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The Reiver's Retreat

Haltwhistle near Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland (Ref. 10035)

4.6

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Needed a little help with the tv and the owner came straight around th fix the problem."

    Comfortable , clean and very warm apartment in a geatl little viallage. Would visit again

    Reviewed by CarmelOct 2021

  • "The flat was interesting, quirky and in a good position."

    The owner was very helpful. It was extremely well heated which was great for an autumn holiday. There was a problem with the drainage in the shower which meant we had to keep switching off the water mid shower to allow it to drain, otherwise it threatened to overflow the shower tray. The upstairs holiday makers were extremely noisy in the early hours which woke us up every night, I think we were just unlucky there. The flat is really handy for walking to fantastic countryside around Haltwhistle and up to the wall. We parked behind the property for the first couple of days, and then on the free council car park next to sainsburys for the rest of the time. We parked in the 2 hour space across the road to pack up. Parking was no problem at all and all free. A really enjoyable holiday altogether, thanks very much.

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2021

  • "Owner was extremely helpful in fixing a couple of issues which occurred during our stay."

    The flat is extremely well equipped and comfortable and the location could not be better for exploring Hadrian’s Wall and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JanettaAug 2021

  • "Car parking not as described(had to use Sainsbury’s car park but is very close) Lights are very dim"

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2021

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at The Reiver's Retreat."

    It was situated in the centre of Haltwhistle very close to the amenities - Sainsburys was two minutes away and the pubs, fish shop and Chinese were one minute away. Despite this the location was quiet even on a Saturday night. The cottage was very comfortable and clean. It seemed rather strange having the bathroom next to the kitchen but this didn't detract from the overall experience. I would recommend this cottage as it is in an ideal position for visiting many places of interest such as Housesteads Roman Fort and Vindolanda or a few National Trust properties and from here you can travel to either the east or the west coast.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2021

  • "Your customer response this time was deplorable."

    You failed to respond to my contacts over a long period and threatened to cancel my holiday over £9 which eventually you accepted I did not owe. I am never booking with you again.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2021

  • "Good location , excellent accommodation and as staying alone felt safe."

    Reviewed by BernadetteMay 2021

  • "The apartment was very cozy and comfortable and in an excellent location with plenty of places to eat right on the doorstep, a supermarket (Sainsbury's) a couple of minutes walk away, as well as lots of small shops on the main street."

    The surrounding countryside is stunning with Hadrian's wall nearby. We also travelled around the area by train with the station being only a 5 minute walk away too. All in all a wonderful place for a "get away from it all" break.

    Reviewed by DebraOct 2020

  • "Great location."

    Lovley apartment. Great Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "We had an excellent escape from COVID19, with a centrally situated flat on the ground floor, which made access easy."

    Everything was easy to locate and plenty of information when we needed it. The flat was quiet and very little noise from the floor above. We loved the relaxing settee at the end of a long day's walking and exploring. Great to have free parking in the nearby shoppers car park. Wih we could have had more time to explore locally. but would be happy to come back and do more another time.

    Reviewed by HilaryOct 2020

  • "Loved Haltwhistle the local people friendly and just went that extra mile will definatly."

    Return for more visits

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2020

  • "Slightly better parking and entrance instructions could be useful."

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2019

  • "Very pleased with the size of the accommodation and the convenience of a town centre position - 3mins to Sainsbury; 2 steps to the bus stop and very quiet for a town centre position."

    Arrangements for access were perfect and very pleasant to be greeted with a personal message; wine and chocolates. Everything worked and was where you expected to find things. A very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2019

  • "This was a return visit, which is recommendation in itself!"

    Warm, comfortable, well-equipped, central to Haltwhistle and friendly helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2019

  • "Great base for exploring the area."

    Lovely walks along Hadrian's Wall and the South Tyne. Convenience of a nearby train station and supermarket, but countryside only minutes away. Flat comfortable and has everything you could need. Welcoming bottle of wine much appreciated!

    Reviewed by ColinFeb 2019

  • "Amazing place lovely area such a relaxing and comfortable home to stay in"

    Reviewed by AmberJan 2019

  • "Cosy and welcoming."

    Parking round the back meant it was easy to keep an eye on the car.Being on the main street ,it was close to all amenities.The resturant at the Centre of Britain Hotel and a visit to Vindolanda are recommended.

