Situated halfway between Newcastle and Carlisle and only 2.5 miles from Hadrian's Wall this cottage is an ideal base for the north. When we arrived we were greeted by the owner and his wife who where there finishing off work on the grounds after a complete refit of the cottages. The builders had only left the day before. Despite that the place was clean and well appointed. I would have preferred to have seen a washing machine instead of a dishwasher in the cottage for anyone with small children or are perhaps a bit more physically active than we were.