The Old Chapel, Bowness on Solway, CA7 5BL
Telephone: 016973 51126
Grid Ref: NY 224524

         
         
         
  Just thought I would drop you a note to let you know we managed the remainder of the bike ride, miss calculated the second day and had to do 75 miles to Hexham but never mind. I have stayed in many expensive hotels and B&B's over the years but none come even close to yours, outstanding value a warm welcome comfortable modern rooms, a good packed lunch a model B&B, we could not have asked for more. I don'tt know what I have talked about more when people ask about the trip, the bike riding or the accommodation and the village. The pub and locals were first class a real blast from the past. I will definitely be back, hopefully for a veg show. PS did you eat the apple pie? Thanks for the donation and I hope all goes well with the treatment.   Wonderful hospitality and a beautiful conversion of the Chapel: it made a memorable finish to walking Hadrian's Wall for us.
It was really good to be "self contained" and to be able to help ourselves at leisure to such a good breakfast and to have tea and coffee on demand. Many thanks and hope the season continues to go well for you.

Ruth, Rose, Sue.
 
         
 

Thank you for a lovely welcome and doing so much washing!
We really enjoyed Bowness as an end to our great adventure.


Mick and Marlene
Jersey

  York was nice, but I (Christian) prefer walking/hiking through the countryside. I need the tranquility of the meadows, woods and hills, dotted with either the occasional encounter of sheep or men, for my soul to really relax. Christa and I, we enjoyed our time walking from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway a great deal.

Actually I would rather settle in northern England than in the parts of France or Spain we have already crossed.

The atmosphere you create at your place is so charming that I could imagine spending a prolonged time walking up and down the Cumbrian coast, every night to return to the Old Chapel.
 
         
  Just to let you know that it took me 8 days - very soggy ones! to reach Wallsend and I enjoyed every mile of it. I took in all the forts and museums en route and think the scenery is just fabulous. I had no idea I was going to see so much of The Wall !
Your Old Chapel gets 10 out of 10 from me. Thank you both for being so accommodating and generous (my packed lunch was delicious), and I wish you every success.

Your set-up was perfect for me.

Best wishes, hope you have a good season
  Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay at your B&B voted the best of our walk on Hadrians Wall mainly due to your wonderful hospitality, also Mike's tours of your lovely village and also Carlisle, hope you remember us Sheila vin and Jim. We are hoping you will have time to stay with us in Melbourne if you come over next year. Hope Susy is enjoying her college days, you must miss her.

Sheila Smith
 
         
 

Delighted to have found this website for your lovely accommodation at the end of Hadrian's Wall. I stayed with you for a night not long after you opened after the super re-fit and new lease of life you breathed into the charming Chapel there in Bowness on Solway. You were most hospitable and the accommodation superb. I loved the experience of the walk and would love to do it again sometime - you can bank on me seeking to stay at the Old Chapel once more.

Helen

 

Brilliant walk, excellent and hospitable accommodation.

 
         
 

Many many thanks for your hospitality and the use of your accommodation!! The whole family just feel that it was certainly a major highlight of our trip to Britain and you and Michael are just marvelous hosts.

Even after two days we felt sad leaving you as though we had been friends for a very long time.

Richard and Denice Devine

 

Delighted to have found this website for your lovely accommodation at the end of Hadrian's Wall. I stayed with you for a night not long after you opened after the super re-fit and new lease of life you breathed into the charming Chapel there in Bowness on Solway. You were most hospitable and the accommodation superb. I loved the experience of the walk and would love to do it again sometime - you can bank on me seeking to stay at the Old Chapel once more.

 

Helen