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The Dovecote

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East House, Lincoln Hill, Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4BE, England
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dovecote is a secluded, self contained hide-away for two set in a beautiful, flower filled walled garden. There is a kitchenette to prepare simple snack meals and refreshments. There is The Crown Inn which is a short walk into Humshaugh village for great pub food. A delicious breakfast of your choice is delivered to you freshly prepared by the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to this B&B before the start of our hike along Hadrian's Wall Path. The rooms here are really comfortable. Breakfast was great. A real highlight was having tea in the beautiful garden after we arrived. Packed lunch is available.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Unfortunately many people will be unaware of this B&B as if using internet searches for Chollerford or Hexham it will not return "The Dovecote". Shame, as this place is ideally situated for using when walking the Wall Path. Our group split as we neared the B&B with some heading straight up the lane to The Dovecote and others continuing on... More 

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Tours, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We arrived after a baking hot day walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail and were immediately given tea and a jug of squash to take out to the garden and relax. The location and building are great, but what makes it are the welcoming hosts who have thought of everything and give the impression of really loving what they do. The... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I stayed here with a group walking the Hadrian's Wall path. It is delightful! Rooms are interesting, comfortable and spotless. The lounge is both beautiful and comfortable and the walled garden is something to see. The hosts are perfect for the role; shuttled us down to the pub for dinner both nights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A lovely welcome after a hard day of walking, including tea and biscuits in Jane's amazing garden. We had a very comfortable ground floor twin room in the main house. Jane made us our best packed lunch of the week (and the strongest breakfast coffee!) Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent stop for 4 friends waking the Hadrian's wall. 2 of us stayed in the enchanting Dovecote cottage, which was a converted dovecote! Lovely breakfast and superb packed lunch with deep filled sandwiches. Jane and David were excellent hosts. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

we stayed here for the first night of our walk along the wall. Jane and David are wonderful hosts and are very accomodating. We stayed in the Dovecote which is a stunning cottage on their site - a two level room, the bedroom being what was the Dovecote. We enjoyed Dinner with other guests - a Norwegian Family and some... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stayed here one night while walking Hadrians wall path. It is charming and the owners couldn't have been nicer. The gardens are spectacular! Our room was small but adequate with a comfortable bed and very nice en suite bathroom. Breakfast was delicious. She packed us a great lunch to take with us for a very reasonable price. I would definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fabulous place, lovely hosts, excellent food. Just what you need after a long day's walk on the Wall. We were greeted by tea and biscuits, to be taken in the greenhouse in the shade from the wind. Beautiful gardens, lovely dogs. Part of dinner was taken straight from the garden!

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