Holmhead Guest House in Northumberland England
Holmhead Guest House Hadrian's Wall Carlisle Northumberland England Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast B&B Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Brian and Pauline Staff

Units: 3 (4 bedroom guest house, 2 bedroom cottage and open plan barn)

Address: On Thirlwall Castle Farm, Hadrian's Wall, Greenhead in Northumberland via Brampton, near Carlisle CA8 7HY England UK

Telephone/Fax: +44 16977 47402

Activities/Attractions: Holmhead is roughly equidistant from Edinburgh and York, on the Cumbrian Northumbrian border and near the Scottish border ... three miles from the exact 'Centre of Britain'.

It is set in a sheltered valley in the south west corner of England's most northerly National Park, in quiet fields yet less than a mile from Greenhead village on the A69 and B6318 junction.

The area is full of interest, both historical and natural:

  • Explore Hadrian's Wall
  • Northumbrian moor land, streams and varied wildlife
  • Visitor Farms with goats and deer
  • Castles and Roman Wall
  • Cycle hire and cassette guides available
  • Northumbrian coast (which is designated an area of outstanding beauty)
  • North Pennines
  • Alston (the highest town in Britain)
  • The cities of NEWCASTLE, CARLISLE, EDINBURGH and DURHAM are within reach for a day trip
  • small market towns like BRAMPTON - Priory
  • excellent golf course and lake
  • HEXHAM - Abbey from the year 674 and good golf
  • CORBRIDGE - Antiques shops, Roman site and museum

"Holmhead is one of the two best B&Bs we have ever stayed at! At this point we have been to quite a few in Europe, GB and the USA. We will return to Holmhead for sure as we loved the hospitality, the meals and the location. Information about the area was super and just right for us."

"Wish we could have stayed longer - the sole was fantastic and to be able to stay ON the Wall was a bonus. Now we can look at your website with fond memories. We'll have to return as we didn't get to see everything!! Best Wishes."

"Thank you so much for all your help with Marie's film. You both are wonderful hosts and wonderful people and we are truly grateful for having the chance to spend time with you."


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Holmhead Guest House Hadrian's Wall Carlisle Northumberland England

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"Great three night stay, incredible breakfast/evening meals with fellow guests and interesting conversation (Isn't the world an easy place to sort out when you hide yourself away in a little piece of heaven !!). Many thanks for the excellent tourism guidance and maps. best wishes from all four of us."

"Your website is a thoroughly enjoyable and remarkably real look at Holmhead. It brought back many memories of your guest house, food, moors and surrounds. Can't wait to return."

General Information: Holmhead Guest House in Northumberland, England offers Bed and Breakfast, self catering accommodation and bunk-house accommodation for walkers, cyclists and vacationers ... specialising in Hadrian's Wall information, archaeology, short breaks, themed breaks, ghost trails and history trails.

The Holmhead Guest House (for non smokers) has 4 cosy bedrooms, shower/toilet for each one.

  • fully carpeted
  • have central heating
  • armchair
  • radio
  • hairdryer
  • plenty of storage space
  • lovely countryside views

The Cottage (for non-smokers) is a 2 bedroom (1 double, 1 twin) barn conversion and an integral part of the farm, but with it's own back and front door.

  • south-facing French doors opening onto the patio and car park
  • kitchen area
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • fridge/freezer
  • automatic washing machine
  • tumble dryer available
  • full electric cooker
  • lounge-diner with colour television and hi-fi

The Barn (for non-smokers) is our newly developed accommodation and offers a great alternative to our existing accommodation and is perfectly suited to those guests who prefer a more active break - perhaps a cycling, walking or outdoor pursuits holiday. The Barn is a perfect planned stopping off point on the Pennine Way, cycle or walking The Hadrian's Wall National Trail.

  • views of Hadrian's Wall and the Castle Ruin
  • hot shower
  • compact kitchen (equipped with a camping gas stove, hot and cold water and essential cooking utensils)
  • dining and seating areas
  • sleeping bench
  • bunk beds
  • mezzanine floor
  • accommodation for up to 8 people

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, JCB.

Rates: (Prices quoted in UK Pounds)

31/person/night - Guest House
150-366/week - Cottage
9/person/night (max. occupancy 8) - Barn