9. 2 in annexe.
all year except 7 days over Christmas, 2 Jan-2nd weekend Feb, bistro closed Sun-Wed.
breakfast room/bistro, bar area (honesty bar), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), front lawn (picnic tables), unsuitable for disabled.
chilled acoustic in public rooms.
not under 12.
allowed in annexe room and 1 area of breakfast room, not in bistro.
none (debit cards accepted).
per person B&B £85-£135. A la carte £28.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Right on the seafront looking out to the Farne Islands and along the vast beach to Bamburgh Castle’, this ‘very comfortable, professionally run little hotel’ enters the guide at the urging of a trusted reader. Owners Rob and Tegan Tait and staff are ‘very friendly and helpful’. Spotless bedrooms have been decorated in seaside shades, ‘pale greens and blues’, and have such ‘thoughtful extras’ as binoculars, to watch passing ships. Resident Springer-Labrador cross Moyo welcomes four-legged friends. Downstairs there is a bar area with an honesty bar. On three nights a week the breakfast room, with stripped wooden floor, bespoke furniture and ‘stunning views’, is transformed into a bistro popular with locals (‘a number of disappointed people who hadn’t booked were turned away’). Chef James Ash devises seasonal menus of produce from local suppliers. Perhaps a signature dish, slow-cooked beef, red wine, smoked bacon, garlic, thyme; coq au vin; roast hake fillet, chorizo and pepper stew. The food is ‘well prepared, very tasty, not gourmet, but it isn’t pretending to be’. Breakfast brings locally smoked fish, free-range eggs, home-made compote. ‘We would definitely stay again.’ (Sarah Tier)