Gilsland holiday house rental with balcony/terrace, walking and TV and rural retreat

Alpha Rise

from £58 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

11 reviews

from £58 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Kitchen through to dining

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 202479

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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Situated on the outskirts of the village of Gilsland, the house is very close to Hadrians Wall.This spacious former joiners workshop offers luxurious, contemporary accommodation in the heart of Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site. Recently converted by local craftsmen to the highest standard, Alpha Rise offers something a little different to the typical holiday cottage. An ideal base to explore the central section of Hadrians Wall and to enjoy the taste of rural village life without compromising on comfort.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle 55 km, Nearest railway: Haltwhistle 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Completed in 2011 this former Joiners workshop has been lovingly finished to provide a holiday home with a touch of luxury & comfort.

The accommodation totals 95 square metres of floor space over 2 floors. The entrance hall leads to a large, well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar continuing to a stylish open plan dining/living room area. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms (one en-suite ) all with countryside views ,and a luxury family bathroom with bath and power shower. To the rear of the property there is a raised patio area with garden furniture seating for 6 people and off road parking.

The property comfortably accommodates 6 with double beds in two of the Bedrooms. The third Bedroom offers the option of either a large double or small twin beds (suitable for children)

The Cumbria region

An ideal base from which to explore this exceptional piece of Roman History. Passing only yards from the front door you could be walking the wall within minutes .The major Roman forts of Birdoswold, Vindolanda, Housesteads and Chesters are all within easy reach.

To the East explore the Northumberland National Park with Kielder water and Cragside, the first house to be lit by hydro electricity. The spectacular Northumbrian coast provides an excellent day trip. The award winning Beamish Museum is only an hours drive. Head west to the market town of Brampton or discover the Border city of Carlisle, 18 miles from Gilsland. The breathtaking Lake District can be reached in less than an hours drive for those looking to explore a little further.


Set in beautiful dramatic countryside on the border between Northumberland & Cumbria. Gilsland has The Samson Inn ,The Bridge Inn Pub,House of Meg tearooms , and Gilsland Spa Hotel. Discover the Irthing Gorge and see the Popping Stone where Sir Walter Scott popped the question to Miss Charpentier. The Roman Wall passes through the village with Poltross Burn Milecastle only a ten minute stroll from Alpha Rise. To the West of the village a fine stretch of the wall leads to the River Irthing, where a metal bridge was built at Willowford in 2001, providing a continuous route to Birdoswald Roman Fort.

Relax and enjoy a tranquil escape in this peaceful village.

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Review 1-10 of 11

22 Sep 2015



We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Alpha Rise. On our arrival Keith the owner welcomed us and showed us around and went through a few things re heating etc., which was very helpful. A very spacious and comfortable cottage,very well equipped and with all the facilities you could possibly need. Only a short walk from the village and from Hadrians Wall, so an ideal spot for walking. Great for cycling too, some of our party had taken their bikes. Plenty of information in the property about the local area, places to visit,cafes, pubs etc. We certainly hope to return as we had a great time.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Alpha Rise. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Keith & Susan

23 Sep 2014


"An excellent holiday cottage which is very well furnished and equipped."

We rented Alpha Rise for a short 3 day break to use as a base for exploring Hadrian's Wall and the surrounding area. The cottage itself is beautifully furnished and comprehensively equipped for a long or short stay. Everything which you might need has been thought of by the owners. The accommodation was very comfortable. We found the property to be immaculately clean for our stay. The cottage is vey close to the Wall. A short walk along a quiet lane takes you to the Hadrian's Wall footpath, with Birdoswald Fort being about 2 miles distant. It is excellently placed for touring the wall. The village of Gilsland has two pubs and one tea shop (The House of Meg). We didn't try the pubs but the tea-shop was good for lunch. Would definitely return for a longer stay.

23 Apr 2013


"An exceptional standard of accomodation and great value."

Alpharise is one of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in. Every detail has been considered right down to the finishing touches and we could not fault it in any way. The contents of the property is of a very high standard from the furniture, fixtures and fittings down to the kitchen contents and bedding. The kitchen was equipped to a standard far higher than a normal holiday cottage with everything you would usually have at home. A good quality travel cot with additional padded mattress and a highchair were provided for our toddler too. Keith and Susan have thought of every little aspect in the cottage which really does show in it's seamless presentation and facilities. Location wise it is perfect for Hadrian's Wall and great for walkers being just a short walk away from the Hadrian's Wall path and equally easy to drive to other sites along the wall.

Thank you for your lovely comments.We are very proud of our holiday home, and we are so glad you appreciated our efforts. Keith & Susan

9 Apr 2013


"Lovely house gret asking country"

We went to walk Hadrian's Wall, we did it all, it was lovely, especially coming home evey night after a long day's walk to Alpha rise.Lovely comfortable stylish and quiet. We al had a great time . The owners were very helpful , kind and thoughtful, with some lovely touches in the house Would definitely. Go again. Thank you.

Thank you for your comments we are pleased you found Alpha Rise relaxing and comfortable after a long day walking Hadrian's Wall.Keith & Susan

11 May 2012


"Great accommodation"

Very comfortable, very smart house - had everything you might need. Very friendly and helpful owners. Great location, too - just minutes away from Hadrian's wall, 15 mins from some of the major sites like Vindolanda and Housesteads, 25 mins from Hexham, 1 hour from Newcastle. We had a great trip.

2 Feb 2012


"Very clean and contemporary home from home"

What a lovely surprise to find a lovely clean home from home with everything you would need for an enjoyable experiance. We arrived with everything we would need for our stay with friends(6 of us in all) and found the open plan lounge/ dinner/ kitchen lovely. It meant that no-one missed out on the gossip whilst cooking or getting a drink. It is on a hill with lovely views, and a short walk to the pubs (2 in the village but both very quiet). You do need a car for the shops. Just a tip, dont go with an 02 mobile as there is no signal!

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