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Chillingham Manor


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. 

Other Information

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



Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Free parking


Based on 23 reviews
Chillingham Manor

5.0 5 0.5

Mhairi is a fabulous host , she made us feel very welcome and at home . She lit fires in both of the reception rooms for us to relax in ,it was nice to come back after a long day as tourists to a roaring fire. We stayed in bedroom 2 , it’s very spacious and comfortable bed !!! We were served deli...

Chillingham Manor

5.0 5 0.5

We had the most wonderful experience with you, the room had the wow factor, the special touches were just right from the White Stuff toiletries to the welcome dram. Breakfast was excellent and we looked forward to it each morning. You certainly know how to cook and present wonderful food. Hosting...

Chillingham Manor

5.0 5 0.5

Highly recommend. Beautiful scenery. The room was extremely comfortable, private, quiet. The house is beautiful and interesting. Picture log burners, open fire, absolute cosiness and cabinet of curiosities all in one. The host knows her stuff, so her recommendations were taken seriously. Breakfas...

Chillingham Manor

5.0 5 0.5

Oh Wow! We had the most wonderful 4 night stay at Chillingham Manor. Mhairi was the perfect host. Breakfasts were a joy to come down to in the morning both in presentation and quality of food. We stayed in Bedroom 1 which again was presented presented with a clear flair for interior design but so...

Chillingham Manor

5.0 5 0.5

What a wonderful little oasis of calm. Chillingham Manor was all we had hoped for, very comfortable beds with lovely linen, super breakfast and a great host, Mhairi. There are books galore to read in front of a roaring stove if you don’t want to go out. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Chillingham Manor

5.0 5 0.5

Had an excellent stay. Our host could not have done more for us. restaurants were not just recommended but booked for us. Breakfasts were very tasty. Hoping to go back in February.

Chillingham Manor

5.0 5 0.5

A wonderfully welcoming and comfortable place to spend a few days away. The space is very “liveable”. This and the generous hospitality made for a very relaxing and happy stay.

Chillingham Manor

5.0 5 0.5

Beautiful house and accommodation attention to detail perfect. Wonderful hospitality. We will return.

Chillingham Manor

5.0 5 0.5

Absolutely brilliant , will definitely return .

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Facilities & information


17th century buildings

Breakfast included

Parking (free)

No smoking


Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture


Book library

Table football

Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Open log fire




Horse Riding, Equestrian

Wildlife, bird watching

Pub (a short drive)

Historic houses

Golf course (a short drive)


Dinner available (at additional cost)

Extra info

Nearest Airport: Newcastle International Airport

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 35

Nearest Train Station: Alnmouth

Nearest Railway Distance: 15

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Arrival information and directions

Address: Manor House, Chillingham, Alnwick, Northumberland, AlnwickNE66 5NP, United Kingdom

Put Chillingham Manor into Google Maps and it will drop a pin.

The closest airport is Newcastle.  A taxi will cost IRO £60.00

Berwick upon Tweed and Alnmouth Station are the closest on the East Coast line. Both are about 25 - 30 minutes drive or IRO £35 by taxi.

There is a local bus which runs between Alnwick and Wooler and passes by Chillingham twice a day morning and late afternoon.

There is plenty of room to park but be wary the gates are very narrow as designed for a carriage and not a large 4 x 4

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