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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England

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Clio47
New York City
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Would stay here again and recommend it to anyone”
Reviewed June 1, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We booked a week at the Drover's Rest while walking Hadrian's Wall. It was an ideal location and we manged to navigate every place from Heddon-on-Wall to Carlisle from here. The bus stop is right downstairs, and several buses stop there, most importantly the AD122. The train station is a short walk from the rental. There is a great pub (The Black Bull) right across the square and several grocery stores within short distance, from the Sainsbury's just out back to the local butcher practically next door. When the Black Bull was closed for dinner, we went up to the Mile Castle Pub on the bus and then had a pleasant walk back down, via the road or the burn.
The rental itself is very clean and comfortable. Everything is quite new and kept in good working order — from the clothes washer to the wifi. One of the greatest features is the bedroom window. You can lie in bed and watch the night sky in apparently one of the darkest places around. In May the sky only grew dark around 11 pm and the sky was lightening by 4 am, so after a big day's walk it was pleasant to fall asleep looking at the stars.
The folks who own this place are extremely pleasant and accommodating. Yes, we recommend the Drover's Rest!!!

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: that we didn't stay longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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John R
1 review
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed December 6, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Nice, very friendly welcome from the owners.
Excellent furnishing, spotless accommodation - really everything we needed.
Apartment centrally located, quiet, despite being in the centre of town with Sainsbury's just a short walk away.
Close to bus stop and railway station with many interesting places to visit nearby and within convenient travelling distance.
Local people very friendly. Brilliant weather for the entire stay.

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CathySpai...
Barcelona, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An enjoyable and very comfortable stay in the heart of Haltwhistle”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This first floor apartment was large, spotlessly clean and the feature bay window allowed plenty of natural light. The kitchen was fully functional with a large dining table and two very comfortable settees to watch the large flat screen TV. The spacious bedroom was clean and comfortable with plenty of storage.

The large bathroom was only let down by the smallish shower however there was constant hot water and plenty of towels provided.

The apartment was located in the middle of a very friendly town with easy walking to the supermarket and the local (extremely hospitable) pubs. A short walk to the train station makes this apartment accessible to those without a car.

This was an ideal spot to visit Hadrians Wall as well countless walks and we would definitely stay there again and recommend it to friends and relatives.

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Liked best: The large apartment and the lovely bay window
Liked least: The smallish shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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gcaston7
Norwich
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A perfect place for a holiday in the area”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Set on Main Street opposite the market place very close to shops pubs and bus stop with Sainsburys at the back it couldn't be more convenient we were met by Stella who was very friendly and helpful, there was chocs and wine which didn't last long but thats another story. There are many leaflets on the surrounding area. Everything we needed was supplied in short it could not be faulted.
If you want pies you must try Billy Bells just up the road

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Jonnyb72
Surrey
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great little place to stay”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

As many of the other reviews have commented on the Drover’s Rest is clean, well maintained, in a great location and has all you would require from a holiday let. The check-in, by the owner Ian, was welcoming and helpful, and the bottle of wine and Easter egg was a nice touch. There are a few pubs nearby, the Jubilee is recommended for its refreshingly surprising decor and atmosphere. We walked from the apartment to Hadrian’s Wall on a 6 mile day out which was great, but were disappointed to find that Milecastle pub closed at 3pm on a Bank Holiday; so no refreshing drink for us on the way back from our trek. Overall, a great place to stay and would recommend it without hesitation.

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Todmorden
Reviewed January 16, 2014 for a stay in October 2013

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“wonderful place”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 for a stay in October 2012

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. We were greeted by the owners and found gifts of wine and chocolates waiting fo us. They were very helpful and informative. The flat was lovely, sparklingly clean and very well equipped. It was very convenient for shops, pubs and bus stops should you need them. It was central to all the places we wanted to visit, The Roman Army Museum, Vindolanda, the Roman Walls, Hexham, Brampton and other places to numerous to mention. A week was not enough!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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