Just outside the Northumberland National Park, this beautiful Bed and Breakfast is located in Thropton, a small village just 4 miles from Rothbury and only 30mins drive from Alniwck. On our visit the B6344 to Rothbury from the A697 was closed, therefore we had to travel further up the A697 and come down the B6341 and although it was a longer route, it was a beautiful scenic route. We drove through Rothbury and just a mile after Thropton village, we turned off the B6341 and drove down a long driveway at the side of an open field. At the bottom of the driveway, you arrive at a small parking area and gate, instructions on the gate advised us to go through and park in front of the farm house.
We were met by Emma, she helped us with our bags and took us inside, firstly showing us the dining room, before proceeding upstairs to our room. Emma asked us if we would like a cup of tea and arrived back 10 minutes later with a pot of tea and cake, which we enjoyed sat on the perfectly positioned sofa, looking out to the tranquil landscape outside.
The room we stayed in was Lucy’s Room, which is at the front of the farm house, looking out over the drive and across the fields, with hills in the distance and as mentioned above, the tranquil setting was beautiful. The room was lovely and as stated on their website, it’s neither a large or small en-suite double and is south facing.
To say the bathroom is spacious, is an understatement, it’s very large in our book, with full size bath, large shower cubical and loads of space!
Each day a simple form was completed to let them know what each of us wanted for breakfast the next day and the time was chosen by us. We arrived down to breakfast on both mornings with the table already laid ready for us; fresh orange, cereal and toast were all available for us to help ourselves to.