Tynemouth & Whitley Bay

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: 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