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The Drover's Rest

(Ref. 10034)

Haltwhistle near Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed the property, it was comfortable, spacious and warm."

    The window seat was delightful. There was everything you needed and the location is great for Hadrian's wall and the Roman museums.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very well presented property, warm, comfortable, very clean, easy access to & from apartment."

    Prime position in town. Slight problem as washing machine was not working.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Oct 2022

  • "Stella was a first class host was on hand for anything at any time making my stay so much easier spotlessly clean a joy to stay there would recommend to anyone."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "NBot problems, lovely holiday, we loved the accommodation and town."

    Reviewed by Harvey A5.0Jun 2022

  • "Parking at the back does not really exist."

    We had to park in front of a neighbours property luckily he was away for the whole week. Not ideal situation when we specifically wanted a parking place.

    Reviewed by Vivienne4.7Jun 2022

  • "Helpful and considerate property owners."

    Good property with everything you will need. Close to all facilities including a supermarket. You can even leave your washing at the laundrette below and get it back the same day fully ironed! A bonus if you don’t fancy taking all your dirty stuff home to wash and iron. The walk from the property to Hadrians wall, via Haltwhistle Burn was the highlight of my stay. I was blessed with beautiful weather.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very good comfortable appartment."

    Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay, the location was excellent and the property was comfortable The chocolates very much appreciated"

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Oct 2021

  • "The name of the property should be evident on the building,no sign was seen."

    Poor lighting in kitchen3 dead bulbs over the dining table. No remote for dvd player. Excellent situation if you like food as excellent fish and chips on one side and chinese take away on the other and good pub food across the road.

    Reviewed by D3.8Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week touring the area."

    Flat is a great base. Well equipped and comfortable. Much larger than many 1 beds we have stayed in before.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2021

  • "The apartment suited our needs perfectly and was a great base."

    Everything worked well and it was clean and comfortable. Being centrally placed was convenient without being too busy or noisy. It was only about 7 minutes' walk to the station plus there were buses right outside so it was ideal for exploring the surrounding area. Enjoyed our week here and would highly recommend this property as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely apartment in the centre of Haltwhistle with plenty of pubs and eating places."

    Also has train station for trips to Newcastle and Carlisle and all points in between as well as local buses. An ideal place to stay

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2021

  • "This is a brilliant property, there are plenty of places to eat, public transport both buses and trains easily accessible."

    Owners have thought of everything needed for a great holiday, thankyou Stella and Ian.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2020

  • "I only booked the Drover’s Rest the day before due to a last minute decision."

    Loved everything about this place. It was comfortable, extremely clean and spacious. The town was ideal for our base to walk Hadrians wall and coming back to relax on an evening, sitting in the window seat to watch the world go by. Lots of little bars, pubs and places to eat too. We would definitely like to return here again.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Aug 2020

  • "The flat was larger than I expected giving me plenty of room."

    I could sit in the bay window watching the world go by. The TV broke down but instant action was taken to replace it. Local shops are plentiful with a Sainsbury's and Co-op. Haltwhistle is full of history itself with easy access to Roman remains. Carlisle is a short train journey away. I had an enjoyable walk down the South Tyne and back. All in all a splendid flat in s wonderful location.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2020

  • "The apartment is a great location to either stay and relax in comfort or venture in any directon and explore ."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday at the Drover's Rest in Haltwhistle."

    The flat has everything required for a good holiday, and is very light and spacious, with lots of cupboard/wardrobe space. The oven and washer/dryer were very easy to operate. The bay window seat is lovely for people watching, and waiting for the AD122 bus to Hadrian's Wall. Haltwhistle is a fabulous little town with all the shops, pubs and eateries you could possibly need. Hexham was also a good place to explore. The flat was very central and convenient for the buses out to Hadrian's Wall, and the 3 day bus pass very reasonably priced. The only drawback was lack of parking round the back of the flat, as all the residents had their own parking spots, so parking in Sainsbury's car park solved the problem.

    Reviewed by Dilys5.0Jul 2019

  • "A lovely apartment in possibly the freindliest town in England."

    The owners of the apartment were equally as welcoming, helpful and friendly as they were on my first visit to this Haltwhistle apartment last year. Booking was so easy. I paid a deposit and Sykes did everything else whilst keeping me fully informed. No worries about when to make the final payment - Sykes let you know and will do it all for you if you want.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2019

  • "It would be reassuring for arriving visitors to have the name of the property on the door, or the key safe next to it."

    The exhaust fan in the bathroom of the flat below is very noisy, disturbing our sleep when used in the middle of the night.

    Reviewed by Peredur5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very comfortable and perfect location for exploring area."

    Our only problem was the fluctuating water temperature - very annoying when in shower!

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Jun 2019

  • "Regarding Drovers Rest all was of good quality."

    We were very happy there on our visit to the Wall and Roman experience. The previous comments helped with evening plans. Two aspects that would raise from excellent to superb: 1) a bigger bed than the double provided. 2) sort out the off road parking as only 1 of the 3 nights was I able to use it. Otherwise great

    Reviewed by Ray4.4Mar 2019

  • "Drover's Rest is a lovely, well presented apartment in the middle of Haltwhistle with easy access to everything you could need for a quiet break."

    I would definitely choose to stay there again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic place, very warm and homely."

