Stayed for 3 nights in room 5 which was really clean and comfortable.... friends stayed in number 2 which was a little larger. We were impressed by the friendly, cheerful nature of all the staff we met and thoroughly enjoyed the cooked breakfasts. The abundance of fresh flowers was greatly appreciated as was the open fire at times. The situation was handy for exploring the coast from Tynemouth, half an hour south to Lindisfarne further north. Our greatest day was seeing the terns and puffins etc. on The Farne Islands. Our greatest local visit was Barter Books in Alnwick.