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Welcome to Layside

In a woodland setting and overlooking the picturesque Tyne Valley, Layside offers three self contained luxurious rooms and a private bed and breakfast experience to travellers wishing to explore magnificent Northumberland.

Each room offers our guests the privacy from which to enjoy our unique, boutique hospitality and the stunning uninterrupted views of Northumberland.




Gloriously positioned in one of the most beautiful locations

Layside is gloriously positioned in one of the most beautiful locations in the North of England, providing travellers and explorers with a base from which they can enjoy a vast range of memorable activities.

Situated in the heart of Northumberland, Layside is surrounded by some of the most famous and magical sites in the region. Hadrian’s Wall is easily accessed at the mid-point of the trail – following it to the east leading you toward the famous Sycamore Gap, Milecastle 39 and Housesteads Roman Fort – following it to the west leading towards Cawfields Quarry, Walltown and the Roman Army Museum. 

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What Our Guests Had to Say About Layside…

We welcome guest feedback and all comments are considered in an effort to continually improve on the guest experience at Layside


Book your stay at Layside

Check availability and book securely via our online booking platform – or get in touch with us at Layside if we can answer any queries or help with your booking. We will look forward to welcoming you to the heart of Northumberland!


Luxurious with Little Extras

The beds and mattresses have been tested and selected for their comfort and support, to provide the ultimate comfort to weary travellers. The crisp, high quality bed linens and perfect pillows will also ensure a great night’s sleep.

All rooms have an ensuite shower room with beautiful, soft towels and complimentary locally produced toiletries. Sophie has carefully selected toiletries by the Bath House – a unique company located in the heart of Cumbria, England where they make their wonderful fragrances, bathing and bodycare products. Packed with natural goodness, all the toiletries are free from parabens, sulphates, silicones, T.E.A and D.E.A. Their Bamboo range – a subtle but fresh fragrance suitable for all – is supplied by dispenser to ensure minimum impact on environment and minimum wastage. 

Discover Northumberland

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Hadrian’s Wall, where history and nature merge into a rugged landscape of timeless allure. Venture along this ancient frontier to experience panoramic views that have stood the test of centuries, offering an escape into the serene and majestic countryside.

Embrace the tranquility, the panoramic vistas, and the rich heritage that make Hadrian’s Wall a must-visit destination for adventurers and history enthusiasts alike.



Sophie and Kevin are seasoned travellers, and they’ve learned from their own experiences of hotels and holiday accommodation to help them create an ambiance of luxurious comfort at Layside. 

They’ve considered all areas – private access, great views, high quality beds and pillows, luxury bed linen and towels, 100% organic and hypoallergenic toiletries, and fabulous food and beverages.

They’ll be on site during your stay, to answer any questions you may have. All meals will be prepared over the AGA and delivered from the farmhouse kitchen directly to your door.




Gift an unforgettable escape to the serene beauty of Northumberland with a Layside gift voucher, your key to exploring the historic Hadrian’s Wall.


Layside Latest News

Signs of Spring

Despite the recent cold (and rather wet) weather, it is the return of the Curlews to Layside which tells me that spring is on the way! We are so lucky that the fields surrounding Layside play host to these iconic birds – the very symbol of Northumberland National Park. Their distinctive and often haunting call can be heard through the morning mist, and always lifts the spirits when it feels like winter just won’t give way to spring!

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Sycamore Tree Update

The largest part of the felled sycamore tree is to be displayed at the Sill National Discovery Centre – a ten minute walk from Layside.

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The Sycamore

This was not just a tree – it was so much more than the Layside Logo, or the view from our kitchen window. This living, breathing soul of Northumberland was our sense of place; our sense of belonging, and represented home.

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