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West Acre House
Ranked #1 of 69 Alnwick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 April 2014

My wife and I spent a couple of nights at West Acre House having researched long and hard!! Good choice!! It's in an excellent location for visiting Alnwick, the Castle & Gardens (within walking distance) and for scenic drives throughout this beautiful area. The house is comfortable and spotlessly clean...despite the light coloured carpets! Lovely views from our room. Bruce and Jeannette were excellent hosts. The facilities, the breakfast and the service were second to none. Several nice touches in the room and the bed was so comfortable that we had to set an alarm to ensure that we woke up early enough! We will return!!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Westacres, Owner at West Acre House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Dear Michael,
thank you for your lovely review of West Acre House, your comfort and wellbeing is extremely important to us and a happy guest makes us feel as if we have done everything right. We are particularly pleased that you found the beds extremely comfortable, we have been investing in premium top of the range beds so that you will sleep well for years to come. Have a good year and hopefully we might see you again next year.

Best wishes

Bruce & Jeannette

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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Excellent two nights at West Acre, hosts were very friendly and rooms a high standard and very clean. Breakfast was very good and tea nad cake on arrival unexpected but most welcome and tasty! Father in law said Bruces porridge best he had ever had!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Westacres, Owner at West Acre House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Matthew, it was a pleasure to meet you and your wife and in-laws on your recent visit, I'm pleased the porridge went down well and it always gives us a good feeling when guests have enjoyed their stay, we enjoyed having you stay too. We hope you come back and enjoy more of the area and of course we would love to see you all again.

A big thank you for the review, it really is much appreciated.

Regards

Bruce & Jeannette

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay here on 12 April. After a long drive the coffee and cakes we were greeted with by Jeannette were just what we needed. The Parisian room was excellent with comfortable chairs and a very comfortable bed (you need to let you know where you bought it Bruce!). The decanter of Sherry and cheesy biscuits in the room added to the sense luxury. Bruce and Jeannette were great hosts and a fount of all local knowledge. We would definitely stay there again.

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Thank JBH513
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Westacres, Owner at West Acre House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear JBH it was lovely to meet you both in April and we are pleased we met with your expectations. We really appreciate the review and look forward to your next visit. Re the bed, we have found a new hotel bed supplier and buy their top range of beds, if you drop m a line I could let you have their details.
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Bruce & Jeannette

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Just back from our fantastic three night stay at West Acre - first time for us in a B & B, only stayed in 4 star hotels before. From the moment we arrived and sat down with the welcome tea and cakes to the time of our departure with advice on where to park in Durham, Bruce and Jeannette constantly delivered a friendly 5 star service. Our room was lovely, overlooking the garden, really comfy bed ensured a good nights sleep and all the little extras were appreciated. Great selection for breakfast - the kippers were great and the chocolate eggs on Easter Day were appreciated. Easy walking distance to Alnwick and a great base to explore the coast. Enjoyed our visit to Cragside so much we are hoping to return soon. Thank you both for making our stay so enjoyable, hope to see you again - Linda and John

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Westacres, Owner at West Acre House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Dear Linda & John,
thank you for your lovely review, it is much appreciated. We are pleased you found the beds comfortable and enjoyed a quality sleep. Cragside is wonderful isn't it, our favourite National Trust property. If you are coming back this year early June is a good time to see the azaleas and the rhododendrons in full flower. Sorry we didn't have space for June ;-(
If you need a recommendation just ask and we'll recommend somewhere (almost) as good ha ha!
Kind Regards
Bruce & Jeannette

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This b&b is a little gem! Home from home. My husband & myself only stopped the one night due to us travelling around - it was by far the best b&b! We were greeted with tea & cake in the beautiful conservatory and Jeanette & Bruce are the perfect hosts. During our conversation we asked if they could recommend a traditional pub for our evening meal, Jeanette describe one near by & after asking a few questions by myself ( because I am a plain fussy eater) got on the telephone & made us a reservation - sorted.
We stayed in the Edwardian room, it was beautiful. It had everything in you needed even down to a sewing kit. If you had forgotten anything it was there ready for you which is fab. We looked out onto the perfect back garden. The gardens were lovely to walk around.
The whole house was spotless & decorated/furnished to a high standard but still very homely, welcoming & cosy.
The breakfast table had your names on which we found to be a personal touch - FAB.
You had a hearty breakfast which defiantly set you up for the day. Fantastic choice, caters for everyone's needs.
Bruce & Jeanette are the perfect hosts - thank you, already looking forward to our next visit with my parents.

