“Close to all the amenities” - 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 have adopted anti-viracidal cleaning/disinfecting regimes rather than anti-bac although many of our first phase cleaning products are anti-bac. Utilising Hypochlorius acid ph neutral products the product of choice. We have adopted many new practices, digitising documentation for use on Alexas and via Supercontrol's Manage my Booking enables guests to see and download most things digitally themselves. Telephone meet & greet will replace the personal one, and a mid stay and end of stay phone call also be made. Guest Contribution towards departure tasks also encouraged helping protect staff,
Our Inspector's view
When owners Neil and Jackie designed and built Hastings House in this little fishing port, their firm objective was to provide 5-star accommodation – and for 11 years straight they have. They’ve thought of everything, right down to eco-friendly cleaning products. Views from the juliet balcony range across open countryside to the North Sea and way down the Northumbrian coast.
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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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