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 spacious kitchen is perfect for both dining and entertaining, especially with the traditional wood-burning stove.
The Master bedroom is 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.
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 half a mile walking distance to Hadrian’s Wall, Springwell cottage is set in wide open countryside with Hadrian’s Wall as your back drop! Springwell was converted from a pair of 18th-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: six and cot, two dogs per booking.
Situated between Twice Brewed and only 200 metres walking distance to Hadrian’s Wall, Peel Bothy was built in the 1850’s and a plaque above the door records its opening by the late Queen Mother.
Accommodates: two and cot, two dogs per booking.