A very beautiful and quirky Grade II listed Manor House in rural North Northumberland next door to Chillingham Castle. Completely relax on one of the big comfy sofas in front of the woodburning stoves in the drawing & morning rooms. Have a great nights sleep in a comfortable bed with crisp white sheets and soak in a deep bath with spoiling toiletries from The White Company in your ensuite. Enjoy delicious home-cooked breakfasts in the large sociable dining room where the open fire will be blazing on cooler days. All produce is locally sourced and the sausages "Manor Bangers" are made especially by the local butcher.
If a group book all three bedrooms, they will have exclusive use of the house's "New" (built in 1828) wing and evening meals can be provided. If all rooms are taken by one party you can also bring a dog. (By prior arrangement)
What makes a stay at Chillingham Manor unique?
Chillingham Manor is a perfect base from which to explore the best of North Northumberland. The locals call this area "The Golden Triangle" as everywhere is so accessible. Just 20 minutes to Bamburgh with its huge sandy beach and magnificent castle. 20 minutes to Alnwick Castle and Gardens and 20 minutes to Northumberland National Park and The Cheviot Hills. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is just 25 minutes drive. Alnmouth station isn't far away and the train to Newcastle - if you fancy a day in "The Toon" takes - you guessed it 20 minutes. Some of the world's rarest animals - The Wild Cattle of Chillingham live in the park above the house. (Visits by appointment only). 13thC Chillingham Castle - reputedly the most "haunted" castle in Britain - is a 5 minute walk. The Manor House is a grade-II Listed building built around 1700 and remodelled in Strawberry Gothic Style in 1828 by the architect Sir Jeffry Wyatville - who also worked on Chatsworth House and Windsor Castle. The house has stunning floor to ceiling windows on the ground floor that flood it with light. It is a peaceful and quiet escape away from the hustle and bustle of the coast and market towns. A lovely place to come home to at the end of a days exploring or just to stay in and chill with a book and be looked after.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Chillingham Manor?
Three very comfortable, spacious and well appointed bedrooms (2 x super King size beds that can also be configured as twins and a King size bed) with ensuite bathrooms. All bedrooms are on the first floor and have an armchair, a Robert's DAB radio and a smart TV. There are tea and coffee making facilities - a kettle, a Nespresso machine with compostable coffee pods from local producer Coffee & Kin, Northumberland and Earl Grey tea and a selection of Pukka infusions. Every bedside table has a proper reading lamp. Bathrobes are provided (Free of charge - on request)and White Company toiletries are complimentary in all bathrooms. Plenty of hot water!
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Alnwick area?
A couple of days in North Northumberland is never enough. There is so much to see and do. Chillingham Castle, built in the 13th century, is steeped in history and spooky happenings (apparently...!). The wonderful St Peter's church and the world-famous Chillingham Wild Cattle Visitor's centre are all just next door to the Manor. Chatton, just over a mile away, has a good pub and a great village shop. Coco and Alice, which is located above Chatton Village Store, is a fantastic second hand/nearly new clothing shop. If you're a Harry Potter fan, Alnwick Castle served as Hogwarts in the films. The Alnwick Gardens are stunning and well worth a visit at any time of year. The stunning coastal village of Bamburgh and its Castle sit in overlooking miles of sandy beach. Visit the Farne Islands Nature Reserve on a high speed rib or at a slower pace on one of Billy Sheil's "Glad Tidings" boats. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is well worth a visit, even if only to drive across the causeway at low tide. The Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland National Park offer miles and miles of wild and empty and stunningly beautiful walks. For golfers there are links a plenty and for fisherman the Rivers Till and Tweed are a short drive away. There are also fishing lakes at Chatton. Barter Books in Alnwick is the most amazing second hand bookshop where you can browse at your leisure, sit beside a fire drinking coffee while a model train clickety clacks around the room above your head.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Chillingham is relaxed and informal. No one will rush you so there is no set breakfast time. It is your holiday so breakfast is served at a time of your choosing from 08.00am. If you aren't checking out and you feel like taking it very slowly "Brunch" can also be served until midday. All produce is locally sourced (where possible but obviously not the avocados...) and meat is local and traceable. Even the coffee and tea that is used is roasted and blended in Northumberland. All diets are catered for. There are good independent local pubs and restaurants within a 5 - 15 minute drive. You will be given a list of top tips on booking.
Chillingham is close to The St Cuthbert's Way and the St Oswald's Way - long distance walks.
Electric bikes can be hired nearby
Guided walks in the Cheviot or to Holy Island across The Pilgrim's Way can be arranged
Restaurants and excursions can be booked
Packed lunches can be provided (for an extra charge)
Fishing/Riding/Country Sports can be arranged