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Houghton North Farm Cottage

Heddon-on-the-Wall near Hexham, Northumberland (Ref. 10513)


Very good

Sykes rating


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed here last year for our annual pilgrimage to the NE."

    It is conveniently situated - The Wall, Newcastle, the coast and The Cheviot region are easily reached - this year, not quite so easy because of a plethora of roadworks and much heavier traffic than usual. Heddon is a pleasant village with a couple of pubs if you fancy eating out. The cottage is reasonably equipped with basic necessities but I would have liked more crockery - especially mugs and bowls, cutlery and oven dishes. Even for two of us, the dishwasher had to go on more than was actually necessary.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "Nicely converted cottage, views from the kitchen over the garden are particularly enjoyable."

    Lots of wildlife to watch: swallows, goldfinches an bluetits feeding on thistle seeds, rabbits after vegetable leaves. Place was spotless and our hostess not only provided lovely fluffy towels and top-quality loo paper and kitchen roll, but also lent us Tupperware for picnics, which we'd forgotten to bring. Only slight drawback was the cars' paintwork and glass getting heavily splattered with birds' calling-cards, as the parking is in the open farmyard - but on the upside, it's secure and off-road. Lots to see and do in the area; good restaurants in Hexham (unfortunately the Wylam restaurant we were interested in was so popular, we couldn't even get a booking). Would recommend for a leisurely, outdoorsy, non-beach holiday.

    Reviewed by KatharineAug 2021

  • "The hosts couldn't have been nicer."

    The area is handy for the coast which we wanted more than anything. Thoroughly enjoyed our time.

    Reviewed by CaineJul 2021

  • "Only fault in this cottage is the plumbing."

    Water pressure is great but drainage could do with being looked at it was very slow indeed which was a bind in such a small sink and also a distinct drainage smell in the room with the shower. patio at the back could also do with a bit of a tidy. all told fair for the price charged.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2021

  • "Cottage really much nicer than pictures showed really cosy and warm ."

    Owner welcoming and approachable.Bed really comfy There was everything we needed and nothing was an issue

    Reviewed by KelvinMay 2021

  • "In the countryside, but still very near to Newcastle."

    Good proximity to Roman settlements on Hadrian’s Wall. A great place to stay - clean, friendly and helpful people, roomy for 4 people, good place to relax, all necessary facilities. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SearsMay 2021

  • "Scary getting out in traffic at times."

    Perhaps a mirror on the building opposite would help but the welcome from the host and hostess was outstanding. Lovely place to relax after a busy day in Northumberland. Would love to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2021

  • "The cottage is an excellent size and extremely suitable for a family of four."

    I was especially pleased with the size of the kitchen/diner and the range of amenities available, especially the full sized fridge/freezer as I bring a lot of home-cooked frozen meals to supplement eating out, and the freezer is easily large enough to store food for a week or two. Our hostess was very friendly, welcoming nd accommodating and we could really find no fault with the property.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2020

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay there."

    Heddon is in a good position to explore Northumberland. Hadrian's Wall is very near. The wonderful coast with it's splendid beaches and castles is easily accessible. The Cheviot Hills are enticing and if you feel like a bit of retail therapy, Newcastle and the Metro Centre are just down the road. Hexham and Corbridge are on the doorstep and are interesting places for a quick visit.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Perfect position for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2020

  • "The cottage was more spacious than we expected."

    The kitchen with the whole width glass window which opens up wide in the middle was a great benefit in Covid-19 times - we could open it and entertain family members living nearby while allowing in plenty of air. It also offers an excellent view over the fields. Although there is a hostel on the farm, the cottage is quite private and secluded from it. Parking is secure and easy. Mrs Lawes is a friendly and helpful host, but respectful of occupants' privacy. The cottage had been stripped of many contents on account of the Pandemic, so internal decoration was minimal and kitchen utensils, cutlery, etc. just enough for the number of possible occupants (four), but Mrs Lawes said that we could ask for things put in storage if we needed more. Heddon is a convenient base for exploring Northumberland (the A1 is only about 10 minutes easy drive away) - unless you are walking the wall you will probably need transport, but there are reasonable bus services to Newcastle, Hexham and Carlisle. Although our stay was in summer, the central heating is effective (needed sometimes even in August) and there is wood-burning stove. We would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by GeraldAug 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage, the photographs don’t do it justice."

