This magnificent country house is set in 300 acres of parkland in the Northumberland countryside. Just 12 miles from Newcastle, it has an award-winning restaurant and a stunning 27-hole golf course. Rooms at Matfen Hall combine traditional charm with modern amenities. There is a flat-screen TV with satellite channels in every room, and free Wi-Fi in public areas of the building. The hotel’s Library Restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for its cuisine. Guests can enjoy fine dining in front of a log fire, with scenic views over the surrounding grounds. There is also a fitness centre on site, with a swimming pool, a spa bath, and massage facilities in relaxing candlelit treatment rooms. It is just a 30-minute drive from Matfen Hall to Hadrian’s Wall. The charming market town of Hexham can be reached in 20 minutes’ drive.