Days out from Eshott this Autumn & Winter

4th October 2023

Northumberland: where wonderful walks and stunning scenery are a given whatever the season. As winter approaches we crave the simple pleasures of a bracing frost-nipped walk, returning to a crackling fire and top-notch food. When it comes to walks we’re blessed with choices – seemingly endless blustery coastal routes and moorland stomps. We recommend visiting Northumberland National Park’s website for their extensive list of route suggestions. But this being Britain, it’s always good to have a plan B for the days…

Bon Appetit, Pet!

5th July 2023

The best way to explore a region is often through its gastronomic offerings, which are naturally linked to the region’s history and landscape. If you’ve never visited the North East, there’s plenty to tempt you while you’re here. Allow us to share with you a Northumbrian culinary bucket list, if you will, of the top foods to try when you’re here. Bon appetit, pet!   Seafood Northumbrian seafood is amongst the best in the world, renowned by acclaimed chefs globally,…

10 things to do in Northumberland this summer

14th June 2023

There’s always plenty going on in Northumberland over the summer and even if you’re a seasoned visitor to the county, the chances are there’ll be a few new sights to surprise you on your next visit. 2023 has been an exciting year of new openings here and, combined with the much-loved but ever evolving attractions, you’ll likely have a lengthy to-visit list. Here’s our round up of sights to see and activities to plan on your forthcoming trip.   Spellbinding…

How to spend spring in Northumberland

3rd May 2023

Spring is here, and it’s a wonderful time to celebrate the picture-perfect beauty of our island’s coast and countryside and the reopening of many of our favourite local attractions. Bring on the longer, warmer days, nature’s colourful displays and put Northumberland on your ‘to-visit’ list for spring. From wide sandy beaches and iconic castles to the bountiful local produce on our menus and the nature on our moors and shores, you won’t be short of things to do this spring. And…

Friends Reunited at Eshott Hall

2nd March 2023

Planning a get-together? Maybe you’ve been tasked with booking somewhere suitable to celebrate a friend’s significant birthday, forthcoming nuptials or simply a long overdue catch-up with old pals you’ve not seen for far too long. It can be a daunting task choosing a venue that fulfils everyone’s criteria. Somewhere you don’t have to worry about catering or drawing straws for who gets the ‘duff’ bedroom or worse still, deploying a rota to cover the cooking and washing up. We’re well…

A Stellar Review for Eshott Hall

9th February 2022

Eshott Hall has achieved a new AA rating of four silver stars and retained two AA rosettes for culinary excellence at an overnight inspection in January. For over a century the AA has been celebrating excellence in hospitality and identifying businesses who consistently provide outstanding service to their guests. The four-silver star rating is only awarded to hotels that are highly recommended offering a superior level of quality, high standards of hospitality, service and cleanliness within their star rating. The…

Falling in Love with Northumberland: Romantic Getaways to Warm your Heart

27th January 2022

England’s northernmost county is a heart stealer. Visit once and you can be damned sure you’ll be coming back for more. From rugged coastlines and ruinous castles, to the dazzling, star-studded skies, England’s last great wilderness offers the perfect ingredients for romance. Add a dash of Northumberland charm and you’ll be hooked.   To the moon and back Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is Europe’s largest area of protected night sky, making Northumberland officially the best place in England for…

A Bride’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress

23rd June 2021

Styled shoot – Leigh Hetherington Bridalwear.  Image: Sean Elliott Photography. Choosing a wedding dress for most brides is probably the most exciting part of their wedding planning but for some it can be an overwhelming experience walking into the complete unknown. With so many wedding dress shops and styles to choose from, it’s almost impossible to know just where to begin. The wedding of your dreams often begins with the dress of your dreams so it is important to get…

5 Romantic Gift Ideas with a Bridgerton Backdrop

1st February 2021

When in full bloom our glamorous wisteria-clad country house makes for the most swoon-worthy backdrop to any romantic date and is perfect for the ultimate #WisteriaHysteria instagram post… There is no mistaking Valentine’s Day feels a little different for all of us this year. So we’ve compiled some of our favourite ideas for that all-important romantic gift – we would be (really) happy to receive. You are sure to find something your favourite person will just love, and you can…

A Nature Lover’s Paradise: The Farne Islands

19th August 2020

Sir David Attenborough’s favourite place to ‘see nature at its best’ is surely somewhere worth checking out. Famously home to 55,000+ pairs of puffins, the largest breeding colony of grey seals in England and an array of other seabirds including terns, razorbills, eider ducks, shags, kittiwakes and guillemots, the Farne Islands offer one of the best wildlife experiences in the UK. Just off the coast of North Northumberland, the Farne Islands are open to visitors from 28th March to the 1st November….