“Chatton House is a hotel of undisputed class and elegance. Whilst some may find it old-fashioned, it might be one to suggest to your parents, the service is difficult to surpass. Little touches like allotted parking spaces, so the owner's know whether you are in or not, show the extra attention to detail. Sumptuous mattresses and wrought iron beds centre the room. Most have a living area with arm chairs that invite you to stay a while. The Alnwick suite is particularly spacious with huge windows overlooking the Cheviot Hills and the hotel's expansive four acre gardens. There are also tennis courts which you can make the most of. The cooked breakfast is one of the best you will ever eat! ”
The bad old days of guest houses and B&Bs came with an unwritten rule that those running them didn’t like people. What they liked was telling people what to do: what time you had to be back at night, how loud you could play the radio, which lights to turn out on the way up the stairs and such like. They certainly didn’t come outside to greet you on a blustery evening — as Michelle Mattinson does at Chatton Park House, off the A1, about an hour north of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Originally published by The Daily Mail (view article)