Just returned from a week self catering in Barnacre and loved it. Great location in a quiet village which has a half hourly bus service to Newcastle/Alnwick and is only a few minutes drive to Morpeth. Druridge Bay with its beautiful unspoilt beaches is a short drive away and a little further afield are Cragside, Bamburgh and Alnwick to name but a few other places worthy of a visit.
Linda and Jenny had done a great job of cleaning the vast accommodation prior to our arrival. The accommodation is great for large groups, with 5 bedrooms, 2 lounges with Sky TV/Video/DVD, large dining room (with a table large enough for ten of us to sit around), kitchen with everything you could need, laundry room, ensuite bath/shower room, additional shower room, another bath/shower room and a chill out conservatory area opening onto a courtyard with a water feature. Oh and I musnt forget - the secret room, which has a pool table in it. The floor plan divides the living area from the sleeping area, which ensures those going to bed early/getting up late arent disturbed by those who are up.
We took the pedestrian route to Longhirst Hall which is only across the road and accessible with a pushchair. The grounds are well worth a visit (disappointingly we didnt see any red squirrels) and if its the right season you might have the opportunity to watch a game of cricket on one of the two pitches. The newly opened Collingwood Bar in the hotel offers reasonably priced bar meals, with a daily special which includes a pint/wine/soft drink for £9.95. The hotel now offers a Spa, but as expected, the prices are high.
We had a dog with us and unlike a previous reviewer we didnt experience any problems with the owners dog, which was friendly. Wifi is provided and there is a landline (with honesty box) for those unable to get a reception on their mobile. Hope to return again soon!
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- Also Known As:
- Barnacre Longhirst