McLaren Cottages are three lovely recently converted Holiday Cottages, decorated and furnished to a high standard. They were originally the old Barclays Bank which had been a rural Bank for many years.
All have free WiFi, TV/DVDfreeview, CD/ipod docking stations, fully equipped Kitchens, central heating, luxury linen and luxury towels are provided.
A Welcome Pack is also provided with tea & coffee, local jam and locally made biscuits.
There are always fresh flowers on arrival.
Lovely large open plan Lounge & new Kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, open staircase up to two spacious bedrooms, bedroom one has a kingsize bed which converts to give two single beds and bedroom two has a double bed, both have walk in wardrobes, also upstairs is the family Bathroom/Shower.
The Counting House:
Generous fully equipped new modern Kitchen, through to open plan Lounge/Dining. Open staircase up to two spacious bedrooms, one with double bed including walk in wardrobe, the other spacious with kingsize bed which converts to two single beds and the family Bathroom/Shower.
Spacious Lounge with freeview/DVD TV, comfy corner sofa, sizable fully equipped new Kitchen/Dining. Upstairs there are two spacious bedrooms, one with King size bed which converts to two singles and one double bedroom. Bedroom One leads out on to the sheltered rooftop garden, this has modern rattan dining/seating furniture. Also family Bathroom/Shower.
There is also a communal storage/utility room, which is ideal for storing cycles, etc.
The Cottages are off the centre of the quiet old historic coaching town, once a major stop on the A1, now pleasantly quiet but with a few traditional country public houses, farm shop with restaurant, supermarket, newsagent and a museumm.
A stay in Belford offers something for almost everyone, activities such as cycling, walking, horse riding or just exploring numerous castles and ancient monuments.
To the east we have lots of long unspoilt sandy beaches, quaint harbours and seaside villages along the 40 miles of heritage coastline with Belford only three miles from Bamburgh with its wonderful beach and castle. Not forgetting Lindisfarne on Holy Island.
To the south there is the ancient market town of Alnwick with its Castle & Gardens and weekly market, further afield is Newcastle upon Tyne with its many sights and shopping, including the Metrocentre.
To the west there are the Cheviot Hills and Hadrian’s Wall, majestic unspoilt countryside ideal for hiking, cycling and excellent village pubs.
Finally head north to Berwick upon Tweed, with its historic battlements and architecture that inspired Lowry in his paintings, shops and restaurants, catch the train south to Newcastle or north to Edinburgh, both provide scneic train journeys plus excellant
shopping, eating out and lots of history.