Experience the wildness, freshness, culture and two millennium of history. Bush Nook Guest House situated within the wonderful Hadrian’s Wall countryside, overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort and the River Irthing valley at Gilsland, with panoramic views east to Northumberland National Park, Keilder Forest and north over the “debatable land” of Reiver history to the Scottish Lowlands.
The area around Bush Nook has numerous opportunities to be active, with excellent walking & cycling routes to suit all abilities. The openness of the countryside, peacefulness, and fresh air enable those wishing to have a restful holiday to be equally contented.
The farm stead was originally part of the estate held in trust for the Earl of Carlisle in the Barony of "Guilsland". Built in 1760 with further additions in 1811 and 1849, the house and its outbuildings are stone built in traditional farmhouse style, and like most properties in the area, it was built using stones "borrowed" from the nearby Hadrian's Wall fortifications.
Close to an exceptional section of the best preserved original stone ramparts on Hadrian's Wall, the house is situated right on the Cumbria / Northumberland boundary, halfway between the towns of Haltwhistle and Brampton.
Only 800 meters from the main A69 road we are ideally situated to explore this beautiful scenic part of the North of England, including the North Pennines ANOB, Eden Valley and Alllendale. We are easily accessible to Carlisle and the M6 to the West, Newcastle and the A1 to the East.
We have comfortably furnished quality bed and breakfast accommodation available, all en-suite and most with open beamed ceilings.
For those of you wishing to be self-sufficient, we have a sympathetically converted, superbly equipped self-catering holiday cottage in the Hay Barn, sleeping two people, with exceptional space and atmosphere. There is also the use of a sofa bed for an additional two people; this makes Drumannon Cottage an ideal group or family unit for a cost effective holiday break.
Bed & Breakfast at Bush Nook...
Bush Nook has been restored to retain and enhance as many features of the original property as possible and has a mix of single, double and twin bed and breakfast guest rooms, each with individual design and character. Single guests can be accommodated in all rooms although we reserve the right to make an additional charge for single occupancy of a twin or double room.
All bedrooms are en-suite and comfortably furnished, with those in our former hay loft having open beamed vaulted ceilings whilst the deluxe rooms in our hay barn annexe also have vaulted open beamed ceilings with a full bath and shower en suite facility.
All of our rooms have crisp white cotton bedding, freeview digital television, hair dryer and hot drink making facilities as well as a supply of toiletries, fluffy towels for your personal use.
If you wish to treat yourself to something a little special, our ground floor B&B holiday cottage offers more space and comfort, with your own private lounge, charming double bedroom, oak panelled floors, separate full bathroom with bath & overhead shower, freeview digital TV, and kitchen facilities. If you want to celebrate a special occasion on request we can provide flowers, a private dinner or a bottle of bubbly and our scrumptious local handmade chocolates.
There is a dedicated guest area to relax in with a 'quiet' guest lounge as well as a delightful conservatory, where in an evening you can rest, watch the birds, take in the stunning views, maybe have a drink or on a morning watch the sun rise as you breakfast in the conservatory.
We also offer seating in the spacious back garden and during exceptional weather guests have been known to enjoy breakfast al fresco in the fresh morning air.
Included in the cost of your accommodation is a full cooked breakfast with an additional side of Irish traditional breads highlighting the cultural origin of the owners.
We also provide a continental breakfast with many options for you to choose from, vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be catered for with advanced notice.
Breakfast is normally served in the dining room between 8:00am and 9.00am. Early starters are willing catered for with prior notice.
Bush Nook Self-Catering Holiday Cottage...
Drumannon Cottage is the self-catering holiday cottage on the ground floor of the former hay barn; the barn was probably a communal barn when Bush Nook was a working farm more than 50 years ago.
The cottage has been restored to retain as many features of the original property as possible. It has one double bedroom which overlooks the garden to the rear of the property, a separate bathroom which offers visitors the best amenities possible with a bath (with integral shower) for those long hot soaks after a good days walking in Hadrian's Wall Country.
The lounge area is spacious, light and tastefully furnished and has a bed settee for occasional extra visitors or family occupancy. Accessed through the original barn door the entrance has views towards the Northumberland national park, there is a garden which is accessible through a doorway leading from the rear of the lounge area.
The kitchen (which is beamed) has been carefully thought out in order to provide visitors with everything they might need whilst staying for their holiday. It has got a dishwasher, washer, fridge, microwave, oven and separate hob. There is a dining area alongside the kitchen which is equipped with a good sized table and chairs.
There is a 'Welcome Pack' to greet you on your arrival which contains basic initial needs for your first breakfast. As part of the package all bedding, towels and tea towels are included as are lighting and heating.
Drumannon Cottage has its own off road parking area at the rear beside the good sized garden, where you can enjoy the views over the open countryside which surrounds Bush Nook.
There is a small shop/post office in the village of Gilsland a convenience filling station on the A69 at Low Row, the nearest supermarket shopping is about ten minutes drive away in either Haltwhistle or Brampton.
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