Enter a lovely, light, inviting space. Delightful hosts Charles and Dee leave you a generous hamper and can deliver a delicious full English or continental breakfast, too; reluctant cooks may choose a home-cooked supper from the honesty freezer (there’s also a shop on site, selling their own pork and beef).
You have your own outdoor space but the gardens here are lovely, filled with birds and wildlife and probably being roamed by one or two dogs and cats. You can also make friends with goats, pigs, ponies and the hens who provide your eggs. You can laze in the orchard on a lovely day but you’ll discover long white sandy beaches just a short drive away so pack yourselves a picnic and head off.
A brisk 20-minute walk brings you to a pub with a foodie reputation, and there are some surprisingly good shops in Hexham and Corbridge. Pick up some delicious local produce and return to light the barbecue on long summer evenings.