Walk The Northumberland Coast Path

Northumberland Coast Path routeThe Northumberland coast is best known for its wide, sweeping beaches, backed by high sand dunes that are punctuated by dark whinstone outcrops. Amidst this striking landscape is the evidence of an area steeped in history, covering 7000 years of human activity. A host of conservation sites, including two National Nature Reserves, testify to the great variety of wildlife and habitats also found on the coast.

The Northumberland coast offers some of the finest coastal walking in Europe. The Northumberland Coast Path follows this stunningly beautiful coastline for 100 kilometres (62 Miles) from Cresswell in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north. Alongside sandy beaches, over rocky headlands, past dramatic castles and through attractive coastal villages, the Northumberland Coast Path offers a constantly changing landscape which is a pleasure to explore.

What is the path like?

The route follows the coast in most places with an inland detour between Belford and Holy Island. Most of the paths are public rights of way (footpaths and bridleways) but in some places beaches, minor roads, tracks and permissive paths are used. The route is generally level with very few steep climbs. Most stiles along the route have been replaced with gates and the walking surfaces are generally good, although some sections of the path can become muddy in winter or after heavy rain.

How long will it take?

The route is 100km or 62 miles. Some walkers will be able to complete the route in three days or even less whilst some will take seven or more days, depending on their pace and whether they stop to visit attractions along the way.

The route is broken into six stages of between six and 13 miles, with the end of each stage being somewhere you can find accommodation.

Find accommodation along the path below...

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  • Type: Accommodation
  • Town: Warkworth, Seahouses, Fenwick, Cresswell, Craster, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Belford
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Caravan & Camping
Berwick-upon-Tweed
"Your perfect holiday destination is closer than you think" Welcome to the small coastal park with the huge coastal views... Situated on the stunning Northumberland Coastline, all our holiday carava ...

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Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Old stone-built cottage, extended into a larger bungalow, retaining as much of the character as possible. All on ground level and a beautiful private garden. ...
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Cresswell Druridge Bay
Caravan & Camping
Cresswell
  Located at the end of the beautiful six-mile stretch of sweeping sand that is Druridge Bay in the North East.   Cresswell Towers is a friendly, quaint park that is perfect for relaxing ...

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Self Catering
Seahouses
Bowsprit is a newly decorated 2 bedroomed property just a two minute stroll from Seahouses Harbour - which comes with great views out to the Farne Islands (boat trips available), Bamburgh and Holy Isl ...

The Hides
Hotel
Seahouses
The Hides are located in the North Sunderland area of Seahouses, opposite St Pauls Church. Alnwick is 15 miles away and Berwick Upon Tweed 25 miles away. ...
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Farne Retreat Living Room
Self Catering
Seahouses
This lovely cottage is situated in the peaceful location of ‘old’ Seahouses and is nestled amongst the smokeries and traditional fisherman’s cottages. It is just a few metres to Seah ...

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Self Catering
Seahouses
Forming part of Seahouses’s exclusive Thorburn’s Yard development , Harbour Lights House is a luxury 3 bedroom apartment with views of the coastline and out to sea. Situated within the mor ...

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Hotel
Seahouses
Comfortable, newly refurbished  hotel in the quieter part of Seahouses,  minutes from the harbour and beaches. Highly rated restaurant. ...

Post Office House B&B
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Bed & Breakfast
Belford
Luxury bed and breakfast in Belford, close to Bamburgh, Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Farne Islands and Northumberland Coast ...
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Outside Orchard Cottage
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Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Spectacular views of River Till, Cheviot and Eildon Hills. Sea trout/salmon fishing available. Ideal family holiday base with tennis court and games room. Within easy reach of castles and beaches. Tel ...

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Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Beach View is located within Spittal, a small seaside resort within two miles from the historic market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed which lies on the opposite side of the river mouth. Newly renovated an ...

Garden
Supercontrol
Bed & Breakfast
Seahouses
Westfield Farmhouse offers comfortable bedroom accommodation and a traditional AGA cooked farmhouse breakfast. Situated on Cycle route 1, cycle storage is available. Ideal base to explore North Northu ...
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Tweed
Supercontrol
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Charming 4* cottage for a couple in lovely village, easily reached from Berwick and A1, - private parking, garden, pet friendly. WiFi   ...

The Anchorage
Free to Book
Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The Anchorage is a late 18th century town house in the town centre. The house has just been fully renovated, all rooms are en-suite. Special winter rates for stays of more than 3 nights. ...

St Cuthbert's House, Seahouses
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Bed & Breakfast
Seahouses
Awarded 'England's Best B&B' by VisitEngland in 2017 & 2014 - and also Bronze & Silver medals at their national Awards in 2015 & 2016 too. Your hosts Jeff & Jill offer you beautifu ...
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Supercontrol
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Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Free WiFi at all Border Holiday Homes's properties. Mill Wharf is a 3rd floor Gold apartment with lift to door. Part of a converted historic granary with stunning views over the harbour and Tweed estu ...

