6 Reasons To Enjoy A Sunday Stay In Northumberland

  • By Matfen Hall
  • April 26, 2024
  • Northumberland
  • Stay

Sundays, while encouraging you to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones, can be over a little too quickly, with Monday morning hot on its heels. A Sunday spent at our magnificent country estate, however, not only feels different to those spent anywhere else, but they can also be extended into an overnight stay, banishing any start-of-week blues in the process.

Here, we look at how a 5 star hotel experience in Northumberland can elevate your Sunday into something truly memorable…

1. A Delicious Sunday Lunch

When you join us for a Sunday Stay, it begins with a traditional two-course Sunday Lunch in Emerald Restaurant. Luxuriate your senses with a delicious culinary experience that, at once, indulges you with the finest seasonal ingredients and highlights the skills of our talented chefs. Our intricately decorated location, meanwhile, brings additional grandeur to proceedings.

Classic with a contemporary twist, a Sunday Lunch in our premier dining destination offers fine dining as Northumberland provides a captivating backdrop.  

2. A Harmonious Spa To Unwind In

‘Sundays’ and ‘Relaxing’ are synonymous with each other and what better to switch off from the hustle and bustle of modern life than by spending time in a spa as tranquil as ours. During your Sunday Stay, The Retreat is all yours, with a luxury pool and thermal suites providing everything your mind, body and soul needs. A glass ceiling allows you to watch day turn into evening as you enjoy the calm of this unforgettable sanctuary and spot the first stars, as they appear in the night sky.

For additional serenity, you could even pre-book a treatment or ritual from one of our experienced therapists, ensuring all five of your senses are in total harmony. 

3. Beautiful Bedrooms To Drift Off In

With a range of room classifications to choose from, your Sunday Stay at the jewel in Northumberland’s crown could see you enjoy a blissful night’s sleep in any of our 63 bedrooms. While our Luxury Suites and Luxury Rooms offer pure opulence, our Classic Bedrooms provide a charming space to retreat to. 

With views of our stunning gardens, incredible parkland and the beautiful village of Matfen, both our Deluxe and Balcony Rooms provide not only a wonderful location to call your own for the night, but a relaxing place to wake up and begin your week.

4. A Memorable À La Carte Breakfast

What better way to start the week than with an incredible à la carte breakfast in the stylish surroundings of Cloisters Restaurant and Bar? Whether seated amongst the original architecture of our courtyard or beneath our brilliant glass ceiling, so that you may gaze up at The Great Hall’s majestic stained-glass window, your unique dining experience is an ideal way to cap your Sunday Stay.

5. A Host Of Optional Extras 

A remarkable place to stay, dine and unwind, you could be forgiven for thinking that Matfen Hall is the perfect destination for a one-night getaway. But, if you’d wish to extend your Sunday Stay into a multiple-night break, we have a wide selection of ways for you to make the most of your time with us.

The Great Hall, boasting historical artefacts and a grand fireplace, is a majestic place to simply sit and surround yourself in elegance. Its stained-glass window, as noted by The Times for its ability to ‘flood the space with cinematic light’, is eye-catching from whatever angle you admire it from. 

Should you join us for an extra night, you could enjoy an indulgent experience as an Afternoon Tea in Northumberland rarely comes finer than our own selection of delicate sandwiches, handmade scones and decadent sweet treats. 

Another night at our estate would provide golfers of all abilities the chance to enjoy 18 holes on our championship-level courses, while our Toptracer Driving Range offers fun and interactive ways for you to hone your skills on the fairway.

6. An Unforgettable Location

Whether you decide to stay for longer or wish to keep your Sunday Stay as just one night, you cannot venture to our country house hotel without exploring Northumberland, the finest of locations for a memorable escape. 

Boasting world-renowned landmarks, such as Hadrian’s Wall, as well as a host of gems that lie just off the tourist trail, your Sunday Stay could see you enjoying an adventure or two amongst rugged countryside, historical sites and picturesque market towns, while a coastline full of castles and Hollywood locations lies just over an hour’s drive away. 


Our Sunday Stay offer is a beautiful opportunity to unwind on your own terms, while discovering everything that both Matfen Hall and Northumberland can offer. Begin planning your Sunday Stay here.

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