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…

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…

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….

16th July 2020

The best way to explore Northumberland is on foot. You’ll get up close to some wonderful native wildlife while you walk off that tasty pub lunch! If you’re heading to the coast you’ll be spoiled for choice. Think wide sandy beaches, often with only a handful of dog walkers for company, interspersed with mighty castles and seaside villages offering local delicacies.  Here, in no particular order, are some of the best beach walks within easy reach of Eshott (all are…

20th April 2020

Recommended Reads: The Eshott-Inspired Edit If you’re looking for a little escapism right now then our recommended reading list may be just the ticket. Thumb through our list for a generous slice of Northumbrian charm to inspire your next trip. We’ve compiled our pick of locally inspired reads to feed your wanderlust. Enjoy!   Fiction  Deception: A Regency Romance by Joan Aiken  A powerful historical novel about two physically identical girls who meet at boarding school and swap identities. One…

13th February 2020

We understand the temptation to organise a weekend wedding, and it’s easy to see why Fridays and Saturdays are the most popular dates to get married on, with one of the main reasons being that guests are unlikely to need time off work. But there are many reasons why it may be worth considering holding your wedding during the week, including saving those extra pennies (and pounds) for your honeymoon and taking big steps towards creating the dream wedding you…

29th November 2018

   Northumberland brings home the gold in ‘Best UK Holiday County/Destination’ in the prestigious 2018 British Travel Awards.  The announcement was made on the 28th November at a glamorous Gala Awards ceremony, held in London and attended by more than 800 travel industry people. Competition was fierce this year with Northumberland pitted against nine other regions including Cornwall, Peak District, Scottish Highlands, Cumbria & The Lake District. Having been pipped to the winners post by Cornwall for the past four…

22nd January 2018

“There’s never a dull moment in the hospitality sector, particularly when you host weddings!” And Margaret Livingstone-Evans, General Manager at Eshott Hall, should know. With a wealth of experience that has seen misplaced fancy dress chickens and AWOL drummers, magical woodland ceremonies and everything else in between, there’s not much that can faze her and the team at Eshott Hall. “For the bride and groom their wedding day is the culmination of months, if not years, of planning. The same…

27th September 2017

You might have spotted the appearance of Eshott Hall’s smallest member of the team who, how do we put this, still manages to look a little more bright-eyed and bushy tailed than the rest of us after a late shift. Sebastian, our not so shy resident red squirrel has become a firm favourite with the younger visitors to Eshott Hall and has slowly adopted the role of our friendly hotel mascot. (They’re not just for sports teams you know). But…

30th January 2017

Northumberland is blessed with some of the finest scenery the UK has to offer and the views across the Breamish Valley are no exception, whatever time of year you visit. One of our favourite little known spots is the truly magnificent Linhope Spout waterfall, an 18m chute of water landing in a 5m circular plunge pool that provides the perfect place for a picnic and a paddle (or a very refreshing and liberating dip if you’re feeling brave). It’s another…