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10 rooms from AU$263 per night
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“A restaurant with rooms set close to the beach in pretty Alnmouth. Rural chic rooms feature pastel hues, modern art, and stylish modern fabrics. The buzzing restaurant serves very good seasonal British dishes and there's a convivial bar too. A smart coastal stay suited to families or couples.”

“A restaurant with rooms set close to the beach in pretty Alnmouth. Rural chic rooms feature pastel hues, modern art, and stylish modern fabrics. The buzzing restaurant serves very good seasonal British dishes and there's a convivial bar too. A smart coastal stay suited to families or couples.”

Hotel Review

On the main street of one of Northumberland’s prettiest seaside villages, Alnmouth, and a five-minute walk from the beach, this dog-friendly restaurant-with-rooms has all the ingredients for a relaxing seaside stay. There are wood-burning stoves in the ground floor bar and restaurant, a menu that highlights local seafood, real ales and local gins on the drinks list, and just ten bedrooms, many with sea views.

The Victorian building and adjoining cottage have been given a smart rustic style with tiled or wood floors, panelled walls, banquettes and spindle-back chairs, and rich sandy and blue colours to reflect the coastal setting. It can get busy – and there’s no guest lounge – as the bistro-style menu (including smoked haddock fishcakes, Northumbrian venison and pan-roast monkfish) is popular with locals. Sunday lunch is served until well into the evening.

Bedrooms are smart rustic affairs with waxed-wood furniture, wool-upholstered chairs and pale grey walls hung with a jolly assortment of artworks from classic book covers to seaside activities and vintage adverts. Some rooms have sea-views; all have bright bathrooms and refreshing showers to revive after a walk on the beach.

Recommended for
  • Families
  • With a laidback feel, beaches on the doorstep, and even the dog welcome - this is perfect for a family break
  • Country Escape
  • The lovely coastal setting, rural chic rooms, and fabulous restaurant make this an idyllic country stay
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Families
  • With a laidback feel, beaches on the doorstep, and even the dog welcome - this is perfect for a family break
  • Country Escape
  • The lovely coastal setting, rural chic rooms, and fabulous restaurant make this an idyllic country stay
  • Sights nearby
  • Alnwick Castle, UK’s second largest lived-in castle & home of Duke of Northumberland plus the setting of Harry Potter films
  • Wildlife Area
  • Take a boat trip to Farne Islands for bird watching and seal spotting
  • Great walks
  • Take long walks along the beaches and coastal paths
  • Restaurant
  • Locally sourced seasonal British dishes are served in the restaurant
  • Pet friendly
  • Dogs are provided with their own beds in the rooms
  • Family Suites
  • Boutique
  • Charming
  • Child friendly
  • Village
  • Chic

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Locally sourced seasonal British dishes are served in the restaurant
  • Pet friendly
  • Dogs are provided with their own beds in the rooms
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Wifi
  • Child friendly

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Alnwick Castle, UK’s second largest lived-in castle & home of Duke of Northumberland plus the setting of Harry Potter films
  • Wildlife Area
  • Take a boat trip to Farne Islands for bird watching and seal spotting
  • Great walks
  • Take long walks along the beaches and coastal paths

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Why do people love staying in your hotel? At The Whittling House we offer a special kind of laid back luxury. With every detail thought of to ensure our guests have an enjoyable stay whilst still feeling relaxed and welcome. Our unique costal interiors are always commented on as are our welcoming and friendly staff. Additionally our restaurant and bar area offer the perfect place for unwinding after exploring the beautiful Northumberland coast!


What is there to do in the area? Although a small costal village, Alnmouth is packed with hidden gems including The Old School House gallery which hosts a beautiful array of artwork and the perfect stop for a cup of coffee. The main street is filled with other little shops and a delicious deli to browse on a lazy afternoon. There are also countless walks and activities to do with the beach on our doorstep and the Cheviot Hills only a short drive away. To add some culture and history to your visit, Alnwick and the surrounding area is steeped with castles and beautiful estates to explore!


What kind of breakfast do you offer? We offer a range of dishes on our breakfast menu including a full English Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, Craster Kippers or if our guests prefer something lighter there are also continental options.


Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Our restaurant has various menus to choose form including our full a le carte menu, a set lunch menu and a Sunday menu featuring delicious roast dinners. All our menus are packed with local produce which is carefully prepared to serve up delicious dishes packed with flavour!


Which are your most popular room types, and why? Our suites seem to be the guests firm favourites as they not only offer additional space to unwind but some also come with a view of the sea!


What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ? Our suites are easily able to accommodate children and extra beds can be provided. Children seem to thoroughly enjoy our menus in the restaurant with something fun and different for them!

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