Post-Easter Deal

 

`POST’ EASTER DEAL!

We have one room left after the Easter weekend, in our Berwick Room. For three nights, arriving on 23rd April, stay for 3 nights and receive 50% off the third night!  Double and single occupancy bookings.  Return guest discount not valid for this offer.

If Northumberland is somewhere you have not yet visited, then this is a great excuse to do so!  Northumberland won the British Travel Awards 2018 as the UK’s best holiday region, beating off rivals such as Cornwall and the Lake District.  As well as having some of the most beautiful coastlines in England, Northumberland has the most castles of any county in the UK.  The county boasts around 70 castle sites, many of which are open to the public such as Bamburgh, Alnwick, Lindisfarne and Dunstanburgh.

If a visit to the Farne Islands is on your list to see the famous Puffins and wonderful array of other wildlife, there are boat trips from Seahouses, Berwick and Amble.  The Golden Gate in Seahouses are the only licensed boat to land on Longstone Island. Here, you can visit the lighthouse where Grace Darling lived with her family when she made her famous rescue of survivors from S.S. Forefarshire.  Dolphins were spotted around Berwick last year, sailings from Berwick include estuary/sea trips and along the River Tweed, famous for salmon fishing.

The quaint and enchanting Estate villages of Ford and Etal, a short drive from us have many different attractions, the flagship being Lady Waterford Hall with its wonderful array of murals. There are several small independent businesses including Cheviot micro-brewery, Heatherslaw Mill and light railway, also excellent lunches to be found at the newly re-opened Black Bull Inn with its thatched roof.

Barter Books is another essential visit for your Northumberland list, located in Victorian Grade II Listed Alnwick Station which closed to trains in 1968 and is now the second largest secondhand bookshop in the UK.  Alnwick Castle and Gardens are now open through to October.

Or maybe a walking holiday is on the cards; with a choice of many stunning routes to explore such as the Northumberland Coastal Path, St Oswalds Way and St Cuthberts Way.  Cycling is also a great way to see Northumberland with a number of designated cycling routes throughout the region.  Come, stay, visit and see for yourselves!

2018 gold award for Best UK Holiday Region

 

Belford Classic Car Show – Sunday 21st April

The Belford Classic Car Show will be held at Sunnyhills, Belford on Sunday 21st April, between 10 am and 4 pm  It is always a very popular event which gets bigger every year.  Go back in time and rekindle childhood memories with classics such as the Ford Capri, Triumph Stag, Morris Minor, E-Type Jaguar, the original British Mini and much more!   Donation entry.  Food and drink available all day at Sunnyhills Farm Shop.

Gold Stars Award Again!

         

We are delighted to announce that we have retained our Four Star Gold status for the third year running, along with our breakfast award for 2019.  We would like to personally thank all our guests who have stayed with us and to those who have taken the time to leave us reviews and feedback, we are very grateful.

2018 saw 40% of our bookings made up of returning and regular guests, together with a large number of recommendations. Despite unforeseen health circumstances for one half of us throughout 2018 and of course, still being a relatively new business, this was extremely encouraging for us.

Remember, returning guests receive a*5% discount off their stay so why not take advantage of this if you have not already done so.  If booking online, please use your promotional code which you will find on your departure email or telephone us.

*Discount is not valid between November and March when room rates are already reduced for the Low Season.  Can only be used with reservations of two nights or more, does not apply to one-night stays*

We very much look forward to welcoming you in 2019, whether you are a future, returning or regular guest!

 

**Newsflash** Northumberland scoops Gold!

We simply had to shout about the recent news that Northumberland has won the gold slot at British Travel Awards!  This is wonderful news for our beautiful county and also very well deserved.  A thank you to those of you who voted for Northumberland via our Facebook and Twitter pages.  The hard work has truly paid off!

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NORTHUMBERLAND WINS PRESTIGIOUS
BRITISH TRAVEL AWARD

Northumberland brings home the gold in ‘Best UK Holiday County/Destination’ in the prestigious 2018 British Travel Awards. The announcement was made on the 28th November at a glamorous Gala Awards ceremony, held in London and attended by more than 800 travel industry people.

Competition was fierce this year with Northumberland pitted against nine other regions including Cornwall, Peak District, Scottish Highlands, Cumbria & The Lake District. Having been pipped to the winners post by Cornwall for the past four years Northumberland Tourism and Northumberland County Council ran a joint campaign via social media encouraging people to vote for Northumberland.

British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “Northumberland is to be congratulated on winning Best UK Holiday County/Destination. The British Travel Awards are the only travel industry accolade voted for exclusively by the consumer and the Awards serve to recognise all that is great about travel, as experienced by the travelling public. To win a British Travel Award is a true achievement.”
Jude Leitch, director of Northumberland Tourism, said “Tourism is vitally important to Northumberland, both in terms of employment and economic growth. Winning Gold is great recognition of the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the industry across the county”.
Cath Homer, cabinet member for Culture, Arts, Leisure and Tourism at Northumberland County Council said “This award is made all the more rewarding as it is the only travel industry accolade which is voted exclusively by the consumer.

“This is a really exciting time for Northumberland and this award will help us show potential visitors from across the UK and further afield just what we have to offer.

“It has taken a lot of hard work and effort by everyone in the industry to get to where we are today and we need to continue to work together to prove why this award is so well deserved.”

Article: By permission from Visit Northumberland and Northumberland Tourism, November 2018

`As seen on Alastair Sawdays!’

We are very proud to be included on Alastair Sawdays brand new `Slow Guide to Northumberland’. We were chosen as one of the accommodation destinations for Marketing Manager, Tessa Glover on her recent trip to our region. The guide is the latest in the series, following in the footsteps of information guides already included such as Dorset, Cornwall and Yorkshire.  They can be found under the Detour, Stories from the Road section of the Sawdays website.

`Slow Guide to Northumberland’ has been beautifully put together by Tessa, together with some wonderful and unusual images captured, highlighting key areas and scenes around our region, including  Alnmouth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Craster and Kielder Water.

TAKE A LOOK HERE!