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Plan Ahead To Your Family Summer Stay At Our Estate

  • By Matfen Hall
  • May 24, 2024
  • Stay

Venture to Northumberland’s first and only five-star hotel this summer for a family break to remember. Located in the heart of rolling countryside and amongst world-renowned landmarks and award-winning towns, such as Hadrian’s Wall and Hexham, our magnificent country estate is the perfect destination for you and your loved ones to stay, dine and unwind during the warm weather season.

Here, we look at just some of the experiences your family can enjoy at the jewel in Northumberland’s crown this summer.


With an expansive swimming pool, our harmonious spa is the ideal place for the young and young at heart to play and relax in equal measure. Family-friendly times of 8-10am and 5-7pm allow you to enjoy leisurely dips or have fun in the pool together, all beneath a beautiful glass ceiling that spoils you with natural light.

Spa Treatments

While one adult supervises the children playing in the pool, the other can perhaps enjoy a treatment at one of the one of the most tranquil spas in Northumberland.

14+ year olds can enjoy a mani-pedi in The Retreat, a perfectly serene environment where parents and children can relax together.

Toptracer at The Driving Range

Our golf facilities are some of the finest in the North of England and that includes our driving range, installed with advanced Toptracer technology. Golfers of all abilities can fine tune their game with virtual rounds on world-famous courses, such as Bethpage Black, St. Andrew’s and Pebble Beach, while our Toptracer range provides interactive games, such as Go Fish and Closest to Pin. Ideal for little ones (and big ones) who love a fun challenge, our monitor game modes could provide a memorable introduction to the sport.

Games In The Garden

During your stay, our staff are on hand to provide you with everything needed to make cherished memories as a family. This includes games equipment, allowing your loved ones to soak up the sun while reconnecting in our enchanting gardens and expansive grounds. And, with the long balmy days of summer a possibility, games in the garden also make for a pleasant evening activity.

Go Ape

In the grounds of our country estate lies Go Ape, a hive of outdoor activities that children aged 10+ can enjoy. From tree-top adventures, zip-wire experiences and axe throwing challenges, Go Ape offers a fantastic family day out amongst Northumberland’s rugged beauty.

Local Walks

Should you choose to book our special offer of a 3 for 2 overnight stay, you have more time to explore the hidden gems and historical landmarks that lie close to Matfen Hall. While Hadrian’s Wall carves a path through our captivating countryside, local market towns such as Corbridge and Hexham offer quaint days out discovering boutique shops and artisanal businesses. Our dedicated concierge team are more than happy to provide you with information on local routes and places to explore.

Dining Experiences  

With delicious à la carte menus in Cloisters Restaurant and Bar as well as exquisite Afternoon Teas in The Drawing Room, our estate boasts a host of unforgettable dining destinations. 

Our Children’s Afternoon Tea allows your little ones to experience pure indulgence with our simpler sandwich selection, handmade scones and delicious cakes, while The Drawing Room provides a suitably perfect setting. Cloisters Restaurant and Bar offers unique dining experiences, with a delicious and varied children’s menu, the atmospheric architecture of our courtyard and a glass ceiling that provides views of our stained-glass window.

Interconnecting Family Rooms  

With our Deluxe Family Rooms including an adjoining room, adults can unwind in peace while children up to 12 years old can sleep in bunkbeds just next door. Monty the teddy bear awaits to provide nighttime comfort while an Xbox Series X installed in this room allows everyone to truly switch off as you demonstrate your competitive sides with an Xbox Game Pass. Mini bathrobes allow little ones to feel instantly at home in our beautiful bedrooms.

With a whole host of experiences just waiting to be enjoyed, our five-star Northumberland hotel is the perfect place for you and your family to enjoy this summer.

Begin planning your family stay here.

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