Holiday home Bibra is a single-storey, cosy cottage situated on the fringes of the village of Gilsland, straddling the Northumberland, Cumbria border. The cottage sleeps two people in its double bedroom, and also has a bathroom, a compact kitchen and a cosy sitting and dining room. Outside the cottage there is off road parking for one car, and a shared patio area. Surrounded by stunning countryside, and located on Hadrian's Wall, Bibra is a perfect cottage for a romantic escape.
Area Gilsland is a small village straddling both Northumberland and Cumbria, and is home to a country inn and a few small, local shops. It is situated on Hadrian's Wall, and is ideal for exploring the north Pennines, Eden Valley, the Scottish Borders and even as far south as the Lake District National Park.
Region Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.
Amenities Electric storage heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, radio alarm with iPod dock. All power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Small shared patio platform with picnic bench, overlooking countryside. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub serving food 10 mins walk.
The apartment was compact and clean and formed a useful base for caring for a vulnerable relative in Haltwhistle and walking parts of the Pennine Way.. However, very poor BBC tv reception together with no Vodafone mobile signal and no broadband or wifi was a little unexpected when we needed to keep up to date with Covid news.
Not impressed by the sheer volume of Sykes marketing emails as soon as we had booked. A confirmation of a booking and then a request for feedback afterwards is OK. All the rest is a big disincentive not to use Sykes again.
Lovely apartment, perfectly situated for excellent walking with the Hadrian's Wall path just metres from the front door.. Very comfortable break, cottage clean and well equipped and very peaceful. Lovely to have a good deep bath for after long walks.
I have had a consistently good experience of Sykes Cottages.. Bibra continued this: comfortable, well equipped and well located. Simple and accurate booking process and communication.
Clean accommodation and very well placed for most things Hadrian, the Hadrian wall walk / footpath approx 200 metres from the front door, and a nice touch with a bottle of wine left for new arrivals, thanks.. ...
Lovely location great views easy access to many places,
The accomodation is lovely and clean and in a great rural location for exploring the countryside on foot.. It has everything you would need for a relaxing and very secluded break from the world.
A thoroughly enjoyable break.. Location was excellent for getting along the wall and a good diversion for my husband who is having cancer treatment. A joy not to have a phone signal for anyone to bug us. Would recommend to anyone as warm and comfortable. Thanks for the wonderful break
This self catering cottage felt like a home away from home - a very welcome surprise as some self catering cottages are very sparse and not as homely but Bibra was absolutely lovely and very well priced. Countryside location was as expected.
A lovely little Cottage. Excellent location for exploring the area.
We loved everything about our holiday. The cottage was lovely, the local area was beautiful and the locals are friendly.
The cottage was in an idyllic setting providing you like the peace and quiet - we loved it. The setting is in a lovely spot with beautiful scenery round about. Thanks for your recommendation.
The cottage was spotlessly clean and is compact enought for 2 people. The kitchen has everything you need and the bed is comfy. The only issue I had was the power from the shower is really low to the point of an almost dribble and it was really cold in the cottage and took a long time to heat up. Other than those minor niggles it is a great little cottage and good spot for getting out and about
Lovely cottage, nicely decorated, small but perfectly formed.
The peace and quiet was wonderful and the location was ideal for walking and relaxing.
The cottage was spotlessly clean and, although very compact, also very comfortable - very much home from home. Little touches, eg memory foam mattress and a bottle of wine, added to the welcome.Thank you for a lovely stay.
It was a small and cosy cottage-flat. The bed was particularly comfortable. It was peaceful. There was room to do some yoga and meditation in the lounge.
Setting was wonderful. Bibra was very well equipped, well laid out and clean and tidy. Fantastic mattress, felt well rested. The complementary wine was a lovely touch. It was literally a case of walk in, unpack, ready to roll. A great base for sightseeing. A proper home from home, thank you.
Very near to Hadrian's wall, good for walking. Very quiet location, away from it all.
A very well presented small cottage in an ideal location for Hadrian's Wall.
It was close to lots of interesting attractions, whilst remaining secluded enough to give us a peaceful escape. Overall, it was a perfect weekend break.
The location was excellent for walking Hadrian's Wall and exploring locally.
Lovely cottage and ideally situated for excellent walking. We liked the close proximity to Hadrian's Wall and local tourist attractions. The locals were very friendly and helpful, in particular the landlady at the 'Samson Inn' which was ideally situated close to the cottage.
We loved the 5 nights at Bibra and would definitely return in the near future. It had everything we needed for our stay.
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