Twenty five minutes drive from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne and set in over 300 acres of Northumberland parkland, is Matfen Hall, a magnificent gothic house built in 1832 in an age of wealth and prosperity and set, as the best always were, in landscaped parkland. Move swiftly forward almost 175 years and you will witness a subtly managed country house hotel whose previous elegance now provides a luxurious destination.
Matfen Hall is owned by Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett who have the fine taste and extremely high standards of their ancestors. Like the owners and architects of the past who transformed a rural scene into a classical masterpiece, they are passionate about attention to detail. They are also determined that their hotel will offer the highest levels of service and facilities for the modern visitor. As owners of an independent hotel they want to ensure that Matfen Hall stands out from the crowd. In achieving this, they are offering people from within and without the North East a place to de-stress, a place to relax and a place to enjoy life
From 1997-1999 Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett lovingly restored and transformed Matfen Hall into a 31 bedroom luxury hotel. Since then they have worked with great vision in transforming the Hall into the leading independently owned hotel in Northumberland. Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett are both deeply involved in the forward planning of the hotel and its facilities to ensure that it continues to be at the forefront of the hotel industry.
In May 2004 the completion of a £4.5 million expansion project resulted in the completion of the owners’ development plans. This programme included the building of an additional 22 bedrooms, extensive spa and leisure facilities.