Holmhead Guest House

Hadrian's Wall

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Holmhead Guest House sits in a beautifully quiet location in a sheltered valley next to the Tipalt Burn and beneath the ruins of Thirlwall Castle.  Built in 1800 with Wall stone, the house is bordered by open fields and has stunning views south towards the North Pennines, whilst to the north lies the Northumberland National Park and Thirlwall Castle. Holmhead is built over the foundations of Hadrian’s Wall and is directly on the Pennine Way and Hadrian’s Wall National Trails.

All rooms have great views, have ensuite shower and wc and tea and coffee-making facilities. Our breakfasts are delicious and generous and use local produce wherever possible, including free-range eggs, Northumberland sausage and bacon. Special diets are not a problem (although we do prefer advanced notice where possible) There is a large guest lounge with Freesat TV and DVD, bookshelves and games and complimentary wi-fi

Our location, directly on The Hadrian’s Wall Path and Pennine way make us an ideal stop-off for walkers, and we’re only 250m off the Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Trail. For evening meals, there’s a local pub which is a pleasant half-mile stroll away and serves great food and real ales.

For those staying for longer breaks, we’re ideally situated for exploring all the Hadrian’s Wall sites and museums, the North Pennines, Lake District, Tyne, Wear and Tees Dales, The Northumberland National Park and the stunning coastlines. We’re only about an hour’s drive from Newcastle and about half an hour from Carlisle.

There are a number of local walks, either along the national trail or local circular walks through some of the most spectacular (and peaceful) scenery in the country. We’re always happy to help with advice or map loans wherever possible.

At Holmhead, we can also offer self-catering accommodation in our two-bedroom cottage or, for backpackers and cyclists on a budget, we offer camping barn facilities.

Hadrian’s Wall is a World Heritage Site. It crosses from coast to coast of Northern England for 73 Miles, and is a breathtaking sight. Our bed and breakfast accommodation near Hadrian’s Wall also contains stones obtained from the wall.

You can visit long stretches of remaining wall; archaeological excavations of the wall and its eight remaining forts along the route, there are also 11 museums. Most are open all year.


Room information for Holmhead Guest House

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Double ensuite room 4 2
B&B per room per night
(£50.00 single occupancy)
Min: £65.00 - Max: £78.00
Twin ensuite room 2 2
B&B per room per night
Min: £75.00 - Max: £78.00
(Holmhead Cottage)
1 4
per unit per week
Min: £285.00 - Max: £540.00
Hostel bed
(Bunk Barn)
1 12
per person per night (room only)
Min: £13.50 - Max: £17.00
Total capacity: 28
Child / family friendly at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Family friendly
Car parking available at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Car parking available
Special diets catered for at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Special diets catered for
Credit / debit cards accepted at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
Hairdryer available at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Hairdryer
Tea / coffee facilities at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Residents lounge at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Residents lounge
Cycle friendly at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Cycle friendly
Walker friendly at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Walker friendly
WiFi available at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation WiFi
Packed lunches available at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Packed lunches available
Online booking at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Book online
En-suite at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation En-suite
Satellite TV at Holmhead Guest House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Satellite TV
Sleep quality
Sleep quality
Certificate of ExcellenceCertificate of Excellence

Lovely self-catering cottage

Val R, Beverley, United Kingdom
Very pretty, comfortable cottage in an ideal location for walking Hadrian's Wall and visiting the area. We enjoyed sitting in the lovely private garden. The hosts were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. This accommodation is excellent value for money. We hope to return!

Perfect holiday, perfect cottage.

Leanne I, Scarborough, United Kingdom
Stayed in the Cottage for our holiday. Absolutely lovely cottage and in a great location for all the Hadrians Wall sites (that and your actually staying on the wall!! Can't get much better than that!!). Judy and Alan are fantastic owners always checking that we were okay, we had an 8 month old with us and they had the travel cot ready for us and lots of spare blankets for him, really lovely people. Views from Holmhead are amazing. Amazing place and will come back again to explore more once our little boy is older.

Stunning views next to Hadrian's Wall

nicolecherry, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Stunning views in all directions of the beautiful Northumberland countryside, this cosy bed and breakfast caters well for vegetarians at breakfast and also gives helpful advice and lends out maps to walkers and hikers. There is a bunkhouse for budget travellers which is very well equipped and reasonably priced - plus camping facilities. Access is via a private track ( not through the river as directed by google maps!) which makes it lovely and peaceful at night.

A neat little campsite right on the Hadrian's Wall trail

Barnet_traveller, Barnet
Stopped here on the third day of my Hadrian's wall walk (Bowness on Solway to Newcastle). Alan, the landlord was great in helping me on arrival and while the facilities are basic for the camper, the garden setting is really nice and the hospitality top rate. I highly recommend this as a camping point if you are walking the wall. An option for BnB is also available and by prior arrangement, their are bunk house beds available. There is a pub in the local village, but I chose to head back to Gilsland and the Samsung Inn where I was meeting friends. At night the camping space was well protected from the winds, but the noise of wind in the trees was poetic and exhilarating. The ground was dry. IF you plan to stop here, do book first as there is limited space for tents, but it does lie right on the wall path and made a great starting point for the following days walk up on to the Crag part of the Hadrian's wall path.

Fabulous b&b for a nice get away

We have just returned from another visit to Judy and Alan's stunningly situated b&b. On arrival we recieved a lovely warm welcome. Judy and Alan are great hosts, who are friendly, helpful and informative. The bedroom was comfortable and clean with wonderful views. A breakfast buffet favourite was the fresh fruit salad. The cooked breakfast choice was excellent and filling. It set us up for the day. We will return in the future. Highly reccomended.

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