St Valery Boutique B&B
, 27 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth.
St Valery is a relaxing seaside hideaway for grown-ups in the pretty village of Alnmouth. What could be better than an early morning stroll on the deserted beach, watch the sun come up over the sea and then return for breakfast just as the village is waking up? (Or just have a lie-in, if you prefer.) With just 4 rooms, there’s only ever space for up to 8 guests at any one time, so you’ll always feel looked after.
Breakfast is a hearty affair. Take your pick from breakfast quesadilla or smashed avocado on toast. Indulge in a Full English or sample the signature St Valery Marmite Mushrooms on toasted sourdough. Stay at the weekend and you may discover some weekend specials too. If you’re planning on going out for the day you can order a lunchtime picnic hamper, and when you get back there’s the honesty bar. Perfect for a glass of wine before dinner, a cold lager on a hot day, a large G&T just because, right the way through to the post walk brandy to warm the cockles on the coldest of days. There are even perfectly sized bottles of champagne for two. Or one, if you’re thirsty!
Each of the four double rooms is thoughtfully designed to make the most of your sleep time. You’ll find Egyptian cotton linen and fluffy towels, silk-filled duvets and pillows to sink into, and Elemis Revitalise Me spa products for your en-suite bathroom that all come kitted out with a powerful shower and maybe even a bath tub big enough for two. Every room has tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk delivered to your door each day and free bottled water. The wi-fi throughout the house will keep you connected with life beyond. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the St Benedict Room, and will be offered a service nearly as good as their owners.
Away from your bedroom, discover the relaxing spaces where there’s always a roaring fire in winter and a decked garden in summer to while away time with a book. Days at St Valery mean you can do as little or as much as you like. Stay a while, explore – and enjoy your stay in Alnmouth’s only boutique bed and breakfast.
As an area of outstanding natural beauty, Alnmouth attracts a lot of walkers, cyclists and surfers. Get tips on the best walks, arrange to hire a bike or sample some more exuberant activities like coasteering or kayaking. Then kick back with some spa time or a beauty treatment. Just ask, and it can be arranged.