Welcome to Hedgefield House, a stunning Georgian mansion set in four acres of beautiful award winning gardens on the edge of the Northumbrian countryside.
The house has a colourful history, prior to being converted into a bed and breakfast. Dating back to 1804, we have documented evidence that Hedgefield House was the first home in Britain to have a telephone installed. In 1877, the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, made the first experimental phone call from the drawing room to the local coal mine.
We are ideally situated only 10 minutes from the city centre and Gateshead Metro shopping complex and 10 minutes walk to historic Ryton village, with numerous cafes and restaurants. We are also only a short distance from the River Tyne and the Hadrian's Wall walk. Its location makes it perfect for hikers, bikers and city visitors.
All rooms are well equipped and individually decorated, maintaining many original features. A continental breakfast is also included. We have great leisure facilities for our guests to use free of charge including a sauna, gym and relaxation area.
Ample, free parking is avilable for guests.
Disabled Facilities: There are disabled facilities. One ground floor room
Pet Facilities: Pets are not allowed.
Special Diets Provision: Special diets are catered for. Please ask for details when booking
Smoking Facilities: Smoking is not allowed.
From the South (A1):
After the Washington Services, the road divides (A1 to the left, motorway to the right). Bear left on the A1 past the Angel of the North.
Shortly after the Metro Centre, take the exit signposted A695 Blaydon. Continue on this road, going straight on at the roundabouts and get into the the right hand lane on the approach to the Scotswood Bridge. When you reach a large roundabout next to McDonalds, take the third exit which is the B6317 to Ryton. Continue along Stella Road until you the sign for Hedgefield House on the left.
From the North (A1):
After passing Newcastle upon Tyne, take the exit signposted Blaydon. Take the second exit at the roundabout and turn right over the Scotswood Bridge, keeping in the right hand lane. Follow the long sweeping left hand curve back under the bridge. When you reach a large roundabout next to McDonalds, take the third exit which is the B6317 to Ryton. Continue along Stella Road until you the sign for Hedgefield House on the left.