Humshaugh lies in a bend of the River Tyne, it is a pretty village with a thriving community and is just six miles from Hexham.

The nearby hamlets of Chollerford, Lincoln Hill, Walwick and Haughton, alongside its castle, are considered part of the village.

Property Types

Traditional stone-built properties are typical of Humshaugh and the surrounding hamlets; there are also some new developments from Duchy Homes, Cussins and local developers, Dockleaf Developments.

The average price for a period detached property is typically from £570k-£800k, with new builds starting at £400k


The village of Humshaugh has a population of around 600 residents, made up of retired couples, families and those looking to downsize from large country homes.  


Humshaugh has a first school with nursery provisions. Older children are likely to attend one of the middle and high schools in Hexham, which is just six miles away.

Shopping and Leisure

The village shop in Humshaugh is a community run enterprise and has been recognised on a national level.

The main amenities and supermarkets are located in the town of Hexham, however, The Riverside Kitchen at Chollerford offers a takeaway service as well as fresh bread.

There is a huge community presence in Humshaugh, with the village hall hosting many community activities such as yoga, arts classes, badminton, coffee mornings and a drama group, to name a few.

Pubs and Restaurants

The Crown Inn is the village pub and is well known for its local cask ales, good food and events.

Walwick Hall is a beautiful country estate and spa. Their dining room offers a fine dining experience for hotel residents and visitors, using ingredients from local producers and their own kitchen garden.

In 2021 guide, local restaurant Hjem, received a Michelin Star. Hjem is just two miles away from Humshaugh, in the village of Wall. Hjem (pronounced "yem") is both a Northumbrian and Scandinavian word for "home", making it an appropriate name for the restaurant which sees the very best produce of Northumberland come together with Scandinavian values and cooking techniques.

Local Attractions

Like the majority of the Tyne Valley, Humshaugh has a rich roman heritage. Chesters Roman Fort, an English Heritage site is the most complete Roman cavalry fort in the country. At Chesters Roman Fort you are able to wander around the remains and discover the well-preserved baths and steam room, and the officers' quarters.

Due to the village’s location on the River Tyne, there are various fishing opportunities. For further information, please visit Tyne Rivers Trust.

Upcoming Development 

There are no plans for any new build residential developments.

Travel Connections

Humshaugh is located on the Military Road which runs adjacent to the A69 which runs between Carlisle to Newcastle. 

Humshaugh is just six miles from Hexham which has a railway station with links to Carlisle and Newcastle.

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