April Cottage
Self Catering
Belford
April Cottage near Bamburgh offers breath taking views of Holy Island and the surrounding countryside, and can accommodate up to 5 guests. ...

Private parking for 2 cars
Accommodation
Seahouses
Bluebells is a cosy two bedroomed cottage situated on the outskirts of Seahouses.  family run and fully equipped  with off road parking for two cars is an ideal location for y ...
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The Granary at Seahouses: one of our properties
Self Catering
Seahouses
Book in confidence with holidaycottages.co.uk and choose from more than 15 wonderful self-catering holiday cottages across Northumberland. ...

Vault Cottage Rooftop Garden
Self Catering
Belford
Situated across from the cobbled old Marcket Place in the old historic coaching town of Belford, our three holiday homes offer luxury self catering accomodation in the heart of North Northumberland. ...

Outside Barmoor South Moor
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Comfortable and cosy, single storey semi-detached cottage on working farm. Magnificent views over open farmland to the Cheviot Hills. Open fire with logs and coal provided. ...

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Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The Roxburgh is family owned and ran by Eileen and Jimmy Calder.Situated by the beach in the Spittal area of historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Roxburgh is a delightful bed and breakfast ideal for explo ...

Fairfield House - External
Bed & Breakfast
Warkworth
An elegant Victorian house with beautiful terraced garden. Spacious and tastefully decorated en suite bedrooms. ...
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Bedroom
Self Catering
Belford
Spindlestone House is a charming detached property hidden in the countryside just less than a mile away from beautiful Budle Bay. Set within a traditional English garden, you can hear the soothing sou ...

The Apartment
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Beautifully presented, this ground floor apartment provides a charming retreat positioned in the heart of this bustling coastal town. ...

Idingsfield lounge
Self Catering
Seahouses
Idingsfield, Seahouses A fabulous 4 bedroom property in the ever popular Seahouses - just 2 minutes from the beach ...

View
Self Catering
Seahouses
Situated close to the heart of Seahouses this 4 star self catering provides fantastic views of the harbour and the not too distant Farne Islands. Every bedroom has a view of the sea, but the sights ar ...

Springhill Farm Caravans
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Caravan & Camping
Seahouses
Arguably Northumberland’s most scenic site. With great views across rolling countryside towards the sea and Farne Islands and with Bamburgh Castle to the north and the Cheviot Hills to the west, ...
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The Old Bakery No 1
Self Catering
Seahouses
Situated in a quiet setting just behind Main Street in the heart of Seahouses, No1 The Old Bakery is part of a collection of 3 one bedroom properties converted from the former village bakery. Each pro ...

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Accommodation
Seahouses
Only a stone’s throw away from the picturesque Seahouses Harbour and its wonderful views of the Farne Islands and Bamburgh Castle. Ginnel Cottage is newly built ground floor property, which enjo ...

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Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Named after the exciting American composer, the Bernstein accommodation has a touch of the USA in the colour scheme. This starts in the vibrant bright red, high gloss kitchen complete with stylish blu ...

Garden at Shepherds Cottage
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Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Six cottages tastefully furnished on riverside farm. Hard surface tennis court, fishing on River Tweed, beautiful walks. Three miles to town centre, 6 miles to beautiful beaches. ...

Enjoy the views from this beautiful garden
Self Catering
Craster
  Harbour House enjoys wonderful sea views across the harbour in the fishing village of Craster, perhaps most famous for its delicious smoked kippers.   There is lots to see and do right ...

Estate Office lounge
Self Catering
Belford
The Estate Office is a first floor apartment with 3 x bedroom sleeping 6 guests near Bamburgh ...

Earsdon House 1
Self Catering
Belford
  Cosy 4 bedroom coastal house bursting with colour. Set in a pretty village location close to the stunning beaches of Bamburgh and Holy Island. Easy access links north & south. Perfect gate ...

Outside Rock Ville
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Self Catering
Craster
This holiday home (sleeps 4-6), overlooking the sea with garden leading onto rocks. Midweek and weekend breaks available low season. ...

Outside Elwick Farm Cottages
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Self Catering
Belford
Six spacious cottages offering privacy and extensive facilities. Situated in a wonderful position for accessing the A1, the hills, beaches & the Scottish Borders.. Brochures available. All houses ...

