Places to stay

Housesteads Farm

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.

 

The panoramic views of Hadrian’s Wall from Housesteads Farmhouse © Roger Coulam

The panoramic views of Hadrian’s Wall from Housesteads Farmhouse

A truly unique opportunity to experience this dramatic landscape by staying right next to Housesteads Roman Fort, on Hadrian’s Wall

Kitchen

The quaint country kitchen of Housesteads Farmhouse © Roger Coulam

The quaint country kitchen of Housesteads Farmhouse

This spacious kitchen is perfect for both dining and entertaining, especially with the traditional wood-burning stove.

Kitchen

A fabulous kitchen equipped with all of your modern day amenities © National Trust/Roger Coulam

A fabulous kitchen equipped with all of your modern day amenities

Feel at home in the wonderful family kitchen.

Master bedroom

The light double bedroom of Housesteads Farmhouse © Roger Coulam

The light double bedroom of Housesteads Farmhouse

This is the Master bedroom complete with “Neptune” king size bed with views out to the fort from your bedroom window.

Living room

The roaring fire place in the lounge of Housesteads Farmhouse © Roger Coulam

The roaring fire place in the lounge of Housesteads Farmhouse

After a day exploring why not relax in the cosy living room complete with open fire.

Twin room

The twin bedroom of Housesteads Farmhouse © Roger Coulam

The twin bedroom of Housesteads Farmhouse

Tastefully decorated, the twin room is spacious and peaceful.

Single room

The single room is a fun place to stay at the cottage © National Trust/Roger Coulam

The single room is a fun place to stay at the cottage

You can rest peacefully in the single room.

Bathroom

Ideal for a family, the neutral colours make it appeal to everyone © National Trust/Roger Coulam

Ideal for a family, the neutral colours make it appeal to everyone

The family bathroom is suitable for all your needs.

Exterior

Another view of the fantastic Housesteads Farm Cottage © National Trust/Roger Coulam

Another view of the fantastic Housesteads Farm Cottage

Surrounded by history and only a stone's throw away from Housesteads Fort there's plenty to see here.

Things to do

The primary function of Hadrian’s Wall was to keep out the Picts © Justin Holt

The primary function of Hadrian’s Wall was to keep out the Picts

While you're here why not visit English Heritage's new Visitor Center to see what the Fort would look like today.

Springwell Cottage

Stay in Springwell Cottage for a peaceful and relaxing stay

Stay in Springwell Cottage for a peaceful and relaxing stay

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.

Peel Bothy

Situated between Twice Brewed and only 200 metres walking distance to Hadrian’s Wall, Peel Bothy was built in the 1850s and a plaque above the door records its opening by the late Queen Mother.

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