I am sure you all know by now how diverse the rural county of Northumberland is thanks to the recent publicity on the TV from local lad... Robson Green.
For those living here it is indeed a special place.
Quiet roads leading in many directions...Hills and moorland, stunning coastline, impressive local stone castles, bastles, barns and farms all dot the landscape.
The Unesco world heritage site of Hadrians wall draws thousands of visitors a year....
So how lovely it would be to spend a few days exploring, content in the knowledge you can return to a comfortable bed, good food and most hospitable hosts.
May I introduce Henshaw Barn
This converted 18th century hay barn has been lovingly restored by retired teacher Pauline and chef John and brought right into the 21st century with underfloor heating, quality oak doors, exposed beams and stonework.
Featured in Country Homes and Interiors in October 2012
All contributing to a wonderful place to stay for Bed and Breakfast.
"Bed" is in a choice of two rooms, each with lovely en suite facilities.
The gorgeously romantic, Victorian bed room...with new, comfy mattresses and luxury bedding.
Or the spacious arrow slit bedroom with a super king bed...that can convert into two singles if required.
With views to die for over the rolling countryside through the tiny windows.
And between the two bedrooms there is a a snuggy, guest sitting room..
Perfect for unwinding after a busy day.
"Breakfast" is taken in one end of the beamed family sitting room...prepared by John a professional chef, who sources his food from local suppliers and makes all his own hedgerow preserves.....and very tasty they are too!
At the moment Pauline and John are welcoming guests over the winter months with their "Winter warmer" special offers available up March.
For a 3 night stay...£35 pppn
Or if you want to stay longer a 4 night stay is £30pppn.
Bed, breakfast and a great welcome from two people who know the area and can advise on the best places to visit in Northumberland.
So much better than an impersonal hotel.
For further information
Henshaw Barn Bed and Breakfast
Tel : 01434344453
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
You won't be disappointed!