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Inside beautiful Alice-In-Wonderland-inspired lodge – and it is proper subsequent to England’s best-kept secret

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THIS beautiful boutique pad near a beautiful coast makes for the right weekender, says author Beth Neil.

The Tempus, positioned in Northumberland, is an Alice-In-Wonderland-inspired boutique lodge which has simply opened, and has a lot to supply.

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The Tempus is set in the Northumberland countryside, just a short drive from the stunning north-east coastline

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The Tempus is ready within the Northumberland countryside, only a quick drive from the beautiful north-east shorelineCredit score: Zac+Zac

The Lowdown

Take a 20-minute drive to Bamburgh beach for golden sands and its medieval castle

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Take a 20-minute drive to Bamburgh seashore for golden sands and its medieval fortressCredit score: AWL

Set within the Northumberland countryside, only a quick drive from England’s best-kept secret – the beautiful north-east shoreline – is an Alice-In-Wonderland-inspired boutique lodge bursting with model.

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It’s been 4 years within the making, however these 18th-century farmhouses within the grounds of the 150-acre Charlton Corridor Property have been remodeled right into a peach of a spot.

What we cherished

The cocktail bar, with its sumptuous velvet furniture, is also a vibe

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The cocktail bar, with its luxurious velvet furnishings, can also be a vibe

The creativeness and a spotlight to element all through are out of this world.

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Not one of the 15 rooms are the identical and the luxe bogs, tech-controlled temper lighting and fabulously outlandish wallpaper add to the opulence.

The cocktail bar, with its luxurious velvet furnishings, can also be a vibe, whereas the meals within the elegant pink-themed orangery is divine.

Notably scrumptious are the starter of scallops with spiced cauliflower, £14, and principal of mussels and sweet-potato fries, £17.

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There are additionally loads of the standard favourites to maintain any little individuals joyful, as a result of whereas the setting feels high-end, the ambiance is tremendous laid-back and youngsters are welcome.

Sipping cocktails like A Place Known as Wonderland, £8.95 – a scrumptious mixture of dry gin, Cointreau, marmalade liqueur and lemonade – on the terrace is completely blissful, too.

What we didn’t

The dearth of motorbike rent to discover the encompassing countryside is, we really feel, a trick missed.

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Plus, we’d love a luxe spa right here – however we’ve heard whispers it’s within the pipeline, so watch this house. 

Out and about

Take the kids to pretty Alnwick Castle for a fun day out

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Take the children to fairly Alnwick Fort for a enjoyable day tripCredit score: Phil Wilkinson

With the children? Close by fairly Alnwick Backyard at Alnwick Fort (AKA precise Hogwarts for the primary two Harry Potter films) has this yr opened a brand new magical play village known as Lilidorei.

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At its coronary heart is an unbelievable larch-wood play construction (the world’s largest, FYI) and our two children would have explored the frilly community of tunnel slides, winding staircases and bridges all day if they might have.

Tickets price from £16.50 for 3 hours (Lilidoreialnwick.co.uk). Then take a 20-minute drive to Bamburgh seashore for golden sands and its medieval fortress.

Grownup entry prices £15.50, children, £7.65 (Bamburghcastle.com).

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In case you’re visiting on a weekday, try the memorial of sea heroine Grace Darling, in addition to the mini museum devoted to her (Rnli.org/find-my-nearest/museums/grace-darling-museum).

Seize lunch at The Copper Kettle, the place conventional kippers in a bun, £6.95, are a should (Copperkettlebamburgh.co.uk).

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The Potted Lobster is pricier, however you’ll be hard-pressed to discover a extra lip-smacking portion of battered haddock and hand-cut chips, £18 (Thepottedlobster.co.uk).

The harm

Double rooms at The Tempus price from £195 B&B per night time, and household rooms sleeping 4 begin from £250 B&B per night time (Charltonhall.co.uk/thetempus).

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