The Hollies

Brampton, Cumbria
+44 (0)7515 884640
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£167 - £257
per night
£1169 - £1799
per week

Fresh scones to enjoy after walking Hadrian's wall – surrounded by Roman history, this splendidly eco house cuts no corners on comfort


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

£167 - £257 per night

£1169 - £1799 per week

The Experience

This 1920s bungalow is transformed into a super eco holiday cottage, surrounded by fields of sheep and woodland with Hadrian’s Wall in sight just a stone’s throw away. Almost everything within has been locally sourced with sustainability the focus, and there’s even wool insulating the walls!

The kitchen – made from local trees that came down in a storm – is the hub of the house; cook up a hearty breakfast of Cumberland sausages on the gas Aga. French doors open onto the patio, so you can easily flit between kitchen and outdoor dining. Sleep soundly on handmade organic mattresses; there are two stylish bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower and the other a slipper bath.

Strike out on a section of the famous wall or head to the Eden Valley or the North Pennines AONB. Spend an enjoyable afternoon browsing bookshops and trawling for antiques in the lovely market town of Brampton, or simply while away an afternoon with a book on that squishy Slow Sofa, watching the birds and the roe deer.

The Hollies - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The excellent eco credentials, with no compromise on comfort
  • Bringing your binoculars to watch the wildlife in the fields nearby, especially the birds
  • Walking a section of Hadrian's Wall from the door, and visiting Birdoswald and Lanercost Priory
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You should know

  • There isn't a dishwasher


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
from £167
Weekly price
from £1169
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 6
From £1674 beds3 bedrooms


Booking information

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Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.


We had a lovely stay at Brad and Karen’s place. Set in stunning countryside, with fantastic walking opportunities. The house is extremely comfortable and very clean. It’s the first Airbnb in years that hasn’t triggered my dust mite allergy and I’ve been able to avoid antihistamines - which was a lovely thing. Incredibly comfortable beds, amazing bed linen. Fun to cook on an Aga - though there’s a regular oven and hob as well. Really nice bathrooms too. Hosts were friendly and super responsive and thoughtful. Definitely recommend.


We deliberately booked this property to allow us to meet up with our daughters and their boyfriends .. It was exactly as described and we couldn't fault anything. From the location to the communication, from the kitchen to the king-size plus beds this was an amazing property. We wanted peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and that is what we got. Country walks and the opportunity to eat at the bungalow or out at amazing pubs within easy reach this location has it all....We will definitely return in the future and highly recommend it.


We had such a restful stay at The Hollies - it's exceptionally comfortable, elegant and well equipped, in a beautiful location, and Brad and Karen are such considerate hosts. We really didn't want to leave!

Abigail, Rugby

We had such a lovely time staying at The Hollies. As soon as we opened the door we felt relaxed and knew we were going to really enjoy our stay. It’s obvious that a lot of love and thought has gone into this place, from the comfy bed with the fluffy cloud-like duvet, right down to the lovely tableware. We spent a cosy night in watching a film on the fantastic projector. While it’s beautifully secluded and peaceful, it’s a short drive to shops and restaurants and an easy walk down to the idyllic river. There’s clearly lots more to explore so we’ll definitely be back for a longer stay.

Tracey, London

We have just spent the bank holiday weekend at The Hollies. It is an exceptonally well appointed cottage, spacious and comfortable. It is an idylic location, rolling hills and greenery, and so quiet and peaceful, only some sheep for company. The owners live nearby and are most helpful

James, Kilmacolm

We loved our stay at The Hollies! The bungalow has everything needed for a really comfortable and cosy stay. We slept incredibly well in the enormous beds and really enjoyed making toast on the aga for breakfast. The setting is also really special. Looking out of the windows over fields of sheep was a wonderful change for us city-dwellers. The hosts were really kind and helpful and very knowledgeable about the local area and good places to eat. We enjoyed trips to Cockermouth and walking on Hadrian's Wall and it was always a pleasure to get back to the Hollies for a cup of tea!

Megan, London

If you are conscious about the environment, love history and want to stay in a very comfortable holiday house within walking distance of the Roman Wall, then The Hollies is for you. The perfect position for Roman Wall addicts – peaceful and private.

Jill, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You reach the house by a farm track and you're entirely surrounded by fields; peace, quiet and privacy. Hadrian's wall is a 20-minute walk or catch the bus to one of the Roman forts along its length. Browse the bookshops and galleries in Brampton, four miles away. Pick up supplies at the farm shop here, or it's 30 mins to Hexham for bigger stores. The Blacksmiths Arms at Talkin Tarn, five miles, does a good roast on a Sunday.

Local points of interest from Karen & Brad Meyer

  • A morning’s cross-country walk from The Hollies, Birdoswald Roman Fort remains today an impressive site on Hadrian’s Wall. A museum, knowledgeable staff and café add to the intriguing ruins where you can come upon Romo graffiti from soldiers of old.
  • Walk over to Lanercost Priory and take in the majesty of another era. Built from stone taken off Hadrian’s Wall in the 12th century, the priory has much to offer the history buff and still hosts special services today, along with a café and pizzeria.
  • Appreciate Talkin Tarn Country Park’s water and walking facilities where there’s something for everyone. Immerse yourself walking along the River Gelt into Gelt Woods and see the Roman inscribed rockface where stone for Hadrian’s Wall was quarried.
  • Hike up Talkin Fell where you can see across to the North Pennines and enjoy the sightings and sounds of rare wildlife such as black grouse. After an invigorating walk, stop in at the Blacksmith’s Arms for some refreshment and friendly country pub service.
  • Venture into the Solway Salt Marshes and the National Nature Reserves for an atmospheric and peaceful afternoon. Discover the King Edward 1st monument of Burgh Marsh out on the Solway coast while bird watching - but make sure to go in low tide!
  • Carlisle offers numerous historic attractions within walking distance of each other. Spend a day enjoying the beauty and magnificence of the Castle and Cathedral and be sure to visit Tullie House Museum for insights into life across the centuries.


Karen & Brad Meyer

Academics Brad and Karen – he an adopted Brit from the USA, she a northerner – are passionate about the environment and every inch of their renovation of The Hollies shows it, from the sheep's wool insulation to the organic mattresses. They live just down the track and will greet you when you arrive, and are on hand should you need them.