Harbour front location
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Inn
Seahouses
North East Tourism Pub of the Year 2015 in arguably the best seaside location on the Northumberland coast. Open all day, every day for home cooked food, drinks and accommodation. Guests enjoy inclusiv ...
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Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Enchanting holiday cottages situated on a farm. Beautifully furnished to a high standard. Stunning view from the garden over Cheviot Hills. No pets please. The accommodation can also be let on a 2-per ...
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Self Catering
Belford
A charming stone built cottage beautifully set in the heart of the unspoilt Northumbrian countryside, Spindlestone cottage is comfortable, full of old charm and surrounded by sprawling gardens.  ...

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Accommodation
Seahouses
This stunning  three bedroom apartment has been refurbished to the highest standard which offers every modern facility.  Immaculately presented, this cottage offers luxurious living and have ...

The Bedroom
Self Catering
Warkworth
Located in the picturesque and historic village of Warkworth, the Garden Apartment is open plan studio style, contemporarily decorated and incorporating a comfortable sitting area, well equipped kitch ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Stay and experience the joys of wakening up in the morning in an antique French bed, revitalized having had the perfect night's rest in the knowledge that a freshly prepared cooked breakfast awaits yo ...
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Sound of the Sea, view out towards the coast
Self Catering
Seahouses
Sound of the Sea is a lovely, dog friendly, ground floor property with fantastic sea views. ...

Living Room
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Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Superbly comfortable, well equipped ground floor flat. Courtyard garden Sundeck. Quiet residential area. Only 5 minutes walk from all amenities, ramparts, river beach and golf course. Owner lives in t ...
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View
Self Catering
Seahouses
Great views come accompanied with peaceful surroundings at Island’s View. This 3 bedroom property is set within a stone’s throw of Seahouses Harbour, with the top floor boasting some amazi ...

Sandy Toes Cottage - lounge
Self Catering
Seahouses
  Sandy Toes Cottage has recently been renovated to provide sleeping accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. Located just a stone’s throw from Seahouses harbour and village, it is ...

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Self Catering
Seahouses
Godetia is a newly decorated, detached bungalow in the coastal fishing village of Seahouses, and set within a 2 minute walk of the village centre. A large enclosed garden with patio furniture, great f ...

Lounge
Self Catering
Seahouses
This fully refurbished 2 bedroom, 4 star self catering maisonette located above Seahouses Harbour has spectacular views of the coastline stretching out to the Farne Islands. ...

Lounge at Archway Cottage
Self Catering
Seahouses
Archway Cottage in Seahouses sleeps 6 in comfort and style ...

Bedroom
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Self Catering
Seahouses
No 1, Twin Palms is a 5 star detached self catering property in a peaceful setting within the fishing village of Seahouses with balcony views across the rolling countryside to the sea. ...

Relax in this spacious and comfortable lounge
Self Catering
Seahouses
White Sails enjoys a central location in the heart of Seahouses within a minute’s walk of the harbour, beach and all the village amenities making it the perfect choice for those wanting a tradit ...

Springhill Farm Holiday Accommodation
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Self Catering
Seahouses
Secluded accommodation nestled on the Northumberland coastline between Seahouses and Bamburgh. AONB Award for Excellence Winners. ...
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Harbour View Cottage
Self Catering
Craster
Harbour View is a stone built cottage in one of the most picturesque locations, right on the harbour at Craster with great views from the front overlooking the small harbour and out to sea. ...

House viewed from Berwick's Walls
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Holiday Cottage in the heart of Berwick upon Tweed's conservation area. Sleeps 1 to 8 with discounts for smaller groups. A hundred yards or so from the sea with the local beach within walking distance ...

Templars historic exterior
Supercontrol
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Templars Cottage  is an award winning garden flat only 75 metres from the golden sands of Spittal.It is part of a luxury award winning conversion of a historic biulding. It has all the charm of t ...
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Conservatory
Self Catering
Seahouses
Fairways is situated on Kings Field at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on arguably one of the best sites on the development, the villa has every amenity to make your stay enjoyable. It is clean, light a ...

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Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
We offer a superb 5 Star self-catering holiday cottage set in an idyllic spot on the water's edge opposite Holy Island, between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Bamburgh in Northumberland. ...

1 Coquet Lodge, Warkworth exterior
Self Catering
Warkworth
1 Coquet Lodge, formally an old granary, has been fully refurbished and offers an excellent standard of self-catering accommodation.       ...

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Hostel
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Longridge Towers is a Victorian building set in 80 acres of beautiful grounds, within easy access of the countryside and coast. ...

Outside Composers at Woodlands
Eviivo
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Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
5 star luxury accommodation, furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Perfect for individuals, couples or families who enjoy quality accommodation. Ideal location for exploring Northumberland a ...
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External View
Free to Book
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Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
A beautiful Georgian Town House, located on the ancient Elizabethan town walls with stunning views over the River Tweed.  5 Star Gold awarded accommodation. ...
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Hastings House Seahouses
Self Catering Agency
Seahouses
Locally owned and managed Northumberland Self Catering Holiday Cottage Agency based in Seahouses, offering 90+ properties sleeping from 1 to 26. ...

