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Number One Springfield
Ranked #1 of 2 Longhoughton B&B and Inns
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I booked this accommodation because of its online reviews and its proximity to the Northumbrian Coastal Path and was absolutely delighted. On arrival, I was made to feel comfortable and very welcome, with a lovely pot of tea in front of the homely log burning stove in the guest lounge. Nothing was too much trouble for Christine and Richard and their grown up daughter Lindsey, who run the B&B, and it did not take me long to feel that I had arrived at a home away from home.
My room, the St Cuthberts Room, was very new and absolutely immaculate with a lovely en suite, super comfy bed and all home comforts. I slept like a log!
Just a few minutes off the A1 at the Alnwick Gardens turn off (the directions on Number One's website were excellent and got me there straightaway) and within minutes of the beautiful coastline, I heartily recommend that anyone seeking B and B accommodation in this area should try Number One Springfield.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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person24, Owner at Number One Springfield, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you.
You did'nt mention that you slept like a log because you completed the coastal marathon in aid of charity. We were full of admiration, and we hope to welcome you back for a more restful weekend!.
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

What a marvellous discovery! We had been invited to celebrate a good friend's birthday in Longhoughton and discovered Number One on the internet, enabling us to enjoy the birthday party without being too abstemious; the party venue being merely a short walk away.
We were greeted on arrival by Christine, who took us to the Aidan's suite, which is infinitely superior to many a 5 star hotel. The layout, space and luxurious bathroom demonstrated that much thought had been given to all amenities; lighting, mirrors, hooks in the bathroom, warm and cosy bathrobes and the strongest power shower which we've ever encountered (including our own!).
The breakfast was delicious, with a wide selection of breakfast goodies and friendly conversation with Christine, Richard being delegated to some serious man-work. We did meet up with him for a chat, and he and my husband had so many interests in common that it 'll be inevitable that we return in order to continue their discussion of ships and trains and aeroplanes...Serendipity.

Room Tip: Opt for the Aidan Suite for sheer indulgence.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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person24, Owner at Number One Springfield, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thanks for the kind words, we like all our guests to feel welcome, and it's a joy when we're able to share some common passions for old ships and aviation, shoes and ships and sealing wax. Welcome back anytime.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Very surprised To find such excellent accommodation in longhoughton. Attention to detail is outstanding, elegant and tasteful decor - all in excellent condition including the bathroom with a very strong shower. The only downside is the wifi ( very slow), tv which only works intermittently despite switching off all our electrics - ie iPads, iPhones etc. and the rubber pillows.

Room Tip: We stayed in st Aidan's suite which is very spacious and well furnished with plenty of storage.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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My_persona23, Owner at Number One Springfield, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thanks for your review, we like our guests to enjoy their stay with us and are pleased that you found the accommodation to be of such a high standard.

We were disappointed to hear your concerns with the WiFi. The WiFi runs as fast as is possible in our rural location, which we regularly check, but BT just don't have fibre and high speed connnections to the village so it will never match the speed experienced in city centres. As you were staying over Christmas it is possible that the entire area was also trying to browse the 'net.'. Our location also means that transmitting devices can cause pixellation of digital TV pictures, and as we mentioned, experince suggests that the only safe Apple transmitter is one which is powered off, and not just quiescent. Reception is pretty stable otherwise.

As to the pillows, we don't own any rubber pillows. We use hyper-allergenic man made fibre pillows, which are renewed each year. We are sorry if you did not find them suitable. We always ask guests if everything is OK and we are disappointed that you made no mention of this during your three day stay. For those who prefer it feather pillows are available on request, as we say in the room information, please ask.
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Cumbria, England
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

I'd planned to tell you all about the facilities, comfort, welcome, breakfast and generally just how good Number One is, and then I read the previous reviews. Its all there, if you think you need to read it.

We've stayed in a lot of B&Bs over the last 8 years or so and just a couple of months ago we thought we'd found the best one ever. Number One beats it, it truly is the best of the best.

There, that's it, nothing more to add except to advise you to go there and experience it for yourself.

Room Tip: St Aidan's is the larger of the two rooms available but St Cuthbert is quieter as its away from...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Number One is as it says " Number One Bed & Breaksfast in the UK ".
Christine and Richard are perfect hosts. Their Bed & Breakfast is superb. Everything is faultless and attention to detail is paramount to them. You will not find a better place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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My_persona23, Owner at Number One Springfield, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thanks for the kind words, we just like guests to feel we care about them.
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We have just returned from a fantastic weekend at number one staying in St aidan's room.As has already been said in other reviews Number One is faultless, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything within the powers of Christine and Richard was perfect.As the saying goes forget the rest because this was by far the best.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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My_persona23, Owner at Number One Springfield, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thank you. We try to provide an experience we'd like to enjoy if we stay somewhere else. (but there's only 1 Number One !)
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Greater Manchester, UK
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

I could just leave it at that because that kind of covers it really. Everything is spot on, nothing has been missed, there is nothing I could have wished for that wasn't available. I have been fortunate to stay in a few really, really top drawer B & B's and I feel this one is top of them all.

Everything, but everything, has been thought about - there is everything you could possibly want in your room and bathroom - down to a wind up torch in the drawer, cotton buds in the bathroom - face flannels in the bathroom - only second place I've stayed at that has these and always wondered why others don't - I really don't understand this - other proprietors please take note .. PLEASE supply flannels/wash mits.

Indeed any other proprietors should spend a few nights here to see how it is done best.

Christine and Richard are a lovely couple too - had a nice long chat with Richard on my 1st night there after being offered coffee and cake for a welcome - most appreciated after a long drive and day.

Breakfasts were wonderful from the cooked to the large range of cereals and the fresh fruit - the strawberries were lovely by the way.

I'd be very surprised if I don't stay here again and look forward to doing so - it's a very homely place to stay too and the guests lounge a nice place to chill out after a long day out and about.

thanks for a great stay and I can't recommend this lovely place highly enough.

Room Tip: both rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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My_persona23, Owner at Number One Springfield, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thanks for the review.
We've not been described as 'top drawer' before - a first for Number One!
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Property: Number One Springfield
Address: 1 Springfield, Longhoughton, Alnwick NE66 3NT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Alnwick > Longhoughton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Longhoughton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Number One Springfield 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of our guests said that they couldn't believe all the good reviews, and they were too good to be true. Well, unlike others, they are. We never chase you to add a review here. We just aim to make your stay a pleasurable memory, (and we brag a bit about Northumberand) Number One is cleverly placed between the Heritage coast and the inland attractions of Alnwick, Rothbury, and the Cheviot. We took great care to provide comfortable beds, and we try to give great breakfasts. Our Guest's Comments book says it all. "Made to feel welcome" "Wonderful bed" "Excellent breakfast" ... more   less 

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