Tynemouth & Whitley Bay

Run by: Helen & Geoff Steele

Beautiful early Victorian townhouse with tearoom, walled garden and terraced patio in the heart of the village conservation area. There are six en-suite bedrooms all stylishly renovated so this is an ideal last night stopover for groups. It's close to the ruined priory and all the pubs and restaurants are within easy reach. A comfortable way to finish the ride.

Rooms: 6 D/T. B&B: from £32.50pppn (single occ £60). Three of the rooms have fold down capacity for an extra £15. Eve meal: no - restaurants and pubs on doorstep. Pk lunch: pse pre-order. Secure cycle storage and drying facilities.

Tel: 0191 257 3687
Email: enquiries@no61.co.uk
Web: www.no61.co.uk

Run by: Andrew Stephenson & Stephen Dodds

Sleeps up to 24 so is ideal for groups. Contemporary 4-star B&B on the quiet area of Whitley Bay, but only a couple of minutes walk from the award-winning beach and short stroll to the vibrant town centre. Highly recommended on all review sites and currently voted the the top place to stay in Tyne & Wear on Tripadvisor. Free wireless internet throughout, all rooms are en-suite and the room facilities include 32" LCD TV, I pod Doc, radio alarm clock, DVD player, Freeview, complimentary hospitality tray, luxury toiletries and towels. Free on-street parking.

Rooms: 1S, 3T, 1D, 1F (sleeps up to six) plus pop-up beds. B&B: from £35 (£30 if sharing family room). £45 single occ. Eve meal: no, but lots of choice nearby. Pk lunch: by arrangement. Secure lock up. Drying facilities.

Tel: 0191 253 4941
Email: info@themetropolitan.co
Web: www.themetropolitan.co.

Run by: Andrew Birds

Popular with walkers and cyclists and conveniently located near to C2C, Reivers, Coast & Castles and Hadrian's Wall routes. Winners of North Tyneside in bloom winners,  Oaktree gave welcome to more than 1000 walkers and cyclists in 2011. Located just 100yds from Whitley Bay's award winning beaches and excellent restaurants. Highest standards of quality, comfort and service. Modern Bar/Lounge serving local beers and speciality teas & coffees your price includes breakfast using locally sourced organic.

Rooms: 4T, 4D, 2D, 2S. B&B: £35-£45. Eve meal: no. Pk lunch: £5. Local organic produce. Secure bike storage. Free WiFi. AA & Visit Britain: 4 stars - Silver Award. Green Tourism: Silver Award. Licensed Bar Lounge: Local Beers and speciality coffees and teas.

Tel: 0191 252 8587
Email: oaktreelodge@aol.com
Web: www.oaktree-lodge.co.uk

Run by: Michael & Marissa Ruddy

Near start and end of C2C, Reivers and Coast & Castles. 100m to the nearest pub and 250m to the beach. Delightful family run hotel conveniently and yet quietly situated close to all amenities. All rooms are en-suite with fridges and microwaves. Secure indoor cycle storage. Drying area and bike hosing now available.

Rooms: 2S, 5D, 3T, 3F. B&B: £31.50-£37.50. Pk lunch: £5.95. VisitBritain: 4-star (guest accommodation). Silver Award.

Tel: 0191 252 8313
Email: reservations@yorkhousehotel.com
Web: www.yorkhousehotel.com