We've just come back from staying 2 nights at beautiful 16th/17th Century Bastle House. The photos on the Web page don't do it justice. Log fire, comfortable beds, excellent kitchen that had everything! Sainsburys directly over the road. Shops, pubs and takeaways right on your doorstep.
We ate in The Black Bull the first night, delicious, and took an Indian takeaway back to the cottage the second. Watching the sun come up over the hills every morning from our kitchen window was just perfect.
We were able to leave the cars and hike up to Hadrians Wall.
There were 5 of us and we can't wait to go back.