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The Best B&Bs to Book in North Northumberland Clockwise from top left: The Walls | Market Cross Guest House | Yearle House | Chatton Park House
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June 2024
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From stunning beaches to rugged hilltops, North Northumberland has it all

When you want to take some time to explore Berwick, Alnwick, Wooler and the surrounding areas, these are the B&Bs you need to book.
Chatton Park House Chatton Park House

The Walls

In brief: A Georgian townhouse on Berwick’s town walls with views over the River Tweed.
Our highlight: Breakfasts brimming with local produce.
Insider guide: Berwick’s cobbled streets might be a haven of tranquility now, but this was not always the case and the town once bore the brunt of invasions from the north. Nowadays, guests can sleep soundly in the Walls Room, Tweed Room or Swan Room and the latter can also be converted into a family room, should larger groups wish to make use of its adjoining Cygnet Room. In the morning they offer continental and traditional Northumbrian breakfasts alongside local delights such as Craster kippers and smoked haddock. Then, after a day out walking or wildlife spotting along Northumberland’s majestic coast, enjoying a round on one of Berwick’s picturesque golf courses, or tracing the footsteps of L. S. Lowry who frequently painted the town, take the time to warm up by the wood-burning stove in their guest lounge. Here you can make use of the ample reading material to plan for the following day, pour yourself a drink from the honesty bar, or just enjoy the views over the River Tweed.
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1HB
01289 330233

Chatton Park House

In brief: An award-winning, adults-only, luxury country house and lodge on a four-acre estate in rural Northumberland.
Our highlight: Between June and September, guests have access to their full-size tennis court. There’s no need to worry about bringing your own balls or rackets – they’ll supply everything for you!
Insider guide: Chatton Park House has four spacious ensuite rooms in the main house, all of which have been sumptuously decorated with calming hues and plush furnishings. For breakfast you can choose from a range of cooked and continental options, including a full Northumbrian breakfast, a vegetarian platter or classic Northumbrian smoked kippers, all made with an emphasis on locally-sourced produce. For an ultra-deluxe experience, they also have a detached lodge in the grounds (fear not, it’s only a short walk to breakfast) with its own private garden, kitchen and a lounge with an open fire to cosy up next to in the evening.
Chatton, Alnwick NE66 5RA
01668 215507

Yearle House Yearle House

Yearle House

In brief: A country house bed and breakfast with holiday cottages nestled in Northumberland National Park.
Our highlight: Book Harthope, one of their luxurious bedrooms, for a bath in the window with 180 degree views of the surrounding landscape.
Insider guide: This charming country house dating back to 1870 is set in three acres which include a walled garden. They have four ensuite bedrooms and three dog-friendly cottages to choose from, or the option take over the whole premises for a private house party. With the advantage of many sporting estates close by, why not host a shooting party and take advantage of their various catering options?
Wooler, Northumberland NE71 6RB
07779 330707

The Old Rectory

In brief: A Georgian country house only a stone’s throw from the coastal path, historic Howick Hall gardens and Craster village.
Our highlight: The Old Rectory also offers evening meals, making it the perfect place to crash after a day outdoors.
Insider guide: Set in its own grounds, this luxury B&B is within walking distance of the sea and ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of Northumberland. There are six bedrooms and breakfast includes a full English featuring eggs from their own hens and kippers from nearby Craster. Guests can enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine in the cosy guest lounge or out on the lawn, and packed lunches and home-cooked evening meals are also available on request. If you’d rather something a bit closer to nature, they also have a bell tent for glamping (May–September) and a shepherd’s hut, both of which are self-catering.
Howick, Alnwick NE66 3LE
01665 577590

Budle Hall Budle Hall

Budle Hall

In brief: A family-run B&B in a grand Georgian country house a mile outside the historic village of Bamburgh.
Our highlight: This welcoming B&B is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the golden sands of Budle Bay.
Insider guide: If your idea of a B&B is a big house with a few spare rooms, think again. At Budle Hall you can choose a super king-sized bed in one of the four luxury bedrooms, but you can also bring the whole family and stay in the three-bedroom Budle Lodge in the grounds, or perhaps their Scandi-style self-catering lodge in Brada Quarry is more your thing? Budle Hall also has three camping pitches, one of which is an exclusive spot in their secret walled garden. Finally, if you’re looking for something more novel, why not book a night in their converted combine harvester?
Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7AJ
01668 214297

Market Cross Guest House

In brief: An award-winning B&B in the heart of Northumberland.
Our highlight: Winner of AA Guest Accommodation of the Year 2023, everything about this award-winning B&B is perfection.
Insider guide: This gold award-winning, five-star B&B has four rooms and offers all the luxuries you could want to recoup your energy after a day out exploring. Their breakfasts are complete with homemade bread, preserves and granola – even the baked beans are homemade – whilst the kippers, sausages and bacon all come from local producers. And whether you have been walking St Cuthbert’s or St Aidan’s Way, conquering the Coast and Castles Cycle Route, or simply exploring nearby Alnwick and Bamburgh castles, you can look forward to relaxing with a glass of wine in the garden or recharging in rooms equipped with large-screen LED Smart TVs, White Company toiletries and Nespresso machines.
Belford, Northumberland NE70 7LS
01668 213013

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