“Very clean and in a lovely location. Would stay again...”
We booked to stay at the Nineveh Farm for 2 nights over the August bank holiday weekend. We were welcomed by Michael, who showed us where the guest lounge and breakfast rooms were, the various leaflets and books on what to do and see, and to our room which was no. 5 in the annex (we already knew this when we enquired). The annex is of wooden construction (like a summerhouse) but had 2 heaters so if it was cold outside it would soon be warm inside. The room was spotless and the view of the countryside with sheep in the next field was lovely. I can't comment on the rooms in the farmhouse as we didn't see in them, but one did appear to be right next to the breakfast room which may not have been ideal. We were offered tea or coffee in the lounge or garden and decided to have this in the garden as the weather was good and it was a pretty place to sit Our room wasn't large (it was described as a small double) but it was big enough for us and more importantly spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. The ensuite was ok for our needs but the shower was a bit claustrophbic as it had a curtain, rather than doors, which tended to cling to you. After unpacking we went to the garden where there are ample table and chairs and Alison served us the complimentary drinks with a cake each (a nice touch).
Breakfast was between 8am and 9am and the full English was enough to keep us going for most of the day - very good fried bread and fluffy scrambled eggs. We didn't like the set up of the breakfast room though, a bit too much like a hostel; 2 tables set for 6 people. We are friendly but at 8am we don't really want to face people we don't know and try and make conversation. There wasn't a radio or music on so if you didn't make conversation there was an awkward silence. Alison served the breakfasts and was always very friendly and bubbly and who I'd describe as a 'jolly hockeysticks' type LOL
Their website had recommended the Kings Arms pub and I had booked a table for our evening meal. This is a great place, every one is friendly (the landlord/landlady, the staff and the locals), the food excellent and we liked it so much we booked a table the following night too. We did speak to another couple staying at the Nineveh who had been to the Kings Arms on their first night but had booked the 'Pudding Club' on their 2nd night and said they wished they'd booked the Kings Arms again. The landlord even offered to drive us back to the B&B although it's only about a 10 minute walk. Part of it is without a pavement and lighting but there is a torch in your room you can use ( we didn't bother as there wasn't any traffic).
We would also recommend The Barns in Long Marsden (a couple of miles away) if you like antiques, 2nd hand or reproduction items at reasonable prices. There's a lot there so give yourselves at least hour to look around.
Summing up, this area is one of our favourites in the country and Nineveh is very clean, in a good location, easy parking (our 3 main criteria) and we would stay there again.
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