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Vallum Kiosk

Haltwhistle, Northumberland (Ref. 1017964)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfect little kiosk in a great location, the addition of fresh bread, butter and milk was a bonus."

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in great walking area."

    Great for dogs and very helpful and friendly owner. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2022

  • "Ideal little cottage for the two of us and the dog."

    Sam and Branston very friendly and helpful. Little gifts ie:Homemade Bread

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022


    Clean, Comfortable and Well Equipped holiday stay. Received a very warm welcome on arrival Samantha had turned on heating & lighting plus Loaf of Lovely Bread which was appreciated after a very long journey. Samantha went out of her way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Lovely walks from the cottage . Not to forget being introduced to Branston (dog). Would definitely recommend this Property

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2022

  • "Very warm welcome ,very helpful and informative."

    Felt very comfortable.Lovely bread.

    Reviewed by LynMay 2022

  • "A cosy little cottage everything we needed was there and ideally placed for everywhere we wanted to visit ."

    We both enjoyed our stay there and were warmly welcomed .

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "The cottage is small but perfectly adequate for 2 people and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay."

    We received a warm welcome from Samantha and Branston the dog and were provided with freshly baked bread, milk, butter and a plentiful supply of tea and coffee. The cottage is well placed for visiting places of interest along Hadrian's Wall and further afield and there are useful information leaflets available, and also a book of circular walks. We would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2022

  • "Clean, comfortable and cosy accommodation within easy access of the beautiful Northumbrian countryside."

    Samantha and Branston her dog were most welcoming, fresh baked bread, milk and butter as a welcome for the humans and a ball and treats for the four legged guest. The accommodation was well presented with all the essentials such as washing up liquid, tea coffee & sugar and toiletries provided which was a lovely touch. The hot shower & comfortable bed was most welcome after a long day of exploring. Located within walking distance of Hadrians wall, the famous Sycamore Gap, Vindolanda and the Sill with many other Northumbrian beauty spots within an hours car journey along scenic routes. Throughly enjoyed our stay here I’m sure we will return there is definitely more exploring to do !

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "This is a small but well-appointed cottage in a fabulous location really near to Hadrian's Wall."

    We were very comfortable and the owner was very kind, supplying us with home-made bread and local knowledge. I expect the cooker worked, but didn't try it as I regard a holiday as "no-cooking" time. In real life, I normally cook from scratch. The local pub is fine - pub food , but quite a good variety. I was pleased to find a vacuum in the cupboard as our dog is rather hairy, so it was good to get the worst off before we left. Sorry didn't leave it perfect!

    Reviewed by DorothyApr 2022

  • "Great spot to explore Hadrian’s Wall, and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Kiosk, ideally situated for beautiful walks right from front door."

    The Kiosk was cozy and comfortable and the owner Sam was delightful and welcoming. We would definitely return as so many walks we would still like to do.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2022

  • "Lovely comfy cottage made even more welcome with delicious home made bread and ..."

    Lovely comfy cottage made even more welcome with delicious home made bread and butter and milk in the fridge will definitely reccomend

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2022

  • "Owner Sam introduced herself when we arrived and told us to go see her if any problems."

    accommodation is small but adequate,the sofa was ok not keen on table and chairs but that's our preference and has ample kitchen equipment and nice to have a dishwasher. the bedroom was nicely done but the mattress has seen better days. the shower room was nicely done but the sink is a bit large hence we got dried in the bedroom and the towels,hand towels and tea towels were provided. it only has blinds at the windows and is near the road and we would imagine the sun would shine through and the road although not to busy would be noisey in the summer as its a big walking area. it was quite dusty and we felt it could have been cleaner and the internet is not reliable although Sam did try to sort that out. overall we enjoyed it there and the twice brewed pub is very good for food and real ale although a limited menu. would we go again yes we would as there was a lot of places we would have liked to have visited but were shut at that time. overall we had a good stay.

    Reviewed by AudreyJan 2022

  • "Had a very chilled and relaxed week at Vallum Kiosk."

    Sam was an absolutely delight as a host, and Branston the dog was so adorable, we were going to dog nap him. Lovely greeting from Sam and Branston, the home made bread supplied by Sam was delicious. All in all a very pleasant week at Vallum Kiosk, we hope to be back soon. Isobel, Elaine ,Lesley and the dogs, Mickey and Murphy x

    Reviewed by IsobelDec 2021

  • "Our first visit to Vallum Kiosk, and won’t be our last!"

