Good Hotel Guide Review
Pull off the National Trail and into Liam McNulty and Lauren Harrison’s B&B on a 100-acre organic farm: the longest-running stretch of uninterrupted Hadrian’s Wall wends straight through the farmyard. The remains of a bridge and two turrets can still be seen from the old byre, which houses five cosily stylish, energy-efficient bedrooms. Each has exposed wooden beams, slate floors and antique furniture; a waterfall shower. Head to the Samson Inn in the village for dinner (under the same management; lifts offered); lamb from the farm appears on the menus. Packed lunches available (£6). Plenty of places for guests to walk, picnic and sit. Lounge/breakfast room. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV. No background music. Children (family suite) welcomed; well-behaved dogs by arrangement (£5 charge; chickens and sheep on farm). Resident dog. ½ mile W of Gilsland, between Gilsland village and Birdoswald Roman fort. 5 bedrooms (all on ground floor). Per room B&B £88–£95. Closed Dec–Feb.