The Magpie's Nest is a beautiful old house set in a terraced row of bed and breakfasts (B&B) and guesthouses in South Shields, South Tyneside, and is owned by Steve and Jan Phillips, who have just recently bought the property.
They instantly fell in love with the character of this charming old house but did not want it to be yet just another guesthouse with frilled duvets, floral curtains, clashing carpets and bad taste floral arrangements. The accommodation is modern with simple bare walls, tasteful prints, pristine bed linens and superior fittings in all the en-suite rooms. Steve and Jan are old hands at the hospitality trade, being publicans in the town, and greet all guests with their own special blend of charm and easy going efficiency putting everybody at ease immediately.
The rooms all have a standard look. Creams and reds, which give this B&B a homely but spacious feel. Private en-suite facilities with power showers, Sky/TV/Video including Sky Premiership and Sky Movie Channels. Hairdryers and irons are available and all the rooms have tea-making facilities. Blackout blinds are fitted so that weekenders can enjoy a precious lie-in or poor nightshift workers can catch some much-needed shut-eye during the week. Super king-size beds are standard throughout.
It's Steve and Jan's aim to spoil whoever is patronising the B&B and they do this with ease by offering good quality accommodation with good auld Geordie hospitality. Whether you ore a contractor working in the South Tyneside area or a tourist passing through Steve and Jan will endeavor to make your stay an enjoyable one.
The Shields Ferry is conveniently close by and links North and South Shields.
International Ferries from Holland, Norway and Sweden operate throughout the year. The Shields Ferry runs half hourly crossings.
Singles from £30 per night
Double or Twin from £60
Family from £65
Discounts are given to children sharing a family room, children under 10 yrs stay half-price and children over 10 yrs stay at £15 per night.
For a little seaside resort South Shields packs a lot in, and each year it just seems to keep getting better. Visitors and locals are spoilt for choice by the wide variety of events, which are hosted every year by South Tyneside Council.
Throughout the summer months you will find free musical events at the Bents Park, which is only 5 minutes away from The Magpie's Nest. The Ampitheatre just next to the beach also hosts entertainment to keep the whole family happy and is just a short stroll away. Big kids and small kids alike will enjoy the roller coaster ride at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park.
Even closer than the parks and the beaches are the great restaurants, which South Shields has in abundance. On Ocean Road itself visitors are treated to a delight of aromas coming from the selection restaurants, cafes and takeaways. They cater for every taste, traditional fish and chips. Mediterranean, Chinese. Italian and last but by far not least an abundance of Indian Curry Houses right on our doorstep. With so much competition prices stay cheap so it's not a drain on your wallet to indulge in this cuisine.
There's nightlife, nightlife and even more nightlife. Pubs and clubs galore - thankfully not right on our doorstep but just 5 minutes away. So guests who want to can enjoy the revelry until the early hours and others who enjoy a more sedate recreation will not be disturbed by any noise from the lively town centre hostelries. The Pier (Steve and Jan's local) is situated across the road, a pub reminiscent of old charm with great beer.
Rate per person
: Single Occupancy from £30
Rate per room
: Double Occupancy from £60
Seaside Accommodation |
Child Friendly |
Children Welcome | TV | Internet Access /Wi Fi | Cot | Tea / Coffee Making Facilities | En-Suite Facilities | Ground Floor Bedrooms |
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The Magpie's Nest
75 Ocean Road
Tyne and Wear
Tel: 0191 455 2361
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