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Dacre House

Bed & Breakfast on Hadrian's Wall

‘Rural Comfort, Responsible Chic’

'We're so happy to announce that we won a Traveller Review Award this year! 9.8 out of 10

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dacre House

Luxury B&B On Hadrian's Wall

Dacre House has a unique personality & grandeur

In 2022 the house returned resplendent, providing a luxurious welcome for visitors to Hadrians Wall & Gilsland.

The quiet village is nestled on the Northumberland / Cumbria border with the Hadrian’s Wall trail and Cycle Route 72 passing the front door. Enjoy a wide range of outstanding walks and historic trails across stunning countryside on our doorstep.

We are dog friendly throughout

We Look Forward To Welcoming You To Dacre House.

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dacres house bed & breakfast gilsland

Luxury Bed & Breakfast On Hadrian's Wall

Built in 1860, Dacre House has served many purposes, Temperance Hotel, Board Residence, Tea Rooms and Antique Shop.

Indulge in your luxury room, with king or super king beds,enjoy hot waterfall showers or soothing bubble baths.

Settle in our guest lounge with a drink from the bar.

Enjoy our delicious evening meals cooked to order.

Wake up refreshed , ready to enjoy our healthy hearty breakfasts to start the day again

rural comfort


Dacre House is a luxury bed & breakfast located in the village of Gilsland right on the Northumberland / Cumbria border.

Gilsland is nestled conveniently on the Hadrian’s Wall Path and Cycle Route 72, between Birdoswald and Carvoran Roman Forts, with the Pennine Way nearby.

Our location is ideal for exploring the locale: Undiscovered and Wild Northumberland, Cumbria, and the Lake District, the Scottish Borderlands, the Pennines AONB, North East Coast and Castles as well as the vibrant cities of Carlisle and Newcastle.

We are centrally placed within the village and are very close to the local tearoom House of Meg’s.

Evening meals

Local pubs & restaurants are few and far between and without a car it may be difficult for you to access a hot meal when you are staying at Dacre House.

We provide evening meals for our guests upon request, all we ask is that you pre-order in advance so that we understand your requirements and ensure you have a very enjoyable stay. The images below are representative of some of the dishes we may provide. Please check our current menu for what is currently on offer

harissa lamb evening meal at dacre house

Harissa Lamb

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Opera Cake

cauliflower curry evening meal at dacre house

Cauliflower Curry

Fully Licensed

Dacre House is fully licensed so you can enjoy a beer or bottle of wine with your meal or relax in our lounge afterwards with a coffee and a digestif.

Evening Menu

– Served 7pm -8pm Daily

– Main course £15, dessert £5

– Childrens meals £10 main, dessert £3 ( smaller portions of main menu)

If you would like to book a meal send your choices to us using the button below.

Roger Jennings Guest

We only stayed one night but it was excellent in every respect

Angela Molloy Guest

This was an absolute beautiful B and B everything was superb the room and building is beautiful decorated and clean everything is to a high standard bed was comfy and room spacious if you want to chill out in there after your walk. breakfast was beautiful and we even took a packed lunch which was worth every penny. Location is great if you are doing Hadrian’s wall and the owners have lots of helpful tips on where to walk. We took a small dog and a bed treats bowls towels etc all provided as well. Beautiful stay highly recommended it.

Lyn Tindal Guest

Fabulous place to stay. Very friendly welcome with lots of advice on local area. Rooms are beautiful and of high quality furnishings and decor. Breakfast was great lots of choice, cooked and served beautifully. Loved the honesty bar and lovely Lounge to relax in. Our dog was made to feel very welcome with everything he could possibly need and a couple of short walks on the doorstep for night time and early morning walks. This place is a gem and glad we found it and couple who own it deserve all the success they will inevitably achieve.

Jo Ellen Hathaway Guest

Rates #1 in all the BnB’s we have stayed at along Hadrian’s Wall trail. Thanks again!

Cheryl Pilling Guest

Lovely guest house and lovely facilities. Owners are warm & welcoming and the breakfast was fantastic 😊

Jerry Purkis Guest

Very comfortable and helpful, with excellent facilities and a good breakfast.

Donna MacMillan Guest

Everything was perfect! Couldn't be better


A Warm Welcome Always

Spacious En-suite Rooms

Complimentary Local Toiletries

Flat Screen TV

Tea & Coffee Facilities

Dog Friendly

A Hearty Breakfast & Packed Lunches using local produce

Evening Meals prepared upon request

Drying Facilities (for your wet gear)

Resident Lounge with Honesty Bar

Car Park

Secure Cycle Storage

Wifi throughout