Matfen Hall Hotel Northumberland

“A stately mansion, wrapped in parkland, that has carefully added a spa, leisure centre and golf courses without losing its grandeur. Bedrooms are contemporary-classic or old-style grand, and there’s a choice of eating options from fine-dining to pub classic. A has-it-all country escape.”

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“Surrounded by 300 acres of parkland and formal gardens, there’s little to spoil the view other than the odd golfer. The ancestral home of the Blackett family, it has retained all the impressive hallmarks of a 19th-century Gothic mansion - vast mullioned windows, balustraded roof and towering chimneys - if a little austere. Drawing room and dining room are suitably grand, with plasterwork ceilings and acres of drapes. The modern wing with Elemis spa, indoor pool and hi-tech gym, has been skilfully added. Most bedrooms are in this wing; spacious and contemporary-classic in style with warm colours. Rooms in the original hall are enormous with views over woodland or parkland, vast windows and furnished in traditional, English, country-house style; possibly a little stark for some tastes. Some have four-posters. Eating choices range from fine-dining in the Library to lighter meals in the conservatory to pub staples in the golf clubhouse. The Library restaurant certainly deserves its 2AA Rosette status; cooking is skilful but not pretentious and with a definite Northumbrian twang: pan-fried guinea fowl, slow-cooked rabbit pie and a local-selection cheeseboard. You can choose to be as active or as lazy as you like. There’s golf, walking, a Go Ape tree-top adventure course and Hadrian’s Wall on-site or nearby. Or just laze in the pool and Jacuzzi, book a spa treatment and have afternoon tea in the drawing room. Do take a peak in the Great Hall; a magnificent, vaulted space with grand staircase, and very popular for weddings. Fortunately, wedding parties have their own separate entrance.
While the surroundings may be on the formal side, the service - with a staff-to-guest ratio around two-to-one - is top-notch but friendly.”

Written by  Helen Pickles

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Matfen Hall Hotel

"This is a stately pile of a hotel, close to Hadrian’s Wall, that has managed to add a spa, leisure centre and golf courses without losing its grandeur."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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Facilities

Conference facilities
Free wifi
Wifi
Four poster beds
Satellite / Cable TV
Parking
Free parking
Bar
Wedding license
Massage
Meeting Room
Sauna/Steam
Fireplace
Concierge
Hot Tub
Garden
Swimming Pool
Indoor pool
Restaurant
Gym
Suites
Disabled access
Room service
Sitting Room
Child friendly
Childrens books, DVDs, games and menu available.
Pet friendly
Pets allowed on request, charges apply
Spa

Activities

Local markets
Check out what local produce Hexham has to offer, as well as nearby Corbridge.
Other Activities
Make the most of the in house spa treatments, sauna and indoor pool!
Golf
The hotel boasts a full 18 hole course, plus 9 hole par three course and a golf academy.
Cycling
The Hadrian’s Wall route is very popular with biking enthusiasts.
Great walks
With 300 acres to explore the park is full of walking and jogging trails.
Sights nearby
Just a 30 minute drive from Hadrian’s Wall, well worth the journey.

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53 rooms from $198 per night

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Recommended for

Foodies
The Library Restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for its robust, yet refined Northumbrian cuisine.
Country Escape
A charming 19th-century Gothic mansion surrounded by 300 acres of parkland, with a rose-filled gardens and plenty of walking.

Activities

Local markets
Check out what local produce Hexham has to offer, as well as nearby Corbridge.
Other Activities
Make the most of the in house spa treatments, sauna and indoor pool!
Golf
The hotel boasts a full 18 hole course, plus 9 hole par three course and a golf academy.
Cycling
The Hadrian’s Wall route is very popular with biking enthusiasts.
Great walks
With 300 acres to explore the park is full of walking and jogging trails.
Sights nearby
Just a 30 minute drive from Hadrian’s Wall, well worth the journey.

Other highlights

Secluded setting
Free wifi
Romantic
Four poster beds
Luxury
Conference facilities
Country House
Wedding license
Traditional
Historic
Restaurant
Spa
Gym
Antiques
Wellbeing
Disabled access
Child friendly
Childrens books, DVDs, games and menu available.
Pet friendly
Pets allowed on request, charges apply

Hotel size

53 rooms
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