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The Orchard House
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   High Street, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 7TL, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Rothbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Heaven on earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2007

Having driven over from from a horrendous hotel in the Lake District, when we arrived at the Orchard House I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! Total luxury, total pampering and cosetting, and the attention to detail was exemplary. The room was gorgeous, the bed and duvet like being wrapped in a large marshmallow and the breakfast ... well, the best I've ever had. My only wish is that I had reason to travel to the Norh East again and stay there. Simply the best hotel (large or small) I've ever stayed in.

  • Liked — Attention to detail
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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north yorks
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2007

Definately lives up to all the reviews. We were originally due to stay in May but our car broke down on the way and we were towed home. We called Graham and explained we would not be arriving and he said we could take the booking at a later date - I haven't come across many places that will do that and I'm a travel agent! We finally made it to stay on the 11th September and a very warm welcome awaited us. It is the attention to detail that impressed us so much if only more of the hotels in this country were as good. If you are planning a trip to Northumberland this is the place to stay

  • Stayed September 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2007

We just spent a lovely weekend at the Orchard House while exploring the surrounding area. The B&B is better than many hotels we have stayed in and all the little touches make all the difference - refreshing juice on arrival, pastries in the room, complimentary "nightcap", honesty bar, dvd collection. The decor is stylish and the breakfasts are excellent with a great choice of homecooked options. Graham was a fantastic host and gave us lots of tips on places to eat and where to go in the local - nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended for a stay in Northumberland.

  • Liked — Everthing was thought of
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redcross
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2007

We came across The Orchard House by chance when driving around while on vacation. Now we’re looking for any excuse to visit there again.

The Orchard House is ideal. It’s stylish and cosy and its owners have the experience to know exactly how to make their guests feel welcome and comfortable. Whether wanting to get out of London for just a day or two or touring northern England or Scotland using the village of Rothbury as a stopover, staying at The Orchard House will make your trip a special one.

Of all the hotels, bed & breakfasts, and inns we’ve stayed at over the years – in England and abroad – The Orchard House ranks as a favourite.

  • Liked — very stylish yet still cosy
  • Disliked — nothing all great
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2007

Wonderful, relaxing, attentive, comfortable. All previous comments are spot on.

We arrived about 7pm and the owner had reserved a table at a nearby restaurant "just in case we needed something to eat". That was a lovely touch after a long journey, we hadn't thought what we would do for dinner.

What's more is that everything in included other than drinks at the honesty bar. For example, newspaper (why do places charging over £100
a night charge 70p for a paper???), tray of morning coffee brought to
the room, chocolates in the room, mini sweet pastries in the room. They'll even bring you ice cream and popcorn if you decide to stay in
and watch a DVD in the room!

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2007

If you enjoy being subtlety pampered in relaxed, high quality accommodation the Orchard House is certainly worth a visit. This delightful Georgian house is set in the picturesque village of Rothbury, the rooms are beautifully appointed to a high specification. The quality of service is superb and the breakfast is an experience in itself.

Rothbury provides an excellent location from which to explore the delights of Northumberland, one of which – Cragside Hall – is just around the corner and definitely worth a visit. Rothbury also offers several good restaurants and we can heartily recommend the Newcastle Hotel and the Italian restaurant located within the Coquetvale Hotel.

Richard & Liz – August 2007.

  • Liked — Sheer quality of the experience
  • Disliked — Restricted car parking
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Derbyshire
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2007

On arrival we were met by the owner, shown into the beautiful period drawing room and brought hot flannels and a glass of champers after our long journey - now that is my kind of place! I work in travel and contract hotels for a living - I truly could not fault this lovely little hotel. We had a superb room in the "attic" - the attention to detail was outstanding, from the ducks in the bathroom, to the teddy on your pillow at night. The breakfast was served in a delightful dining room and the choice of homemade and cooked dishes was super. We only stayed 1 night on our way up to Edinburgh but truly would love to have stayed longer. Keep this quiet...it truly is quite an extraordinary find: beautiful house, very friendly staff and all the luxury you could wish for!

  • Liked — Style of property, staff.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: High Street, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 7TL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Northumberland National Park > Rothbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Rothbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Orchard House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxurious Georgian town house has a village location on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, Bose music systems and Egyptian cotton linen, slippers, bathrobes and luxury toiletries. The Orchard House is winner of the AA Guest Accommodation England 2008, and is Conde Nast Johansens Recommended 2009, and one of TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Top Ten Bargains in Europe 2008. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Orchard House Hotel Rothbury
Orchard Hotel Rothbury
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