    Superbly located close to Vindolanda, Housesteads, The Sill, fantastic walking area. The Kiosk is perfect for two, we found it warm and cosy despite below freezing temperatures. Everything you need to cater for yourself, a nice comfortable bed, clean and tidy, and lots of extras such as toiletries, coffee pods and a delicious home baked loaf! We arrived after bad storms, and the Wifi connection was a tad iffy, but adequate. Plenty of parking space, and huge bonus for us, the property is dog friendly, with a short walk adjacent. The owner is very nice, and on hand next door should anything be required. We will definitely return again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Deborah JaneDec 2021

  • "The accomodation was excellent and we had a great time there."

    Everything was first class and the surrounding area has plenty to offer. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by StuartNov 2021

  • "We love it here the owner sam is next door with her lovely dog branston yes the ..."

    We love it here the owner sam is next door with her lovely dog branston yes the road can be a bit busy but no street light no neighbours very peaceful plenty to see in a very short distance

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2021

  • "Excellent wee cottage, perfectly situated for exploring the area."

    Cottage is very clean and well decorated and has everything anyone could need for a holiday. A fenced area for the dog was a bonus. The owner was very kind and helpful, and the freshly baked bread on arrival was a welcome addition.

    Reviewed by AverilOct 2021

  • "Our first week away since lockdown so we had been really looking forward to this ..."

    Our first week away since lockdown so we had been really looking forward to this break and it lived up to all expectations The unit was wonderful and the owner Sam & her friendly little companion Branston made us very welcome - we hope to return

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "We had booked for a fortnight, checking was simple and easy including a friendly welcome from the resident dog, Branston."

    The cottage was small but comfy. The owner was excellent providing various local information that we required and as the cottage did not have a washing machine offered to do a load of washing for us on the middle Saturday and was totally happy to using our soap nuts which we have for my husband’s allergy. We totally intend to return in the future

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2021

  • "The cottage although small has all you need for a week away ,there was plenty of cupboard space for a weeks shopping(Freezer box in fridge ) ,and a weeks clothes for 2 people ,we took our own iron and hair dryer but the host was so friendly next door i am sure she would lend anything people needed if they forget anything ."

    The T.V. had good reception ,there was a nespresso coffee machine and pods provided ,fresh milk and Homemade Bread on Arrival ,there are grassy areas at the rear to take your dog out, the cottage is situated a short walk from Hadrians Wall and the Maple Gap ,the Sill Visitor centre with gift shop, exhibition and coffee shop is 5 min walk ,the Award winning Twice Brewed Inn 350yd stroll .

    Reviewed by LouisaAug 2021

  • "Property very close to very busy road, appearance from outside is tatty, very run down, there is a weed growing out of the window surround."

    Dead plants in pots. Lawn area at side littered with owners dog faeces. Not dog secure at all, lawn at back was not maintained, gutted and inadequately fenced. Inside there was black mould on windows, frames, one section of wall, cobwebs throughout, dust build up on skirting boards. A large number of woodlice in all rooms. I spoke to owner about windows and mould, they are to be replaced. Cleaning was inadequate, especially regarding covid! The whole area around property was neglected and unloved, so different from her b&b property. Needs inspecting by Sykes. I have photographs.

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2021

  • "Great little place to stay if you want to enjoy Hadrians Wall and the Northumberland countryside."

    The Kiosk is well equipped with everything you need for your stay. The owner is a lovely person and very helpful. Overall a Perfect week.

    Reviewed by CraigMay 2021

  • "The cottage is compact, but the space was quite adequate for one person and two large dogs."

    It is very dog friendly, although people who want to bring their dogs should be aware that adjacent to the property is a field of sheep and the gate to the road is left open - necessary because it also provides access to the farm and the adjacent field. The facilities were good - cooking facilities were good - and I appreciated the range of utensils provided, and the fact that there were sharp knives!! There is even a dishwasher - with tablets provided! The ensuite shower room was lovely - I particularly liked the mirror with its built in lights!! The shower is electric, and worked very well. Sam, the owner, was lovely - friendly and helpful and provided basics of tea, coffee, sugar some butter and milk as well as beautiful home baked loaf of bread - much appreciated. All in all this was a lovely place to stay with a lovely hostess.

    Reviewed by EveMay 2021

  • "This is a lovely kiosk in a amazing location."

    It had everything we needed for our stay, it was clean, modern and warm. Our hostess and Branston, her dog, were both there to welcome us when we arrived with smiles, friendliness and a wagging tail. Wonderful walks on the doorstep, as is a very nice pub. We will definitely be going back and will also use the B&B next door when reopened.

