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“Absolutely Fantastic”
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Bow House
Ranked #4 of 69 Alnwick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 13, 2011

Think all the previous reviews say it all but here I go. Bev and David were great hosts welcoming us with a cup of tea and cake before taking us up to our room. Bev went through everything we needed to know and more.

All the rooms are of a high standard, very clean, decorated well and very spacious and all have comfy seating. Ours had a great sofa for watching TV – couldn’t fault our room at all.

Breakfasts are amazing, Bev and David would always ask whether we wanted anything different to what was being offered (could never think of anything). The full English breakfast was of good quality and tasty and plenty of it and the fresh fruit salad every morning was refreshing, best I’ve ever had. I even had (at Bev’s suggestion) ‘Eggy Bread’ made for me with bacon and maple syrup – great one to have if you don’t want the full works.

Everything was well thought of down to the fridge in the dining room with bottled water, milk and beer. Wine glasses and cork screw and plenty of information leaflets, books on the area for walkers, cyclists etc.

Bow House is well situated within Alnwick with only a few minutes walk to the town, castle and gardens and is well placed for Northumberland’s attractions.

On the whole, you couldn’t meet two nicer, genuine people whose sole aim was to make their guests feel comfortable and have a great holiday – their advice on places to eat was spot on, help with best routes to take on day trips and if you needed anything, I’m sure they would do their best to accommodate you.

Thanks Bev and David for a memorable and relaxing stay - we would definitely love to come back.

Room Tip: Book early for the Treehouse Restaurant
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2011

Excellent accommodation. Hosts are friendly and very helpful (but not overbearing). Rooms are of a very high standard; fresh, comfortable, clean and roomy. Breakfast was just yummy, especially the fruit salad.
We are looking forward to staying again.

Room Tip: All rooms are equal
  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank sjw66
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

We stayed here on our way on to another hotel for a party, and it was so lovely we hope to stay again. David and Beverley are superb hosts, who cannot do enough for their guests.
The rooms are of a very high standard, with comfy beds, and a lovely sofa to sit and watch the TV. Breakfast was lovely, with all needs met and more.

Bow House is literally 2 minutes walk from the centre of Alnwick, which is well supplied with eating places and nice shops too. Definitely recommended! Small tip - if the web site says only two nights can be booked, give them a ring as they happily took our one night booking.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

Bow House is a top quality B&B, the best we have ever stayed in. The quality is amazing and Bev and David are wonderful hosts who have thought of every finishing touch you could think off. Bottles of water (and beer) in the fridge, wine glasses and cork screw. The rooms are all new and finished to a very high standard, all with oak furnishings.

I'm a really fussy person but I would recommend Bow House to anyone thinking of staying in Alnwick.

Well done Bev and David, you're doing a great job, love Kev and Tracy from Blackpool

Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2011

Just stayed for two nights and found everything to be more than perfect. The hosts have got it just right - they are approachable, friendly and helpful. The decor is excellent and all new (2011). Sofas in bedroom to sit in comfort to watch t.v. Lovely ensuite bathroom with everything anyone could want. Luxurious bathrobes. Breakfast is all you could want - with it seems any request catered for. Good information available for guests - good restaurant recommendtions. The property is well located in the centre of Alnwick making it very easy to walk in a few minutes to the town.

Room Tip: All lovely rooms
  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2011

Bow House is a very stylish and comfortable guest house. We had the warmest of welcomes from David and Bev, who could not have been more friendly and helpfull. Breakfast was historic, one of the best we’ve had anywhere! The house is situated in the heart of Alnwick, and is very conveniently placed for visiting many of Northumberland's historic attractions. We had a thoroughly enjoyable break, and have no hesitation in recommending Bow House as a real home from home.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

Room Tip: Within walking distance to the castle and gardens.
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bow House

Address: 49 St. Michaels Lane, Alnwick NE66 1TW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Alnwick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Alnwick
Price Range: $134 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bow House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bow House is a 4* "Gold Standard" Georgian style Guest House, which has recently been built with utmost care to sympathetically reflect this important area of the town.Situated in the unspoiled conservation area along the line of the old town wall it is only a short stroll into the town centre where you can find local shops and restaurants alongside attractions such as the museum, castle and gardensWe are located close to the centre of the historic market town of Alnwick with its ever popular Castle and Gardens. Alnwick is easily accessed by road, rail, air and sea ... more   less 
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