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Discover a Magical Christmas at Matfen Hall

  • By Matfen Hall
  • October 11, 2023
  • Seasonal Celebrations

Christmas is the ideal time to gather the family and enjoy spending time together. But, a Christmas escape adds an extra level of festive magic to those memories, with the feeling of getting away from it all instantly putting everyone into relaxation mode.

Here, we take a closer look at our Christmas overnight breaks and see how a stay in our yuletide elegance can become the perfect Christmas present to yourself and your loved ones.

24th December 

You arrive at the doors of our magnificent country estate on Christmas Eve and are greeted by our attentive team, who escort you into The Great Hall for a Champagne and Canapé Reception. Whether you stay and spend time by the roaring fire or choose to immerse yourself in joyful atmosphere from Needham or 1832, you will certainly get into the festive spirit as our resident pianist provides live music.

Dinner in one of our unique spaces will provide you with a complete break from tradition. Whether you’re dining beneath our beautiful glass ceiling and a blanket of stars or with incredible views of our unique parkland  as you indulge in exciting dishes. 

Following your Christmas Eve dining experience, why not enjoy a nightcap in one of our many bars before retiring to your room? There, you’ll enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep before the excitement of Christmas Day begins.

Christmas Day

With bedrooms ranging from Classic to Luxury, you’ll be sure to wake up for a stress-free Christmas morning, no matter which of our beautiful spaces you’ll be staying in. 

Spend time celebrating in a spacious room that exudes a mixture of character and elegance, before joining us for a delicious à la carte breakfast. Then, perhaps spend the rest of the morning exploring our enchanting gardens and grounds with a leisurely stroll.

The Great Hall, Needham and 1832 are the perfect locations for a Champagne and Canapé Reception before you and your loved ones enjoy a celebratory 5 course Christmas Day Lunch.  Our dining destinations provide memorable experiences at any time of year, but on Christmas Day, they comes with extra sparkle. An experience in itself, our team of skilled chefs blend flavours together as you eat, drink and be merry in truly majestic settings.

Afterwards, you can while away the hours playing board games in The Snug or enjoying a drink or two by the roaring fire in The Great Hall. 

Our dedicated team are motivated to provide you with everything you need for an unforgettable Christmas Day and that includes serving a delicious charcuterie board in the evening, along with sweet treats.

Boxing Day

If you are joining us for a two-night festive getaway, today is the day we bid you a fond farewell, after a delicious à la carte breakfast. Guests enjoying a three-night break at the jewel in Northumberland’s crown can unwind at their leisure. Boxing Day is traditionally a time for relaxation and The Retreat, our harmonious spa, offers total tranquillity. 

During your Christmas stay, you may immerse yourself in full access to our luxury pool and thermal suites, allowing you to carve out some time for you to focus on your wellbeing while celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. 

Or why not indulge in a treatment that will elevate your mind, body and spirit to a level of true harmony? Our skilled therapists are trained in delivering Natura Bissé and Germaine de Capuccini rituals, allowing you to discover health and happiness that is unique to you.

For those who prefer to relax on the golf course, our impressive courses boast 27 holes of championship-level play. Set in over 300 acres of mature parkland, our three courses and par-3 course provides enjoyable challenges to players of all abilities.

Our Driving Range allows you to hone your short game in one of ten connected, covered bays, as the latest Toptracer technology helps you monitor your swing. From challenges to score points based on accuracy and distance to virtual rounds on some of the world’s most famous courses, our Golf Academy offers a truly relaxing Boxing Day experience.

Another exquisite festive dining experience awaits on Boxing Day evening as you enjoy a sumptuous dinner in either the atmospheric surroundings of our original courtyard in Cloisters Restaurant and Bar or within the intricately decorated Emerald Restaurant.

27th December

While we cannot make your Christmas stay last forever, we know that, when you leave, you’ll be taking many memories that will last a lifetime.

Discover all the festive events, offers and experiences our magnificent country estate has on offer here.

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