The Tankerville Arms, Eglingham

Nestled in the picturesque Northumbrian village of Eglingham, the Tankerville Arms offers a bar and a restaurant. The luxury, dog-friendly former coaching inn also has free Wi-Fi throughout and free on-site parking, and Alnwick Castle is 8 miles away.

The individually designed rooms include a flat-screen Freeview TV, an iPod docking station, and tea and coffee making facilities. Each benefits from an en-suite or private bathroom.

In the mornings, The Tankerville Arms serves full English breakfast. Guests can also enjoy British cuisine in the popular restaurant, which is open to residents and locals alike. The menu includes Goats cheese, cranberry and walnut tart, Pan-fried sea bass with crayfish butter and, of course, Sticky toffee pudding.

On the banks of the River Aln, the small market town of Alnwick is just 15 minutes’ drive away. Home to Northumberland National Park, the Alnwick district is known for its long sandy beaches and the Simonside and Cheviot Hills. The Tankerville Arms is just 11 miles from the coast at Newton-by-the-Sea, and a little further for Bamburgh Castle and nearby Seahouses, where you can catch a boat to the Farne Islands - famed for their puffins and seals.'