$364 – 2-nt Northumberland getaway w/tasting menu, 46% off
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant is a converted 18th-century farmhouse with its own observatory in rural Northumberland, a region dotted with medieval castles and Roman ruins. Two-night breaks are now $364 -- saving 46% -- and include:
- Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Room, with daily full English breakfast and fresh fruit in the room on arrival, for two
- A tasting-menu dinner on the first night (worth $82 per person)
- Tickets to the hotel's dark sky observatory (worth $41 per person)
- It's $510 for a 3-night stay, with daily breakfast, dinner on the first night and observatory tickets on the second night
- Stay in a Lodge for an extra $55 per room, per night
Why We Love It
- This cosy hotel is in a picturesque village in Northumberland, 10 minutes' drive from Hadrian's Wall
- The restaurant serves local produce and holds multiple awards for sustainability
- You can stargaze at the on-site dark sky observatory, under the darkest skies in England
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant is an 18th-century former farmhouse in the village of Wark, which is bounded by the River North Tyne and is 10 minutes' drive from Chesters Roman Fort, a well-preserved cavalry fort that's part of Hadrian's Wall.
Northumberland has the darkest skies in England, so the hotel's observatory is a great place to stargaze. Northumberland National Park, "England's last great wilderness... 405 square miles of natural wonderland" (Lonely Planet), is also a 10-minute drive from the hotel.
Hexham Abbey and Vindolanda -- an excavated Roman village with bath-house ruins -- are both less than 30 minutes' drive away. You can also drive 90 minutes to the coast to visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, or watch the sun set behind Bamburgh Castle.
The hotel is "one of the greenest hotels in the country, with a host of different eco-friendly systems in place" (The AA). It won the AA Eco Hotel of the Year Award 2016-17 and the Sustainable Tourism Award in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017, and boasts a Green Tourism Gold award, too. Seasonal ingredients are grown in the kitchen gardens, and the bar serves Fairtrade wines and ales from local microbreweries.
Rooms are "well-appointed and presented with quality beds, décor and flooring as standard" (The AA). Dogs can stay in some rooms for an extra £10 per night (payable direct to the hotel).
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- DVD / CD player & library
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible parking
- Accessible restaurant
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard Time is 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.
Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/cribs and extra beds are not available.
Pets: Pets are allowed on request in limited rooms only and by prior arrangement: £10 per pet, per night. Please contact the hotel directly to confirm availability of a pet-friendly room. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The tasting-menu is a set menu, so the hotel must be notified in advance of any dietary requirements. For vegetarian guests, the hotel offers a 5-course taster rather than an 8-course taster.
Please use the Special Requests field to indicate any dietary requirements/preferences.
$181 / night
When You Can Go
Sun-Thu 1 Mar-31 May; +$37 Fri & Sat
Getting ThereThe hotel is 15 minutes' drive from the A68. Hexham railway station is 20 minutes' drive away. The 680 bus runs from Hexham to Wark and takes 35 minutes. Parking is free.
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