“Traditional-style luxury accommodation” - VisitEngland Assessor
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
We use anti viral products in preference to Anti bac, although anti bac is our first line cleaning product in many cases, disinfecting and fogging are anti viral. Technology has been used throughout with use of Alexa and an online guest information portal, telephone meet and greet and midstay end of stay calls will keep the personal aspect of our business alive until we can revert to meet and greets and a more interactive role again. As owners we are undertaking the quality control before disinfecting and establishing and growing our systems to make things run as smoothly as possible.
Our Inspector's view
When owners Neil and Jackie bought Westfield Farmhouse in 2001, the old barn was a tip. Just look at it now. Every room is a testament to their vision, and they regard it as their best-ever renovation project. Many guests agree, returning annually, sometimes more often. A few miles up the coast is the impressive, mainly Norman Bamburgh Castle.
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About the area
If it’s history you’re after, there’s heaps of it in Northumberland. On Hadrian’s Wall you can imagine scarlet-cloaked Roman legionaries keeping watch for painted Pictish warriors while cursing the English weather and dreaming of home. Desolate battlefield sites and hulking fortresses such as Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth are reminders that this, until not so very long ago, was a contested border region. The ruins of Lindisfarne bear witness to the region’s early Christian history.
Northumberland also has some of Britain’s best beaches. On summer days, and even in winter, you’ll see surfers and other brave souls making the most of the coast. Inland, there are some great walks and bike rides in the dales of the Cheviot Hills and the Simonsides – just hilly enough to be interesting, without being brutally steep. There's dramatic scenery in the High Pennines, where waterfalls plunge into deep valleys, and there are swathes of heather-scented moorland. Northumberland National Park covers over 400 square miles of moorland and valleys with clear streams and pretty, stone-built villages. It’s just the place for wildlife watching too. You’ll find flocks of puffins, guillemots and other seabirds around the Farne Islands, and seals and dolphins offshore.
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