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2018

  • "The Reivers Retreat has an excellent position in Haltwhistle for the shops, restaurants and bars."

    It was not comfortable, it was VERY comfortable. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by ColinNov 2018

  • "Area is well known to us from previous visits."

    Accommodation was delightful,comfortable,warm,welcoming and a pleasure to stay in. This made for a supremely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by HarryOct 2018

  • "Just had a 3 day break in this quirky, clean and comfortable apartment."

    The Reivers cannot be faulted, nor the owners . Great base to explore this lovely area and its history. Haltwhistle itself is very quiet don't expect to much and it wont disappoint.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "Hi. The Person that greeted us on our arrival was very friendly and made us feel wecomed."

    The appartment in general was very good, nice and warm. Really comfortable furniture and bed. The wash hand basin in the bathroom was very tight (no way round this) and kitchen taps could do with a little attention . The main problem we encountered was the noise from the appartment above and its staircase,on several days this started in the evening and went on till after 02.00 am.This appartment is on ground level in the center of a village, so we expected a lot of general roadside noise and also from the general public late in the evening but this was not the case very reasonable. The Village and its people were great. We shall be back to this Village.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "A perfect home from home."

    Quirky use of an old drapers shop. Ideal location right in the middle of town. Great shops and pubs. Long and short walks all around the area, some from the accommodation itself- and country pubs to rest in. Great maps provided by Ian the owner. Loved exploring Hadrian’s Wall so nearby. Park in the free Sainsbury car park, it’s just along a short path behind the residence. There’s even a heated outdoor swimming pool a few minutes walk away. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2018

  • "A gorgeous apartment in a lovely little town."

    Ian and Stella thoughtfully left a bottle of wine and box of chocolates to welcome us along with a lovely note. Everything is right on your doorstep. From the excellent food at the Black Bull or the wonderful fish and chips from Oceans, right next door, to Sainsbury's or Co-op a mere two minute walk away. There are some amazing walks and would highly recommend walking up Haltwhistle Burn and on to Milecastle 42 on Hadrian's Wall, stopping for a cheeky pint at the Milecastle Inn on the way back. We would happily return at anytime.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "The Reiver's Retreat is a fantastic holiday accommodation - it is spotlessly clean, very comfortable & in a great location."

    Haltwhistle is an ideal base to explore Northumberland and has many places to eat in, fabulous take-aways, friendly locals and a few dog-friendly pubs. We will definitely book Reiver's Retreat again! Thank you to the owners for their helpfulness and unexpected welcome goodies - the Easter Egg went down very well with the bottle of wine!

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2018

  • "The owner had left us a bottle of wine and chocolate for us to enjoy during our stay."

    Nice touch

    Reviewed by BarrieOct 2017

  • "Had a great time at Reivers Retreat, so comfortable and spotless."

    Immediately felt at home. Good location with nice walks for our dog. Friendly locals and handy for shops, pubs and carry out food. Exactly as advertised.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2017

  • "On arrival we were pleased to see that the property was as advertised and more."

    The owners have thought of all things to make it feel a home from home. We used the property as a base for a bit of walking. Its ideally placed for access to the wall. About 40 mins from Newcastle and same from Carlisle. The local amenities are brilliant. Sainsbury's right behind the coop down the high street. The black bull pub across the way and a chip shop one side Chinese the other. However if u want to Cook yourself the kitchen is well equipped. One suggestion to any other people staying is to turn all radiators down on arrival. It was a little warm at times. Though that's not usually something to moan about. I am already looking when we can come and stay here again.

    Reviewed by DawnMar 2017

  • "The Rievers Retreat is a delightful apartment and spotlessly clean."

    . excellent.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2016

  • "This was a last minute booking due to being let down by another company."

    The owners had the apartment ready for us within 2 hours and it was spotless. Being in the centre of Haltwhistle, with walks from the door(to Hadrians Wall) and a fantastic pub ( The Black Bull) just 50 yards away , made our three days there very enjoyable. Superb value for money.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2016

  • "The property was exactly as described and in the photographs."

    It is in a great place for exploring Northumberland, especially Hadrian's Wall and the Roman sites. Haltwhistle is a lovely little town with friendly people and good facilities. Very good value for money.

