Background photo by Joan Thirlaway
  • Perfect for exploring Hadrian's Wall

    Perfect for exploring Hadrian's Wall

  • Cottage dates back to the 1600's

    Cottage dates back to the 1600's

  • Beautifully converted

    Beautifully converted

  • Patio with fantastic view

    Patio with fantastic view

Welcome to West Nichold

Perched above Gilsland village the Heart of Hadrian's Wall country, sits West Nichold cottage, with spectacular views stretching from Hadrian's Wall, to the Lake District Fells & Scotland.

This is the perfect base to walk Hadrian's Wall, with Roman forts just minutes away, and to explore peaceful Northumberland, with quiet open roads and rolling countryside. The cottage is situated on our 500 acre farm at Wardrew.

  • Luxury self-catering accommodation for up to 8
  • Carefully retained original features with all modern facilities provided

The cottage which dates back to the 1600's was a fortified dwelling, built in typical Bastle House style, and has been painstakingly restored and converted.

We have retained many original features, gnarled oak beams, arrow slit windows, sark boarded ceilings and hayloft steps.

Winter at West Nichold

Happy New Year to one & all, we hope you have had a splendid time with family & friends. We certainly did at the cottage, the place looked particularly nice with all the Christmas decorations.

After all the build up to the festive season, hustle & bustle, we start to think about a well earned break, just to slide away from it all. This time of year at West Nichold is a time of quiet reflection and restoration, snuggling up with a good book, watching the world go by, peppered with brisk walks to blow away the cobwebs, and feel exhilarated. Lovely to get a group of friends & family together for a catch up, sharing those special moments to remember. When the snow comes, feeling like your in a world of your own.

Give it a try - you don't know what you're missing!

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Looking for that perfect getaway. Ideal place to kick off those shoes & unwind, away from life's stresses.