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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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Telkwa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Toronto
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118 reviews 118 reviews
34 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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Devon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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