Group Cycling at Alnmouth
Nicknamed "the Secret Kingdom" due to its sparse population, Northumberland is a county of incredible natural beauty, which you’ll explore during your holiday. This fantastic cycling tour is based at Nether Grange, HF Holidays' Country House located in the wonderful location of Alnmouth, a quaint, picturesque coastal village. During your trip you’ll take in sections of the Coast and Castles cycle route, with quiet country lanes and purpose built cycle-ways. As well as great cycling, you’ll also have the chance to visit plenty of historical sites along the way. You’ll never be far from an impressive discovery, from the striking castles of Walkworth, Alnwick, Dunstanburgh and Lindisfarne to the pretty fishing village of Craster, renowned for its kippers. Discover beautiful places on two wheels with HF Holidays and Saddle Skedaddle.
- Stay at Nether Grange, Alnmouth – a comfortable HF Country House a stone’s throw from the beach
- Ride along the beautiful Northumberland coast to Craster harbour
- Explore the peaceful country roads of Northumberland and the market town of Alnwick
- Visit the priory on Holy Island (depending on tides) and take in the majesty of Warkworth Castle
- Admire the mighty fortifications at Alnwick and Dunstanburgh castles
- Explore part of the Coast and Castles route that runs from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Sitting pretty in the centre of the quiet harbour village of Alnmouth, Nether Grange stands in an area rich in natural beauty and historic gravitas. There are moving views of the dramatic North Sea coastline from the house too. This one-time 18th century granary was first converted into a large family home for the High Sheriff of Northumberland in the 19th century and then reimagined as a characterful hikers’ hotel. Many of the 36 bedrooms look out across the sea, while a large lounge, conservatory and adjoining bar are there to entertain you. Easily accessible from the house are the coast path while inland lies the Northumberland National Park. North are the Farne Islands and their spectacular seabird colonies and close by is Lindisfarne and its romantic castle accessible at low-tide via an ancient pilgrim’s path. Nearby too is the medieval market town of Alnwick and its eponymous castle, as well as the atmospheric ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, perched on a grassy peninsula to the south of Embbelton Bay. Best of all though is Bamburgh Castle, built to resemble a magnificent medieval fortress but actually an impressive Victorian folly.
Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi
Stay in one of the house’s smartly presented rooms up an impressive sweeping staircase. Full of warm tones or coastal colours and comfy touches they’re a great base for exploring the area. With 36 bedrooms, Nether Grange has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from.
All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.
Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, multi-purpose activity room, lounges, library and board games to borrow
After a day walking on the coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the elevated terrace gardens with a cooling drink and a cracking sea view or challenge a fellow guest to a game of croquet or giant chess, backed by views of the beach and sea beyond. The spick and span sky-blue painted bar with its mismatched blue and stripy seats boasts all the requisite cosiness and British bonhomie, plus a selection of local beers and your favourite tipple. Settle in.
Food & Drink
As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Nether Grange is hearty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the light-filled dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of local flavours.
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