all year except Christmas/New Year, Jan, dining room closed Sat eve.
2 lounges, garden room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden (summer house), fishing, shooting, golf, riding nearby, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
not allowed (kennels nearby).
per room B&B from £70.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Get back to the land at Enid Nelless’s ‘beautiful’, rustic B&B close to the banks of the River Coquet. The Nelless family have farmed locally for three generations; the creeper-clad Georgian farmhouse stands in a ‘peaceful’ spot on the family’s 720-acre organic livestock farm. (Remote, too – bring a good map.) Pictures and antiques adorn the pretty, traditionally furnished bedrooms; extra touches include fresh milk and home-baked biscuits. After a day’s romping in the countryside (‘take time to admire the sheep’), help yourself to a glass of sherry in the lounge before sitting down to a hearty roast, perhaps of Thistleyhaugh lamb shoulder, at 7 pm. Cooked by the hostess and her daughter-in-law, Zoë, the communal dinner with ‘interesting’ fellow guests can be ‘great fun’ – a fine accompaniment to the ‘excellent hospitality and cooking’. At breakfast, fresh fruit, cereals and yogurt are followed by cooked dishes including a full English and Craster kippers. A good base for exploring the gardens at Alnwick and Howick Hall; the coast is half an hour away. (M Arnold, Gwyn Morgan)
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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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