Measling Cottage

Greenhead, United Kingdom
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  • SQF 1
  •  wifi
  •  Parking



Measling Cottage is a detached cottage with outbuildings that has been recently renovated to a high standard while remaining full of character. It is ideally located for those looking to take in the history of Hadrian’s Wall or explore the Pennine Way. The Pennine Way runs right alongside the property. Set just off the A69 for easy access via road, the property remains private and hidden by the trees that line the bottom of the garden, but is close to the local amenities in Greenhead and Halthwistle. 

You will enter the property through the conservatory where you can store muddy boots and coats. The door to the cottage still has the original knocker from when the cottage was first built. The kitchen is well equipped and finished to a high standard. The living room is given character from the exposed stone wall, the large window overlooks the garden to the front making it light and airy and there is log burning stove for times when you want to cosy up in front of the TV. There is a dining room with table and chairs, a log burning stove and a snuggle chair providing a cosy area to read. The main bathroom has a separate bath and shower.

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms which sleep 7, 2 double rooms and one twin/double (can be either depending on requirements, the double will have a mattress topper). Bed 7 is a single bed with wooden frame added to the master double when the cottage is booked for 7 people. The master double is full of character with its high ceiling, exposed beams and the original fireplace. This room has an ensuite shower room with toilet and wardrobe. A cot can be provided on request. The bedrooms to the front of the property have views over the fell, where you might be lucky enough to spot birds of prey, foxes or deer.

There is a utility room housed in one of the outbuilding, where there is a washing machine and dryer. 

Here you will also find two 2 adult bikes and 2 childrens bikes available to use at no extra cost (you must provide your own safety equipment including helmet) and a fold away treadmill. 

The beautiful gardens surround 3 sides of the property, so there is ample outdoor space for children to play or for the adults to relax on the picnic benches with a drink or two. To the rear there is a pond with security fencing and the neighbours have ducks which they allow children to feed.  
The gravelled area provides parking inside the gates of the property for two cars and additional parking is available opposite the property. 

Pets are welcome with prior notification. 

Travel cot & high chair  available  

Your hosts can provide packed lunches on request - to be arranged at the property. 

Local Information

Mesaling Cottage is located in Bankfoot, Greenhead although in Cumbria the location is close to the borders of Durham and Northumberland making this an ideal base to get out and explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can begin many walks or cycle routes from the doorstep. 

From the cottage you can walk to the local pub Blenkinsop Castle Inn and into Greenhead which has a tearoom, pub (The Greenhead Hotel) and a farmers market on second Sunday of each month. Both pubs serve food. 

The village is on the Military Road (B6318), about 17 miles (27km) from Chollerford, 3 miles (5 km) from Haltwhistle and 9 miles (14km) from Brampton, Cumbria along the A69 road. Halthwistle has numrous local independant shops and eateries as well as small supermarkets. 

Local bus transportation is easily accessed from the bus stop on the A69 just outside the property and the mainline train stops at Haltwhistle. 


1 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 2 Double bed, 3 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Fireplace, Heating available
  • Outside
    Private Terrace (1)
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
    Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Security system, Smoke Detector
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Bicycles, Private Garden, Private Porch
Accessible 24/7 Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Measling Cottage Bankfoot, Greenhead, Cumbria, Greenhead, CA8 7JQ, United Kingdom



· Travel the main A69 towards Greenhead

· If travelling east from Carlisle, take the first right (there is a small lane for turning) after the Greenhead turning 

· If travelling west from Newcastle, take the last left turning (small turning before the bus stop) before the Greenhead turning 

· Measling cottage is just on the right (fenced and gated)

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