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East House, Lincoln Hill, Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4BE, England
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The Dovecote
Ranked #2 of 7 Humshaugh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This B&B exceeded our expectations. The cottage was lovely and comfortable. The hosts treated us very kindly and served a lovely breakfast. Jane graciously drove us to the Crown Pub in town for dinner. The gardens are impressive. Overall, this is the nicest place we stayed on the entire Hadrian's Wall walk.

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33 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was our 2nd stop on our Hadrian's Wall trek, after a 32km walk from Newburn. It was unfortunate that it was 1km from the path, and uphill, but we were warmly greeted by Jane the owner and offered refreshments and our choice of rooms (since we were the first of her guests to arrive for that day). Of course... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Yes, the walk up to this lovely B&B was hard (after a long day's walk on Hadrian's Wall), but well worth the welcome with tea and biscuits served in the beautiful garden by David, the host. The bed was the best out of all the 9 beds we sampled on our walk, and the vegetarian meal - tagliatelli with fresh... More 

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North America
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9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a wonderful B&B. One of the rooms - the one we stayed in - it's actually a little miniature house made out of a converted dovecote; it has a kitchen and shower downstairs and a large bedroom upstairs full of the alcoves where doves used to nest. The B&B has an incredible garden and beautiful views. The owners... More 

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23 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a good B&B, set in a large traditional-style house very close to the Hadrian’s Wall walk (which we were doing). Friendly hosts welcomed us with a pot of tea and nice biscuits on arrival. Good sized room, large comfortable bed, good en suite. Nice breakfast. Got some useful advice on the next leg of the walk; it was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Everything about this place is lovely. Having 'walked the wall', we were tired and didn't need fuss - just feeding and a comfy place to rest...... the food was home made, delicious and filling and the rooms were clean and very very comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble - the hosts were helpful and friendly but did not intrude -... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a great place to stay while walking along Hadrian's Wall. The rooms are excellent and the couple who run it are interested in you and interesting themselves. The walled garden is amazing. We had a lovely evening meal and a super breakfast. Highly recommended

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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was our second night on our Hadrians wall trail walk. We had only had to walk 8 miles that day in very pleasant conditions. Nice guest house in a beautiful location with a well planted walled garden. The rooms were very good. Breakfast on our departure was also very good. As there are no pubs or restaurants close by... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great place to stay, friendly owners, fantastic rooms and amazing breakfast, just what's needed before a long hadrians wall walk, highly recommend it and hope to be back sometime really soon, will book dinner next time for sure

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Address: East House, Lincoln Hill, Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4BE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Hexham > Humshaugh
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Dovecote Humshaugh, England

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