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Westacres, Owner at West Acre House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Dear Hyacinth! Love the pseudonym makes me think of a well know TV character, but that's not like you (is it?)
Thank you for your review it is much appreciated :-)
Even though you were only here for a single night we enjoyed your company and look forward to your visit in August with your parents.
Best wishes

Bruce & Jeannette

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

After a string of hotels, we looked forward to a four night stay in a B&B. Finding the house was easy as was the parking. Then came the big difference as Bruce greeted us with Tea, coffee & cakes in the conservatory. We stayed in room number 4 which was a good size and a has a big cupboard with rails to hang up coats etc. The room also has loads of little touches such as fresh fruit, sherry, snacks, cotton buds and a sewing kit but no tissues. On the landing there is an extensive DVD library which you can help yourself to view on the DVD player in your room. We found the bed to be very comfortable and provided a good night's sleep. Breakfast in the morning is very easy as each evening you complete a tick-box list with choices of breakfast, drinks and times. The four tables are set up with your name on the table which stops the rush to get a spot in the morning. Make sure you try the home made jams, marmalades along with cereal, Muesli and fresh fruit. We got to meet Jeanette at breakfast as she works in tandem with Bruce bringing out the cooked breakfasts and hot drinks. The breakfast every morning was both well cooked and filling as we tried different combinations. The town of Alnwick is about a fifteen minute walk to a variety of restaurants, we only tried three but all were of a good standard. You can also visit Alnwick castle by foot which was a pleasant walk but we also drove to Holy Island, Craster and several castles which is brilliant if you are either a National Trust or English Heritage Member. The other guests we met were friendly especially the four ladies on a girlie trip from Yorkshire. After the four nights it was hard saying goodbye to Jeanette & Bruce as the stay had been most enjoyable and we would definitely go back again if visiting that area.

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Westacres, Owner at West Acre House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Dear Tanya & Glen,
thank you for your excellent and comprehensive review it really is much appreciated, I think you have covered just about every topic which is really useful for other travellers to use. Hope we do see you both the next time you visit Northumberland.

Best wishes

Bruce & Jeannette

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

After staying here 13-17 April on a girlie trip I can honestly say it was absolute perfection I tried to find a fault with West Acres but it was impossible. Our hosts Jeanette and Bruce were wonderful they couldn't do enough for us. The rooms were beautiful,food fabulous,and the setting wonderful. We will certainly be returning
5* plus accomadation.
Thanks again Bruce and Jeanette

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Westacres, Owner at West Acre House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

Dear Ternlover!!!! Ha ha love the username! Pleased you didn't need to use your umbrella on your visit to the Farne Islands. We enjoyed your visit very much and hope that you all can make back to us next year. Perhaps we can open that bottle of Italian wine.

Best wishes

Bruce & Jeannette

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Address: West Acres, Alnwick NE66 2QA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Alnwick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Alnwick
Price Range: £122 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — West Acre House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A really beautiful Arts and Crafts influenced Edwardian Villa offering luxury 5 Star accommodation. The house is quietly situated in a leafy suburb on the edge of the lovely town of Alnwick. West Acre House is beautifully maintained and decorated in keeping with the style and ambience of the property. A warm welcome is assured to all of our guests. Our rooms are spacious and nicely appointed with quality furnishings and comfortable beds. Tea and coffee tray is provided. We have the benefit of free off road parking for all of our guests. ... more   less 
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