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Bush Nook

  • Upper Denton
  • Gilsland
  • Cumbria
  • CA8 7AF


  • Conservatory / Sun Room
  • Family
  • Group Holidays
  • Historic Romantic
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • All en-suite rooms & Hot Tub
  • Ground floor B&B cottage
  • Close to the Wall & Birdoswald 
  • TripAdvisor Excellence Award
  • Evening dinner for groups
  • Aga cooked breakfasts 
  • Bar with locally brewed beers
  • Free Wi-Fi service
  • Tea and cake on arrival 

About Bush Nook Guest House

Beautifully restored Bush Nook Guest House sits in the heart of Hadrian's Wall Country overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort and the River Irthing Valley at Gilsland.  A fabulous hot tub is onsite, and a wealth of walking and cycling opportunities surround us.  The World Heritage Roman Wall and Birdoswald Roman Fort are within easy reach just to the north and our Aga cooked breakfast is the perfect start to a day of cycling, walking and exploring in Hadrian's Wall Country. Stunning guest rooms are all en-suite with their own unique design or for that extra space stay in our ground floor B&B cottage.

Guests are warmly welcomed with tea and cakes on arrival, and a range of extras, perfect for that special romantic break, are happily arranged including flowers, private dinners, locally made chocolates and a bottle of bubbly. Rural views from the conservatory are spectacular, and guests also have access to a peaceful lounge area.  We have a cosy in-house bar with local beers available from nearby Geltsdale Brewery.  A spacious garden with wonderful views and ample seating is to the rear of the house, a great spot for al fresco breakfasts on warmer days. 

Guest Rooms

All guest rooms include en-suite facilities and are appointed to a very high standard. Room situated in our hay loft and hay barn annexe conversion feature open beamed vaulted ceilings, and deluxe rooms in the barn also have en-suites with a bath and shower.  

Twin, double and single rooms are all available, each with their own individual design and character, and named after famous local sites including Birdoswald and Lanercost.  Rooms are fully equipped with modern comforts including beds made up with crisp white cotton bedlinen, digital TVs with Freeview, hair dryers, hot drinks making facilities, quality toiletries and fluffy soft towels. 

Breakfast, Bar & Dinner Menu

Breakfast is fully inclusive in your stay and served in the dining room usually between 8am to 9am (early breakfast is available by arrangement).  Breakfast choice includes our generous Aga cooked breakfast. Vegetarian and special diets are happily catered for by prior arrangement.  Various continental style choices are also available.  We use the finest locally sourced produce where possible.

Relax with a drink in the bar area and enjoy award-winning real ales and bitters from Brampton's Geltsdale Brewery.  

Optional dinners are also offered for groups of 6 guests or more by arrangement only. We can also offer a courtesy service to a nearby inn for smaller groups with advance notice given.

Packed lunches are available by request for an extra fee. 

Self Catering

Drumannon Cottage/ Apartment is available on a B&B basis, or on a self-catering basis with a minimum 3 night stay. The property retains plenty of period features throughout including exposed beams and has been tastefully furnished to the highest standard. The accommodation includes one double bedroom overlooking the garden, an extra bed settee in the lounge and a spacious open plan living area/ kitchen. Modern self catering facilities include a dishwasher, washer, fridge, microwave, oven and separate hob. There is also a modern bathroom with shower which is ideal for relaxing after a long day spent exploring Hadrian's Wall. Guests can also enjoy access to a good sized garden and we provide with a welcome pack with basic ingredients for your first breakfast.

Facilities & Services

  • All en-suite rooms & ground floor B&B cottage
  • Large garden and hot tub
  • Optional dinner menu for groups of 6 or more by arrangement only
  • Packed lunches on request
  • Dogs are welcome at no additional cost in our outside accommodation
  • Extras on request - bottle of bubbly, chocolates, flowers and private dinners
  • Ample parking
  • Quiet guest lounge and conservatory
  • Bush Nook is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award-winner
  • Free Wi-Fi service for guests use

Around and About

  • Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site and Birdoswald Roman Fort are nearby.
  • You can now walk the full length of the Roman Wall, and numerous cycling and mountain biking opportunities are nearby, including the Hadrian's Wall Cycleway running the full length of the Wall.
  • The Pennine Way is within easy reach.
  • The Eden Valley, historic Carlisle, Kielder Forest and the Northumberland National Park are a short drive away.


Bush Nook sits conveniently just off the A69 which runs between Carlisle and Newcastle.  We are just a 2 minute drive off the A69, halfway between Brampton and Haltwhistle.  Take the signpost off the A69 for 'Birdoswald', 'Spadeadam' and 'Gisland'. Bush Nook is about half a mile (800 metres) down the hill, on the right hand side, 200 yards on from the wetlands which are off a left hand turn. We look forward to welcoming you. 



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