I live here in Tyndale in the middle of the hadrian wall country. I have two double bedrooms available. The bedrooms both offer great views of surrounding countryside.
I have created over the winter a flickr page where you can see photos of the local area through the seasons, the website is (website hidden)
Interesting things in Tynedale:
Local sites include Hadrian’s Wall, Housesteads Roman fort (Vercovicium), Vindolanda Roman fort and museum, Steel Rigg and Cragg Lough. Further afield is Kielder Reservoir and Kielder Observatory.
Local activities include rambling (Hadrian’s Path National Trail and the Pennine Way National Trail), rock climbing (High Shield Craggs and Steel Rigg provide perfect bouldering opportunities for competent climbers), bird watching and wildlife (from Old High Shield curlews, owls, and buzzards can be seen and Grindon Lough is a popular spot), cycling (Hadrian’s Cycleway National Route 72, Pennine Cycleway National Route 68,
Fishing is also a popular activity and there are plenty of opportunities for trout and salmon fishing on nearby rivers and lakes. The North Tyne is one of the most prolific salmon rivers in England. I have fishing rods and equipment if you wish to borrow them. Most clubs sell day permits to allow visitors the opportunity to give it a go.
Also nearby is the beautiful Northumberland coastline with several castles dotted along the coast, they include; Alnwick, Bamburgh, Warkworth, Lindisfarne, Dunstanburgh. National Trust properties include Cragside House and Gardens, Wallington Hall.
How to get here :
Southview is located between the two villages of Fourstones and Newbrough (the villages are only ½ mile apart) and it is connected to Hexham (the nearest town) by a bus that runs hourly Monday to Saturday. It takes about 15 mins and is about a 4 mile ride one way. Travelling by car take the exit 2 miles west of Hexham on the A69, signposted to Fourstones and follow this road for approximately 2 miles until you reach the village. As your travelling through the village you’ll pass a petrol station on your left, I am the first house on the right handside past the station.
If your travelling by public transport whenever I can I will endeavour to pick you up from Hexham.
Here are some useful web links for transport and what to do and see here in Tynedale.
Dark skies, stargazing (website hidden)
National Cycle route 72 info (website hidden)
National cycle route 72 info (website hidden)
Local bus service info (website hidden)
Info on Hexham train station & timetables http://(email hidden)/stations/hex/details.html
General tourist info (website hidden)
SECURE STORE FOR CYCLES ALSO 2 MOUNTAIN BIKES FOR YOU TO GET ABOUT AND SEE THE AREA .
CAN PICK UP FROM THE LOCAL RAILWAY STATION IN HEXHAM IF (website hidden)
DONT MIND IF YOU WANT TO BRING PET ALONG TOO .
No real rules, your free to share the house during your stay, free to use washing machine etc secure store for cycles if travelling on cycle route,
Steve and his mother made me feel most welcome and I had a very pleasant stay in a comfortable bedroom.
My stay with Steve was great. We had good conversations and the welcome from his mum and daughter were also warm.
Good breakfast and comfortable room. Large shared bath. Very neat and clean. I was also able to do laundry no problem.
I had a car to explore the nearby Roman sites and Hexham town which has some good restaurants.
Thanks Steve. Perfect host, felt more than welcome. Enjoyed the tea and chat. Apologies for the early start the day after your birthday.
We stayed over with Steve for one night en route to Scotland. From the moment we arrived Steve made us feel very welcome and at home; even our dog was given run of the house and garden! After a great pub meal we stayed up late chatting with Steve and his mum, Pat, whilst Steve's daughter made a fuss of our dog. It felt more like a pleasant evening with friends than an overnight stop in an anonymous B&B. The bedroom was large with very comfortable beds and a great view over the countryside. Breakfast was a real bonus with a great choice of food and a relaxed atmosphere. All in all, every thing we could have asked for ...and more. I highly recommend a visit, you won't be disappointed.
Steve and his family were most welcoming and helpful. The house is very comfortable, the bedroom beautiful with gorgeous views of the countryside, their hospitality genuine and enjoyable. Steve picked me up at the train when I first arrived, and one day I missed my bus connection and he drove me in to town. There are beautiful walks by the Tyne and into the countryside right from the house, and it's convenient for exploration of Hadrian's Wall, which was my destination. It's quite remote, with only one pub offering dinner and that not every night of the week, but for a resourceful traveler, Steve offers a lovely quiet visit.
This was a great nights stay in a fantastic location. We were cycling coast to coast along Hadrian's wall with my seven year old daughter and the house sits just down from the wall between the two most impressive forts so you can have plenty of time to see both Vindolanda and Housesteads.
Steve and family could not have been more welcoming or helpful to our party showing a genuine concern for our. Rooms were all spacious and clean and breakfast set us up for some of the big climbs we had to do in the morning.
All in all and great experience.
Our stay at Steve's place was just unforgettable. Steve's attention to the details made us feel completely at home. The house is great, but the housekeeper is even better: Steve has been really kind with us (me and three friends of mine), he offered genuine hospitality, invited us to have meals with him and his family and we really appreciated it. He has helped us a lot with the logistics between the house and Hexham/Newcastle, which is very kind.
If you ever step on the spot, we definitely recommend the place. Thanks a lot, Steve, looking forward to see you soon!
sorry about photo, i do have a top half of head, not particulary pictureresque but it is there !, I work as a chartered surveyor (ie estimate how much buildings cost to build and refurbish) at Newcastle University, I enjoy the mix of working in city BUT always enjoy coming back home to countryside/peace and quiet.