Wallington, Northumberland

An immaculate base for exploring Northumberland – Newcastle and Hadrian's Wall 30 minutes. Relax in comfort and a rolling green landscape


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


18th-century Shieldhall is the Robinson-Gay family’s home and they’re converting the low stone barn at right angles to it into three cottages.The middle one, Mahogany Suite, is ready and handsomely furnished. Your big arched door opens out onto the peaceful courtyard. Inside, it’s easy open-plan living all on one floor, with low beams, local prints and handcrafted pieces made by the family – their furniture-making workshop is onsite and you’re welcome to visit.Head out for a stroll around the garden and fields beyond. The National Trust’s Palladian Wallington Hall is your nearest neighbour, Newcastle and Hadrian’s Wall are half an hour’s drive and you can order a generous picnic hamper if you want a day out walking.

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We think you'll love

  • The peaceful setting
  • The handcrafted furniture
  • Visiting neighbouring Wallington Hall and its huge estate
Exterior of Shieldhall in Northumberland with large pretty grounds

Home truths

  • It’s 5 miles to the nearest pub and further to restaurants and shops
  • A car is essential
  • The shared space across the way is where you’ll pick up WiFi


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Christmas, New Year.
Pubs/restaurants 8 miles.


Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £400
Short breaks available: 4 days weekdays or 3 days weekends, £285.
1 Barn for 2
From £2001 bed1 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Shieldhall is set in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside with boundaries to the Wallington Estate. Garden designer Capability Brown was inspired by the local landscape of rolling fields and meadows; good cycle routes start from the door, walks require a short drive. It’s 5 miles to the local pub and over six miles to the nearest restaurant. The village shop in Belsay is a six-mile drive too, and you’ll find supermarkets and restaurants in Ponteland (11 miles).

Local points of interest from Sarah Robinson-Gay

  • Perfectly placed to explore the Northumberland coastline from Warkworth to Bamburgh to Lindisfarne. Stunning beaches and coastline within an hours drive.
  • Hadrian's Wall Country is also within an hours drive. Explore and walk the beautiful wall and its rugged Northumbrian landscape. From the Roman Army Museum to Vindolanda, there is lots of exploring to be done. Keep an eye out for Sycamore Gap!
  • Our property backs onto the National Trust Wallington Estate. A stunning palladian mansion and gardens. Filled with manicured gardens, lakes and woodland walks this estate is a fine example of a classic English Country House. Well worth a visit!
  • If you enjoy walking, we are around 40 minutes from the Cheviots. Rolling hillsides and valleys once trodden by the Border Reivers. Add in a visit to Rothbury and National Trust property Cragside, the first property in the world to be lit by electricity.
  • Kirkharle is thought to be the birthplace of Capability Brown, one of England's greatest garden designers. Explore Kirkharle courtyard and Lake. Also Herterton Gardens, Wallington & Cragside Gardens are all within a short drive.
  • St Oswald's Way is a beautiful walk along our heritage coastline. It crosses the village of Kirkwelpington which is just up the road. Why not rest your head with us for a few days?Relax, unwind and re-coup before tackling the last stretch to Hexham.


Sarah Robinson-Gay

The Robinson-Gays have welcomed guests from all over the world for over 30 years. They enjoy providing a comfortable and relaxed stay for guests. They’re proud of their bespoke furniture, which they design and make using oak, elm and mahogany, and are keen to show you round the workshop.