Steeped in history and set in glorious Northumberland countryside, Capheaton Hall is a unique place to stay and is open for guests to enjoy and explore for the first time in its history. Dating back to 1668 and a much treasured family home, Capheaton offers a sublime bed and breakfast experience - comfort, luxury and elegance surrounded by a magnificent park, tranquil gardens, woodland walks and a large lake frequented by a wealth of wild fowl. And yet, within easy access of Newcastle and the breathtaking coastline of Northumberland, studded with castles and wonderful walks.
After extensive refurbishment and redecoration this luxury self-catering holiday accommodation offers ample space for families and groups of up to 8. Pets are welcome too.
The Swinburne family have played an important role in this area of Northumberland since the 12th Century. Eliza and Will Browne-Swinburne took over Capheaton in 2008 and set about renovations to open this fascinating home to guests. With a young family, Will still travels to London for part of the week, whilst Eliza presides over a magnificent vegetable garden, luxuriant greenhouses producing a selection of wonderful summer fruits and a selection of animals - dogs, chickens, pigs and ponies.
The West Wing is a self-catering property. However, on arrival, you will be given a hamper of whatever fruit, vegetables and herbs are available.
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Northumberland is a magical county filled with ancient castles, beautiful and historic gardens, golden sand beaches, rolling hills, rugged moorland and friendly little market towns. Northumberland is also home to England’s most tranquil and inspiring National Park. There are also two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty waiting to be discovered, the Northumberland Coast and the North Pennines.
With luxury bed and breakfasts in exclusive farmhouses and historic homes, Northumberland is home to the majority of the remaining sections of Hadrian’s Wall and five of the eight excavated forts, including Housesteads and Vindolanda. The county is also home to many miles of paths which often provide spectacular views over a landscape largely unchanged since the days of the Roman legions. Northumberland is all about big skies and breathtaking countryside. It is also the gateway to the Scottish Borders.
Capheaton Hall is perfectly located to explore the delights that Northumberland has to offer, as well as being within easy travelling distance of Newcastle upon Tyne where the acclaimed Northern Sinfonia performs regular classical concerts at the new Sage building.
On the map: Only 30 minutes from Newcastle, depending on time of travel. Northumberland National Park and the stunning coastline are within easy access.
By car: From the South: Newcastle A1 exit A696 Ponteland, Belsay & Jedburgh. 5 miles after Belsay turn left to Capheaton Hall. In village turn left down private road through gates. Turn right down to front of house, park on left side of lawn. From the North: A68 into A696 at Otterburn, continue south towards Newcastle, 3 miles after Kirkwhelpington turn right to Capheaton Hall.
By train: To Newcastle which is only 18 miles (30 minutes) from Capheaton Hall. Taxis are available at the station.
By air: Only 12 miles (20 minutes) from Newcastle International Airport. Taxis are available at the airport. You may also hire a car at Newcastle International Airport.