Altonlea Lodge Guest House
Located on the Green, in Seaton Carew. Altonlea Lodge is a family run business and we pride ourselves on the standard of accommodation and care we provide.
Olwen, Tony and Lee have lived at 19 The Green, Seaton Carew since 1974. When they first moved in the house was a Multi-occupancy independant-living retirement home that was run-down and in a poor state of repair. Their first christmas was spent on the roof, after a heavy storm blew half of the old roof off. From that day on it has been a labour of love to bring the house back to life; updating and modornising it while maintaining the historic features and beauty. Their work has been rewarded by the Hartlepool Historic Society.
In 2011 Lee took over the day-to-day running of the guest house to allow Olwen and Tony to (semi)retire – when busy they often lend a helping hand with Breakfasts! Tony’s To-Do list is as long today as it ever was and he will often be seen tootling around in his bright orange over alls, in the garden or up a ladder.
About the house
The property comprises of two main buildings: the main house is a listed building and overlooks the village green and sea and the Annexe building which is accessed through the Italian-themed Loggia via our beautiful south facing garden, there for all of our guests to enjoy.
Tony and Lee built the Annexe building to the rear of Altonlea Lodge in 1998, increasing the number of rooms from 5 to 11; 9 of which are En-Suite 4 of those are on the Ground floor to facilitate easy access for all of our guests. The Annexe building has been decorated to reflect the Mediterranean feel inspired by the Loggia – the glass corridor openning onto the garden which connects the two buildings.
Hartlepool’s Marina and Shopping Centre are just a 5 minute drive away and a visit to the Historic Quay is a must for anyone! Seaton Carew golf course is just a 1-wood away. Within a 30 mile drive are such attractions as historic Durham, Beamish Museum and the Metro Centre.
Olwen, Tony and Lee look forward to welcoming you to Altonlea in the near future.