Matfen Hall Hotel Golf and Spa
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This 19th-century stately home hotel is surrounded by 300 acres of Northumberland countryside
- The hotel is close to walks along Hadrian’s Wall and 10 minutes’ drive from Corbridge’s picturesque centre
- There’s a 27-hole golf course and an on-site spa with a swimming pool
- The 2-AA-Rosette restaurant offers “polished cooking and creative combinations” (The Daily Telegraph)
“The full country house experience” (The Daily Telegraph) is on offer at Matfen Hall, a stately home hotel surrounded by the Northumbrian countryside. Set on 300 acres of parkland featuring a rose garden and a golf course, this grand lodging occupies a Gothic mansion dating from the 19th century.
The hotel is a short walk from both Hadrian’s Wall and the “charming” (The Daily Telegraph) estate village of Matfen, and a 10-minute drive from Corbridge, where cobbled streets are lined with cafés and boutiques. Chesters Roman Fort and Museum and the medieval ruins of Prudhoe Castle are a 15-minute drive away, while Newcastle city centre takes around 30 minutes to reach by car.
Matfen Hall opens to public spaces characterised by tartan fabrics, murals and rich drapes, and includes a drawing room with ornate ceilings. There’s a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant serving contemporary dishes with a “robust Northumbrian feel” (The Daily Telegraph) in a book-lined dining room, as well as a conservatory bistro with views over the grounds and a pub with views of the golf course. Guests can play on the 27-hole golf course (fees apply), work out in the fitness room and relax in the spa, which offers an indoor pool, a sauna and a steam room.
Guestrooms are spread between the main house and the hotel’s modern wing, and range from contemporary to classic in style. All include free Wi-Fi, TVs and mini fridges, plus tea- and coffee-making facilities. Higher-tariff rooms have balconies and sitting areas, while plush rooms in the main building offer garden views, bold wallpapers and antique-style furnishings. Room service is available.