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.
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.
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.
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.