The Hermitage

Hexham, Northumberland
Bed & Breakfast

A beautiful Georgian house full of friendship and comfort. Country-house interiors, lovely lawns, warm hospitality and a magical setting


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A magical setting, three miles from Hadrian’s Wall, in a house of friendship and comfort. Through ancient woodland, up the drive, over the burn and there it is: big, beautiful and Georgian. Interiors are comfortable country-house, full of warmth and charm; bedrooms, carpeted, spacious and delightful, are furnished with antiques, paintings and superb beds; bathrooms have roll top baths. Outside are lovely lawns, a walled garden, wildlife, and breakfasts on the terrace in summer. Katie – who was born in this house – looks after you brilliantly.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
After 4:30pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
10:30am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Babes in arms & children over 7 welcome.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pub 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £85
Singles from £55.
1 Double
From £90
1 Twin
From £90
1 Double
From £85


Wonderful place to stay. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable; hostess Kate is delightful, very helpful AND she provides a delicious breakfast. The garden is charming and the surrounding parkland is an excellent place for a walk. Do go!

Jane, Phila, pa, usa

A wonderful place to stay, within easy reach of Hadrian's Wall, but quiet and in a stunning setting. The welcome is warm, and our hostess was so helpful, not only producing tea by the fire and delicious breakfasts, but full of useful information on local sites, travel and pubs to eat at. Nothing was too much trouble. One of the all-round best places I've ever stayed in the UK (and for a very good price). Thank you Katie - and Sawdays for putting us in touch.

Liz, Crediton

Outstanding B and B. Wonderfully well looked after in beautiful setting

David and judy, Oxted

If ever there was a five star bed and breakfast, this is it. A most beautiful house set in magnificent grounds, a most kind and generous hostess, extremely comfortable rooms and an excellent breakfast left me with a sense of well being and a strong desire to return.

Peter, Henley-onthames

My father wanted to celebrate his 80th birthday with a family walk along a section of Hadrian's Wall. We wanted a house that could hold the family, was close to Newcastle and nearby to Vindolanda. Katie helped plan the weekend by answering emails quickly and recommending places to eat. On our arrival, from different directions, help was immediately offered to take bags up to the large and comfortable bedrooms. A pot of tea with cakes was served in front of a log fire. Breakfast was delicious. Before we left, Simon took a family photograph to record memories of a very happy weekend.

Bianca, London

A warm welcome from Katie, who made us feel at immediately at home in a very special place. Charming house in a charming location, great breakfasts, much appreciated advice from Katie about good pub restaurants, places to visit and scenic routes to take. We had a most enjoyable and relaxing time at the Hermitage.

John, Carshalton

We were made to feel very welcome. On arrival tea and homemade cake offered in cosy sitting room with open fire, just what was needed after a long journey. Katie made us feel very welcome in her home, the breakfast was delicious with an excellent service. Extremely quiet location and comfortable beds, we could not fault anything and would highly recommend staying at The Hermitage.


A really special place to stay, with a great welcome from our hostess. We were made to feel very much at home, and loved having breakfast on the terrace, looking at the lovely garden. Katie was very helpful giving us advice about a one-way walk along Hadrian's Wall.


We have just stayed for three nights in this elegant, comfortable and peaceful home. Katie is a perfect hostess, and made us feel that we were welcome guests in her lovely, spacious home. She strikes exactly the right balance between attention to detail and allowing her guests privacy and space. The setting is glorious and the house is well positioned for visits to Kielder, Hadrian's Wall etc. This is a real find and we would certainly return.


A real delight. Elegant, peaceful, beautiful, very comfortable and mightily hospitable. Katie Stewart is a wonderful host not only cooking the marvellous breakfasts and unobtrusively preparing and making beds and refreshing the en-suite bathroom but enthusing about her house and its history and, of course, about Northumberland. Can't wait to return.


We loved it. Katie Stewart is the perfect hostess-warm, welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Room I was v comfortable with a huge Vivtorian bath & lots of hot water. house & grounds magnificent in countryside and within close reach of many delights of Northumberland


Delightfully located well off public roads in mature parkland. Only birdsong breaks the quiet. Spacious bedroom and bathroom, delicious breakfasts and tea to greet you. Wonderful hospitality and great attention to detail. Thank you for it all!


A stunning place, set on a private estate near Hexham, beautifully kept and extremely comfortable. katie and Simon are warm and welcoming, and touches such as turning down the beds, putting on an electric blanket seem second nature to Katie. Delicious breakfast,tea and coffee in the room, large and warm bedrooms and bathrooms and a genuinely cosy atmosphere. Daffodils and wood anenomes cover the banks up the drive.Definitely one of the nicer places we have stayed, and that includes hotels.


What a charming and pleasant place to stay, far from the plastic anonymity of most lodgings that confront today's travellers.


What a hostess! Log fire/tea/cakes at the end of the day for 3 walkers over a w/e stay in addition to a bootdrying/sock washing service! A lovely home in a beautiful setting


The Hermitage is a perfect bed and breakfast: beautiful house; charming setting; (perfectly) quiet and very comfortable room; excellent breakfast. Not to mention details like water by the bed, Emma Bridgewater tea tray, properly made (inter-lined) curtains, original Victorian bath. But of course what makes it really special is the welcome and attention to detail provided by the owner Katie Stewart. Beyond the call of duty were a detailed (and brilliant) direction for a circular walk on nearby Hadrian’s Wall; tea in front of a roaring log fire; a booking made at a nearby restaurant.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Simon & Katie Stewart

  • We are five miles from the most interesting sections of the Roman Wall with its forts, museums and wonderful walking with stunning views.
  • The Roman Town of Corbridge with its famous bridge over the Tyne, Hexham and its Abbey, both steeped in history.
  • Alnwick Castle and Garden, Cragside, Wallington Hall, Gibside, Belsay Hall and Castle are all within very easy reach, as are Durham Cathedral, Beamish Museum, and Kielder Water.
  • There is an 18 hole golf course at Matfen Hall.
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne has much to offer, shopping, museums, architecture, The Millennium Bridge, Baltic Art Centre, and of course the fantastic Sage Music Centre, designed by Norman Forster.