Good Hotel Guide Review
A stroll from ‘the majestic flow’ of the North Tyne river, Dee and Richard Slade’s ‘well-run’ hotel, restaurant and village pub stand out for their ‘laudable’ approach to sustainable tourism. Modern menus at mealtimes use locally sourced produce and the bounty from the kitchen garden and mushroom farm; the walled garden is a popular stop for birds and red squirrels; the dark sky observatory is simply ‘amazing’. Bedrooms are in the main building (part of an 18th-century farmstead) and in wood-built lodges to the rear. Some may be ‘on the small side, though adequate’, while others, in the lodges, are ‘vast’. Rooms away from the road are quietest. The hosts readily advise on the best walks for spotting local wildlife.
22. 4 on ground floor, 5 in lodges, 2 suitable for disabled.
all year except 25 Dec.
bar, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, function facilities, drying room, 2-acre grounds (walled garden, kitchen garden, dark sky observatory), electric car charging points.
in bar, restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in public rooms, some bedrooms (resident dog).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B from £135. À la carte £33.