    Great location. The owners added some lovely touches to make out family Christmas gathering special, including putting a decorated Christmas Tree up for our arrival. We will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by NinaDec 2019

  • "In our opinion the property was even better than it looked on your website."

    We were a party of four and I don't think we could have stayed in a better cottage. It was very warm and comfortable and our hostess was perfect. She was always available to help if we needed to ask something, but never obtrusive, and even came to my rescue with some de-icer for the car when we were setting off to go home. If anyone is looking for a cottage for four to explore the area look no further just book it, you won't be disappointed. 15 out of 10 wonderful stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by IainDec 2019

  • "The cottage was brilliantly cosy despite the freezing temperatures outside."

    Very well equipped and clean. Perfect tourist base for Hadrian's Wall and Newcastle.

    Reviewed by HilaryNov 2019

  • "Great place ."

    So convenient for exploring Northumberland and Hadrians Wall. Great host and so much local knowledge.

    Reviewed by CarolynOct 2019

  • "Paula was a genial host who has provided a lovely, comfortable and interesting place to stay."

    We loved exploring the beautiful area and we wished our stay could have been longer.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2019

  • "The host, Paula was very welcoming, friendly and informative of local amenities and places to visit."

    The accommodation was very well equipped and we could find no faults, only plus points.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "The cottage has everything and more you could want."

    It is extremely clean, comfortable and one of The best equipped cottages we have stayed in. Generous bedrooms with fantastic comfortable bed (Queen size!) the Hosts are very welcoming, and the village has 2 good pubs, garage and well stocked shop. An ideal stay for exploring countryside, with regular buses into Newcastle Upon Tyne an added Bonus.

    Reviewed by JuneSep 2019

  • "The cottage was spotless and very well appointed."

    We were made to feel very welcome. It was a great place to explore Northumberland and we would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2019

  • "Well equipped with modern appliances, tv in all beds, lounge and kitchen."

    Comfortable beds, good towels. Shower and bathroom facilities good. Parking some way from the cottage. No washing line to dry clothes Wi Fi does not connect with the internet, due to poor signal

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Beautiful interesting property located within a farm."

    Friendly jovial owner who was also helpful. Only one minor criticism, and it may not be of relevance to other guests, a grab handle in the family bath would be useful. All other aspects made this a truly memorable holiday. So much to see and do within the area. Well recommended.

    Reviewed by BernardMay 2019

  • "What an absolutely lovely little cottage, very comfortable and Paula couldn't do enough for us!"

    Look forward to coming back next year!!!

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2019

  • "Great second stay in a very competitively priced and comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by GraemeDec 2018

  • "The cottage was well maintained and equipped."

    Met our needs very well. The erratic wi-fi/mobile coverage might casue problems for some visitors.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2018

  • "Great accommodation with everything you need!"

    :) Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2018

  • "The owner Paula was fantastic, so friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was more spacious than we thought it would be. It was lovely being close to our family and being able to invite them over for dinner etc.

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2018

  • "It was a nice holiday although we rented a car to go certain places but we couldn't go because half of our holiday was snowy and we are not experienced to drive in snow but overall it was good."

    Reviewed by LawrenceJan 2018

  • "The cottage is in a superb location in the heart of the countryside, yet only a 15 minute drive to the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne."

    Heddon-on-the-Wall was perfect for us: the village being only a 10 minute walk from Houghton North Farm. We used the shop at the Shell garage, the two pubs (delicious meals at The Swan) and the Dingle Dell Deli/Tea Room for a tasty breakfast one morning. The accommodation was extremely comfortable, spacious and well equipped giving us more than we needed for our stay.

    Reviewed by SheilaDec 2017

  • "Ideal location for us."

    Although the information was that it did not have WiFi, it did have it which was useful.

    Reviewed by GraemeDec 2017

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and in a good location."

    Paula was friendly and welcoming - no complaints. .

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2017

  • "Internet would be good to the cottage but you can I believe get it in the near by bunkhouse, /Mr & Mrs Laws are very nice people and excellent host's the cottage is in very good order and has every thing you need and fresh milk in the fridge and a bowl of apples on the table when you arrive is a very nice touch."


    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "The owners where extremely helpful and friendly - nothing was too much trouble for them."

    This is the best holiday accommodation we have booked, and would certainly recommend it to anyone. Excellent all round.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2016

  • "A lovely cottage, so modern inside and so well equipped."

    The location is great for seeing the many sights of Northumberland and Tyneside just so long as you are careful turning into and out of the farm gate! And the owners were so friendly and helpful. We'd certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2016

  • "A clean, comfortable, quiet, typical cottage on a farm."

    The owners were discrete and very kind. The sofas were large and the beds were good. The kitchen furniture and tools were particularly complete for cooking.

    Reviewed by BertrandJul 2016

  • "We received a warm and helpful welcome and enjoyed a very comfortable stay in this well furnished and maintained cottage."

    This is well located for exploring Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, the coast and Hadrian's Wall and we'd be very happy to stay here again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2016

  • "Excellent warm welcome."

    Great accommodation that we would definitely go back to.

    Reviewed by SharonFeb 2016

  • "The Cottage was exactly as described in the brochure."

    All the rooms were very comfortable, clean and the kitchen lovely. Will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2015

  • "The property was in excellent condition."

    Our hosts were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by StewartAug 2015

  • "The welcome was very friendly and everything was ready when we arrived."

    The location is first class; from visiting Beamish Museum, the Roman Forts on Hadrian's Wall and Metro Shopping Mall. If I go back to the area, this would be my first choice.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2015

  • "This was a wonderful cottage with a fabulous view."

    Had very welcoming owners, was exceptionally clean and very warm. It was perfect.

    Reviewed by Ron & LesleyApr 2015

  • "A beautiful cottage, very warm and welcoming."

    It was extremely well kitted out with quality fittings, a credit to the owner.

    Reviewed by AnnMar 2015

  • "Beautiful cottage, will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by JulianJan 2015

  • "The cottage was in the ideal location for us to complete walking Hadrian's Wall Trail."

    The accommodation was great and everyone we met very welcoming. A lovely village with good pubs.

    Reviewed by WilliamNov 2014

  • "Beautiful cottage, owner is very kind and approachable, very relaxing."

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2014

  • "The cottage was so stylish yet comfortable."

    Every need was catered for. The owner was so very helpful. The situation was ideal for touring by car, but well placed also, being on the bus route and within walking distance of shops. We found the cottage such a great place to relax in and can highly recommend it. This is the 19th year we four friends have holidayed together and the joint opinion was Houghton North Farm Cottage was the best yet.

    Mrs DellJun 2014

  • "We enjoyed everything from start to finish."

    The cottage was very comfortable and clean and the owners were friendly and we were made to feel very welcome. They were very informative about the area, where to go and what to do. The cottage is in a good position to explore the surrounding attractions and is the best one we have stayed in in the last six years. Thank you.

    Mrs DevanyJun 2014

  • "A beautiful cottage in a great part of the country, there was lots to see and do."

    Reviewed by AlbertMay 2014

  • "Houghton North Farm Cottage is very accessible, clean, tidy and a home from home."

    A very nice holiday.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2013

  • "The location was ideal, easy access to the main road and about 10 minutes from A1, which meant there were many places to visit within a relatively short drive (Beamish, Durham, Alnwick, Morpeth etc)."

    Nice views from the cottage. Comfortable beds. The log burning stove was a lovely feature, and made the lounge very cosy in the evenings. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2013

  • "Enjoyed everything!"

    From the location to the suitability of the accommodation and the owners being so helpful and friendly. Loved the peace and quiet, coupled with the weather. Couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2013

  • "The quality of the property far exceeded our expectations."

    The decor was generally finished to a high standard and the furnishings were of a high quality.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2013

  • "Excellent cottage very well furnished."

    Great location with great views. Very welcoming host.

    Reviewed by TerryMay 2013

  • "Very comfortable and cosy."

    An ideal location for Newcastle and Hadrian's Wall. Very friendly welcome from owners!

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2013

  • "Loved the quality of the fittings within the cottage."

    Having a cosy woodburner on Valentine's day was superb!

    Reviewed by SandraFeb 2013

  • "Perfect for connections to Newcastle, Metro Centre and lovely local towns such as Hexham."

