We currently remain closed and therefore
will not be reopening
on the 4th of July, or indeed the near future !
When we do reopen we will be fully in
line with government guidelines in respect to dealing with Covid and
limiting its transmission as much as is possible.
Hand sanitiser will be provided at
the front door and must be used prior to entry, also temperatures be
taken before entry using an infrared hand held thermometer, anybody
presenting with a high temperature will be refused entry and their stay
Social distancing of 2 metres will be enforced, markers will be visible,
therefore the breakfast room will not be operating, breakfast will be
provided on a tray left at the bedroom door.
Even though I have always provided a spotlessly clean environment at
Newminster Cottage, extra disinfection will be carried out, particularly
paying increased attention to contact areas such as door handles, keys
and handrails etc. any soft furnishings that are not removed or can't be
removed will be steam cleaned regularly also.
A minimum stay policy of 2 nights will remain in place for at least the
rest of 2020, this is due to the extra cleaning and disinfecting
implications, the possible buffering between room use and running a
limit on the number of rooms available at any one time.
Any guest who starts to display symptoms during their stay will be
required to leave and return home to isolate as per national guidelines.
All payments will be contactless, also a free cancellation policy will
be in place, anybody who starts to display covid symptoms prior to
arrival will not have to worry about any undue financial stresses.
While I will endeavour to make stays as welcoming and homely as I have
over the last 14 1/2 years, your understanding and patience during this
most bizarre of times will be appreciated, your safety and comfort are
my utmost concern. Also as I am just a one man band, I need to protect
myself from the potential of regular bouts of isolation which would mean
closing the B&B during each isolation period.
So my decision is to hang on a bit longer
until 'things calm down a little bit more'
Who knows 2021 might bring a cure, peace, love and understanding.
If you have any enquiry, please contact us on 01670 503124
Welcome to Newminster Cottage Bed & Breakfast
|Newminster Cottage provides 4 star quality
bed and breakfast accommodation in a delightful riverside location, only
five minutes walk from the busy town centre of Morpeth, in Northumberland.
Your hosts, Paul and Zoe Gillie offer you all the comforts of home,
with well furnished, warm, comfortable rooms and the delights of a home
cooked breakfast in this family-run guesthouse.
Morpeth is a busy market town in Northumberland, ideally situated to
serve as a central base for your Northumbrian holiday. All the attractions
of this varied, historic county are within easy driving distance of
Morpeth. Whether you are looking for an energetic, activity based
holiday, or you prefer to take things at a more leisurely pace, from the
wide, quiet beaches of the Northumbrian coast to the wild moors and
forests of the north western area, Northumberland will offer what you
require, and will exceed your expectations. For evenings, Morpeth offers a
wide variety of restaurants and pubs, not to mention excellent daytime
shopping, while cinemas, theatres, clubs and culture are only twenty
minutes drive away in the regional capital, Newcastle upon Tyne. For more
information, please see our attractions page.
If you would like more information before booking your stay, you can
ring Paul or Zoe on 01670 503124, or email