Hadrian's Wall Country, Haltwhistle

House - Private room · Fair Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 9ED, United Kingdom
Your host, Madeleine
51 Reviews
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The Space

I have a semi-detached Edwardian house in Haltwhistle Northumberland, 2 miles from Hadrian's Wall. I have 2 listings. This one is on the first floor, the other listing can be seen as Halwhistle Roman Northumberland and is a loft room. "Haltwhistle Roman Northumberland" can take 4 people, although 2 adults and 2 children would be the best. Using both rooms I can accommodate 6 guests.( I also have a travel cot for an infant up to two and a half years depending on size).
This first floor bedroom, Hadrians wall country, can accommodate 2 people, it has a king size double bed. There is a chest of drawers with two drawers for guests to use and wardrobe space. There is central heating. Guests will share a large bathroom on the first floor which has a bath and a walk in shower. There is also a smaller shower room on the ground floor.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen/diner which has been recently refurbished and is the hub of the house. A cooked breakfast can be booked at £4.00pp per day. If you would prefer a lighter breakfast of tea/coffee, cereal, toast, yoghurt or fruit, that would be £2.00pp per day, or you can self cater.
There is a wood burner in the dining area which is also a good place for drying boots and other walking gear. A washing machine is also available.
Haltwhistle is a small town with several pubs,some of which serve meals; a railway station and buses which connect to both Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle. Newcastle International airport is a 35 minute drive away, and both Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached easily by car or train.
My house is quite central in the town and shops can be reached in seconds, the station is about a five minute walk. Despite being central it remains very quiet and peaceful. There is a bank, a chemist, two supermarkets, a post office and several other shops.
Walking in the area is fantastic. There is the Hadrian's Wall long distance footpath as well as many other guided walks around the moors to both north and south. The town hosts two walking festivals a year, in April and October which are very popular. Other guided walks are available to buy at the Tourist Information in the Library.If you want to walk parts of the Wall there is a little bus which will take you to where you want to start. This bus runs between April and the end of October. Otherwise I would be happy to take/pick you up, and in some cases to transport luggage to the next BNB.
Hexham to the east is about a 20 minute drive and is a lovely market town with an ancient Abbey, and to the west Brampton is also an interesting historic market town. There is a plethora of castles and manorial houses in Northumberland to explore by car,bike or walking.
Northumberland is a gorgeous county, its wide skies and sometimes wild weather make it a very exciting place to explore. The Haltwhistle burn is a lovely little valley where you may see red squirrels, otters, salmon leaping, herons, kestrels, buzzards and recently a pair of peregrine falcons (website hidden) the south of the town the river South Tyne is also a lovely place to walk. I have only lived here for 4years and I love it. The people must be the friendliest in the world and are happy to chat about the place that they love.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the kitchen and lounge and in good weather the garden. There is a washing machine in an extension just off the kitchen which guests can use. I keep a shelf empty in the 'fridge if guest want to self cater and store things there.

Interaction with Guests

I try to interact as much or as little as the guests desire. I am usually around but if guests want to come and go during the time they are here I do have a key for them.

The Neighborhood

Haltwhistle is quite compact and normally very quiet. Although I guide guests to my property by using the Sainsburys supermarket, most of my guests found the house but completely missed the shop! It is well concealed especially when the trees are in leaf. The High Street and Market Square are very traditional with a variety of shops. Beyond the Market Place is the 13thCentury Holy Cross Church and beyond that the river South Tyne. The walk along the Haltwhistle Burn to the North is lovely and packed with industrial archaeology. It is the route to Hadrian's Wall which in this area is at its best. There are many museums, forts, milecastles etc connected with the Romans but Northumberland has so much more. Many castles and manorial houses dot the area, some dating from 15th Century and others from the 19th connected with the industrial revolution.
And I haven't yet mentioned the wildlife and the walking, cycling routes which abound.
There are several pubs in the town some of which serve food, and some cafes which are open during the day.

