Stylish new boutique hotel and restaurant coming to the Northumberland coast
A stylish new boutique hotel and restaurant is set to bring a fresh wave of luxury to the Northumberland coast this autumn.
Nestled in the heart of Alnmouth, The Whittling House will offer a special kind of laid-back luxury to guests.
It will feature 10 bedrooms, an elegant restaurant showcasing the very best local produce and a welcoming bar.
A full and extravagant refit, styled by Edinburgh interior designers, Ampersand, is currently underway behind the doors of 24-25 Northumberland Street, with plans for a mid-October opening on course.
Bookings are expected to open around the end of September.
The Whittling House is a joint project between renowned North East chef and restaurant owner, Richard Sim, who runs the ever-popular - and Michelin Guide-featured - Potted Lobster in Bamburgh, and Kelso-based entrepreneur, Tom Leslie.
It is located within the former Saddle Grill Hotel and Hooked restaurant.
Tom said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing a new luxury hotel and restaurant to the beautiful Northumberland coast where people can eat, drink and sleep in style.
“Our vision for The Whittling House is to make it a must-visit destination for those coming from outside the area, and a regular treat for those lucky enough to live nearby - a perfect place to indulge in fine food and drink while soaking up the stunning surroundings.”
Richard added: “We’re delighted with how all our ambitious plans are coming together and are incredibly excited to welcome our first guests later in the autumn.
“We want The Whittling House to be a beacon for the best of Northumberland’s food and drink producers – serving up fine dining for all occasions.”