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Willowford Farm and the Irthing valley
Willowford Farm - dining area
Willowford Farm - seating area
Willowford Farm - Bedroom 3, all are en suite and can be either doubles or twins
Willowford Farm - Bedroom 5, a double or twin
Willowford Farm - Bedroom 2, a double or twin
Willowford Farm - Bedroom 1, a double or twin
Willowford Farm - kitchen
Willowford Farm - the sitting and dining room
Willowford Farm - guest lawn off dining room
Willowford Roman Bridge remains
Hadrian's Wall at Willowford
Willowford footbridge over the River Irthing
Willowford Farm - dining area
Willowford Farm - seating area
Willowford Farm - Bedroom 3, all are en suite and can be either doubles or twins
Willowford Farm - Bedroom 5, a double or twin

Willowford Farm, Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria

5 - 10 5 Bed 10 Dining

Dog friendly holiday house near Brampton sleeping 10 for multi generational family get togethers and active weekends with friends

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Willowford Farm, Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, sleeps 5 - 10 in 5 bedrooms.

Willowford Farm is an organic farm in the north-east corner of Cumbria, just a few hundred metres from the Northumberland border. The farm buildings sit above the River Irthing and enjoy wonderful views down the valley as it wanders westwards towards the Eden and eventually the Solway Firth. The farm is bisected by one of the longest remaining stretches of Hadrian's Wall which includes 2 turrets, the remains of a Roman bridge and the signature stone of the chief stonemason for this section, Philipus of the Fifth Cohort.

In 2007 one of the stone byres was converted into holiday accommodation sleeping 10 guests – what had been the milking parlour, cart house, grain store and pig holes became guest accommodation! This holiday house near Brampton is ideal for extended families, 2 or 3 small families or groups of friends who want to enjoy the beautiful setting, rich in natural beauty, teeming with wildlife and steeped in history.

The house offers 5 en suite bedrooms which can be arranged as either doubles or twins, a dining room / lounge with comfortable seating, a log burning stove and a large table for sociable eating together, and a kitchen which is is modern and well equipped. There's plenty of character with exposed wooden beams, local Westmorland slate flooring and antique furniture, and the house is heated using underfloor heating and insulated with Thermafleece sheep’s wool. There are 2 outdoor areas exclusively for guests' use.

The farm is bounded by the River Irthing which, with the surrounding meadows, offer delightful picnicking, wild swimming in the summer months, wildlife spotting and walking. Hadrian's Wall National Trail runs through the farm and Birdoswald Roman Fort is just 1 mile east. To the west are more walks and all the major Roman attractions including Vindolanda, Housesteads, Chesters and the Roman Army Museum.



Limited mobile phone reception but free WiFi in all guest areas.

Disabled Facilities

1 bedroom and the dining / sitting area has wheelchair access - please contact us for more details.

Dog Friendly

Up to 2 dogs allowed by prior arrangement.


Fully equipped kitchen including pots, pans, utensils, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, 5 burner hob, double oven plus washing machine-dryer.

Dining Room

Tables and chairs, plus cutlery and crockery for up to 10 people immediately off the kitchen.

Sitting Room

Comfortable chairs, wood burning stove and flat screen TV at the other end of the room to the dining area.

TV and Music Facilities

TVs and digital radios in each bedroom, large TV in communal sitting area.

Games Room

There is no games room.

Heating and Open Fires

All rooms heated by underfloor heating plus a wood-burning stove in the sitting area.


5 en suite bedrooms, each can sleep 2 people with either 2 single beds or 1 double.


Bed linen and towels provided.


5 en suite bedrooms, 3 are wetrooms with showers, 2 have baths.

Children's Facilities

100 acres of open space plus Hadrian's Wall!


At the rear of the property is a lawned area with a large picnic table and off the dining room is another lawn with benches and a barbecue.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool. However, there are some stretches of the river which are swimmable in the right conditions!


Parking for up to 5 cars.


No smoking inside any of the buildings.

Booking Information

Check in on Fridays at 4pm; check out by 10am on day of departure.
Full payment required in advance subject to our cancellation terms – please contact us for details.

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

THe Byre

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £2000
3 Night Weekend
From £1150
Midweek per night
From £210


The property is accessed from opposite the primary school in Gilsland via a 1/2 mile rough track that follows Hadrian’s Wall. Between Kielder Forest Park and the North Pennines, near Carlisle.

  • 185 goes through Gilsland every day.
  • Haltwhistle (6 miles).
  • Gilsland less than 1 mile. Haltwhistle 6 miles, Brampton 6 miles, Carlisle 18 miles, Hexham 20 miles.
  • There's a small shop in the House of Meg tearooms in Gilsland. Small supermarkets in Haltwhistle and Brampton, large ones in Carlisle and Hexham.
  • House of Meg tearooms in Gilsland serve food every day, the Greenhead Hotel (3 miles) serves food every evening.
  • Carlisle (15 miles), Newcastle (40 miles).

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