    Just a great holiday place.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very satisfied overall but disappointed that discount vouchers were only available to people who had mobile phones which enabled them to use apps."

    This was no use to old-fashioned technophobes like us.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Jun 2018

  • "A lovely apartment in a beautiful town."

    The owners were friendly and helpful and the apartment was very well equipped. It is an ideal spot to explore Hadrian's Wall and further afield using excellent public transport - especially the AD122 bus which gets you to various points of the Wall. Shops including Sainsbury and Co-op are a couple of minutes walk and there are plenty of good pubs, coffee shops and takeaways in the town. Hexham and Carlisle are within easy reach. It was very easy to sort out all the cottages/apartments on the Sykes website and even a fool could easily make a booking through Sykes (I'm the living proof of that)

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2018

  • "No, the booking procedure was very efficient."

    The Drovers Rest was very comfortable and well equipped. It was an excellent base for exploring Hadrians Wall and part of the North Pennines.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2018

  • "A fabulous location in the heart of Haltwhistle, with a wonderful window seat to watch the High Street comings and goings."

    Loads of radiators for warmth, and plenty of large, fluffy towels. The folders of local information were very welcome, with maps, leaflets etc. Ideally, we would have liked a shelf in the shower for toiletries, plus a non slip mat to stand on. Also, a 5 foot bed would have been our preference, rather than a 4foot6. We would love to return for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by Allan4.4Nov 2017

  • "Drovers rest is lovely."

    We were very comfortable here. It's clean, well stocked and it was a perfect base for walking Hadrians wall. There is an excellent bus and train service right on your doorstep if needed and a lovely pub across the road. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2017

  • "We have stayed at this property 3 times and loved it."

    Apartment is so clean well equipped with all you need. Well situated on the main street with plenty of eating facilities. Would recommend to anyone for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2017

  • "Really good accommodation and the owners were very approachable and helpful."

    The apartment was very clean, tidy and warm. We found everyone we met to be very friendly and we really enjoyed our stay in Haltwhistle. Its a lovely little town with lots to do on its doorstep and extremely handy for a lot of the Hadrians wall sites. Special mention to the Black Bull pub where we spent quite a few hours enjoying good beers and good company. Every meal we had while staying in Haltwhistle was really good and that goes for all the other places we visited. Looking forward to returning to Northumberland sometime soon.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.6Jun 2017

  • "This is a great location beautiful apartment owners very helpful."

    Would certainly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2017

  • "The Drovers Rest in Haltwhistle was an excellent place to stay."

    Right in the middle of the town and easy walking to supermarkets, banks, coffee shops etc. All the attractions of Hadrian's Wall Roman sites are easily accessible by car. The cottage was warm, welcoming, comfortable, well-equipped and wonderfully quirky. We loved it! The only issue was parking our car behind the building - so we solved it by leaving it in the Sainsbury's carpark just behind the cottage, as suggested by the host. I recommend the Drovers Rest for anyone wanting to visit Hadrian's Wall and that area of Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Karen4.8Mar 2017

  • "Amazing place to stay and the owners left a great welcoming gift."

    It was nicely furnished and spacious. I would highly recommend Drover's Rest and would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.6Dec 2016

  • "This is a lovely apartment in fantastic village."

    The people are friendly and helpful. The shops are all little independents which was lovely, a small Sainsbury's within walking distance which you did not need really. There are many cafes serving excellent food you could have breakfast somewhere different every day. We went on a few of the short walks around the town, and up to Hadrians wall which was very good. The apartment was well quipped for our break and very warm with an excellent Christmas hamper of treats thank you for our Christmas Week.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2016

  • "Exceeded all expectations."

    Very clean, very comfortable with very pleasant hosts. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Sep 2016

  • "But! The booking did not provide the street number, or give enough information on where to gain entry to the building and find the key."

    We took about 15 minutes to find the property and gain entry. Once inside the property was great!

    Reviewed by J Michael5.0Aug 2016

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  • All first floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, Nintendo Wii and 1 game, stereo/CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Offers cycle hire - Hybrid cycles £18.50 a day or weekly for £70, childrens trailer or dogs trailer £5 a day
  • Shops and pubs 1 min walk.

The property

This well-presented first floor self-catering apartment is set above a former draper's shop in the centre of the town of Haltwhistle.

The open plan living area at this Haltwhistle self-catering apartment has a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area, making it perfect for a couple to relax, chat, prepare and enjoy delicious evening meals.

This Haltwhistle self-catering apartment is complete with a welcoming double bedroom and bathroom.

After a busy day exploring the area, pour yourself a long cold drink and watch the comings and goings on the high street below, whilst sitting in the comfortable bay window seat.

This Haltwhistle self-catering apartment is ideally situated for all the local amenities including shops and pubs serving excellent food.

This Haltwhistle self-catering apartment is set close to wonderful walking, cycling and fishing, plus Hadrian's Wall is only a mile away and is dotted with Roman forts, milecastles, temples and archaeological sites.

Within driving distance of this Haltwhistle self-catering apartment are the superb Alnwick Castle and gardens, Holy Island and the Heritage Coast.

An ideal Haltwhistle self-catering apartment for a couple looking for a break in the very heart of Hadrian's Wall Country.

Note: This Haltwhistle holiday property can be booked with Refs. 9821 and 10035 to accommodate 6 people.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas