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Houghton North Farm Cottage

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Heddon-on-the-Wall near Hexham, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage, on a working farm, had some beautiful views through the kitchen/dining room full length windows."

    Paula and her family were so friendly, informative and helpful. We had a pleasant visit, from the resident horses, thankyou!! A lot of thought had been put into making our stay perfect. There was everything that we needed for a stay home from home.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage ideal for our Christmas week!"

    Host is such a lovely lady who added such thoughtful touches to make us feel at home.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Nice and quiet with very friendly hosts. Very well equipped kitchen and comfy beds. Exactly what I needed so will be using this place again when I’m in the area. The Wi-Fi is a bit poor and phone signal is quite bad but the hosts did say they would look into the Wi-Fi. I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Roland5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Owners very helpful. Only problem, gates were all difficult to open and close. Good food at The Swan just down the road. Good walking from the door. Efficient bus service to Newcastle and Hexham runs past the door.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Oct 2023

  • "A very enjoyable stay."

    The cottage was spacious and clean and all the basic essentials that we needed for our stay had been left for us. The owners were very friendly. The location was particularly attractive, being in the countryside and near to the attractions of Northumberland, but also only a few minutes away from Newcastle.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay at cottage everything in cottage you need."

    Reviewed by Angela3.4Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Apr 2023

  • "The owners were very welcoming & accommodating & available to deal with any problems."

    On REQUEST they kindly showed us around part of the working farm & introduced us to some of the animals. The cottage was clean, comfortable & cleaning produts - eg washing up liquid & hand-wash, & bath towels were provided. Car parking was near the cottage in the farm yard. An absolutely wonderful cottage with lovely owners. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very clean and well provided."

    The concerns we had were that the property lacked character with bare floors, bare walls and inadequate lighting. The beds were uncomfortable. There was a fair bit of noise from the road next to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Mar 2023

  • "Fab cottage clean good heating system log fire if required All cleaning ..."

    Fab cottage clean good heating system log fire if required All cleaning materials included also a bottle of milk and Fizz fabulous

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Coat hooks behind bathroom doors would be good."

    Reviewed by Tim3.4Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was well equipped, very comfortable and set in a lovely location."

    We are looking forward to returning in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thankyou for your friendly welcome."

    Loved the cottage, especially the wall of windows and bi-fold doors in the kitchen giving us such a lovely view. Added treats were the family of sparrows under the eves and the beautiful skies at sunset. The cottage is so we'll placed to explore the Tyne Valley and Newcastle. It ticked all the boxes for us.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful place to stay."

    Owners extremely friendly and helpful , giving advice on places to visit. Stayed for one week but would have loved to have stayed longer. Thank you !

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "A second really comfortable stay at Houghton North Farm: the cottage is spacious with all the comforts of home and Paula is a very accommodating hostess."

    Heddon-on-the-Wall is a brilliant location for ease of access to the many attractions of Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall and the East Coast.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great location and venue, very modern and clean, and a few farm animals to see and pet!"

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Apr 2022

  • "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 Colin4.4Sep 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 Katharine5.0Aug 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 Caine5.0Jul 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 Catherine3.8Jun 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 Kelvin5.0May 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 Sears4.1May 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 Janet5.0Apr 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 Richard5.0Oct 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 Colin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Perfect position for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 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 Gerald4.7Aug 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 Stephen5.0Dec 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 Iain5.0Dec 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 Hilary5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great place ."

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

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 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 Christine5.0Sep 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 John4.4Sep 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 June5.0Sep 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 Philip5.0Aug 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 John3.1Jun 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 Bernard5.0May 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 Andrew5.0Apr 2019

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

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Dec 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 Mark5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great accommodation with everything you need!"

    :) Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 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 Steven5.0Jun 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 Lawrence5.0Jan 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 Sheila5.0Dec 2017

  • "Ideal location for us."

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

    Reviewed by Graeme4.8Dec 2017

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

    Paula was friendly and welcoming - no complaints. .

    Reviewed by Trevor4.8Jun 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 David5.0Oct 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 Janet5.0Sep 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 Diane4.8Sep 2016

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  • 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

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.

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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.

Note:Maximum party of 4 adults and two infants