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“Probably 5 Star in the past but certainly not now!”
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Beach Court
Ranked #6 of 8 Beadnell B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 6, 2009

On arrival we were greeted by our very excentric hostess Carole. Entry was through a very dingy conservatory that appeared not to have been cleaned for some time and I would say months rather than weeks, the floor was covered in black cat hair and was accompanied by the cat smell. We were offered afternoon tea in the conservatory which we accepted after our 4 hr journey. On waiting for the tea to arrive, it became apparent that the conservatory furniture had seen better days, and the amount of clutter scattered around the place made it resemble a charity shop. Tea was served in a very old dirty looking tea set, when I lifted the lid of the teapot to stir the tea, the inside of the pot was a badly stained example of what was supposed to be china.

We were shown to our room which was the Lindisfarne with ensuite. The double bed consisted of 2 singles pushed together and a dingy looking quilt that barely covered the bed although the sheets were clean. All the furniture in the room appeared to have come from a charity shop as it was a mish mash of all era's. With the very dated wallpaper, and I think pale blue carpet along with the grubby faded curtains complete with holes we were none the least impressed. The tea making facility consisted of a small table in a cupboard and the kettle on the floor. The ensuite pine clad 'bottle green' bathroom suite had seen better days (probably first installed around 30 years ago) all the gold had come off the taps, there was no plug for the bath and the toilet seat wasnt up to much either . The towels were a grey/yellow coloured with a musty smell. On top of all this, it was a very blustery weekend and the bathroom window would not close. Also the advertised WiFi connection was non existant. Cooked breakfast was obviously a bone of contention as it interferred with church on Sunday and too many people (6) wanted it at the same time on Saturday, cereals were obviously on the hostess's mind rather than cooked breakfasts. The long black hair which accompanied my breakfast would not be recommended. The cost of our 3 night stay was £290 which for 5 star accomodation was good . However, 5 star did not reflect in this establishment. The location of the B & B was superb and parking was ample. Carole had an MBE for tourism awarded to her in 2000. On arriving home, I checked this out on the internet only to find that Carole is a board member on the Northumbria Tourist Board and many other tourist attraction boards for the area. One could only presume that the 5 stars have been awarded as a token of gratitude for services and not for the accomodation its self. I would say the only thing missing from 'Beach Court' was 'Basil Fawlty'. This place is certainly in urgent need of an upgrade and a visit from the tourist board.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Paul A
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

Two faded copies of the ubiquous 'Haywain' had been dumped on our bedroom wall. In a neat cupboard were the tea-making facilites, but you had to use the kettle on the floor. Bed was OK. The bathroom was large as it had a lift down to the lounge which you could see through the gaps. The couple in the next room enjoyed splashing around in the neighbouring bathroom who could be heard through the cnnecting door.
At the breakfast table there was fresh fruit and a large selection of cereals. There were no napkins not even paper ones and no menu. Cooked breakfasts were not encouraged as our charming hostess had to dash off to her Tourist Board meeting.
There is a large lounge which had a clutter of fascination. There is a television which you do not need a remote control for as you share their skybox and watch their choice of programmes!
The house itself looks wonderful and its position iby the beach is enviable. Inside nowhere near 5 star silver standard but just about average. Perhaps our hostess had lost interest in it which is a shame as this place could be splendid.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank StDavid
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Reviewed May 11, 2009

Carole & Russell welcome you as old friends and ensure that you are made to feel like you belong there, also the welcome for our dog was just as friendly. The accomodation is not businesslike & impersonal, the very opposite! everywhere are things to make it feel like a home, ornaments, pictures, comfortable leather chairs & settees, our room was the Lindisfarne suite and although slightly small DON'T assume bad thoughts its perfectly accomodating with separate rooms for the WC & bathroom that are the en-suite facilities. The breakfast that is served for you, well Carole will go out of her way to ensure that whatever your tastes she will provide it, simple toast or cereals or fruits or full english or any combo of the above is all their for you to partake and enjoy to prepare you for your day. In this again the helpfulness of their local knowledge to assist you will ensure that your day is as full and busy as you desire, lazing around the beach or off and away touring "The Secret Kingdom" our weekend with them was not enough and plans are being made to return soon
overall - do go and stay there ( especially if you wish to take your dog and meet their BEN )

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank dillaneous
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Reviewed November 3, 2008

Hidden away in a corner of Northumberland. This place is unique. Stunning views of Beadnell bay, the house is right on the beach. You will be made so welcome by your hosts Carole and Russel. Pets are welcome too. They have a few of their own.
The house is spotless. Each room has individual decor . The bed was very comfortable the room was warm. Carole is passionate about the area she stays in, she has a great local knowledge of where to eat and drink.
This place is well worth a visit.

Stayed: November 2008
Thank Jeanie47
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Reviewed November 15, 2007

I was in the Cheviot Suite, which has the best view I've ever seen - practically on the beach. Carol and Russell, the owners, are very helpful - as I didn't have a car they offered me a lift if they were going anywhere in the area, and are very knowledgeable about tourism in Northumberland. The house is very well and individually furnished and extremely comfortable - the best (and biggest) bed I've ever slept in.

2  Thank joanie0
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Reviewed August 23, 2012
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank MisterF24
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Address: Harbour Road, Beadnell NE67 5BJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Beadnell
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Ranked #6 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Beadnell
Hotel Class:5 star — Beach Court 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The choice is yours! Are your priorities warm hospitality, spacious accommodation, a unique location and unparalleled coastal views? If they are then Beach Court, our beloved honey-stone, turreted "castle on the beach" is waiting to welcome you. As our houseguests we offer you a friendly, relaxed, informal atmosphere where the tide laps gently under your snug (occasionally purring) window seats. Here we have a total absence of rigid restrictive rules and mix 'n' match mania. Our Aladdin's Cave awaits you! ... more   less 
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