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The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House

The Hill Nr Birdoswald, Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DA England
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Hill on the Wall is a unique Bed & Breakfast near Hadrian's Wall with more than a touch of luxury. Somewhere to relax, unwind and recharge. So much more than a B&B, we are graded by Visit Britain as 5 Star Gold. Rest assured that as a guest of ours you will experience the best of hospitality within the luxury and comfort of a private country house atmosphere... Stylish yet practical and comfortable featuring accommodation of exceptional style and luxury. A commitment to quality with a personal touch.
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Free parking
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Beth wrote a review Aug 2021
17 contributions1 helpful vote
Hill on the Wall was a fantastic traditional looking house with real history to it. Great views, could see the wall I’d walked from my window. Elaine (& Ellie) were very welcoming, lovely touch- tea/coffee, cake, chocolate treats await your arrival in your room! A well cooked & filling breakfast provided, just what you need before tackling yet more wall. The beds were very comfy and rooms spacious and really clean. Bathrooms very modern (maybe recently updated) well maintained, and again little touches that make you know they have the customers in mind.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Roam671450 wrote a review Nov 2022
Palm Coast, Florida1 contribution1 helpful vote
We felt like royalty in this lovely, historic, elegant guest house! The sitting room with plush furniture, a full thoughtfully organized, annotated library, and expansive views of the wall path countryside is comfortable and inviting. The bedrooms are roomy and absolutely beautiful - with ironed sheets! Bathrooms most spacious and luxurious of any B&B we visited. Sitting outside on the veranda that evening drinking hot tea nibbling on our slices of chocolate cake that were waiting for us in our room, and enjoying the scenery both near on the guest house grounds and far out on the hilly horizon was peaceful, even meditative. Breakfast was delicious. Our host gracious and helpful, even helping me by calling a cab and calling ahead to the next B&B to ask that they allow me to check in early due to a medical issue that prevented me from continuing to hike with my family. Grateful and delighted. So happy we sojourned here!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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an201214 wrote a review Jun 2021
Barnsley, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
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Guests will find nice treats in their rooms & will also be treated to freshly prepared breakfast next morning. Rooms are exceptionally clean & comfortable. Thank you to Elaine & Ian to make us feel welcome.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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melissaacooper wrote a review Aug 2020
Bolton, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here overnight as part of a walking holiday and what a brilliant place to relax and unwind. The building and its gardens are beautiful with complete thought given to everything. The decor was completely in keeping with the property but the ensuite was cutting edge and the power shower was very welcome! The bedding was perfect, and what can I say about breakfast! All top quality produce cooked to perfection served in a beautiful dining room covered in interesting items to keep you entertained whilst eating. Our host was discreet but always there when required and very helpful ensuring we got a booking at a local restaurant as the location was quite remote. My partner and I didn't want to leave. I also want to mention the views...they are great. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lazerlight wrote a review Jul 2021
Plymouth, United Kingdom148 contributions47 helpful votes
Having stayed four years ago and knowing that the rooms and service would be excellent I stayed for 2 days while walking The Hadrian's Wall path for Macmillan. A lot of money has been spent in upgrading the bathrooms. A beautiful house and location overlooking the Willowford Valley and a section of Hadrian's Wall.
Rooms are first class and very comfortable, clean with excellent facilities. Elaine as usual the perfect host with a slice of cake to welcome you left in your room. Breakfast is at 8.30, It is first class with a great selection of options. Will continue to recommend to others. Simply the best. A great stay
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Caligula's Lair is my top choice but all rooms are excellent
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Bilbostour wrote a review Oct 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Back at The Hill on The Wall and it continues to impress and delight even after countless stays over the past 20 years. The house still has its country house charm with bedrooms and bathrooms that usually grace 5 star country hotels. Not surprising this is how its been rated by tourist organisations
I was surprised to see the 3 star rating complaining that Elaine now calls her guests into the house, rather than meeting them at the front door. I sincerely hope that when 'ellarvey' gets to her mid 70s, and suffers chronic back pain, people are more sympathetic to her plight. For me Elaine will always be the ultimate hostess. Kind, thoughtful and dedicated to delivering the extras that give me, and all her guests, an exceptional first class service.
I had my usual wonderful stay, enjoying once more the feather beds and the best breakfasts ever served. None of it is "what you'd expect in a BnB", just read the reviews. Some people however, are never satisfied!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms to the south have views over Hadrian's Wall. My favourite room has a separate bathroom....
