Moorfield House is near the Roman Wall. It sits high on the hills above Haltwhistle with wide views across the Tynedale Valley. We offer self-catering holidays in a traditional stone farmhouse with large enclosed garden and courtyard with ample parking; all set in five acres of pasture. If you wish to wake up with rabbits bobbing about on the lawn and pheasants strutting across the patio, this is the place for you. Wildlife makes its presence felt. There are four bedrooms, two sitting rooms, large dining room/kitchen, two bathrooms and shower room. The whole property has been refurbished to provide the most comfortable accommodation. The ambience is relaxed and peaceful.
Close by are Vindolanda and Housesteads Fort. Vindolanda is the site of the 'vicus' or small town housing the civilian population which grew up next to the Roman army camp and storehouses. Recent excavations have found fascinating material discovered in no other part of the Roman Empire. The exhibition of these finds in the British Museum was a huge success. Housesteads was the biggest fort built alongside the Wall and gives the good idea of how a Roman Army Camp was built and functioned. The most impressive parts of the Roman Wall or Hadrian's Wall are built on the northern edge of the great outcrop of rock called the Whinstone Ledge that juts above the Northumbrian hills. These sections of the Wall are close by and include Housesteads Fort and the Cawfields Milecastle.
The Northumbrian National Park is literally on our doorstep. Open countryside and clear roads offer glorious vistas and quiet relaxing days for walkers, cyclists and the unhurried motorist. Kielder Forest and Kielder Water are an easy drive. Small country villages provide attractive pubs and cosy restaurants. Haltwhistle town provides nearby shopping facilities. Several shops advertise local produce from game, meats, sausages and cheeses. Farmers markets are held regularly in Hexham and Greenhead.