Dunn's Houses was our first B&B stop on our recent magical trip to the UK. I wasn't sure what to expect, (and didn't realize I could program postal codes into my GPS so had some trouble finding it at first) but it surpassed my expectations. The farmhouse is a jewel set in a magnificent setting high in the Cheviots, surrounded by beautiful paddocks that give way to long rolling fields and soaring hills. Jane met us and showed us into our pretty room, complete with fresh milk for our tea before we headed off to have adventures.
We returned on the late side, and I went out to wander the grounds before bed. I had a lovely chat with the jump racers whom Jane trains with her daughter, then had a lovely walk around the gardens. It was after 11pm and the sky was still ablaze in the west. Astonishing!
The bed was very comfortable, the room clean as a pin. The TV is a little small but I think a bigger one would be incongruous. The bathroom is also on the small side, with a shower that's a little tight for a gal of my...er....generous proportions. But the view overlooking the paddocks, and the welcoming warmth of the room itself more than made up for it.
Breakfast was sheer delight, in a beautiful drawing room with loads of hot coffee, fruit and yogurt on the sideboard and a delicious cooked meal prepared by Jane.
Quiet and beauty were our main goals, and this lovely place more than provided them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4 star rural farmhouse bed and breakfast. Newly refurbished en-suite rooms.Beautiful location in Northumberland National Park. Working farm and racehorse yard on sight. Close to numerous Northumberland attractions. A fantastic spot for a summer holiday with great hospitality. ... more less