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Hunter Cottage

(Ref. 10490)

Haltwhistle near Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed for 3 nights at Hunters cottage and it was everything described in the listing."

    Cottage was lovely. Very clean and had everything in that we could want to make our stay easy and comfortable. Cottage located in a good spot for exploring. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2024

  • "I enjoyed staying @ Hunter Cottage, well located, convenient shopping, food takeouts or pub (don't think this is a city centre with a vast choice however), comfortable and fully equipped."

    Parking was good (previous review said it was a problem for a large car but I had no difficulty albeit my car is quite large bigger than an estate) you just need to either reverse in or out and drive down the lane to turn around. Very pleased that the landlord didn't have many rules, obviously wants you to enjoy and relax. Best recommendation is I would stay here again for a relaxing time while walking the Wall.

    thank you so much for such a positive response John, & for mentioning th car parking, I too have a larger vehicle & dont have a problem ....... Bests viv xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Nothing bad to say."

    We stayed here as we were working at an event in Kielder. The cottage met our needs perfectly. One tiny thing was we couldn’t get the TV working properly but that might have just been us.

    Thank you Nicky for such positive feedback & hope your event was successful & profitable ...... Bests viv xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great house, very clean and comfortable and a short walk to the town centre."

    Parking at the back is tight if you have a big car but there is good parking just a little further down the lane. I would recommend this cottage for a stay and will use it again.

    Thank you so much Gordon & it was a pleasure to meet you Saturday - we welcome you back asap - bests viv, Alan & Jess …. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 2023

  • "This property should not be let in this condition,it felt grotty, unclean and very neglected."

    It really spoilt our much longed for holiday. We came with fairly low expectations as wasn’t too expensive, but this was way below the worst we imagined. It was cold, damp and musty when we arrived. We found a man’s underwear left in a drawer, old food in the cupboard, bin was mouldy, the bedroom carpet didn’t appear hoovered, the tumble dryer filter was blocked and water needed emptying - no battery in remote, ancient baking trays, cracks in walls not filled, dirt in the ancient washing machine, cooker old and needs replacing. The front door is an indicator of how neglected this is. Yet a few immediate and inexpensive tweaks would make this immediately better: 1) a blind, ideally vertical, in the front window is a necessity being right on the road…we blocked it half up with some cushions for some privacy. 2) a large rug on the tiled floors to make it more cosy, we resorted to using our picnic rug 3) proper fitting curtains all the same length - what an utter mess the sitting room looks because the badly hanging cheap cream curtains are different sizes and don’t go to the floor…a separate pole for door and window would look better…next door is an indicator of how much better it could look. 4) fill the cracks and repaint 5) replace oven trays and have matching wine glasses. Stage 2 would be more expensive and require new front door, new fitted kitchen units and appliances and new bathroom. Then either secondary glazing or better fitting window and door to obscure some of the traffic noise. Stage 1 is essential and better standard of cleaning and checking the property. Our holiday was spoilt by having to stay here, tho it did mean we spent a lot of time in the pub! Haltwhistle is a great location and there seem to plenty of other rentals, so I advise choosing somewhere else.

    This cottage is thoroughly cleaned for each visit The curtains for the door are merely to keep privacy from the small door window & are most of the time tied back into their tie backs This cottage has never smelt of damp … The front door does require a makeover but we have never had an opportunity to do this, with visitors & decorator - as it will require 12 hours drying the gloss paint … this has now been arranged . The washing machine is an American top loader & incredibly useful & exactly the same as the one I have at home & actually NOT ancient ……… how it was dirty, I’ve no idea as we constantly use this & the dryer between changeovers if we’ve time … Apologies about the dryer I may have forgotten to empty after drying towels …. There is a rug, but having a large one means it’s not manageable to clean under but you can move the medium sized rug to whichever sofa you’d like it next to If we carried out all the changes you require then we’d have to charge quite a bit more & as you mentioned it is very cheap, not the Dorchester, but we never claim it is . It is a cheap & cheery holiday let, with a great shower & comfy beds - The holiday lets on either side are also ours - so not sure which you are referring to, but we do like to keep them different … perhaps you chose the wrong cottage Bests viv xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie1.3Oct 2022

  • "Cottage in friendly village perfect for walking and Hadrians Wall."

