Relax in the warm embrace of this contemporary, cosy, country retreat where life’s little luxuries abound. Dog-friendly rooms include TV’s, WiFi, Noble Isle toiletries and the softest yarns.
Pups can take their pick from four types of rooms on offer, with the dog-friendly rooms located in the miner’s cottages and listed annex, The Angel. With their homely touches and a muted palette inspired by the Pennine Moors beyond, you and fido will be sure to find a tempting spot to rest both feet and paws.
Cosy Rooms come complete with a slab of local fudge and are perfectly formed spots to nestle down in after a day on the moors. Designed with relaxing on the mind, dog-friendly Canny Rooms are found in The Angel and have views of the pretty village rooftops and woodland beyond, or the quaint village square.
With Champion Rooms, named after the Geordie turn of phrase, they are designed for an ooh and an arr, and come with sumptuous furnishings that will make you want to rest awhile. Or, for truly pampered paws, plump for one of the hotel’s two Suites. Found in the miner’s cottages, with their own front door and porch to put muddy boots in, they have a log burner, roll-top bath and lounge. The Blackdene Suite has a spiral staircase which paws may find tricky so you may wish to request the Whiteheaps Suite.
Your dog will be delighted to find a bed, towel and bowl awaiting them on their arrival.
There is a lovely flower adorned garden your dog will love exploring, but to stretch those paws head out into the surrounding moors where endless, snifftastic adventures await. Walking maps are available at reception. And remember, look upwards on those nighttime strolls with fido – the dark skies here are a stargazers dream.
There is a boot room for you and your pooch to use.
For country junkie’s, bikes are available to borrow, shooting and sailing can be arranged and there’s a private stretch of the River Derwent just a short walk away for fishing.
Cots can be arranged for £10 a night, and Z-beds for £15 a night, including breakfast.
With seasonal ingredients, homegrown crops and specially sourced meats, the honest British fare will be just what the doctor ordered after a day exploring The Pennines.
While dogs can not join you in the Bishop’s Dining Room, they are welcome to partake of the bar and downstairs areas with you.
The medieval stone vaulted pub, The Crypt is an atmospheric place to unwind. With a healthy stock of Northumbrian ales, including their very own ‘Lord Crewe Brew’, many a highland whisky and a good dose of Geordie cocktail’s you’ll be sure to rest awhile. ‘Bar Bait‘ snacks are also served.
Room service is available during restaurant opening hours.
When the sun shines, spread out into the garden and enjoy one of the hotel’s outdoor games.
For a special gathering, book The Gatehouse and enjoy your party a-la chefs table.
There is many a village to visit in between your rambles, from
For those craving a taste of city living, Newcastle upon Tyne is just 40 minutes drive away. A major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution, the town has undergone a significant regeneration. Alternatively, the historic cathedral city of Durham is also around 40 minutes away.
Address: Lord Crewe Arms, The Square, Blanchland, Northumberland, DH8 9SP
The hotel is on the B6306, close to the A68 and main A1 tributary. Pop the postcode in the SatNav and you will find it easy to spot in the village on Blanchland. Parking is available for guests.
Newcastle is the closest train station and has regular Virgin East Coast and Great Northern train services. To explore the Pennines, hire a car for your onward journey, which is around 40 minutes. Alternatively, make sure to arrange a dog-friendly taxi in advance.
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