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The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House
Ranked #3 of 7 Gilsland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 July 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights. Beautiful views to Hadrian's Wall from the front facing rooms. Excellent breakfast to a very high standard; huge choice of menu. Elaine, the proprietor truly values her guests and aims to help them in every way she can.

Very highly recommended

Room Tip: Hadrian's retreat has a separate bathroom opposite. Caligula's chamber has an en-suite. We d...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We have never ever stayed in a place like this. Everything is top drawer. We were treated like royalty. We had left our walking sticks in a village hall and mentioned it to Dick. 15 minutes later the sticks were back. We still do not understand how he did that, magic. The view from the luxurious bedroom across the valley was the icing on the cake. By the way, the cake itself was super, as was the tea and all the other food. The price-quality is absolutely brilliant. If you happen to be in the area and do not stay there, you only have yourselves to blame, we have warned you.
Margriet and Huub Stollman from the Netherlands

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

About half an hour east of Carlisle this lovely home is yours to share for a night or two. We had 2 rooms for one night, a double and twin with friends. Both were beautiful rooms, the double ensuite the twin with own bathroom across landing. Lots of extra touches in room including tea and coffee in various 'flavours'.
A breakfast award is boasted by certificate on wall and it was very good. Another couple were staying over too and we all had a good chat exchanging travel tales. If there was one criticism - we found the breakfast area a little cramped between table and sideboard for everyone to get their cereal etc but all good quality food. Would suggest just bringing mixed toast to the table if full rather than trying to do to order - got a little confusing.
Location is rural although not quite as close to 'The Wall' (hadrians) as I thought it may be. Lovely countryside view.
Lovely large lounge to relax in, lined with books and dvds, cosy chairs, luxurious homliness

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Our stay at The Hill on the Wall was perfect. Having thought about what can be improved I cannot think of a thing. We were warmly welcomed on arrival by Elaine who was helpful and informative. The whole accommodation was beautifully presented, with elegant furnishings. The room and en-suite were both good sizes, clean and had everything we could wish for. Many varieties of teas, coffee, bottled water, biscuits and a bar of chocolate, the bathroom had slippers,dressing gowns and a plentiful supply of toiletries. Breakfast was an array of cereals, fruit, yoghurt and we had the cooked breakfast, which was excellent. All in all, excellent accommodation with a lovely host, would definitely stay here again and recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Superb! Treat yourself and stay here, you won't be disappointed. This is a wonderfull bed and breakfast that pulls out all the stops so you have a delightfull stay. If you are doing the Hadrians Wall Path it provides a restfull oasis, one that you don't feel like leaving. I'll be returning in the near future.

Room Tip: It doesn't matter which room you get they are terrific.
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

My friend and I stayed two nights here while visiting Hadrian's Wall. We had a wonderfully spacious twin room with private bathroom across the hall, with both a bath and separate shower cubicle. The bathroom was also equipped with loads of huge towels and an enormous bathroom cabinet chock full of toiletries. There was a huge guest lounge, which we didn't need to use as our bedroom was spacious enough. Our hostess welcomed us with offers of tea and cake in the lounge both evenings and the breakfast was fantastic. I had smoked salmon and cream cheese on potato cakes the first day - utter heaven! Then the full English the second day was equally delicious. It is about a 10-15 minute walk to The Samson Inn, which had a great menu. I recommend staying here unreservedly!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

What a brilliant find! I can't recommend HotW highly enough and would say it's incredible value for money. Lovely rooms, stunning views, the yummiest scrummiest breakfasts and extremely welcoming hosts. Cake and tea was on permanent flow and there was even a box of Maltesers in room so that's always going to score highly with me! I stayed with a friend and we were delighted when we arrived especially after a disappointing stay in a different place the eve before. Only downside is that we didn't have enough free time to enjoy the amenities more fully! I would definitely stay again.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Hill on the Wall Country Guest House

Address: The Hill Nr Birdoswald, Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Brampton > Gilsland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Gilsland
Price Range: £37 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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