We were travelling with family up to Northumberland with a stop off to visit Hadrian's wall. There's a fair choice of B & B's in the surrounding area but on the Web, the pictures and the description of Grindon Cartshed sealed our choice, and as quite discerning travellers, we were not disappointed.
This B & B is just minutes away from Housestead's Roman Fort and the hustle and bustle of Haydon Bridge and other local villages and small towns with lots on offer, but after a long and busy drive up from South Wales, and an enjoyable afternoon exploring the nearby site at Vindolanda, walking into Grindon Cartshed was a real treat, warm and peaceful on a showery spring evening.
Jackie greeted us as we arrived and welcomed us into the guest's sitting/dining room area. After a very hectic day it was so quiet and the foor to ceiling windows provides visitors with the opportunity to just stop and stare, and unwind with a welcome pot of coffee and biscuits to keep us going whilst Jackie prepared dinner. Booked in advance, from my experience as a non-meat eater, Jackie offers up tasty alternatives. The eggs for breakfast are very fresh, straight from the hens that Jackie keeps.
Other reviews have mentioned small rooms but the rooms are modern, very comfortable, spotlessly clean, bright and cheerful and the beauty of this establishment is the use of the guest sitting room with comfy sofas to sit and relax and mull over the day's activities.
Jackie and her husband, Dave, who also popped in to have chat offered us good advice on the best places to visit, from Hadrian's wall sites to the best on local shops.
We would go back, and we would all recommend this B & B; very good hosts; clean and fresh rooms; crisp bedlinen; bright and cheerful.
Mo & Peter; Audrey and David
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have two beautiful barn conversions situated in the picturesque and tranquil Northumberland National Park. We offer self catering accommodation and the cottages have cosy wood burning stoves.Both cottages offer panoramic views down the Tyne Valley.The Old Farmhouse has two en suite bedrooms and sleeps 4 people. This cottage is wheel chair accessible.An extra folding bed is available.The Cartshed has 3 en suite bedrooms and can sleep 6 people. This cottage is suitable for less mobile guests.Well behaved pets are welcomed in both cottages. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grindon Farm - Cartshed & Old Farmhouse Haydon Bridge, Northumberland