‘We really rated this friendly little hotel,’ wrote a Guide reader of Robin and Tegan Tait’s B&B and bistro, ‘right on the seafront’ with ‘stunning views’ to the Farne Islands.
On the edge of this seaside town, a ‘lovingly converted’ Presbyterian chapel dedicated to Northumberland’s patron saint is run as a 'superb' B&B and occasional music venue by enthusiastic owners and 'great hosts' Jeff and Jill Sutheran.
Peace and tranquillity reign at this ‘most welcoming’ Georgian house, where well-manicured gardens stretch towards magnificent Northumberland countryside.
A former convent opposite Alnwick Castle has received a heavenly make-over into a luxurious boutique hotel.
Whether you come to bag birds, fish for salmon, or visit historic Borders castles and houses, Christian Korsten’s mansion is a fine place to hang your tweed hat.
‘Helpful hosts’ Katrina and William Reynolds offer a ‘warm welcome’ at their ‘good-value’ 18th-century restaurant-with-rooms in a Borders village.
In a ‘scenically superb area’, this ‘good-value’ hotel stands opposite the green of this village (known for its magnificent castle) on the North Sea coast facing Farne Island. Fronted by potted plants and a coat of arms, it is managed by Graham Young
From £70 per night
A small, family-run hotel with views of the coast, castle, church and countryside. Decorated in soft checks, pleasing bedrooms range from those suitable for single guests, a family, and with visitors with dogs. one ground floor suite has a large walk-in shower room, a conservatory seating area and wheelchair access. Dinner, served in the modern restaurant, features homemade comfort food and a selection of dishes from the Specials board. Walks along the dunes and sandy beaches will combat hearty breakfasts.
Time stands still at this handsome Victorian Gothic-style mansion surrounded by extensive, well-kept grounds and woodland. It is filled with rich wood panelling, beautiful paintings, antiques and ornate stained glass windows, and run by ‘such polite, consistently friendly, obliging’ staff’. On comfy sofas by roaring log fires, dreams of a bygone age are conjured by the galleried baronial hall. Dinner is an elegant affair in the candle-lit restaurant. Mount the grand staircase to spacious, traditionally furnished bedrooms, equipped with a refreshment tray, dressing gowns and luxury toiletries. Wake to a sumptuous cooked-to-order breakfast.
A ten-minute walk from the town centre, this pristine B&B in an Edwardian villa has comfortable bedrooms, a light-filled lounge and breakfast room, and off-road parking at the front. For breakfast, a selection of fruit juices, cereals, dried and fresh fruits and yoghurt is followed by cooked to order dishes – maybe a full Northumbrian (dry cured bacon, sausage, black pudding, grilled tomato, mushrooms and a choice of free range eggs). The friendly hosts offer plenty of tips for days out in the area and where to eat nearby.
Last updated: October 04, 2019