12 Feb–13 Nov, group bookings over Christmas and New Year.
lounge, bar, TV room, library, breakfast/dining room, free Wi-Fi in public areas, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, 2½-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled. No mobile phone signal; guests may use the landline free of charge.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms (not unattended), not in dining room.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £110–£150, D,B&B £140–£180. Set dinner £27.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Utterly peaceful’, with ‘fabulous views’ of the hidden Heddon valley, Mark and Pat Cowell’s ‘unpretentious’ hotel ‘brings back the feel of country living’. ‘Under these new owners, it’s exceeded the qualities that originally earned it a place in the Guide,’ writes a regular correspondent, whose compelling recommendation wins it a renewed full entry. Inspectors in 2016 were ‘warmly welcomed’ by the ‘enthusiastic, hands-on’ host. ‘Mark gave us a tour of the house, and insisted on carrying our bags. Our large, bright room, in the newly redecorated wing, had a comfortable bed and crisp linen; plentiful hot water in the bathroom. We watched the deer in the woods from dual-aspect windows.’ Mobile and Wi-Fi signals aren’t the strongest: ‘Best to forget the digital world and just relax.’ After a day’s ‘spectacular’ walking, sit down to an ‘enjoyable’ dinner, perhaps ‘tasty grilled asparagus with a poached egg and Parmesan crisp; well-cooked plaice, local new potatoes’. Breakfast brings ‘lovely, runny’ scrambled eggs, ‘first-class’ smoked salmon, freshly squeezed orange juice. ‘A welcome revival.’ (Sue and Mark Foster, E Whatley, and others)
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
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.