Good Hotel Guide Review
‘If you are looking for a base to explore Hadrian’s Wall this would be hard to beat,’ comments a recent guest of this country house hotel with a modern elegance, smart dining and a small but swish spa. The modest entrance belies a ‘surprisingly big’ interior with a ‘modern and elegant country house style’ and public rooms lit by large sash and bay windows overlooking the terrace, ‘beautiful gardens’ and the Tyne valley. Bedrooms ‘feel very cosseting’ with Aubusson carpets, country-print wallpapers, plaid wool rugs, and thick curtains; many have a freestanding bath. It feels ‘refined with Wedgwood china cups and saucers, and home-made biscuits’. ‘Afternoon tea can be taken on the terrace with those gorgeous views.’ The ‘excellent food’ at dinner can be found in the classy bar or in the main dining room, with its ‘dramatic wallpaper and mirrors’, and might include roast halibut with caramelised cauliflower or our reader-recommended ‘trio of lamb’. ‘The real triumph was the cheese selection, with five local cheeses.’ Waiter-served breakfasts include ‘very fine scrambled eggs’, pancakes and a full Northumberland grill. (David Ganz, HP)
lift, lounge, bar, snug, restaurant, private dining room, terrace, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden, indoor pool (10 metre), spa, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas and dining room.
all ages welcomed, 1 family room, extra beds for under-13s £35, small outdoor playground.
allowed on terrace only, unless guide dogs.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £270, singles from £255. À la carte £42.