A 19th century Edwardian manor house set at the heart of the Cheviot Hills in the College Valley.


Hethpool bed and breakfast is an Edwardian manor house in the heart of the Cheviot Hills in the College Valley. This is within the Northumbria National Park ideally located on St. Cuthbert’s Way and close to the Pennine Way. This North Northumberland B&B has inspired views of the surrounding Cheviot hills and is within one of the most beautiful settings in Northumberland. It is a perfect place for peace and relaxation with easy access to all the footpaths and bridleways within the valley. 

Accommodation is available as a large double room with private bathroom or a twin ensuite. Both rooms are bright and airy and children under 3 can stay free of charge.

History to the present day

Vice Admiral 1st Baron Cuthbert Collingwood (26 September 1748 – 7 March 1810) originally owned the property and the valley in which it is situated. Collingwood planted acorns at every opportunity to boost future stocks of timber for British ships and there still remains a hillside of oaks near the house which sadly failed to grow because of the poor soil and were not needed when steel arrived. The house was built in 1919 as a plain rectangular house and then was added to in the 30’s by a famous architect called Mauchline who also designed the cottages nearby in an arts and crafts style.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 9.30am, but can be flexible to fit in with guests wishes. Breakfasts can be traditional English, kippers or kedgeree and served along with fresh orange juice, home made bread, Hethpool speciality ‘Rodgrod ‘and of course porridge. A selection of teas and coffees are served. The B & B can produce dinner for you by prior arrangement using local produce and vegetables from a well-stocked garden. Special diets can be catered for.

Grounds and gardens

There is a large garden where guests are welcome to sit and can be provided with tea or drinks before dinner. There is also a gazebo overlooking the lake where on special occasions guests may have dinner. For the brave hearted there is a deep pool in the river nearby where you can swim or a waterfall where frequently sea trout can be seen jumping.

Other facilities

Guests have used of a large lounge to sit and relax.


No disabled access

18th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Parking (free)

No smoking

Historic Property


Free broadband access (wired)

Shared gardens

Children's cots

Children's games

Woodland walks

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)

Picnic area

Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Hethpool House B&B, Wooler - Reviews


Based on 2 reviews
Service 4.5
Rooms 4.0
Food 4.5
Value 4.5
Overall Experience 4.5

A wonderful experience - both the room and dinner/breakfast were fabulous. Quirky bathroom arrangements were a surprise but we managed fine. Thanks for a lovely stay.
Mrs Lesley P

Arrival Info

Address: Hethpool, Wooler, Northumberland, NorthumberlandNE71 6TW, United Kingdom

Check In:  5.00pm       Check Out: 10.30am Unless by prior arrangement

Directions: By Road: To get to Hethpool House from Wooler please take the A697 before turning left onto the B3651 for Kirknewton. At Kirknewton turn left for Hethpool after one and a half miles turn left into a private drive signposted Hethpool House. Then take the second driveway on the right.

By Rail: Berwick-upon-Tweed station is on the main east coast line between Newcastle and Edinburgh with regular services.