Valentine’s Day: What to do in and around Northumberland
- By Matfen Hall
- January 09, 2022
This year, treat them to a Valentine’s Day they’ll cherish forever in the beautiful surroundings of Matfen Hall. Whether you’re looking to spoil that special someone with a romantic dinner for two, whisk them away for a night of luxury or simply explore one of the country’s most beautiful counties together, you’ll find the perfect offering here with us this Valentine’s Day.
Escape to the countryside this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a luxury break in one of Northumberland’s most romantic boutique hotels.
Check into your luxurious, individually decorated bedroom and enjoy a chilled glass of Champagne and complimentary box of homemade petit fours, courtesy of our French Pastry Chef.
As evening sets in, Emerald Restaurant sets the scene for a romantic dinner for two as you sample a selection of the chef’s finest creations with our exclusive Valentine’s Day Tasting menu. After a blissful night’s sleep, savour a delicious à la carte breakfast before setting off to explore the stunning Northumbrian countryside.
Sometimes, all you want to do is, well, absolutely nothing. Especially at this time of year when the temperature dips and the idea of staying in, curled up under the blankets is far too tempting.
From the handmade kitchens and marble bathrooms to the toe-warming stoves, our luxury self-catering Chesters Stables is a true rural retreat – a place to hide away and enjoy each other’s company.
Take your pick from the charming and dog-friendly Stallion, the stylish and spacious Carriage House, or, if you’re Valentine’s Day planning is now a family affair, the three-bedroom Foal, and stock the cupboards full of snacks as you cosy up together for a wholesome retreat in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside.
Whether it’s a trip for two, or for the whole family, Northumberland boasts a treasure trove of experiences just waiting to be discovered. Feel inspired with our top five Northumberland walking routes or our favourite things to do in the area and let the adventure begin.
You don’t have to stay over to experience the luxury of Matfen Hall this Valentine’s Day. Let us elevate your romantic celebrations with a sensational dining experience.
For those couples who enjoy the sweeter things in life, luxuriate your senses with a distinctive Afternoon Tea and indulge in the perfect combination of sweet and savoury delights, all freshly prepared by our in-house pastry team. Ingredients include British specialities such as Cured Salmon Sandwiches, fluffy Colliers Cheddar Cheese Scones and a delicious Tarte Tatin. From a complimentary classic English blend to a chilled glass of Champagne, you’ll find the perfect accompaniment for toasting together this Valentine’s Day.
In need of a little us-time? Spoil your loved one with a blissful afternoon and enjoy an exhilarating dip in The Retreat’s unique pool, a visit to our steam room or a splash in the hot tub as you soak up the harmonious atmosphere of our spa.
We may be biased, but we can confidently say that Northumberland is one of the most beautiful counties in the whole of England.
Once the largest kingdom in the British Isles, it’s no wonder it boasts such a wealth of beauty spots.
With awe-inspiring landscapes, a wealth of historic landmarks such as Hadrian’s Wall and the Chesters Roman Forts, and a star-studded sky where dewy-eyed couples can stand, hand-in-hand, watching the Milky Way dance over the skies above, Northumberland offers something for everyone this Valentine’s Day.
To discover the best of Northumberland, we’ve compiled a list of the top things to see during your stay with us. Find out more, here.