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fourviolets wrote a review Oct 2021
Hertford, United Kingdom426 contributions220 helpful votes
By far the nicest place we stayed along our Hadrian's Wall walk. It really is very special and definitely a place to return to. I didn't even want to leave the room to be honest. Dressing gown, slippers, cake, chocolate biscuits, the most enormous selection of teas, amazing breakfast, bedroom and bathroom. It's really the generosity that makes this a standout, and other more grudging bnb owners would do well to take note - here you are never going to run out of milk, toilet roll and the like! It's all the little thoughtful extra touches that are so appreciated.
The house itself is beautiful.
We found out afterwards that when walking west to east, you will see the house high up to your left as you walk, and in fact there is a path up to the house through the fields which would cut out the long tiring slog through the village. It is worth checking this out beforehand.
I would give it 10 stars if I could.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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winslow u wrote a review Jun 2022
Asheville, North Carolina22 contributions3 helpful votes
It is such a peaceful and wonderful place. There are window seats for gazing at a landscape bisected by Hadrian's Wall or curled up with tea and a book. Our room overlooking the front step and garden had every amenity one could want. Plenty of choices of tea, biscuits and always slices of fresh cake daily. We stayed there during the Jubilee and, to our delight and amazement, Elaine asked her next door neighbours to take us into town to experience the Jubilee festivities. If she had not done that, we would have not walked in a parade led by musicians and an ethereal horse head float, not watched one of the beacon fires that were being set at 9:30pm that evening around the UK. It was such a thrill to see two other beacon fires along Hadrian's Wall followed by a fireworks display. She made this magical evening happen for us and we will always be grateful. First rate experience.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Hadrian's Retreat is wonderful but do not have knowledge of the other rooms.
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Response from Adrian Wanless, Marketing at The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House
Responded 30 Jun 2022
Thank you for the lovely review. Much appreciated. Elaine always endeavours to make your stay that little bit special.
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Huw J wrote a review Jun 2021
Gosport, United Kingdom18 contributions4 helpful votes
A beautiful house with wonderful views across the valley. We had Caligula’s room with many original features, a new bathroom and all facilities. Our breakfast the next day was excellent and served by the very friendly Ellie who was smiley and helpful. However, we did arrive at this B&B at 3.40 and were told we were far too early and we couldn’t come in as check in was 4.30. Could we sit outside? This was no problem on a sunny afternoon but we felt chastised and rather unwelcome at this greeting by the owner. Shame! This is why we have only given this a 4 star. Everything else else was great.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The walk to the pub in the village took 20 mins each way.
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Englishtraveller12 wrote a review Jun 2022
Peak District, United Kingdom30 contributions11 helpful votes
Stayed overnight here whilst walking the nearby Hadrian’s Wall. Beautiful old building with stunning views . We had a lovely, spacious room which was immaculately clean . Extensive choice of teas and coffees in the room and thoughtfully, there was cake awaiting our arrival . No food available in the evening , but a member of staff helpfully gave us a lift into and back from the village where there was a pub which provided good food . Excellent breakfast in the morning. Would definitely return there .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you are staying here in a walking holiday, be aware it’s up a hill quite a way out of Gilsland...
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Steph wrote a tip Sept 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
"Be aware this location is a bit outside Gilsland and there’s no taxi. If you’ve hiked all day it’s a a little bit tiring to get there."
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winslow u wrote a tip Jun 2022
Asheville, North Carolina22 contributions3 helpful votes
"Hadrian's Retreat is wonderful but do not have knowledge of the other rooms."
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Englishtraveller12 wrote a tip Jun 2022
Peak District, United Kingdom30 contributions11 helpful votes
"If you are staying here in a walking holiday, be aware it’s up a hill quite a way out of Gilsland - if you call , the staff will pick you up"
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Escape48798135149 wrote a tip Jun 2022
Chichester, United Kingdom191 contributions22 helpful votes
"Front of house for the views."
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Bilbostour wrote a tip Oct 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
"Rooms to the south have views over Hadrian's Wall. My favourite room has a separate bathroom. Elaine advises if available when you book."
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Roman Army Museum (2.7 miles), Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall (3.1 miles), and Hadrian's Wall (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Samson Inn, House of Meg Tea Rooms, and Blenkinsopp Castle Inn & Bistro.
Is The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Gilsland.
Are there any historical sites close to The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hadrian's Wall (0.6 miles), Birdoswald Roman Fort (0.6 miles), and Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge (0.3 miles).