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The Dovecote

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

For three couples 'of a certain age' the sight of David and Jane from East House and the Dovecote picking us up from Humsaugh after a thirty-one kilometre walk could not have been more welcome. And the cold beverages and warming food provided after a hot shower were even better. Quality accommodation, made all the more special by terrific hosts.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Dovecote one night, it is literally a converted dovecote set in a working garden with flowers, veg and an orchard. Jane made us very welcome with a cup of tea and biscuits before providing a pre-booked tasty evening meal of spaghetti bolognaise, served to everyone at their large table in the dining room. I loved the... More 

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The Dovecote is situated on the Wall route and within a few minutes walk of Humsaugh village and Chesters Fort. We were greeted by Jane who showed us to the delightful Dovecote, a duplex type apartment with a 300 year history. We overlooked a lovely garden and greenhouse with lots of fruit just ready for scrumping. The one breakfast table... More 

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W. Mass.
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We were greeted by Jane who saw how exhausted we were and immediately provided a pot of tea and cookies. After we were settled she offered to drive us to the local pub for dinner. Another couple was interested so we coordinated the time of drop off and pick up. Jane made it feel easy and not a bother. Our... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

After a long hard walk, it was marvelous to find this lovely place. The garden is astonishing, simply amazing, a life's work by the host. Had a wonderful meal in Humshaugh, with door to door service by the host, and a quiet and pleasant night's rest after walking nearly 15 miles along the Wall trail to this place. A thoroughly... More 

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had a very pleasant stay at the Dovecote while walking Hadrian's Wall. We were in the main building (East House); friends had a multi-level room across the road. Property was the estate manager's residence of John Clayton's (the "man who saved Hadrian's Wall") estate Chesters. Our room was pre-1740. Gardens are expansive and lovely. Our Room was comfortable, if a... More 

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

I stayed here whilst walking Hadrian's Wall with my granddaughter. We could not have been made more welcome. We ate with other guests round a large table and both dinner and breakfast were excellent with lots of fresh produce from the lovely garden The room was clean and comfortable. Highly recommended

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Kerry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Had a good night's sleep in the grand east house. Good spacious room with ensuite shower. Lovely breakfast with welcoming hosts. We walked (about 15 mins) to Crown in village, lovely village pub with good food. Easy to get back to Wall path.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We feel very lucky to have spent the first night of our Hadrian's Wall walk in the Dovecote at East House. The gardens are spectacular and we enjoyed a lovely dinner and substantial breakfast with the other guests. I wish we could have stayed more than one night at this beautiful and friendly place. Highly reccomended!

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Borlange, Sweden
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We spent our second night here on our Hadrian wall walk. We had the luck of being lodged in the dovecot itself. Insist of this if it´s available! It is a two floor little building. The entire top floor is the sleeping room. The bottom floor has a modern and quite luxurious bathroom and a stove and sink. Not a... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unique Grade II Listed, 18th century dovecote. Set in an acre of beautiful gardens, just across the lane from the main family home. The dovecote provides luxury accommodation with bedroom upstairs and living area and shower room downstairs. Guests have use of a private south facing terrace & can relax in the Georgian walled kitchen garden and wildlife area. Next to Hadrian’s Wall footpath and Chesters Roman Fort, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. ... more   less 

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Address: East House, Lincoln Hill, Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4BE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Hexham > Humshaugh
Number of rooms: 3
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“Do ;ook at the amazing garden and greenhouse.”
 of 5 bubbles lindacT6850OP, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the Dovecote itself.”
 of 5 bubbles 406kenp, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The Dovecote is a separate accommodation from the main house. It is an excellent choice for a quiet, peaceful stay. It is well equipped with a kitchen, sitting area and large upstairs bedroom. The TV in the bedroom has a DVD player and there are DVD's provided in the nightstand. That was a nice touch.”
 of 5 bubbles Italy407, 26 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the dovecote!”
 of 5 bubbles barneyj583, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are good - our ground floor one seemed a little bigger. Lots of hot water in good showers.”
 of 5 bubbles 453Elaine53, 20 Jul 2014 | Read review
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