    Lyn the Gardener/caretaker was lovely and on hand for local knowledge and anything you needed. Photos on listing do not reflect how the rooms look now and it should be made clear there is no WIFI. Cottage furnishings and decor could really benefit from a bit of updating and TLC.

    Reviewed by Teresa2.8Jul 2022

  • "The claim for off road parking for two cars was optimistic."

    We found that parking just one [modest] car was quite a challenge & so left the car on the road for most of the time. You need to warn your customers to carefully assess the parking before taking their car onto the site. Otherwise a great stay.

    the drive is very steep - noone would dey this however one car at the top of the drive & another on the drive slope - easy peasy parking for 2 cars - just decide which to use & when... xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth3.4May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Any issues were readily solved by Lyn the gardener. It would be helpful to add the fact that there is a turning circle just up the road as I only found out from another review - we were about to reverse out onto the main road. It was a lovely place to stay and we would come again.

    thanks you so so much for this feedback about the turning circle, or if you keep turning left you come out on the same road .... I usually tell my guests, but i think you spoke to my husband, sadly not a stickler for details, unless it has to do with engineering .... xxxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Apr 2022

  • "The caretaker Lyn was a gem always there to help lovely place to stay and main road leads to everywhere"

    Thank you Paul, it is lovely to get such a positive response, as i'm sure you are aware, not many people leave a great review - but more are likely to leave a really poor reviewe Bests viv xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2021

  • "It was clean snd had everything we needed, very helpful staff, plenty shops, pubs and takeaways within walking distance."

    thanks so much for a lovely review. Bests viv xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is very spacious but found to need a good clean found rubbish under ..."

    The cottage is very spacious but found to need a good clean found rubbish under the chest of drawers in small bedroom dating to 2020 all the pots in the cooker were filthy had to wash before using dishwasher full of pans cobwebs in the bathroom the cleaner is not doing their job right then they ask you to leave the cottage as you find it i hooverd and swept also the mattress on the double divan is so bad all the springs are coming through it dosent cost the earth th replace It is such a shame about the faults in this cottage because it is in a lovely place

    Many thanks for your feedback. The pots are never kept in the cooker/oven they are in the lower kitchen cupboard ..... not sure how this arose as we almost always put any used pans/trays etc into dishwasher as the norm. The owner has confirmed that her cleaner keeps in touch with all their guests, with much local knowledge. It is a shame that you did not contact her during your stay as she would have been more than happy to rectify any issues raised during your stay. Sadly at this time Lisa our lovely housekeeper's Dad died & yet she still attended the cottages..... I must not that having stayed there on several occasions spiders webs appear overnight! but thanks so so much for your feedback xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage itself was so comfortable and convenient for country walks."

    There was even a burnside walk from the property. A pleasant stroll to shops, pubs etc. There was everything we needed in the cottage and plenty of hot water for showers. Very good value

    so happy that your were happy - makes our job so fulfilling xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heathet4.7Jul 2021

  • "The seating/ dining area was far from comfortable and the TV was too high to watch without getting a stiff neck!"

    !!. There were loads of old scatter cushions on the sofas which I doubt had been recently washed. There was some cookware in a cupboard which should be thrown away, and the oven needs a good clean. Parking was a challenge, even with our relatively small car. The cottage is some 3ft away from the road, which is one of the main roads into the town. Traffic noise in the sitting/ diner was awful. We left after 2 nights.

    The road was always visible on the photo images, the tv is in a great place for viewing & ensures the neck muscles are in better shape, there are no scatter cushions they are all the large comfy cushions. I can park either the van/car or very large pick-up on the driveway, there is room for 2 x vehicles, & although you may have to be facing the wrong way on reversing out there is a turning circle 100 yards along the lane as well as a route out along the lane. Really unsure of the old cookware & oven is usually the first port of call, as well as the fridge to be dismantled & dishwashered ... xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie1.9Sep 2020

  • "On arrival it was soon evident that the accommodation had not had a proper clean."

