5 superb luxury retreats in Northumberland, UK

Rugged, romantic and breathtaking, Northumberland is just perfect for that unforgettable break, weekend away or family holiday. Forget the stresses and strains of daily life and lose yourself in this dramatic and beautiful countryside. There is a vast choice of luxury accommodation available and below we have selected a few of the best the area has to offer.

Matfen Hall Hotel Golf and Spa – is an exceptional country house hotel, set within a magnificent Stately Home in the pretty village of Matfen. The luxury en-suite accommodation is complimented by an award winning restaurant and a wonderfully indulgent spa. Surrounded by beautifully kept grounds which include a magnificent 27 hole golf course and Go Ape outdoor assault course, the hotel offers much more than just a place to stay. Matfen Hall is also a stunning wedding venue with a private wing, breathtaking gardens for the perfect photographs, and the Great Hall in which to entertain guests.

Macdonald Linden Hall Hotel – is situated within spacious private grounds in the Northumberland National Park. The accommodation includes sumptuous four poster suites and is set in a beautiful 18th Century Manor House. The hotel boasts a luxury spa, offering a wide range of revitalising treatments, an indoor swimming pool and health club.  An 18 hole golf course and award winning restaurant complete the perfect venue for that special break. Weddings are a specialty of the hotel, which offers a choice of function suites and has 450 acres of wonderful gardens in which to capture memories of an unforgettable day.

Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa – is ideally situated for exploring the Northumberland National Park, Lindisfarne and the Scottish Borders. This small but beautiful country house hotel has been restored and furnished to a luxurious standard, with a magnificent Georgian entrance hall and staircase. All the 31 rooms are stunning, with rich furnishings and comfortable beds. There is a comprehensive spa, with fitness suite, swimming pool and steam room for those wonderful pampering days.  The hotels George Runciman restaurant offers an extensive menu and can cater for small private parties or weddings for up to 20 guests in a choice of function rooms.

The DeVere Slaley Hall Hotel – is a magnificent Northumberland Edwardian Mansion with its own championship golf course, spa and indoor pool. The standard of accommodation here has to be seen to be believed and there is a wide choice from sumptuous classic rooms to absolutely stunning suites, each filled with stylish furnishings and all the extras which make it an unforgettable place. There is a choice of 3 restaurants, with extensive menus and wine lists, private dining in a choice of rooms is also available. The hotel has an extensive range of treatments and therapies on offer in the luxury spa and boasts a superb indoor pool, jacuzzi and relaxation area.

Eshott Hall – is a luxury hideaway set amongst glorious woodlands and surrounded by elegantly manicured gardens. This stunning boutique hotel has eleven beautifully furnished rooms all with en-suite facilities and each with its own individual style. All rooms enjoy breathtaking views of the estate. Luxury is the key word here and attention to detail makes it something really special. The restaurant is renowned for its creative menus and high class cuisine and can cater for private functions, weddings and corporate events.

The luxury accommodation listed above is typical of the superb accommodation available in Northumberland. So for your next UK based holiday come and explore this wonderful region – you will not be disappointed.

John Shimeld is Managing Director at Stayin Ltd.

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