    Reviewed by CharlotteApr 2021

  • "The holiday accommodation had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable with the owner Sam providing thoughtful extra little touches for our stay, e."

    G. a small welcome pack of butter, milk, tea and bread, that got our stay off to a lovely start. Situated in a lovely location, we highly recommend the cottage and will be looking to return in the future with our 2 dogs.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "Samantha is a delightful lady and would definitely return in what is a beautiful area."

    Branson the dog is also a fine young chap who visited us regularly to check up on his guests. Small dwelling however for a couple with a dog like ourselves it’s all we needed for our short break.

    Reviewed by AdrianSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and had everything in that you could need."

    Samanther was very helpful the home made bread good. The location was within easy reach of many of the Roman historical locations.

    Reviewed by CliveAug 2020

  • "Samantha was the perfect host."

    Made us feel very welcome. Branston the spaniel was an added bonus he is a lovely little boy

    Reviewed by SamAug 2020

  • "Just what we wanted peaceful lovely scenery"

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2020

  • "I spent a very comfortable week in this lovely, quirky cottage where owner Sam was always at hand to provide any help required and easygoing enough to leave you to your own devices."

    This a lovely, wild location - ideal for exploring Hadrian’s Wall and close to the celebrated Sycamore Gap - but equally accessible to facilities in Hexham, Brampton, Hatltwhistle and delightful Corbridge. An added bonus is the proximity of the Twice Brewed Inn replete with welcoming fires, food worth going out of the way for, great beer brewed on the premises and wonderful staff who always had a friendly greeting - in response to which I would like to say, “Yes, I’m alright”.

    Reviewed by RonaldFeb 2020

  • "Nice little holiday home."

    Ideal for visiting Hadrian's wall and general walking. Nice pub just up the road serving food and real ales made on the premises.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2020

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The kiosk was clean ,warm and welcoming.Everything catered for.highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AnitaFeb 2020

  • "Enjoyed all aspects of the holiday- especially places of interest to visit."

    Kiosk was extremely comfortable and a lovely place to come to relax.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "Charming cosy cottage ideal for a relaxing break and an ideal base to explore the Northumberland scenery and view the amazing stars due to the extremely dark sky."

    The kiosk although small has everything you need and it’s tastefully furnished with a very comfortable bed. The host was lovely and very approachable if you needed anything.

    Reviewed by BeverleyNov 2019

  • "Softer lighting in living area would be better rather than the overhead central light - perhaps a small standard lamp which could be adjusted for reading and / or watching TV ?"

    Everything else suited our purpose very well and we were very comfortable as were our two elderly whippets!

    Reviewed by DianaOct 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, sitting area and dining area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hobs, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front patio and rear lawned area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 mikes, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Haltwhistle 3.7 miles.

Positioned on Military Road, a long stretch made by the Romans, Vallum Kiosk is rich in history and wonder, in a prime location for exploring the sights of Northumberland.

With a cosy interior and charming exterior, this property makes the perfect stay for a romantic getaway with your loved one, not forgetting the dogs, too.

Head on through the front gates and park up at your property, on the same lands as the owner’s B&B, you can be sure that this area is a real tourist hotspot.

Head on through the front door and into the open-plan living space of your holiday property, with a kitchen, sitting area and dining room in one, this modest and modern spot is an ideal space to spend relaxing in evenings with a chilled glass of wine and a good book.

The bedroom is a perfect area to get a good night’s sleep, a cosy spot to snuggle up in under the stars and complete with an en-suite shower room.

In the mornings, grab a coffee from the machine and head outside onto the patio for a fresh of fresh air to start your day off right.

At the back of the property is a lovely lawned area, where the dogs can play freely while you take in the historic sights ahead; part of the original Hadrian’s Wall is right on your doorstep, so there’s no better place to immerse yourself in history and culture.

In the evenings, take a stroll along Hadrian's Wall National Trail Path.

Close by you can also find even more Roman remains; the fortress of the Vindolanda a short walk away, where you can discover an archaeological site and museum offering insights into the past of the area.

Take a stroll into Kielder Forest Park, boasting the famous tree from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, this wonderful National Trust Walk is an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic amongst the stunning settings of the countryside.

For a day full of action and excitement, head to the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, with its stunning castle and cathedral, the seaside of Whitley Bay, multiple museums and a quay perfect for shopping, eating and drinking, there’s a wide variety of activity here offering something for all tastes.

Vallum Kiosk is an exquisite history-enriched property, perfect for a getaway with your loved one surrounded by beautiful scenery and a wide selection of action-packed activities.

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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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