40. 8 in adjacent New House, 2 suitable for disabled.
lift, lounge, cocktail bar, billiard room, restaurant, conference/function facilities, terrace, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, parking, 2-acre garden.
‘easy listening’ in public areas and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in one New House bedroom.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £140, D,B&B from £200. Set dinner 2 course £20, 3 course £25, à la carte £40.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In ‘an oasis of calm’, Peter Candler’s ‘impressive, imposing’ hotel stands in ‘an attractive wooded dell, with paths leading into woodland for exploration’. ‘Customer care is a priority here,’ says a Guide inspector in 2017 who was ‘warmly greeted’ by name. ‘Spacious’ wood-panelled lounges have prints and pictures; there are ‘grand fireplaces’; ‘a variety of comfortable seating is arranged for small groups’. Pick one of the modern, uncluttered bedrooms in the main building or adjacent New House: each is supplied with ground coffee, biscuits and fresh milk on the tea tray, good toiletries in the bathroom. ‘Up a narrow back staircase, my upper-floor room had a balcony with seating; a dimly lit bathroom. Housekeeping was efficient.’ In the restaurant, chef Michael Penaluna’s short, seasonally-changing menu lists inventive dishes (‘served in designer-style portions’), perhaps ‘perfectly cooked Northumberland venison saddle with wafer-thin, crisp, smoky bacon’. At breakfast: ‘an extensive cold buffet; good-quality toast and scrambled eggs; wonderful fresh orange juice, chilled and inspiringly tart – just right to wake one up’.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
An open air museum telling the story of life in the North East over the years