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The Dovecote

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East House, Lincoln Hill, Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4BE, England
The Dovecote
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Cincinnati
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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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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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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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Telkwa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a quiet and relaxing place at the end of a long day's walk on Hadrian's Wall. My husband found himself in need of some insoles for his walking shoes, and there were Jane and David to the rescue! Thanks so much and this enabled my husband to have a great rest of the hike. Our room was on the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Hi, Many apologies to our hosts for the extremely belated review! There were three of us from Newcastle did the Hadrian's Wall hike for charity from West to East in August this year. We were total novices and massively underestimated the walk...'It's only a walk, how hard can it be?" etc, etc... Anyway, enough of that. Just wanted to say... More 

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