For us it was pretty much perfect. The property (The Old Mill) had been recently renovated and was superb. Three floors meant lots of exercise for the dogs leg, which was good. Away from the coast meant no problems with sand in his eyes too. The Apple Tree pub, also dog friendly, was excellent as was sitting outside its sister establishment, the Apple Core.
Excellent pubs abound on the Northumberland coast. The Joiners Arms, Jolly Fisherman (for a drink) and White Swan all met with our, and the dogs, approval. Mid week we had to make a trip back to Penrith for a checkup with the vets and found another gem, the Carts Bog Inn, just off the A69 near Hexham.
We didn't get up to much walking other than round the village. Craster to Dunstanburgh castle was a real hit though, as was a stroll round Bamburgh. I didn't care too much for Seahouses but can see the attraction of the boats out to the Farne Islands. One day we'll be back to do that.
Hopefully we are now over the worst of his recent trials and tribulations. The crate and pen were packed away today, together with the cone of shame. We have a clear kitchen for the first time since February. Here's hoping for an uneventful and fun summer!