Places to stay
Built in the 19th century, Housesteads Farm was home to the Thompsons who farmed the area and also played a role as custodians of the Wall. Later, the sitting room was used by John Clayton when he was working on the excavation of Housesteads Fort.
The cottage is located just 50 yards from the ruins of Housesteads Fort and has outstanding views towards the North Pennines.
A truly unique opportunity to experience this dramatic landscape by staying right next to Housesteads Roman Fort, on Hadrian’s Wall
This spacious kitchen is perfect for both dining and entertaining, especially with the traditional wood-burning stove.
Feel at home in the wonderful family kitchen.
This is the Master bedroom complete with “Neptune” king size bed with views out to the fort from your bedroom window.
After a day exploring why not relax in the cosy living room complete with open fire.
Tastefully decorated, the twin room is spacious and peaceful.
You can rest peacefully in the single room.
The family bathroom is suitable for all your needs.
Surrounded by history and only a stone's throw away from Housesteads Fort there's plenty to see here.
Things to do
While you're here why not visit English Heritage's new Visitor Center to see what the Fort would look like today.
Only 1/2 mile walking distance to Hadrian’s Wall, Springwell cottage is set in wide open country side with Hadrian’s Wall as your back drop! Springwell was converted from a pair of eighteenth-century farm workers' cottages making it extremely spacious and comfortable. The significant Roman centres of Housesteads and Vindolanda are only minutes away by car and there is a dry stone wall enclosing the lawned garden.
Accommodates: 6 and cot, 2 dogs per booking.