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 person B&B single £70–£90, double £50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Take time to admire the sheep’, and much more besides, at this creeper-smothered Georgian farmhouse on an organic farm on the River Coquet. The farm dates from 1780, and the Nelless family have ploughed their furrow here for three generations; Enid Nelless and her daughter-in-law, Zoë, are today’s ‘sweet, sincere’ hostesses. Come in to the comforts of a family home. Spacious bedrooms are traditionally furnished; there are antiques, artwork, fresh milk and home-baked biscuits. The B&B is a good base for exploring the area: head north to the hare-brained Hotspur’s Alnwick Castle, or drive to the coast (perhaps to Craster, where the breakfast kippers come from). In the morning, choose from local sausages, home-cured bacon and organic eggs from free-range hens – or conjure up another order entirely. ‘If there is something else you’d like and we haven’t got it, we’ll get it for you the following day,’ the hostesses say. Bring a good map: the farmhouse is approached via winding back roads, giving it a remote, ‘away from it all’ feel. ‘If we can find it again, we will return.’ (EMA)