Online Reviews

Hethpool House has received positive feedback from previous guests including recommendations in the national press.

Online Reviews

Trip Reviews

Here’s what Jo wrote “What an absolute gem! Tucked away in a tiny hamlet, it’s remote, the only noises are birds, sheep and the occasional dog. Eildon was a wonderful host- and a great cook! A brilliant welcome and delicious slap-up dinner. The house is beautiful, some impressive Edwardian features (stunning antique shower that works better than most modern ones). I genuinely would urge anyone to stay here if they’re in Northumberland. Alnwick and other coastal spots an easy drive away and perfect for day-tripping but you really get a sense of the beauty of the national park in this spot too. Thanks Eildon!” 2018

If you want peace and tranquillity then this is your place to stay.magnificent scenery,cosy cottage with books a plenty to read.lashings of hot water .brilliant breakfast and exceedingly good and interesting hosts.thank you so much for a wonderful place to stay.we will surely return trip advisor review 5th August 2018

“Eildon was a perfect host, with a warm welcome and a beautiful home to match this was just the experience I hoped for. Such a picturesque landscape you are surrounded by mountains, the ideal location to get away from it all. I would highly recommend to take the option of supper, foodies will not be disappointed, this was such a stunning meal with the perks of many items grown in the garden, with a predominantly homemade spread it was a real treat at the end of a long day. The room was very special and as described, with the full goose mattress,duvet and pillow i havent slept in such softness it was truly delightful. Touches of tradition and attention to detail, with matching tea sets in the room, I felt like a little princess. If remote location in the magic of northumberland is what your after then this place is definitely worth every penny.” Zara from Cambridge 30/9/15

Wow wow and wow. After a good stomp through from Mount Hooly we arrived rather muddy and windswept to a wonderfully friendly welcome at Hethpool House. Cups of tea, home made short bread and a gorgeous roaring fire instantly relaxed the muscules and revived the feet! Eildon, Martin and family made us very welcome and we relaxed straight away into the comfort of their lovely home, enjoying long deep fabulously warm baths before dinner.

A magnificent 3 course meal made our evening, gorgeous home made soup and bread to start, a succulent chicken and rice dish for our main (a dish changed at our requested by a non fish lover…nothing seemed to phase Eildon) and finally home made tiramisu for dessert!

A great nights sleep in extremely comfortable beds with bed linen that kept you snug all night. All in all our stay at Hethpool House made our St Cuthberts walk and propelled us on to the finish.

Thank you!

Mark, Louise and Rachel


Homes and Interiors, February 2008 (‘10 of The Best Romantic Retreats’)

“Imagine your very own mini Baronial hall as your playground, with a glorious private Northumbrian valley all to yourselves. This is what awaits at Hethpool, an Arts & Crafts house built in extravagant style, with turrets aplenty. Explore the wilderness of heath and moorland before returning to cosy up by the fire then sampling one of Eildon’s delicious home cooked-suppers-Tweed salmon, perhaps, or local grouse, accompanied by vegetables from the garden, Eildon will even bring your meal to your own private dining room in the summerhouse, a secluded little timber building on the banks of a small lake. If you ride they can even do B&B for the horses!”

“Lovely remote cottage. The scenery was quite stunningly beautiful, with well marked rural footpaths accessible from the bottom of the pretty garden. The beds were extremely comfy and there was a lovely cosy open fire to slump in front of in a contented manner. Eildon’s own house is about 50 meters away and we took her up on her offer of Breakfast over in the main house at a cost of £6.00 per head (just about the best £6.00 per head I have ever spent). As an added bonus, there was large homemade chocolate cake waiting for us in the kitchen of the cottage. We are quite obviously looking forward to returning.” Alasdair 15/4/19