Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The many “green” features of this hotel are laudable,’ say Guide readers of the ‘colourful, interesting grounds’, ‘amazing’ dark sky observatory and sustainable approach at Dee and Richard Slade’s rural hotel. ‘Comfortable’ bedrooms in the main building (part of an 18th-century farmstead) and in wood-built lodges at the back vary in size. Some may be ‘on the small side, though adequate’, while others, in the lodges, are ‘vast’. Modern menus in the restaurant use locally sourced produce and the bounty from the kitchen garden and new mushroom farm; at breakfast, find smoked haddock and salt-cured kippers from the on-site smokery. Not far: Hadrian’s Wall, and ‘the majestic flow’ of the North Tyne river.
22. 4 on ground floor, 5 in lodge, 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).
in bar, restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in public rooms, some bedrooms (resident dog).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B from £125, D,B&B from £170. À la carte £33.