Perfectly positioned on Tynemouth’s Front Street with its mix of beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture, the award winning Martineau Guest House offers a true haven of comfort. With stupendous, renowned foodie breakfasts, fantastic views from all bedroom windows, and immediate access to some of the jewels in the North East’s crown, a weekend, short stay or longer holiday here is a very special treat indeed. Perfect for leisure and business travellers alike. Within a short walking distance you’ll find incredible sea and coastal vistas, Blue Flag beaches, the wonderful English Heritage managed Tynemouth Priory, the banks and dramatic North Pier of the Tyne. And just steps away from the front door there’s a superlative choice of distinctive cafes, bars, restaurants and independent shops. If you fancy a trip to Newcastle/Gateshead it is a 5 minute walk from the Metro station, the train will deliver you to this buzzing regional hub within half an hour.

During your stay why not make your days out a little extra special by treating yourself to a Martineau picnic lunch? Choose from one of four freshly prepared options including Harriet’s hamper, a traditional picnic packed in a willow basket and provided with a picnic rug.

Martineau House has achieved a Silver Award and 4 Star rating by Visit England and is recommended in the Michelin Guide. The guest house boasts a fine heritage and is named after Harriet Martineau, one of the UK’s earliest feminist writers, she was also a political economist and journalist – she convalesced there from 1840-1845. They regularly welcome aficionados and scholars from all over the world. Indeed, the Collingwood Room is the very room where Harriet wrote during her long convalescence – you can enjoy the same views and inspiration as Harriet. Various text books and Harriet’s writings are available to borrow from the book shelf.

Contact Details


  • VisitEngland Guest Accommodation

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


  • WiFi
  • Credit card payments accepted
  • Rooms with sea views
  • TV
  • Picnic hampers
  • Access statement
  • Breakfast included
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Hospitality tray in rooms
  • Green policy