Matfen Hall

NE20 0RH

+44 01661 886500

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Matfen Hall is a magnificent country house hotel set in the heart of some of Northumberland's most beautiful countryside. It is easily accessible by road, rail or air.

Sir Hugh Blackett has carefully restored the family seat into one of Northumberland's leading venues for conferences, weddings, golf and leisure breaks.

Matfen Hall offers everything that a business, leisure or wedding guest would expect from such an imposing and elegant building.

Perfect for a civil wedding, a wedding reception, a business conference or a private dinner party, the splendour of the hall is strengthened by the services provided.

The Library Restaurant is renowned for the extensive menu of fabulous food and its uniquely intimate atmosphere. The beautifully appointed bedrooms offer combined comfort and character.

Away from the pressures of business, Matfen Hall's highly rated 27-hole golf course offers the ideal opportunity for relaxation.

The superb leisure club offers swimming pool, gym, aerobics studio and 5 beauty treatment rooms.

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Room information for Matfen Hall

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Double ensuite room
(Double en-suite room)
36 2
B&B per room per night
Twin ensuite room
(Twin en-suite room)
7 2
B&B per room per night
Single ensuite room
(Single en-suite room)
2 1
B&B per room per night
Family ensuite room
(Family en-suite room)
8 4
B&B per room per night
Total capacity: 120

Special offers

Child / family friendly at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Family friendly
Childrens facilities at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Childrens facilities
Car parking available at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Car parking available
Leisure facilities at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Leisure/Swimming facilities
Licenced premises at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Licenced premises
Special diets catered for at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Special diets catered for
Credit / debit cards accepted at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
TV available at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Television
Four poster beds at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Four poster beds
Hairdryer available at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Hairdryer
Tea / coffee facilities at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Guest garden at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Garden for guest use
Laundry / washing facilities at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
Dogs / pets allowed at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Pet friendly
Log fire / Open fireplace at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Residents lounge at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Residents lounge
Walker friendly at Matfen Hall Hotel Accommodation Walker friendly
Sleep quality
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Midweek break.

Joanne C,
Fab surroundings rooms more than adequate, lots of choice for breakfast, beautiful village close by with friendly local, would recommend a visit lovely facilities and perfect for touring the north east.

Wow but service needs attention

MHarries85, Nottingham, United Kingdom
What a stunning place and the wedding venue and vault/cellar rooms are very unique (during our explore!) We had a very relaxing stay and the rooms are truly gorgeous and bathrooms big wow but unfortunately the service could be hugely improved. We had a three course meal in the evening, breakfast the next day and afternoon tea and during all we found the service slow and impersonal. Our cocktails took 20 minutes to arrive and weren't great (or 'tall' as described), we were asked to arrive 15 minutes before our booking and weren't looked after. It seemed very disorganised and this continued into afternoon tea, a bit disappointing as we were four ladies on a quiet spa hen weekend! We had to ask to be seated and request our tea... The breakfast is also definitely not 4* as there's no fresh fruit or fresh bread. However the food was absolutely fresh and the best rib eye steak and accompaniments I've tasted. The pool and gym faculties are tremendous and we had lovely service from Jo the personal trainer.

Matfen Hall replied: Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are indeed blessed with some beautiful surroundings here in Northumberland as well as a truly unique, historic building. I'm pleased that you took the time to explore of the more historic side of the property. I'm saddened that a couple of the service aspects of your visit were not quite as good as they should have been, that's very disappointing for me to read indeed. It's lovely to read that other aspects of your visit impressed you and your positive comments relating to Jo are wonderful - I'll be sure to ensure Jo is made aware of them. I hope that you'll choose to return to Matfen in the future and if you do consider it, please do email me direct:, so that I can ensure you are very well accommodated. Kind regards, Peter J Dawson Operations Manager Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa

07.08.2017 Mulvaney wedding.

We booked Matfen Hall as our wedding venue approximately 2 years ago. It was the only venue we visited on our list & we booked it immediately. Lisa was the first member of the wedding team we met & she gave us a grand tour. We instantly fell in love with the grounds, the rooms & most of all, the great hall with that stunning stained glass window. We knew that this backdrop would be fantastic for the photos & the hall itself would impress all our guests. The two years flew over, over the time we visited the venue for wedding fair open days where we got ideas, chatted to staff & booked a few vendors that go regularly such as Lucy Bewley; a fantastic pianist who played us down the aisle. Everyone was crying. She even came outside and played music while we roamed the gardens in the sunshine. Perfect atmosphere. We also booked coco luminaire for their giant illuminated letters which look brilliant on photographs too! We met later with Victoria who ran through our final details & we had a beautiful food taster where we got to choose our final menu choice. The food was divine & really good portion sizes too! We were finally at the end of wedding planning & after months of emails & meetings we were left with Jade, our master of ceremonies who was brilliant from start to finish. We felt so at ease and the day went smooth from start to finish. We took so many boxes and bags of decor up and the staff went and set all of this up for us the night before, I didn't have a worry in the world it all ran that smooth. Every member of staff was professional but wonderful at the same time. Tim Hills the DJ had everyone up on the dance floor in that gorgeous vault nightclub. We emailed him a day or two prior with our music styles & he didn't disappoint. Everyone is saying how brilliant that party was!! The bar staff were quick and friendly and offered to stay open as long as we liked! I think we partied in the conservatory bar till around 3:30am. We were all on such a high. All of our guests loved Matfen hall. The views, their bedrooms, the breakfast, the spa. Just everything felt perfect for our big day. It was amazing having all our guests in one place and enjoying what felt like a mini holiday. You cannot beat that grand staircase making your entrance as a bride. You feel like a princess and your wedding photos and videos really look amazing. also the bridal suite is sublime. We felt so looked after it was just unreal, it feels like a dream. We want to relive it all over again & cannot thank Matfen Hall and the staff in every department enough. We are entirely grateful for your dedication to giving us the best day ever. Please if you are reading this review, do not hesitate to book your wedding here at Matfen hall. You will have the most perfect, stress free day. Love from, the new mr and Mrs Mulvaney. xx

Matfen Hall replied: Mr & Mrs Mulvaney, We're just so happy to read your beautiful words, thank you so much for sharing your experiences. The whole team are thrilled that you enjoyed your celebrations and that all of your guests had a wonderful time. We've passed your comments on to all of the team members that you have mentioned, it's certainly put a 'spring in their step'! Please do come and stay with us again in the future, it would be so lovely to welcome you back. Thank you from us all here at Matfen Hall. Peter J Dawson Operations Manager Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa


Stayed here for three nights and it was just perfect. Rooms were beautiful, spacious and very clean.The bed was extremely comfy and the lighting was very good. Breakfast was delicious,as was the evening meals and there was plenty to choose from. Hotel staff were so friendly and polite and it just added that little bit extra to our stay. Thank you to everyone at Matfen Hall. X

Amazing Sunday lunch

I visited here for Sunday lunch yesterday and it did not disappoint. I had twice cooked cheese soufflé followed by a belly pork dinner with stuffing and apple purée and then an assiette of chocolate. Every course was presented beautifully and was absolutely delicious. The staff were very nice and friendly and the atmosphere in the library restaurant was calm and relaxing. The menu had a really good choice and the price for the quality of the food was good. Although I don't live near matfen hall I definitely intend to return for Sunday lunch!



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