The Cookie Jar receives accolade
The Cookie Jar in Alnwick, an 11-bedroom former convent, has been named by The Sunday Times as the best place to stay in the north of England. It was the north region winner in the paper's list of the 100 best places to stay in the UK, describing it as: '˜Half a bowshot from Alnwick Castle, it exploits every nook and cranny of a former convent.'
for its 11 luxurious rooms….Occasionally, a cross carved in the back of a chair or the framed pages of pious hymnals serve as reminders of the building’s earlier life, but mostly it’s the god of comfort that’s worshipped here now. The sisters would be stunned’.