Greycroft really is a hidden gem. A well built house close to the centre of Alnwick (and close to Barter Books - a huge secondhand bookshop), with solid walls, and therefore very little noise. Parking was on-street right outside the house but seemed safe enough.
Our hosts (Tom & Audrey) were excellent - interested in us and our plans for the day and very caring in nature. The house seemed to run like a well oiled machine; nothing was too much trouble. We booked the family room rather late - a lovely large space with four beds (apparently to be turned into a suite in the future? - now that's a great idea because the room looks over the most beautiful garden with lots and lots of birds). It was all very clean and had a good size shower room (no bath). The bedroom furniture was made of good quality oak.
There was a small lounge for visitors with a good selection of local guide books. I would have liked a dedicated internet connection but it seemed to be a shared facility. The breakfasts were very good indeed. Orders were taken the night before and the quality of the food was outstanding as was the quantity! All in all to be recommended as the owners have worked hard to put together a really high quality B&B experience.
By the way, if you go make sure that you visit Alnwick Castle Gardens - just magnificent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Greycroft you are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome from Tom and Audrey. Greycroft is a delightful six-bedroom Victorian guest house in the Conservation Area of Alnwick, the heart of Northumberland. There are 1 Single, 1 Twin and 4 Double rooms, all en-suite. Located away from the noise and bustle of the High Street, but only a two-minute walk from Alnwick town centre and local amenities and a further short stroll to Alnwick Castle and Garden. Situated in Croft Place, a private road offering car parking adjacent to to the house, Greycroft enjoys a South-facing high walled garden that has been described as 'An Oasis in the centre of town'. The garden is there for guests to enjoy. We take pride in using the finest local ingredients to produce our award-winning breakfasts. We offer a varied and interesting breakfast menu and can cater for most food allergies and intolerances. We are certain that, if you come to stay with us, you will not leave disappointed. ... more less
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- Greycroft Alnwick, Northumberland