Getting around

Haltwhistle has a railway station, trains run along the Tyne Valley from Newcastle to Carlisle where further connections can be made. There are trains every hour. My house is about a seven minute walk from the station.
There is also a bus service from Carlisle to Newcastle which comes through Haltwhistle every hour. From April to October there is a small bus which takes you up to and along Hadrian's wall calling at the various forts and museums.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $353 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Nous avons passé une nuit très agréable chez Madeleine. Elle est très accueillante et nous a donné des conseils sur les meilleurs endroits à voir sur le mur d'Hadrien. Nous y retournerons avec plaisir!

    July 2014
  • Madeleine was a friendly and gracious host, who made us feel comfortable and "at home" very quickly. She gave us great suggestions to help us get the most from our holiday. She is interesting to talk to and has done a ot of travellng.The room was immaculately clean, airy and spacious, We had the use of our own bathroom/toilet and were welcome to use the kitchen. Haltwhistle is a picturesque little village and the perfect launching pad for exploring the numerous sites of Roman forts along Hadrian's Wall.

    July 2014
  • cosey and homely

    June 2014
  • We had a lovely 4-day stay with Madeleine and her wonderful dog Jess who made us feel instantly welcome and at home. The area is amazing and just behind Madeleines house begins the Haltwhistle Burn, a breathtakingly beautiful walk up to Hadrian's wall. Madeleine knows her way around and gave us some precious tips! Also, people in Haltwhistle are incredibly friendly and helpful. We definitely recommend it: absolute must-go!

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay with Madeleine because she welcomed us into her home offering us all the home comforts you would wish for as well as this she was very helpful and friendly. We have already booked to return on our way home, and looking forward to her friendly welcome. See you very soon.

    June 2014
  • We've had a truly wonderful time at Madeleine's place. The room was nicely decorated and we felt quite at home. Every morning we enjoyed a deliciously cooked breakfast by our wonderful host. There's a supermarket across the road, you can go for lovely walks in the area (straight from the door even) and have a nice meal in the inn nearby. Haltwhistle itself is quite lovely, and the people are very friendly.

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay with Madeleine. She was helpful and very friendly. The room and bath were very clean and comfortable.

    June 2014
  • Madeleine was super nice. We felt like at home. We could freely use the kitchen. The room was very cosy.

    June 2014
  • The bedroom at Madeleine's was exactly as the picture and the host was friendly and natural and seemed to find the whole experience easy and stressfree, which in turn made it so for us. The village of Haltwhistle is quiet and certainly not bustling with activity, just as we expected. The local pub is friendly and surprisingly busy and does a wonderful evening meal. We came to Haltwhistle because we wanted to explore Hadrian's Wall and the village is perfectly situated for that.

    June 2014
  • I spent 4 days at Madeleines lovely home.
    I was having difficulty finding Madeleines home no problem a phone call to Madeleine who came and picked me up a nice gesture.
    I was shown to my room which was lovely and clean cosy quiet and peaceful.
    The king size bed was very comfortable and the clean linens and duvet ensured a good nights sleep.
    Wifi was good with no signal issues.
    The bathroom was good with a warm shower with toiletries supplied.
    Nice soft towels.
    Breakfast was a good continental which was tasty and filling.
    Cups of tea were available and a chat with Madeleine.
    Jess Madeleines dog is lovely and friendly and likes you to throw her ball.
    I really enjoyed my stay at Madeleines nothing was too much trouble for Madeleine who assisted me whenever I needed help.
    I would return again as there is a lot to do in the area.
    Madeleine is a lovely lady who makes you feel welcome and you are well looked after.

    June 2014
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I am a retired teacher. I live with my border collie Jess in Northumberland. I have a little garden which is still in the early stages as I've only lived here since December 2009. I enjoy walking, gardening, I am a WI member, I sing in the local choir and attend a book group. I'm trying to learn Italian as I am a quarter Italian and love everything to do with Italy. I also go to drawing classes and am a member of the Garden club. I love to travel and was away in Italy for a month last year, I drove there in March and took Jess with me. Then in August I was a Games Maker in Weymouth for the Olympic sailing. I listen to R4 and R3 . I read a lot and am quite laid back and like to do everything I can to make people welcome and ensure they have a good stay in Northumberland.
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