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 Child / 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

Fantastic cottage central to Hadrian's Wall

Erin9496, Ottawa
2 Canadian couples enjoyed a full week at this well-equipped cottage. Thirlwall Castle was a glorious site outside our bedroom window, a delightful view every morning. We had busy days hiking about Hadrian's wall visiting Vindolanda, Housesteads, & Chester forts, among others. We took in the market at Greenhead for local foodstuffs, shopped in nearby Haltwhistle, had hairy drives on narrow roads & one-way streets, mastered the narrow metal farm bridge, delighted in the farm animals & fresh air & all the wonderous scenery every day we went about. Our meals were home-made by us & delicious, especially after our outdoor activities. We slept comfortably every night. Judy & Alan were gracious hosts who were welcoming & helpful. Truly a great stay & fantastic historical cottage near all sites along Hadrian's Wall.

Wonderful location, with history all around.

j4white, Littleton
We picked this Guest house because of it's location on Hadrian's Wall. It was a wonderful find with a great breakfast overlooking the ruins of an old castle on the hill. Judy offered a ton of information about the history of the wall and site of the guest house. She also recommended the Greenhead pub where we enjoyed a lovely, warm, evening meal on a cold, wet, March night, Everything about this experience was amazing. It was all we imagined. We hope to return to use as a base to walk the trail along Hadrian's Wall. Be sure to use Judy's directions, otherwise you end up on the wrong side of the river.

June 2011

Ric S, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
I actually stayed here in 2011 whilst walking Hadrians Wall and on the day had over walked & they found space in their self catering accommodation & went one further by offering breakfast (the cost donated to my charity). I intend to visit again this May with my wife on a taster walk of the wall this time 😊

Day 6 on the Wall

Stephen L, Alpine Colorado
The farm house is literally built on the Wall and from the stones. Very comfortable and cozy in a pastoral setting by the burn. The room was good with a smallish shower/toilet. Excellent English breakfast. The Greenhead hotel and pub is a short easy walk for a great dinner.

a Godsend

ianhorngraham, Leeds, United Kingdom
l had a 1 night stay at Holmhead. Lovely room and lounge. Lovely breakfast. Friendly owners. you can see the castle from the lounge window. I intend to visit again with my wife. Holmhead is right on the Hadrian's Wall path. Ian Graham

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