Bed & Breakfast or Cottage


Serenity – Solitude – Awe

Situated in the very heart of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Claire & Phil are enthusiastic to welcome you to our comfortable accommodation at Hill Top, Killhope. Located at the very top of Weardale on the borders of County Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland you are ideally located for so many attractions and activities here.



Things to See and Do

Beamish – The Bowes Museum – Hadrian’s Wall – Locomotion – High & Low Force – The Weardale and South Tynedale Railways.

Seemingly endless opportunities to discover.

“A comfortable and elevated base for your explorations of this amazing area.”



Enjoy & Remember The heart of the North Pennines

Hill Top is your ideal central base for exploring the North Pennies Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and beyond.

Your Ideal Base for Exploring the

North Pennines & Hadrians Wall

Situated on the southern flank of Killhope Law, this miner’s/farmer’s cottage is located at around 1800ft (550 metres) above sea level, making it the highest altitude accommodation property in the country.


Back to Nature

Our Environment

While the summer months provide gorgeous clear days ideal for rambling walks and lunch at the local pub, the winter months bring a whole new perspective on country life, with a guaranteed appearance of snow each year.

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So Much to See


There are so many attractions to visit from our central location. Explore our sample.

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“Lovely cottage, very comfy and cosy. Thanks Phil, for the great welcome and the eggs. Sad about the weather, we think you should rename to ‘Windy Ridge’. However, irrespective of the bad weather, we did enjoy the visit to Vindolanda and Lowther Castle, a real hidden gem. Thank you for your hospitality.”

K, S, B and M (Littlehampton) May 2015

“Wow, what a fantastic place to stay. Views to die for, great location away from it all but handy for exploring this fantastic part of England. I have, up until this visit, loved Yorkshire, BUT NOT any longer. This place needs to be put on the map, but I also want to keep this hidden gem for ourselves. The cottage is cosy and warm, great hosts from Phil & Claire and we will be returning very soon. Everything you need from a quiet, secluded retreat to get away from the madness of modern life. Visited many places that have been on my wish list for many years: Beamish, Hadrian’s Wall and many more. I really don’t want to leave and go home, Phil, Claire, when can we move in? Perfect weather, and we got to have some snow!! Track up to cottage no problem at all. Would I recommend this place? Without a doubt, but we want to keep it to ourselves. Thanks, Phil & Claire, for a fantastic stay, and the eggs. Hope to see you very soon. p.s. the dogs loved this place and really enjoyed the smells in the paddock and the snow.”

S, M and 2 kids + 2 dogs (Kent) Mar 2015



Comfortable En-Suite Double Room

Amazing views to Killhope Cross and a double shower en-suite bathroom. A flat screen TV, DVD player and wi-fi enhance your comfort.

Comfortable En-Suite Twin or Double Room

A warm and cosy room with roof beams and a double shower en-suite bathroom. A flat screen TV, DVD player and wi-fi enhance your comfort.

Comfortable Cottage

A warm and cosy cottage with two double bedrooms (one can be a twin on request) Bathroom with double shower. Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. A Flat screen TV, DVD player, log burner and wi-fi enhance your comfort.