Self catering cottage in Fourstones near Hexham and Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland
Situated on the old Roman road ‘The Stanegate’ in the village of Fourstones on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, this traditional stone-built cottage is centrally located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall Country. There are lovely views of the Tyne Valley from the cottage windows and some good countryside walks around the village and river, which is also popular for fishing. There is a village shop very close to the cottage and a dog-friendly pub that serves food under a mile’s walk away, with several others within a short drive.
Hadrian’s Wall and several Roman forts and museums are within very easy reach of the cottage, including Vindolanda, which attracts worldwide visitors for its archeological excavations. The self-catering accommodation is also very well placed for exploring the surrounding area including Kielder Water & Forest, the North East coast, Northumberland National Park, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Beamish Museum. Tynemouth and the coast are about 45 minutes away, and the cities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Carlisle are easily accessible. The Hadrian’s Cycleway (route 72) passes the front door and the attractive market town of Hexham is four miles away with a wide range of shops and amenities, an impressive Abbey, sports centre, golf course, race course and the Old Gaol, England’s first purpose-built prison, now a museum.
There are excellent public transport links to Stanegate Cottage. By car/taxi it is just 30 minutes from Newcastle International Airport, 40 minutes from Carlisle Airport or 50 minutes from Port of Tyne (regular ferry crossings to/from Amsterdam). Hexham railway station is 4 miles away (with rail links to Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle) and there is a public bus from Hexham to Fourstones village.
Stanegate Cottage was newly refurbished for 2018/19. It is beautifully presented, very well equipped and furnished to VisitEngland’s 4* standard with everything you should need for your stay. It sleeps up to 4-5 guests in two bedrooms (one double with space for a travel cot and one twin with a small double bed and a single bed) and welcomes up to two dogs. We have excellent customer reviews.
Unlimited fast Wi-Fi – Smart TV with freesat – Blu-ray DVD player – Bluetooth speaker & CD player – Woodburning stove & logs – Enclosed courtyard garden – Roadside parking – Washing machine – Fridge freezer – Patio table & chairs – Linen & towels – Books, games, DVDs & tourist information – Welcome pack – Travel cot, highchair and dog crate (on request) – and lots more…
Dark Sky Friendly
The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Due to its pristine skies it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the dark skies.
Stanegate Cottage has been accredited as Dark Sky Friendly and has a beginner’s stargazing pack including books, binoculars, red lens torches and information on where to stargaze for guests to enjoy during their stay. See more on stargazing here.
Availability and Pricing
Prices range from £350 to £599 for 7 nights and there are short-breaks available most of the year – just select an available arrival date in the calendar below to see the exact price, or view our 12-month pricing table. Our summer 2019 availability is listed here.
Our calendars are up to date, please contact us if you are looking for different dates as we can be flexible if it’s a quiet time of year or for a late availability booking. You can also view the availability calendar/prices for Drakestone Cottage here.