Stanegate Cottage is situated on a hill above the village of Greenhead and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Outdoor activities for people of all ages and interests are accessible right outside your door.
The cottage is at the gateway of the central and best preserved section of the Roman Wall. If you wish to find out more about Roman life on the Wall the Roman Army Museum is the local site only 5 minutes away. Vindolanda www.vindolanda.com is a “must” to visit, where you can watch the archeologists excavating and visit the museum there to see the famous writing tablets.
Enjoy rural Northumberland – England’s “best kept secret”. The Northumberland National Park starts just a few miles north of us, and continues up to the Cheviot range of hills and the Scottish Border. Kielder, Europes largest man-made forest, with its lake and a variety of outdoor pursuits and leisure attractions, is a pleasant drive up the North Tyne valley.
With its sparse population, its unspoilt coastline, unpolluted rivers and miles of rolling countryside, Northumberland is perfect for enjoying a range of outdoor activities. Stanegate Cottage offers the best of walking right on the doorstep.
Greenhead village, down the hill from the cottage has a welcoming pub, The Greenhead Hotel, for a good meal and a well earned drink after a hard day’s walking. Our “local castle”, Thirlwall Castle, is a 14th century stronghold, built of stone from the Roman Wall! Haltwhistle and Greenhead Golf Club is literally feet away from us (the cottage looks out over it) and welcomes visitors. There are also fine golf courses at Hexham and Brampton.
Talkin Tarn, near Brampton, is a local beauty spot for an easy stroll, fishing, boating or a picnic. Stanegate Cottage can be used a base for visiting the beautiful Northumberland coastline with Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle, the Lake District and even the Scottish borders. All in all, great for a relaxing or energetic holiday.
If you would like to use public transport, the towns and cities of the Tyne valley and north Cumbria can be reached by taking advantage of the bus which can be caught not far away from the cottage. During the holiday season The Hadrian’s Wall bus runs from east to west along the Wall, stopping at all the sites and towns and villages. The railway station at Haltwhistle is only 3 miles away for regular services to Newcastle and Carlisle.