    Reviewed by MarilynAug 2016

  • "The accommodation was really comfortable, a huge squashy leather settee and a leather rocker that we seriously wanted to bring home with us."

    The bed was comfortable too and the shower efficient. We cooked in every evening bar one and the kitchen had everything we needed. Haltwhistle itself is a charming little market town and we quickly found great walks for to go on with our dog.

    Mrs Moss-BlundellJul 2016

  • "In a great location with friendly locals and lots of interesting sights nearby."

    There were nice walks nearby and good restaurants and pubs within walking distance. The accommodation was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2016

  • "The apartment was very clean, in excellent condition and beautifully furnished with everything you need."

    Would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2015

  • "The property is beautifully presented, spacious and comfortable."

    It is clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by MoiraAug 2015

  • "A superb apartment, the best yet with nice personal touches."

    5 stars.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2015

  • "A great wee place."

    ..a real home from home!

    Reviewed by SiobhanJun 2015

  • "A brilliant place to stay, right in the centre of Haltwhistle."

    It was very comfy, with a fantastic reclining sofa and just really felt like a home from home.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2015

  • "We had a very warm welcome which was a great start to a great holiday."

    The apartment was a fantastic base in an excellent location for exploring the local sites. The great furnishings made it an ideal place to relax after a long walk. We would definitely recommend this place!

    Reviewed by ConstanceFeb 2015

  • "A great place to stay, had everything we needed and more."

    Reviewed by JoanneJan 2015

  • "The Reiver's Retreat is in an ideal location for eating out and visiting the many places of interest in this area."

    Bus stop right outside door to Carlisle or Hexham,

    Reviewed by PSep 2014

  • "Very central location with no shortage of places to eat."

    Beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by CatrionaMay 2014

  • "Lovely welcome package."

    Ideally situated near Hadrians wall, walks and countryside. Even visited Gretna Green one day, Whitley Bay another and High Force/Barnard Castle on the way home. Ample shops, public houses and takeaways for food, drink and supplies.

    Reviewed by KeithApr 2014

  • "The accommodation was beautifully set out and furnished."

    The local amenities are good.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2013

  • "The place was very welcoming and locals are friendly, cottage is in an excellent location, extremely comfortable, really enjoyed the stay!"

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2013

  • "Extremely convenient for buses to Hadrian's wall, supermarkets, pubs."

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2012

  • "Comfortable and warm accommodation."

    Friendly and helpful hosts. Opposite excellent real ale pub. Central location in small town, friendly locals. Good local walks.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2012

  • "Excellent apartment, very clean and very well decorated."

    One of the best property's we have stayed in and would recommend it. The location was first class both for local services and Hadrian's Wall.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2012

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The property

A neatly presented ground floor apartment in a conversion of a former draper's shop, on the main street in the heart of the popular little town of Haltwhistle.

This ground floor Haltwhistle self-catering apartment has been fully refurbished and retains character features including the very grand windows once afforded to the draper's shop, providing a great view of the passing hustle and bustle of this popular market town.

Ideal for relaxing on your cottage holiday, this Haltwhistle self-catering apartment boasts a wall-mounted TV, Nintendo Wii, WiFi and huge comfy sofas, the perfect spot for unwinding after a busy day.

Haltwhistle offers many attractions for the Northumberland explorer; your Haltwhistle cottage is ideally placed amongst the many popular shops and pubs serving excellent food, perfect for treating yourself to lunch in the sun.

Hadrian's Wall, one of the most popular visitor destinations in the North of England, is only 2 miles north of this Haltwhistle self-catering apartment, as well as an abundance of walking, cycling, fishing and golf.

A little further afield, the intrepid explorer can discover the delights of the Heritage Coast including Alnwick with its famous castle and gardens, Holy Island, Berwick and Cragside at Rothbury.

A super Haltwhistle self-catering apartment for a couple wishing to explore this unspoilt county.

Note: This Haltwhistle holiday property can be booked with Refs. 9821 and 10034 to accommodate 6 people.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with electric fire and dining area
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio and Nintendo Wii and 1 game, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Offers cycle hire - Hybrid cycles £18.50 a day or weekly for £70, children's trailer or dogs trailer £5 a day
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Front door opens onto main shopping street

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About the location

HALTWHISTLE

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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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