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The Manor House , Shortflatt Tower Estate, Belsay

Entire house hosted by Dale
16 guests10 bedrooms11 beds7.5 bathrooms

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Shortflatt Tower is one of Northumberland's most beautiful country houses set in idyllic surroundings with well-tended walled gardens and ancient woodland. Set in a private estate, we offer comfortable elegance in an area of natural beauty.
Come and enjoy a taste of gracious country living in the luxurious comfort, elegance, and tranquillity that our 13th century fortalice tower has to offer.

The space
The Tower Keep drawing room has a vaulted ceiling, 6 foot thick walls and an open fire. The Tower Drawing room opens out onto an impressive terrace and attractive gardens. Past and present owners have taken great pride in creating and maintaining the wonderful garden and the grounds around the Tower. The flower borders have been planned to produce colour and blooms throughout the year and there is a beautiful rose quartz fountain.
For a cosier atmosphere, the drawing room offers decorative brilliance with plush sofas and views of the garden. The formal dining room has antique furnishings and a wood burning stove. Opposite to the dining room is the large family AGA kitchen with American fridge freezer, dishwasher and additional dining space.

We have ten beautiful and individually decorated bedrooms with views overlooking the formal gardens and rolling Northumberland countryside. Six of the bedrooms are en suite, two family bathrooms with a bath and rain shower, a ground floor washroom and toilet.
With a variety of areas to stroll or to sit and relax in the garden and parkland, it is a wonderful space to explore. The Ancient tree lined drive is a kilometre long so there is great privacy and uninterrupted views.

If you wish to increase your guestlist, the Tower and Annex (Shortflatt Tower wings) can be combined as one. The adjoining Annex has 5 en-suite bedrooms, kitchen, drawing room and ground floor bathroom. Special deals can be negotiated if you wish to book both the Tower and the Annex, totalling 15 bedrooms sleeping up to 30 people. Additional children’s beds and cots can be provided on request. Please follow the link below to view the Annex.

https://shortflatttower.com/the-annex/
Shortflatt Tower is one of Northumberland's most beautiful country houses set in idyllic surroundings with well-tended walled gardens and ancient woodland. Set in a private estate, we offer comfortable elegance in an area of natural beauty.
Come and enjoy a taste of gracious country living in the luxurious comfort, elegance, and tranquillity that our 13th century fortalice tower has to offer.

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
1 king bed
Bedroom 7
1 king bed
Bedroom 8
2 single beds
Bedroom 9
1 double bed
Bedroom 10
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Dryer
Washing machine
Indoor fireplace
TV
Heating
Hangers
Iron

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Location

Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, excellent walking opportunities, great cycle routes and bridleways and both National Trust and English Heritage properties.
A short distance from the Shortflatt Tower estate is Bolam Lake country park. The park has lakeside walks, woodland tracks and open grassed areas for all to enjoy. Coarse fishing permits can be obtained for a day’s fishing on the lake or trout fishing at Higham lakes fishery, which has a choice of 3 lakes and is only 5 miles away.
There are several footpaths and bridleways from Shortflatt tower which will take you through Harnham and the Buddhist monastery. Continue to Shaftoe Crags for sweeping panoramic views across one of England’s best preserved rural landscapes. On a good clear day, you can see the Northumbrian coast and silhouettes of the Simonside hills. In the distance you will see the Estate of Wallington hall, the popular National trust property which was home to the Treveyan family in the 1800s. The hall is set in 100 acres of rolling parkland, woodland walks, ornamental lakes, lawns and walled garden.
Capability Brown was described as the Shakespeare of gardening and was born at Kirkharle which is 8 miles away. Enjoy the coffee house and courtyard shops. This was his first workplace and the lake has been restored to his original design.
Belsay Hall, Castle and gardens are only 3 miles away and the castle can be seen from the top of Shortflatt tower. The hall is inspired by Grecian architecture, ramble around the ruined medieval castle and 30 acres of gardens including the quarry garden with its own microclimate and unusual plants.
Further afield, Alnwick castle used in filming of Harry Potter and the new Alnwick garden boasts the finest contemporary garden in the uk. Cragside house in Rothbury was the first building in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. Both the house and gardens are a popular national trust attraction.
There are many places nearby to visit the world-famous Hadrian's Wall, the Roman's biggest British building project that still dominates the county's landscape almost 2,000 years after it was built. Head to the coast with more than 30 miles of beaches, Bamburgh castle, Druridge Bay, Holy Island, Farne islands are all places to explore.
For the adrenaline junkies Go Ape or paintballing at Matfen is a great day out or head out to High Barns in Belsay for a day’s clay pigeon shooting.
We are within short driving distance of Newcastle upon Tyne city centre's excellent shopping. Newcastle’s Quayside is a vibrant area to visit, with world famous bridges, The Sage live music venue and Baltic centre for contemporary art. Newcastle is also renowned for its amazing nightlife, regularly voted one of the best nights out in Britain. Newcastle is only 25 minutes’ drive away and the airport is only 9 miles away making Shortflatt tower Estate very accessible to everyone.
We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, excellent walking opportunities, great cycle routes and bridleways and both National Trust and English Heritage properties.
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