    We were in a situation of meeting up with family (who we had not seen for months) for the week otherwise we would have left on the second day. So we cleaned as we went:- drawers, crockery, bathroom plug and overflow full of gunge, thick dust from various areas, trays, dining table, chairs, Oven was dreadful, couldn't use. There were numerous cushions and after finding dried food smeared on one, we didn't look at the rest but piled them all in a corner. The crunch came when my hand accidently slipped down the side of the sofa and discovered a large amount of hair and debris that must have been there for a long time.WE DID NOT PULL ANYTHING OUT IN THE COTTAGE OR INVESTIGATE FOR FEAR OF WHAT WE MIGHT FIND. Other items in the property required a thorough clean but we simply avoided them. The next visitors would not have many of the problems we had as we had done so much cleaning. Very disappointing stay especially as it had been booked for our 60th wedding anniversary.

    this, Hunter Cottage is always the last to be cleaned on a friday, as we use it as a base, it does have an industrial standard washing machine which we use for quick turnarounds & then we clean as we leave - our MO is to check the crockery & cutlery as soon as we enteer & then run all through the dishwasher - especially if some people have been washing by hand or not used the sidhwasher correctly, -hands up we may have missed a mug/cup/plate or knife, but this would be highly unusual. If we have had pets in then we are always extra vigilent. If this pile of hair had been stuck down the sofa then i fear for our hoover as the cushions are mostly fixed. the comfy cushions are always checked - but hey - hands up we may have missed one, and for that we are truly sorry,but human. Had you let us know all could have been sorted in an instant. Bests viv xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil2.5Sep 2020

  • "More detail about access to property would be helpful, we missed entrance twice, also it is very narrow we had a Ford Fiesta so we were alright, a wider car might have difficulty and there is wider access further up the hill which brings you around to the cottage."

    The tv instructions were a bit vague but we mastered it eventually. However these are only minor things which may be helpful. Everything else was fine

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Oct 2019

  • "The best part of this cottage is its location to lovely walks and access to the village."

    The garden can also easily accommodate 2 cars with room to sit outside and move around to catch the sunshine.All in all we had a lovely 3 days here and our dog especially loved it.

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Aug 2019

  • "Very relaxing accomodation."

    I would stay here again and recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2019

  • "Lovely area of England."

    Had difficulty finding cottage as directions stated bridge cottages, bridge street and bridge street is at the other end of town. Eventually walked into cottage and was immediately disapointed. Kitchen and bathroom were not very clean and I didnt expect to share my showers with creeping black mould.There were cobwebs and dust in all corners of bathroom.We did not bother with using white goods except for fridge the rest seemed somewhat antiquated.Half the lights in kitchen did not work . Upstairs was better, bed linen and towels clean. We were also not told that cottage was situated opposite a builders yard. Overall Hunter Cottage needs some TLC and a good clean.

    Reviewed by David2.2Jul 2018

  • "Would recommend this holiday cottage, to anyone."

    Lovely scenery and walking. The owner was excellent to our needs.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Feb 2018

  • "Really enjoyed staying at this cottage, it was lovely to have the bottle of wine and chocolates which were in the fridge."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2017

  • "Although I was working for the duration of my stay, I had a great time in the cottage, it proved to be a real home from home and has a fully equipped kitchen and great shower, I had a great time."

    Reviewed by Peter4.6Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Small patio area with furniture
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs (serving food) 5 mins walk.

The property

This delightful, stone-built, 19th century terraced cottage, lies on the edge of the popular market town of Haltwhistle in Northumberland.

Furnished to a good standard, this Haltwhistle cottage boasts a lovely sitting room with dining area, a well-equipped kitchen, two cosy bedrooms and a ground floor shower room, perfect for couples and small families.

To the outside of this Haltwhistle cottage there is a patio area with outdoor furniture, where you can enjoy a cold drink on a sunny evening.

The town centre of Haltwhistle is within walking distance and offers an abundance of local shops and pubs.

This charming Haltwhistle cottage is situated close to excellent walking, fishing and cycling.

Only a mile away from this Haltwhistle cottage is Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is dotted with Roman forts, milecastles, temples and archaeological sites.

A short drive away are the ancient sites of Vindolanda, Houseteads, Chesters and Corbridge, which offer regular battle re-enactments in full costume, plus a little further afield is the Heritage Coast of Northumberland and the gardens and castle at Alnwick.

A terrific Haltwhistle holiday cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1203 and Ref. 6796 to accommodate 12.

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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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