Entries by sophie stephenson

Northumberland sunshine

Summer skies have returned to Northumberland and we are taking full advantage of the beautiful outside spaces at Layside. Warm walking conditions on the Wall – but our fridges are fully stocked with a range of Allendale Brewery ales, Fentimans G&T’s, wine, Prosecco as well as soft drinks, to refresh any weary walkers!

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It’s not all about Hadrian’s Wall!

There are so many hidden gems in Northumberland – and this is a great one to visit. Just a short drive from Layside can be found this lovely waterfall and swimming hole – the perfect spot for a picnic on a warm sunny day like today. Enjoy a (bracing) swim, or just sit back and […]

Happy Birthday Bart

We are celebrating Bart’s birthday today – one year old – and it is hard to believe where the year has gone! Having had a very busy few days meeting and greeting our guests, he has enjoyed a good walk at Walltown Quarry and Thirlwell Castle.

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Spring Sunshine

We enjoyed a beautiful day today with blue skies and a very pleasant 19 degrees in the spring sunshine – hard to believe that this time last year we were buried under 4 ft snow drifts! We heard the calling of our first curlews of the season as they return to the National Park to […]

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Layside in the Snow

It has been a cold weekend with snow underfoot, making for fresh walking and stunning landscapes. Our guests have been taking full advantage of the winter conditions, bringing beautiful sunsets and stunning Dark Skies. The local Northumberland lamb shank shepherds pies have been going down a treat too!!

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The Frozen Wall

In 1981, George R. R. Martin stood by Hadrian’s Wall, taking inspiration from the landscape and the history, subsequently creating the fictional “Game of Thrones” – and it is easy to see how this stunning winter landscape can capture the imagination. Bart is definitely enjoying the frost and snow underfoot!

Happy New Year!

2018 has been a hugely exciting year for Layside as we opened our doors to visitors in March following two years of development. Despite being hit by the “Beast from the East”, and then losing our wonderful black lab Archie, we have enjoyed so many highs including the arrival of Bart, and more recently the […]

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Northumberland Wins Gold

Northumberland scooped the Gold at the 2018 British Travel Awards for “Best UK Holiday County/Destination”. We have come close before now, but have been pipped to the post by Cornwall for the past four years. It is fantastic that we have experienced record visitor numbers to the region, and that so many people have enjoyed […]

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It’s Official!

We are proud to announce that Layside has won a Bronze Award for “Bed and Breakfast of the Year 2018”. This announcement was made on 21st November at the North East England Tourism Awards, and it is fantastic to see that Northumberland has scored so highly across a number of categories!

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Christmas Gift Ideas

With only 7 shopping weekends left until Christmas, why not purchase a stay at Layside? A perfect gift idea, we will supply you with a voucher in the name of the intended recipient which will be valid for 12 months, and can include just the accommodation or any of our “extras”. Please email us for […]