Outside Pebble Cottage
Self Catering
Seahouses
Pebble Cottage is a newly refurbished 4 star self catering property benefitting from a modern, stylish interior. Located within a 2 minute walk of Seahouses Harbour with its fabulous views across to t ...

Outside Braidcarr
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Self Catering
Seahouses
Situated in a quiet, peaceful location amidst the former fish smokeries and traditional fishing cottages of Seahouses but still just a couple of minutes walk to the bustling harbour, Braidcarr is ...

Enjoy the coastal views from the balcony
Self Catering
Seahouses
Seascape is a newly refurbished, centrally heated, 3 storey property situated in a desirable location in the coastal village of Seahouses. Seascape sleeps up to 4 guests and has a great coastal view f ...

Wyndgrove House
Bed & Breakfast
Seahouses
Kate and Wilf, welcome you to Wyndgrove House in the pretty North Northumberland village of Seahouses. ...
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Caravan & Camping
Belford
South Meadows is a premier touring & camping park near the coast in beautiful North Northumberland. ...

Lounge
Self Catering
Seahouses
Fisherman's Creeve is one of four newly built apartments ideally located in the centre of Seahouses. The 4 star self catering design and location have been developed with holidaying family/friends in ...

Outside The Bathing House in Howick
Self Catering
Craster
This truly unique and charming Grade II listed building stands in an idyllic and desirable location on the Northumberland coast. Set in a superb position on the cliff edge with sandy cove below with w ...

twin room
Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
A warm welcome awaits you, providing en-suite facilities, in the centre of town, close to all shops and amenities. ...
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Lounge
Self Catering
Seahouses
The Fisherman’s Rest stands in one of the most enviable positions over-looking the harbour in Seahouses with a spectacular backdrop of The Farne Islands and on the horizon the outstanding Bambur ...

A view of Bamburgh
Self Catering Agency
Seahouses
Self catering holiday agency based in Seahouses. ...

Stay at Lucker Mill House
Bed & Breakfast
Belford
A newly renovated county bed and breakfast Close to famous Northumberland coast. Offering a quiet comfortable B&B with a contemporary twist. ...

caravan pitches
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Caravan & Camping
Craster
Quiet family-run 3-acre park. Easy access. Level, sheltered, spacious pitches. EHU. Some hard stands. Laundry room. WiFi. Superb location for beaches and walking. Craster 1 mile. ...
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Master bedroom
Self Catering
Seahouses
Le Son de la Mer is a delightful 2 bedroom ground floor apartment (sleeping 4) located within a secure gated complex in the ever popular fishing village of Seahouses. ...

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Bed & Breakfast
Warkworth
English Heritage Medieval Castle, river walks, beautiful beach, shops, galleries & an array of eateries all within easy walking distance. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 143 reviews

Church View Garden
Self Catering
Seahouses
Church View is a delightful, four bedroom self catering cottage which can be found in the quieter area of Seahouses but still within easy walking distance of the village centre and harbour. ...

Twin Room
Free to Book
Bed & Breakfast
Belford
A warm welcome awaits you at Well House where Sue and Chris Husband offer you quality bed and breakfast accommodation in their 17th Century home in Belford.  Perfect for a relaxing break or as a ...

Outside Fenham le Moor Cottages
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Self Catering
Belford
Two comfortably furnished cottages and an open plan studio situated on a working farm overlooking the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve. ...

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Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Convenient, friendly, family run bed and breakfast, situated near town centre, riverside, Elizabethan walls, shops, restaurants and opposite railway station. We have storage for cycles. ...
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Cosy log stove - DV
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Self Catering
Craster
Relax in front of a cosy log stove after a day out walking along the beautiful beaches, visiting one of the numerous castles or having done a spot of birdwatching.  ...

Living Room
Self Catering
Fenwick
Refurbished large six bedroom holiday home perfectly located near the A1 for easy access to the whole of Northumberland. Perfect for large family gatherings, group holidays or corporate a ...

Seascape
Self Catering
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Quaint, cosy old town house with spectacular sea views. Minutes from restaurants, takeaways and shop. Five minutes walk to town centre. ...

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Bed & Breakfast
Warkworth
Morwick House offers quality accommodation, set in beautiful gardens within walking distance of the castle and many restaurants and public houses. ...
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Bed & Breakfast
Belford
At The Farmhouse Guest House you will enjoy a personal warm welcome with all the comforts of home. We offer a high standard of accommodation in an easy, informal atmosphere. ...
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