If it’s an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city that you are after then Ingram House is the right place for you. We offer old fashioned, traditional comfort in our home. From here is easy access to The Cheviot Hills, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island.
There has been a building on the site since the mid 18th century – originally a two up two down building, which has expanded over the years to what it is now. The last alterations were made when we moved here to accommodate an aging granny. The garden has been the greatest challenge. It was overgrown when we moved here and we have tried to claw back most of the original garden and added many new bits as we have gone along. It is a continuing 10-year project and hopefully gives as much pleasure to our guests as it does to us.
An old house has many quirky traits and we have a good share of those. You will see from the photographs that we offer three rooms, a double and a twin with ensuite bath and a Garden Room (kingsize double or twin) with ensuite shower. Our water comes from the hills so it is as pure as pure can be. (It is regularly tested so is quite safe!) There are tea trays in each room, a television and Wifi is available.
Back to the Dark Skies. This area is definitely one of the best places to stargaze. We have recently restored our Summer House so guests can retreat there when the night skies permit. You can map the stars and wonder at the extent of them with the help of binoculars or telescope – please bring your own if you have them. Sit back and enjoy the beauty with a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate. There is nothing quite like it.
Whilst you are staying with us you will eat in our large kitchen/dining room. We will cook you delicious breakfasts using locally sourced ingredients, from the garden when possible. We also offer dinner to those who want it as we have found many of our guests are either walkers, and the nearest pub is four miles away, or just want to relax here after a good day out visiting all the castles, beaches, battle sites and hill forts that are so near.
We thoroughly enjoy welcoming guests to our home, indeed some have become friends as they return year after year. We hope you will enjoy all that Ingram House, the National Park and the surrounding area has to offer. We have not had a disappointed guest yet. We welcome walkers and cyclists. There is plenty of drying space for wet outer garments and boots and locked storage for bicycles.
A few comments from our guests...
"A luxury stopover. Superb cuisine and hospitality"
"Gorgeous house and surroundings. Perfect hosts. Would love to come back"
"Wonderful stay for 4 cyclists. Great hospitality". "Lovely welcome after a hard days cycling! Fantastic food and comfy beds".
"Absolutely amazing! So beautiful in the valley and the food was spectacular"
"Amazing place, an oasis of luxury and peace. Thank you so much"
"Lovely experience. Friendly and will definitely look to return"
"Lovely hospitable hosts, in a fantastic setting"
"Third time! So peaceful and welcoming"
"Most confortable and enjoyable stay"
"Fantastic place and excellent hospitality"
"Such a wonderful visit, loved it. Very comfortable and homely"
"Charming place, beautiful garden, excellent food! We will return and
"Thank you for a warm welcome, great food and lovely rooms and for
generally taking care of us after a long days ride"
"Very welcoming, lovely food,relaxed for next leg of cycle ride"
"so very peaceful and welcoming after a hot cycle ride"
"Thank you for making us feel so at home"
"Thank you for your hospitality, lovely food and wonderful garden"
" very good, beds really comfortable, service excellent"
" lovely place to stay along the Sandstone Way. Thanks".
"Best ever. Thanks so much"
"Perfect, the best ever"
"Loved staying with you. Hopefully see you next year"
A stylish and comfortable twin bedroom
A stylish and confortable double bedroom
The Garden Room
The Church, St Michael and All Angels, is just along the road and well worth a visit. There are services every Sunday through the Summer and alternate Sundays in the Winter. Visitors are always welcome. If you enjoy walking in the hills, then please take time to look at The Innway Classic pub walks throughout the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland. Written by Mark Reid ... "Wainwright with booze" (The Sunday Times).
Further afield you can visit the Gardens at Alnwick Castle (pictured above - top right). The Duchess of Northumberland has put Alnwick on the map by creating these spectacular gardens. Bamburgh Castle (also pictured above) standing on an outcrop of granite on the coast is one of the most beautiful places to visit. Holy Island, or Lindisfarne, is where Christianity came to these shores. The Farne Islands can be visited from Seahouses if you do not mind bobbing over the North Sea - well worth a visit to see the puffins and seals.
Not far from us is an easily climbed hill, Ros Castle, from which, on a clear day, you can see seven of the castles near us - Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Alnwick, Norham, Chillingham (where you can find the only herd of wild cattle in Britain), Lindisfarne and Warkworth. For the more sporting visitor there are many golf courses nearby. Clay pigeon shooting can, given notice, be arranged locally as can trout fishing on a local lake.
Images above kindly provided by Northumberland Tourism. A journey through the year in North Northumberland, showing some of the things you can expect to see and enjoy in each of the seasons, during a visit to this most beautiful landscape - the 'Secret Kingdom'.
Back to the Dark Skies, this area is definitely one of the best places to stargaze. We have recently restored our Summer House so guests can retreat there when the night skies permit and, with the help of binoculars or telescope – please bring your own if you have them, a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate, you can map the night sky and wonder at the extent of it. There is nothing like it.
From the South: Turn off the A1 north of Newcastle on to the A697 to Coldstream. Continue on this road through Longhorsley and Longframlington to Powburn. After Powhurn turn left between two rows of cottages signed Brandon, Ingram, Linhope. Follow this road for 3 miles, over a large wrought iron bridge. Follow the road round to the right and we are the first gate on the right.
From the North: Take the A697 through Coldstream, Millfield and Wooler. Continue for about 7 miles until the turning to the right to Brandon, Ingram, Linhope. Over the large wrought iron bridge as mentioned above.