue and Nick for the welcome pack and the helpful advice. The cottage was ideally situated near all the local facilities and was a very comfortable place to relax.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very comfortable clean quiet cottage, the owners were there on our arrival and explained all that we needed to know with regards to the cottage and facilities we might need in town."

    It was also nice to have the use of a garage for our car enabling us to forget it and enjoy the lovely walks close by and the use of a regular bus service or train service to pretty much wherever your compass might lead you. The cottage, the owners, the town and area we can highly recommend, we had a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "A superb cottage , in a surprisingly quiet location ,convenient position for the many sites of historical interest."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was even better than we expected."

    One of the best we’ve ever stayed in. Excellent facilities and owner was friendly, helpful, welcoming yet not intrusive. We definitely hope to go back. Location is superb.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2018

  • "A very pretty, well-equipped cottage, with little extras that are most helpful, such as condiments, kitchen roll, books, games and puzzles, and lots of local information, plus home-made cake and fresh garden flowers to welcome us."

    The furnishings are very good and decor is tasteful, and it is a surprisingly peaceful location, as well as close to the town centre and many lovely walks. We had a very good holiday there.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great location and the cottage was fantastic."

    The upside down living really worked well. Great to have a garage to put bikes and bike rack when not in use. The local shops where only 1 minute walk, but with a 3 minute walk you are in the countryside and walking by a river. Owner was very helpfull with local info. Haltwhistle is great central location for Kielder, the moors, or the east or west coast.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage itself was charming on first view and very comfortable, clean and welcoming."

    Our hosts, Sue and Nick were very welcoming, friendly and charming with lots of knowledge about the surrounding area. The cottage contained more than expected, with games, movies and books for those quiet moments and lots of information on local attractions which proved to be very useful. Upon arrival a welcome cake was waiting with tea and coffee materials to hand to ease our way into the stay. There is so much to see and do in the area coving historic monuments, walking, cycling, swimming and night out to name but a few. Haltwhistle is just about centre to most locations in the North and a short drive can take you from Newcastle to Carlisle, Cumbria to Scotland a great touring starting point. I would heartily recommend this charming cottage to anyone wanting to visit the North and will look forward to returning in the future

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Sep 2017

  • "A very comfortable cottage!"

    A living room upstairs, kitchen and bathroom reached through the living room. A sturdy handrail in the stairs. A very good place for exploring Hadrian´s wall as most places are at a maximum of 30 minutes drive away. We also got as far as to Wall´s End in the east and to Maryport in the West in an hour. The cottage lies close to shops in Haltwhistle. Many thanks for the welcome and advice we got from Sue!

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Apr 2017

  • "Such a lovely cottage in Haltwhistle and much more spacious than expected."

    A very characterful upside down cottage with everything we needed and more. Sue was absolutely lovely. Milk, homemade scones and jam were waiting for us, plus an Easter egg for our son. Haltwhistle is a lovely village with shops and pubs on the doorstep, plus lovely walks. Lots of places to visit, just a short drive away. Perfect for families and couples alike. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2017

  • "Extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Had everything you'd need. Sainsbury's was just around the corner. Great location. Wifi was excellent. We were welcomed by Sue with homemade scones, plum jam and goats butter - delicious! Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2017

  • "Everything you needed was in this cottage."

    .5 star accomodation

    Reviewed by Dee5.0Nov 2016

  • "The most important feature of this holiday cottage is the quality of the furnishings and fittings."

    The spacious sitting room was very comfortable, as were the beds. The kitchen was provided with all the equipment that could possibly be required and contained very elegant crockery and glassware. The warm welcome from the hosts was much appreciated and this attitude was reflected by the local townspeople in all the shops, pubs and restaurants. A highly recommended holiday venue.

    Reviewed by Guy4.8Oct 2016

  • "Haltwhistle was a surprising little town with good facilities with just about everything you could need."

    ...and a railway station with excellent service to Newcastle and Carlisle. Hexham and Corbridge are lovely towns well worthy of visits. We were primarily on a walking holiday and the walks and countryside were delightful. The cottage itself was excellent. This is an area with which we were not familiar but will certainly revisit.

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2016

  • "One of the best holiday homes we've stayed in."

    Owners very friendly and helpful, house extremely comfortable and well equipped. Very pleased .

    Reviewed by Laina5.0Sep 2016

  • "The home made scones, jam and fresh cut flowers were such a lovely touch."

    The cottage was so comfortable and had everything we needed. It was so close to all the areas we wanted to see and walk. We booked it so our Dutch /Norwegian visitors could walk Hadrians wall and all the dsabled cottages had been booked already. The stairs were difficult for my husband and I but we managed and are so glad we did. We've had such a lovely experience and Sue and Nick were so friendly and helpful. The cottage was outstanding with such a beautiful garden.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2016

  • "Having visited Crescent Cottage last year and loved it, we booked again this year."

    It is very clean and comfortable, located perfectly for Hadrian's Wall and Haltwhistle itself has lots of circular walks. We discovered this year some art activities for the children to do in Haltwhistle on the odd rainy day! We highly recommend Crescent Cottage. The owners are very helpful and friendly and provide you with a delicious chocolate cake and a pint of milk on arrival which is lovely after a long journey.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Mezzanine level bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Mezzanine level fitted kitchen leading to sheltered patio
  • Delightful, spacious first floor sitting room with sofa bed, dining area and coal-effect electric stove.
  • Gas central heating with coal-effect electric stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD player/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garage parking for 1 car and bikes, off road parking for additional car
  • Small enclosed gravelled patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: There is an open staircase in the property
  • The property is not suitable for very young children or those with restricted mobility
  • Please note :Only weekly seven night bookings (Saturday to Saturday) or mid week bookings (4 nights minimum) accepted..

The property

A charming character cottage circa 1750s, offering superb upside down accommodation, in the small market town of Haltwhistle, which offers excellent local shops and a real ale pub.

The scenic Haltwhistle Burn gorge, which leads up to the Roman wall (2 miles away), is just a 3 minute walk from the cottage.

The property has been sympathetically modernised to an extremely high standard, and includes a spacious first floor sitting room with dining area, two comfortable ground floor bedrooms and a sun-trap patio overlooking the owner's walled garden.

An ideal base from which to explore Hadrian's Wall, the North Pennines and Hexham, whilst Kielder Water, Alnwick Castle and the Northumberland coast are further away.

Haltwhistle is also within easy reach of Carlisle, the Lake District and Dumfries and Galloway.

A fabulous property for a relaxing and varied break at any time of year!

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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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Only weekly seven night bookings (Saturday to Saturday) or mid week bookings (4 nights minimum) accepted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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  • Christmas