Discover Northumberland’s Only Five Star Hotel

  • By Matfen Hall
  • May 07, 2024
  • Announcement
  • In the press
  • Northumberland

We are delighted to have been awarded five star stars by the AA this month. To be the first and only Northumberland hotel to receive this accolade is a wonderful achievement and huge congratulations must go to our owners, whose vision continues to be realised by a dedicated team as they deliver our unique brand of hospitality. 

Here we look at why you should enjoy an experience at the only five star hotel in Northumberland.

Our Beautiful Accommodation

Each of our 63 bedrooms allow you to stay and relax in style. Whether you choose from our charming Classic or Deluxe Rooms, our Balcony Rooms – where you can enjoy views of our wonderful gardens and the local countryside – or the opulence of our Luxury Rooms and Suites, your accommodation will set the tone for your stay. While other hotels may believe that bedrooms are simply a place to sleep and place your bags, the AA noted that we ‘offer individually decorated bedrooms in both traditional and contemporary styles’ allowing you to enjoy an unforgettable escape.

Our Range Of Dining Destinations

Whether you’re dining with us as part of your stay, to celebrate a special occasion or to simply enjoy some midweek indulgence, our ‘impressive’ restaurants offer exquisite culinary experiences. Fine dining in Northumberland is evident through seasonal à la carte menus and Tasting Menu experiences, served in Cloisters Restaurant and Bar and Emerald Restaurant, respectively.

If you’re looking to enjoy an Afternoon Tea in Hexham, The Drawing Room is an elegant lounge where delicate finger sandwiches, handmade scones and decadent sweet treats can be savoured. With bespoke furniture to recline on, a grand fireplace – originally commissioned for Buckingham Palace – to admire and spectacular views of our estate to lose yourself in, The Drawing Room is the ideal place to experience such a timeless tradition.

The Wine Cellar offers connoisseur and novices alike the chance to sample some of the world’s finest wines in a charismatic setting, enhancing your dining experience at the jewel in Northumberland’s crown.

Our Serene Spa

Time spent on our estate is relaxing in its own right, but for enhanced tranquillity, why not enjoy an experience in our spa? A range of treatments, delivered by our skilled therapists, are available to bring harmony to each of your senses.

Working with world-renowned partners Germaine De Capuccini and Natura Bissé, our treatments and rituals transform your soul, nourish your mind and rejuvenate your body, allowing you to enjoy a bespoke experience in our ‘stylish spa and leisure facilities’. 

Beneath a glass ceiling, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in our pool, where water meets the sky, while our thermal suites allow you to feel truly reinvigorated. It is these facilities that make Matfen Hall the ideal place for a Northumberland spa break.

Our Gold-standard Golf Facilities 

Golf may not be everyone’s sport, but our impressive courses and academy allow seasoned professionals, brand new beginners and every level in between to fine-tune their game, improve their skills and enjoy challenges. Set in the magnificent setting of our estate, our ’27 holes course, par 3 course and driving range’ offers the ultimate golfing experience.

Obstacles on our courses include a dry stone ‘Ha-Ha’ wall and several water features, while our Toptracer Driving Range offers interactive games including Go Fish and Closest To Pin, as well as virtual rounds on some of the world’s most famous courses, including St. Andrew’s, Pebble Beach and Bethpage Black.

Our Unforgettable Outdoor Spaces

From an expansive terrace boasting views of Northumberland to our beautiful gardens and parkland, our outdoor spaces offer places for you to unwind in on your terms.

With the promise of better weather in the coming months, Le Jardin Hollandais is the ideal location in which to sit and let the flowers bloom around you, while our terrace allows you to while away the hours and work through our drinks menu, as our unique parkland is just waiting to be explored at your leisure. 

As stated by the AA, ‘Matfen Hall is a luxurious and elegant stately home set in 300 acres of beautiful Northumbrian countryside’ and is the perfect destination for you to stay, dine and unwind this spring.

Plan your experience at the only five star hotel in Northumberland here.    

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