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Holmhead Guest House
Ranked #2 of 3 Greenhead B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed here for two nights (12th/13th May). We arrived at Holmhead after walking the difficult part of Hadrian's Wall Path, it was fantastic to walk off the path straight into this homely B&B after a gruelling day of rain and wind (we were soaked). Unfortunately we had to go back to collect our car from the previous B&B due to the AD122 not running through the week (we were not aware of this until the night before!) Fortunately Alan offered to take us the fifteen miles back to car (above and beyond any expectations) what a star!!! Both Judy and Alan are lovely attentive hosts who offer a homely welcome to their B&B. The breakfasts and packed lunches were lovely a welcomed feast!! The local Greenhead Hotel offer good food and drink and a catch up with other walkers (definitely worth a visit). You won't go wrong fitting a stay in at Holmhead whilst taking in the sights around Hadrian's wall. Thanks for everything!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

After walking 30km along the Haridan's Wall track is was absolutely amazing to be met by the kindness and warmth at the Holmhead Guest House. The bathroom is small, but the breakfast and the familiar spirit is great!
The only restaurant in the small village at the hotel near by managed to serve us some very delicious meals for our hungry stomachs, even though their kitchen was rather empty as they were hosting a wedding same evening.
Thanks to owner Alan for giving us a lift to the train station in the morning.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed one night during our walk along the Hadrian's Hall, iIs located next to the road, a very good location for walkers.
The room is small and the shower tiny but worth the location and the beautiful environment in which it is located.
The breakfast is very good and the owner is lovely.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank 2605anika
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Fantastic hospitality from two people who can't do enough for you. Stayed there in April, there were 6 of us in tota 3 brothers, two sons and an honorary family memberl. For some reason my brother decided that it would be a great idea to sing Jerusalem at one of the highest points on the walk. Allen decided it was bizarre enough to be fun and printed out the verses for each of us. Would recommend it to everyone. Great food too.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Parispuss
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I stayed at Holmhead Guest House in June 2013. I stayed with the Clarks because of the location of their guest house on Hadrian's Wall. Their place is nestled off the main road and offers a quiet, beautiful place to stay. Judy and Alan were so helpful by discussing with me how best to spend what little time I had to walk along the wall, but how to see the most amazing sights. They also helped me to ensure that I had directions to my next place of lodging. I was so grateful for all their help!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Jody F
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed in the camping barn, which was actually much more comfortable than we expected, with everything we needed including a full kitchen and dining table. There were even extra blankets in the chest of drawers; although the solar heating was cosy in the evening, it got a bit chilly by early morning. The best thing was the location, the Hadrian's Wall path goes right past the back garden, and a very nice pub is a short walk away in Greenhead.

Room Tip: Meals not included with the camping barn, bring your own food or order at the pub
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Situated in the most beautiful part of Hadrians wall, and crossed by the Pennine Way, Holmhead Cottage is without doubt the best place to stay. The Cottage offers, Camping in the garden, covered sleeping barns, self catering accommodation, and luxury bed and breakfast accommodation. Unlike most of the places that offer accommodation along Hadrians wall & The Pennine way there is no need to walk miles at the end of the day to your accommodation, the walk is literally outside the cottage. A warm welcome from Mr & Mrs Smith on arrival, and an excellent pub serving resturant quality food within 5 minutes walk. The breakfast is 5 star particularly the local sausages. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: They are all good, peaceful no noise at all, with the exception of birds & wildlife.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Eric G
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Additional Information about Holmhead Guest House

Address: Holmhead Guest House Hadrian's Wall, Greenhead CA8 7HY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Greenhead
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Greenhead
Price Range: $66 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holmhead Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holmhead sits in a sheltered valley next to the Tipalt Burn and beneath the ruins of Thirlwall Castle. The house is bordered by open fields and has far-reaching views southwards towards the North Pennines, whilst to the north lies the Northumberland National Park and Thirlwall Castle. Holmhead is built over the foundations of Hadrian’s Wall and is directly on the Pennine Way and Hadrian’s Wall National Trails. Our accommodation comprises B&B with four ensuite bedrooms and guest sitting room/breakfast room; self-catering 2-bedroomed cottage, let Saturday to Saturday; self-catering camping barn and small number of camping pitches for tents. ... more   less 

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