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Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5
We were warmly welcomed by Denise and took advantage on the first evening of a home-cooked evening meal - very delicious…
Brian - Sep 14
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  • Airport/Train/Bus pick-up service
  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wakeup call
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Lock-up facility for bicycles
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Check-in: 4:30 PM till 7:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.

Check-out: 10:15 AM
Late check-out available on request

Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: Dogs

Cancellation Policy

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  • Support for the Mobility Impaired
    Our Victorian house is built atop a hill and has a total of 7 steps and a slope from car park to front door. Three bedrooms are on the first floor, with a wide wooden curved staircase to reach, and…
  • Support for the Visually Impaired
    We are sensitive to the needs of guests with visual impairments, and will quietly and naturally offer any personalised assistance and hospitality necessary on request - for example, large print…
  • Support for the Hearing Impaired
    We are sensitive to the needs of people with hearing impairments, and will considerately and naturally offer any service necessary on request. We do not have specialist equipment or facilities, but…
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Visit Britain 4 Stars Bed & Breakfast

B&B & evening meals in a spacious Victorian villa on Hadrian’s Wall close by Birdoswald Fort, and other historical sites - Housesteads, Vindolanda, Lanercost Priory. At the very heart of Hadrian’s Wall Trail (0.25miles), on Route 72 Hadrian’s Wall Cycleway, we offer a "Trail Walkers' Package" which includes pick-up and drop-off on the Trail. Our guests tell us that we've "thought of everything", and welcome our attention to detail. Our job is to help you enjoy your visit, and we continue to work to achieve that aim.

Brookside Villa B&B is located in a hamlet at the western outskirts of Gilsland, 7 minutes walk from Hadrian's Wall itself, on the border of beautiful Cumbria & Northumberland and at the western edge of the remote & awe-inspiring Northumberland National Park. 45 minutes east is Newcastle upon Tyne—via the historic towns of Hexham & Corbridge. 1/2hour west is Carlisle & little further the Solway Coast. Just 1 hour from Cumbrias Lake District.

Once here friends, couples & families are made welcome and can take tea, a glass of wine, or a locally brewed beer on the garden terrace with great views toward Hadrians Wall or in the homely lounge in front of a log fire. Then explore our menu and enjoy an exquisite home-cooked dinner at c.7pm - local produce, organic, Fairtrade, free-range. 4 bright, contemporary-styled bedrooms offer facilities & services such as robes, hair dryers, TV, radio, hot & cold drinks. Our spotless bedrooms are carefully designed to meet the needs of the most demanding guests after a long day walking, cycling or site-seeing. Comfortable beds with duvets and crisp white linens; ensuite facilities with powerful showers, lashings of hot water and luxury toiletries. Polished wood floors gleam throughout; there are racks for your walking boots, hooks to hang your packs, a drying room, secure cycle storage, overnight laundry. Outside is a wash-station for boots & cycles.

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Ratings & Awards

Visit Britain 4 Stars Bed & BreakfastVisit Britain SilverBreakfastWalker Award

Environmental Statement

We know that we could probably do (or not do) more to be “greener” and be more ethical consumers. But this is what we try to do: buy local, fair-trade, free-range and organic produce as far as practically possible. Eg.we use local butchers who ensure that meat is sourced from known farms within 15 miles; local eggs, organic cheese & lamb from Slack House farm ½ mile away. We try to source seasonal fruit and vegetables locally. We use on-line shopping, saving at least 3x50 mile car trips to our nearest supermarket. Most of our guests stay only one night so, where possible we launder your towels at 30 degrees. We line-dry - weather permitting! - and avoid the tumble-dryer though this means your towels may not appear to be very fluffy! We NEVER use chemical fabric softeners. We use a laundry service for linens with a weekly pick up/collection from many B&Bs along our section of the Trail.