    It is such a lovely cottage. The owner and family really make you welcome. She even found the time to show me the cows they look after, after telling her they are my pet of all animals. This is my second stay in less than six months and hope to stay there again in March if it is not booked. A wonderful village to stay in. I would strongly recommend it. Thank you Sykes for making bookings so simple.

    Reviewed by RobinJan 2013

  • "Loved the fact it was a working farm."

    Owners were very helpful and couldn't do enough for us. Nothing was a bother to them. Great explanations about the parking, animals, the boiler, the fire and recycling. All the things we usually worry about. Very generous with supplies in the kitchen and toilet rolls.

    Mrs CharltonDec 2012

  • "Close enough to home as it was a girlie trip away, but very rural with lovely views."

    We would highly recommend The Swan Pub in the village. Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by MelissaNov 2012

  • "In a beautiful setting, the cottage was stunning and really well fitted out."

    I would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2012

  • "Very well appointed cottage with spacious rooms and modern facilities."

    Reviewed by BartOct 2012

  • "First class property in excellent condition, very comfortable and spacious."

    The kitchen with a full glass wall and patio doors were a revelation. Overall an excellent property.

    Reviewed by DonSep 2012

  • "The cottage was lovely, very well fitted out, warm and welcoming."

    It was in a good place for visiting all the places we wanted to show the grandchildren.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2012

  • "The owner was fabulous and gave us choices as to how we were looked after, she did a brilliant job."

    Reviewed by JasonFeb 2012

  • "The facilities at the cottage were excellent, and very comfortable."

    The owners gave an excellent standard of customer service. It was only a short drive to the local Sainsbury's and post office, and Hadrian's Wall was really close as was the centre of Newcastle. It was fantastic!

    Reviewed by DianneFeb 2012

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The property

A delightful, 18th century terraced farm cottage on the owner's working Hereford beef farm in Heddon-on-the-Wall.

This welcoming ground floor cottage in Heddon-on-the-Wall has two cosy bedrooms and bright, airy living accommodation, making it ideal for friends or families.

This Heddon-on-the-Wall cottage enjoys stunning views across open countryside and the Hadrian's Wall Path, so both walkers and countryside lovers can make the most of this lovely location.

This Heddon-on-the-Wall cottage is also within walking distance of two excellent pubs, both serving food, a beautiful Saxon church, local shops, a first-class golf course, an equestrian centre, a convenience store and a Post Office, so you don't have to go far to experience rural village life at its best, yet still within easy driving distance are the city of Newcastle, the Metrocentre at Gateshead and the market town of Hexham.

This Heddon-on-the-Wall cottage is close to bus stops and the train station at Wylam, making it perfect for experiencing the towns and city nearby, as well as Northumberland's fascinating history and the unspoilt Northumberland Heritage Coast.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x twin, 1 x double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area and folding doors to patio
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and double sofa bed.
  • Biomass central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, 2 with DVD, WIFI, CD player/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear patio with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Please note: The front garden at this Heddon-on-the-Wall cottage is not available for use by holidaymakers
  • Note: Within the bathroom there is a large step up into the shower
  • Note: Although all on the ground floor, this property isn't suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility
  • Note:Maximum party of 4 adults and 2 infants

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About the location


Wylam 2 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 8 miles; Corbridge 10 miles.

Heddon-on-the-Wall, situated north of the River Tyne, sits, as the name suggests, on the line of the old Hadrian’s Wall, and there is a section still visible at the edge of the village. Once the centre for quarrying and coal mining, this lovely village is now surrounded by farms and open countryside and is located on the side of the old “Military Road” which once formed part of the main road from Newcastle to Carlisle. Just along the road is the village of Wylam, the birthplace of George Stephenson, one of the early pioneers of the railway industry, and also the lovely town of Corbridge, which was a traditional crossing point over the Tyne and has history dating back to Roman times. Today, the town is noted for its array of small shops and pubs. Just a little further on is the Tyne Valley town of Hexham with its Abbey, Old Gaol and old town centre. The vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne with its many pubs, shops, eateries, museums and other attractions is within driving distance and has something for everyone. Heddon-on-the-Wall is an ideal base for exploring this part of Northumberland.

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Note:Maximum party of 4 adults and two infants

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