My wife and I stayed just one night, but would love to have had the opportunity to stay longer. Denise was an absolutely superb hostess, going above and beyond to ensure the comfort of her guests. She is a superb cook/chef and, unusually for a B&B, offers dinner as an option. As other reviewers have already noted, her meals are amazing. If you are planning a trip to the most interesting parts of Hadrian's Wall, you might well consider booking here. Book ahead - Denise is on the tour companies' radar and doesn't always have room if you're booking at short notice (as we found out).
Our room was an enormous and comfortable space with a day bed as well as a very comfortable queen-size bed and the ensuite bathroom was modern and spotless. Brookside Villa also offers a guest bar which runs on the honour system - you just write in the book what you have taken and Denise adds it to the bill when you check out. There is a nice sitting room for guests and a lovely, if cosy dining room.
To top it all off, free wireless internet is part of the service. Denise even has a netbook for complimentary use by guests.
All in all, we were absolutely delighted to spend even a single night here and would definitely go back if we were in the area again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award-winning B&B, combining style and elegance with tradition, at the heart of Hadrian's Wall Trail, in a Victorian villa set in a peaceful hamlet outside Gilsland village. 5 bright, fresh bedrooms all with contemporary, compact bathrooms. Rooms differ in size and shape, though even the smaller has a 5' (queen) bed, others range from 6' (king) to 6'6" (super-king). Enjoy a glass of wine or a local ale in the garden with great views toward Hadrian's Wall or in the comfortable lounge in front of a log fire. Then enjoy an exquisite home-cooked dinner in our lovely dining room. Designed with walkers and cyclists in mind, we are less than 10 minutes walk from the Trail. We provide packed lunches, drying room, boot and cycle racks, overnight laundry - and everything else you might need on your walking or cycling holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brookside Villa B&B Gilsland, Cumbria