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Matfen Hall Recognised as one of the Best Places to Stay in UK

Luxury hotel and country home Matfen Hall is one of the Best Places to Stay in the UK for 2024, according to The Times and The Sunday Times

The publisher’s experts visited hundreds of properties across the UK to compile the prestigious guide, looking out for “interesting openings and news of established hotels reinventing themselves.”

Matfen Hall, which is situated in the heart of Northumberland, was ranked 13th of the 100 UK properties.

The guide referenced that it “included a Game of Thrones-style Great Hall with a staircase built for sword fights.” The historic Great Hall has recently undergone a meticulous restoration, returning it to its former glory and breathing new life into its storied walls.

This transformation has been part of a multi-million-pound investment programme following Walwick Estate Group’s takeover of Matfen Hall in 2020.

The expansive Grade II-listed building has undergone an impressive, thoughtful and stylish transformation and makeover, resulting in an enchanting blend of history, luxury, and modernity.

In addition to the tasteful renovation of the Great Hall; a stunning new airy bar with mezzanine was a part of the extensive refurbishment. As well as upgrades to The Cloisters Restaurant and Bar and state-of-the-art kitchen.

Matfen Hall Best Stay

Matfen Hall’s head of commercial development, James O’Donnell, said:

“This recognition is testimony to the team and the ongoing investment into this magnificent hotel. We are very happy to see Matfen Hall so prominently placed in this prestigious guide. It’s a great reflection of our dedicated focus on making moments at Matfen Hall truly special.”

With major transport links and just a short drive from Newcastle upon Tyne, Matfen Hall is in Northumberland. One of the most beautiful counties in England, boasting stunning coast, countryside and castles. It’s within easy reach of Newcastle for central rail and air links and offers chauffeur transfers directly to the hotel.

Perfectly placed close to historical landmarks and idyllic landscapes, guests of its unequalled environment can discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Including Hadrian’s Wall, just a 30-minute drive (with executive chauffeur vehicle transportation an option).

The International Dark Sky Park lies within Northumberland National Park. It provides a memorable stargazing experience, while other natural wonders include Hareshaw Linn Waterfall. The full Times and Sunday Times 100 Best Places to Stay in the UK for 2024 list here.