The welcoming hamlet of Wallhouses is situated only 3 miles north of the picture postcard village of Corbridge. a particularly sought after tourist destination renowned for its many specialist shops, good restaurants and quaint tea rooms. A further three miles west is the popular market town of Hexham, dominated by its majestic abbey; often recognised as the jewel in Northumberland’s crown and where many facilities are available including a cinema/theatre, indoor swimming and an abundance of shops and restaurants. Golfers will delight in the several prestigious courses close by;Matfen Hall is a mere couple of miles from South farm Cottage, and walkers and cyclists will enjoy discovering the miles of wild and beautiful vistas of the open countryside this area is renowned for. Corbridge also has the convenience of its own train station that offers excellent links to Newcastle (30 mins) and Carlisle (1 hour)
This is Hadrian’s Wall Country, an area with a rich Heritage to explore; Wallhouses sits on the old military road! Vindolanda, the Roman Site at Corstopitum and Housesteads Roman Fort Museum are only a sample of the historical visitor attractions well worth a visit. Take time to visit the vibrant city of Newcastle, well known for its global, cultural pursuits. The extensive shopping facilities at the world renowned Gateshead Metro Centre along with the Gateshead Millennium bridge, The Baltic Centre and The Sage Gateshead music venue are all interesting places to visit too and only 15 miles east, ensuring South Farm Cottage offers a peaceful hideaway as well as an excellent base to discover this stunning part of Northumberland coupled with easy access to explore the Northumbrian coastline to the east and the Lake District National Park to the west.