Lovely Tynedale Escape with Great Food and a Passionate Commitment to Green Tourism
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Your first impression on arrival is of a lovely old country inn and you would be correct, but at Battlesteads there is so much more going on behind the façade. This 18th century converted farmhouse in wild and beautiful Tynedale is not only famous for its warm and friendly greeting, but also known far and wide as one of the UK’s top sustainable tourism destinations.
Battlestead’s passionate commitment to the environment has won it many an award, and owner Richard Slade has become something of an ambassador for the concept of green tourism and hospitality. The carbon-neutral heating and hot water system comes via a biomass boiler, making the entire hotel energy self-sufficient, plus the two acre kitchen gardens and polytunnels provide fresh vegetables for the kitchen throughout the year. Even the small items are locally sourced, for example natural and organic toiletries in each of the rooms. Even the empty toilet roll cardboard inners are used for potting seedlings!
All the bedrooms with been carefully modernised, very comfortable and come with broadband and DVD players. The bar and restaurant have been cleverly extended so that diners can observe the delightful walled gardens and watching the local wildlife from the sunny conservatory can be a delight. Outside, lavender abounds and you can stroll past stunning flowers and trees and a huge variety of wild birds and butterflies.
All that local produce really comes into its own with the excellent cuisine provided by Head Chef Eddie Shilton and his dedicated team. The very imaginative menu focuses on traditional dishes with a modern twist and the food is beautifully complemented by a great selection of organic wines as well as four cask ales and two beers from local micro-breweries.
Walking distance from the River North Tyne, three miles from Hadrians’s Wall, Battlesteads is perfect for anyone wishing to explore the beauty of Tynedale and the uncrowded expanses of Northumberland. Walkers and cyclists will find lots of great local routes and packed lunches can be provided. Kielder Water and Forest, with largest man-made lake in Europe, is also nearby, as are some of the ubiquitous castles and towers of Northumberland.
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant
Wark on Tyne
England , UK
Phone: 01434 230 209
Fax: 01434 230 039
|14 Doubles/Twins||£115 - £145|
|3 Family Rooms||£135|
Room rate includes full breakfast and VAT