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Matfen Hall Awarded AA Five-star Rating

Matfen Hall has received a prestigious AA Five-Star rating, becoming the first and only five-star hotel in Northumberland

The exclusive country hotel impressed in a recent inspection and now boasts the coveted five-star rating, as it continues to drive forward its distinctive brand of hospitality.

Grade II-listed Matfen Hall has recently undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment, which included extensive renovations and upgrades to its Great Hall, dining areas, bars and bedrooms.

As part of the redevelopment, the building’s Great Hall has been meticulously restored to its former glory, while a new bar with a mezzanine has been created, in addition to significant investment in The Cloisters Restaurant and Bar and state-of-the-art kitchens.

The estate also features a 27-hole Championship golf course, spa and fitness suite, which will benefit from further investment and development over the coming months, as part of the continuous improvement by the owner, Walwick Estate Group.

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Now, Matfen Hall receives the top accolade in a recent visit from AA hospitality inspectors. It becomes the closest Five-Star hotel to Newcastle.

The inspectors reported: “Matfen Hall is a luxurious and elegant stately home set in 300 acres of the beautiful Northumbrian countryside.”

Hotels earn AA Five-Star ratings only if they offer luxurious accommodations and public areas and greet guests at the hotel entrance.

Along with the highest standards of food and drink, hotels must also demonstrate a host of extra facilities and a multilingual service.

James O’Donnell, Head of Commercial Development at Matfen Hall said:

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“We’re delighted to receive such a prestigious accolade which is a testament to all of the hard work of the whole team at Matfen Hall.

“This is also a great acknowledgement of the vision and investment by Walwick Estate Group, and its dedicated focus on achieving the very highest level of quality, setting us apart as a leading luxury venue.

“The AA Five-Star rating is a key benchmark of quality and we look forward to ensuring we exceed expectations as part of a programme of continuous improvement that will see further significant investment, including the golf and spa offer.”

Matfen Hall now joins sister property, Chester Stables, in nearby Hexham, (also
owned by Walwick Estate Group) as an AA Five-Star destination. Chester Stables, a collection of luxurious self-catering stable suites, also got a Five-Star rating in the Self Catering Accommodation category earlier this year.