Capheaton is a small rural community in the heart of Northumberland. At its core is Capheaton Hall, the seat of the Swinburne family since 1260 and still our home today. Cleverly, we have survived being on the wrong side of most conflicts since then, including the Wars of the Roses, the Civil War, the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion and the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.
Capheaton is a place for people to come and enjoy the very best of Northumberland. It is unbelievably tranquil, old-fashioned and relaxed. Staying here is a chance to make this wonderful place yours and indulge in gentleness, serenity and relaxation. At Capheaton, you are not just visiting a lovely old Estate, you are becoming part of a small but rich and vibrant rural community and we do hope you love it as much as we do.
Capheaton offers space. Space to think, relax and enjoy. With our accommodation, we can cater for families and couples. All of this, within the context of a living, working and traditional Northumbrian Estate.
The West Wing is a family house of two double rooms with ensuite bathrooms, and two twin rooms sharing a bathroom. There is a Billiard Room (deposit required), tennis court, croquet lawn and endless different walks. The drive around the House is ideal for bicycling, skateboarding and rollerblading.
Until the late Seventies, Capheaton School served the parish and the School House was always occupied by the teacher. Now it has been converted to a holiday let available weekly or for shorter breaks. With two double bedrooms and a small bunk room, it is a great retreat from the hurly-burly of life. Overlooking Sir Edward’s Lake, it enjoys lovely views and has a large garden and BBQ area.
East of the School House is a terrace of three new cottages recently converted and modernised.
Edward has one spacious double bedroom, complete with enormous copper bathtub, and door opening to the patio area. Cosy living room with wood burning stove and kitchen dining room with fabulous views to the rear of the cottage.
Emily like Edward, has one spacious double bedroom, complete with similar but nickel bathtub, and door opening to the patio area. Cosy living room with wood burning stove and kitchen dining room with fabulous views to the rear of the cottage.
Alice has two spacious double bedrooms, one has a super king bed and ensuite shower room, and the other has a zip and link king size bed which can be made into two singles. There is a family bathroom and well equipped kitchen lounge dining room with wood burning stove.
You can book all our properties together if you are planning a trip with friends or family.
There may occasionally be private functions and events at the Hall so it is probably wise to check with the Estate Office at the time of booking.
Anyone staying can enjoy the kitchen garden and produce from it. Jane Armstrong, our brilliantly talented head gardener, will explain all that is going on in the greenhouses, borders and vegetable beds.
Capheaton is a well-placed base from which to explore the other treasures Northumberland has to offer. Within an hour’s drive of the best of the Northumberland coast, the Cheviots and the Rothbury Hills, we sit at the centre of Northumberland. The Roman Wall is within half an hour and the small roads around make Capheaton a cycling mecca for those who love to don the lycra!
For more information see our website – capheatonhall.co.uk or contact the Estate office on 0191 375 8152 or email us via the website.