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“Small but beautifully formed”
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Fairshaw Rigg
Ranked #1 of 1 Low Gate B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Retford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Small but beautifully formed”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed for just two nights in June, and were delighted with this place. The room was spotless, comfortable, and spacious.
The breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice, and the owners were very helpful and friendly.
The location was perfect, being just out of Hexham, in beautiful countryside.
I would readily recommend Fairshaw Rigg to anyone going to this stunning area.

The Alpacas are pretty cute too.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Great-justo-get-away, Owner at Fairshaw Rigg, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Many thanks, Alan, for so positively endorsing Fairshaw Rigg. Hope to see you again.
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our room was lovely and the bathroom spacious and well-equipped; it's spotlessly clean. Paul was a fabulous host and the breakfast was superb. A really comfortable nights sleep - the duvet was alpaca fleece and i shall seriously think about investing in one. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Great-justo-get-away, Owner at Fairshaw Rigg, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thanks so much for all your kind words - whilst I'm the face most see it great that you appreciate all that Kathryn - the boss - does behind the scenes.

Hope to see you again:-)
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

This place is a gem. Fabulous location, in beautiful countryside while being very convenient for Hexham, Hadrian's Wall and other attractions. The rooms are beautiful, and superbly comfortable. We particularly liked the bathrooms: modern, spacious, and with everything you could possibly need provided. The family are welcoming and hospitable. Breakfast was first-rate, with some thoughtful options alongside the traditional full English. Kathryn's vegetarian platter was delicious, especially the potato and apple rösti. We were en route to Scotland, so we only stayed one night, but hope to go back for a proper stay before too long.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Great-justo-get-away, Owner at Fairshaw Rigg, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your short stay and hope you will return. Kathryn works hard on her breakfasts and we are proud to offer such a wide choice of freshly cooked food.
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london
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We had a wonderful stay during easter at Fairshaw Rigg!

Paul & Katherine are excellent hosts. The rooms very charming and inviting, I appreciated the extra electric heater in addition to the room radiator to keep me warm. the homemade breakfast was filling and delicious! The B&B was conveniently located for our visit to Hadrians wall, Vindolanda and the Roman museum. We also used it as a base to visit Holy Island for a day.

We have already recommended this to many of our friends even those who don"t have any immediate plans to visit Northern England.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Great-justo-get-away, Owner at Fairshaw Rigg, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Many thanks for recommending us already and I know your review will help "sell" Fairshaw Rigg on Trip Adviser. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back one day.
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Just come back from our 3rd visit to Fairshaw Rigg and what a pleasure again as everything excellent as usual . Lovely accommodation so peaceful and quiet set in a wonderful part of Northumberland . Bedrooms spotless and beautifully decorated and furnished . Breakfasts delicious with lots of choice . We took our 2 granddaughters this year and they cant wait to go again . Thank you Paul and Kathryn for making us feel so welcome . Hope to see you again in 2015


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Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Great-justo-get-away, Owner at Fairshaw Rigg, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
It was lovely to meet the granddaughters again and I'm pleased they found Fairshaw Rigg more comfortable than the caravan! We look forward to hearing from you when the racing calendar is set for next year:)
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
269 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Four of us spent four nights here last week -- taking two of the three available rooms -- and we can't speak highly enough of our hosts, Paul and Kathryn and their daughter Hannah. Their warm hospitality and genuine concern for their guests made our stay in Northumberland memorable indeed. We enjoyed their company almost as much as the wonderful home for travelers they have created in the wilds outside of Hexham. They define the very idea of a bed and breakfast.

We slept soundly every night and always looked forward to a delicious North country breakfast, chatting with the other guests or sipping coffee as we planned our outings for that day.

Four (or rather eight) very big thumbs up for the Fairshaw Rigg -- if we ever go back to that part of England we will make a point of staying there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Great-justo-get-away, Owner at Fairshaw Rigg, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
We really enjoyed hosting you all Steve and I know Jack was chuffed with the review you posted for the Carts Bog too.

We'd love to see you again some time !
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Fairshaw Rigg is a very comfortable place to stay. Lovely, clean and quiet rooms that are very spacious and clean. Very quiet with wonderful views. The breakfast was delicious and there was plenty of it! The location is very convenient for all of the sites including Vindolanda and Hadrian's Wall. Hexham also has a lot to offer as a traditional market town. A visit to the gaol is well worth it!

Room Tip: The larger rooms are very spacious and comfortable. You'll need to put the heaters on if you go...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Great-justo-get-away, Owner at Fairshaw Rigg, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Your kind review is so important Beci and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.
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Property: Fairshaw Rigg
Address: Low Gate, Hexham NE46 2NW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Hexham > Low Gate
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Low Gate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairshaw Rigg 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairshaw Rigg is an exclusive 5*, silver awarded, bed and breakfast establishment near Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland. Our guests always enjoy a warm and friendly welcome and accommodation of a very high standard. Relax in our luxurious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms whilst enjoying tranquillity, privacy and individual service. Fairshaw Rigg is a small working alpaca farm where we specialise in breeding top quality black alpacas, most of which graze happily next to the house. Situated just 2 miles SW of the famous market town of Hexham, Fairshaw Rigg is near many places of natural beauty and historic interest. Hadrian’s Wall is very close by together with numerous other Roman sites. ... more   less 
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