5. All on ground floor.
Lounge/breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview).
All ages welcomed.
Well-behaved dogs allowed by arrangement in bedrooms, not in public rooms (£5 charge, chickens and sheep on farm).
Per room B&B £88–£95.
Good Hotel Guide Review
National Trail-blazers find cosy accommodation and a hearty breakfast at Liam McNulty and Lauren Harrison’s rustic B&B. The longest-running stretch of uninterrupted Hadrian’s Wall wends through the yard of their 100-acre organic sheep and cattle farm; from the bedrooms in the converted byre, peer out at the remains of a bridge and two turrets. The characterful, energy-efficient rooms have exposed wood beams, antique furniture and a heated floor of local Westmorland slate; each is supplied with Fairtrade tea, coffee and hot chocolate. At dinner, head to the Samson Inn in the village, under the same management (lifts are cheerfully offered); lamb from the farm appears on the menu. Packed lunches available (£6). ½ mile W of Gilsland, between Gilsland village and Birdoswald Roman fort.