Wood burning fireplace in living room.Bedroom with double bed.
Old High Shield Cottage, Hadrian's Wall
Old High Shield Cottage, Hadrian's Wall
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Old High Shield Cottage is located on the southern border of Northumberland National Park and half way along Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's Wall, Vindolanda and Housesteads are within an easy walk, with the Hadrian's Wall Path and Pennine Way crossing just north of the cottage.

As well as walking, guests can go horse riding, cycling, rock climbing, bird watching and fishing, with evenings spent relaxing in front of the fire or star gazing in Europe's largest protected dark sky area.

The space

Old High Shield Cottage is a spacious semi-detached single storey building providing self-catered holiday accommodation for two people.

The lounge, kitchen, bedroom and garden terrace offer wonderful views over Vindolanda, Thorngrafton Common, and the rolling hills of Northumberland, Cumbria and County Durham.

The cottage includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The living room is large with a cast-iron working fireplace, smart television, two comfortable sofas and access to the garden terrace. The bedroom has a double bed and the large window offers a view over Vindolanda. The bathroom is located off the bedroom and has separate shower and bath.

Bedsheets, basic toiletries and bath towels are provided. Free Wifi is also available.

Guest access

Guests can park directly outside the cottage.

Interaction with guests

Guests can contact me by knocking on the door of the adjoined semi-detached property or calling me.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Wheelchair accessible

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $102
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Dana User Profile
June 2017
This was my second trip to Hadrian's Wall and my husband's first. Michael's farmhouse was very convenient to hiking the best section between Walltown Crags and Housesteads. We parked at Housesteads and took the AD122 Hadrian's Wall bus to Walltown then walked back 8-9 miles. The farmhouse was within a mile or so of Housesteads. Sycamore Gap was within striking distance as well. The rental was very roomy and clean. The view to Vindolanda was very special. As noted in another review, a toaster would have been nice but we did fine using the broiler. The kitchen pantry: salt and pepper.

Cynthia User Profile
June 2017
Lovely cottage for walkers. No shops nearby. Michael is very helpful& communicative.

Dan User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful accommodations, incredible surroundings! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I can't recommend more highly.

Allison User Profile
July 2015
Great little cottage in an amazing space. We wandered about the wall during the day and then had a nice fire and a relaxing meal that we made in the cottage. To note: if you are relying on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps, make sure you call for directions, as the pin will take you to the wrong house.
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.
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July 2015

Kate User Profile
May 2015
Michael was a nice host and was especially accommodating as we booked our stay extremely last minute. He had the fire set up and ready to go on our arrival which was great. The place looked just as pictured and had a wonderful view. The location is practically right next door to all the major sights having to do with Hadrian's Wall, which was perfect for us as we were rushing through. Michael was very informative about all the things to do in the area and so friendly about it. Lovely stay.

Robert User Profile
September 2017
A lovely cottage, just the right size for a couple. The location is ideal for exploring Hadrian's Wall with some great sights a very short walk away. Also a short walk from Twice Brewed Inn/The Sill and the Vindolanda site. Fantastic views from the back garden/terrace, perfect for sitting out in the evening. Unfortunately we were only there for a few days but felt there was a lot more to explore in the area. Michael and Johnny were very accommodating hosts with lots of useful information and tips for exploring the local area.

Jane User Profile
September 2017
This is a little gem of a place close to Hadrians Wall.

England, United KingdomJoined in January 2012
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.

I am an English teacher, who also manages an agricultural holding. I lived and worked in Australia for many years. My particular interests are local history, walking and cycling. I am a fluent German speaker.

Languages: Deutsch
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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