We don't mind paying extra for something special. We stayed in three B&Bs on this last holiday, all at the same price, and Carraw stands out head and shoulders above the other two. Indeed, it was better than anywhere we've stayed (we usually choose B&Bs from the Alistair Sawday listings). The attention to detail was astonishing. The whole house glowed with the care of Leah and Kevin. Leah even did a wash for us. Personally I wish we'd spent the whole holiday in this one place. Packed lunch is not to be missed.
B&B's provision of TV is often some decrepit old thing that barely picks up a signal. Here we had flat screen with freeview, sky and DVDs. Normally I'm not seduced by such things, but Kevin and Leah's DVD library is excellent, including several things of local interest. There is a really comfy lounge with a great range of natural history and walking books and maps. I was almost sorry that the weather was so good that we were rarely in!
It's really worth reading through the folder-full of notes to get the most from your stay.
The one negative thing was my husband being relegated to the car park to have a smoke, as if he'd committed some crime. A simple change from a notice saying 'It is illegal to smoke on these premises' to 'Please feel free to smoke in our car park, and here's a chair for you' would have made a great difference to his mood.
- Also Known As:
- Carraw Bed And Breakfast Hexham, UK - Northumberland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carraw Bed and Breakfast, awarded 4 Star Gold by Visit Britain for outstanding service is one of the finest luxury Northumberland Guest Houses in the area, offering high quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation and short breaks in Northumberland. Carraw Bed and Breakfast is situated on the foundations of Hadrian's Wall, with a sublime hilltop setting overlooking the countryside of Northumberland National Park and the surrounding scenery of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... more less
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