Northumberland Hall is a Grade II listed country house surrounded by an 800 acre estate. The Hall was commissioned in the 1880’s by Sir John Milburn and remained in the Milburn family until the current owners purchased it in 2008. It has always been a private home and is now available on an exclusive use basis for self catered breaks and catered wedding weekends.
The Hall is tastefully decorated with a mix of antique and contemporary furnishings. Generally the hire of the hall also includes the self-contained Garden Cottage, which has an adjoing door leading into it from the ballroom, as well as a separate entrance into the courtyard.
The Hall’s private gardens are beautifully kept with different aspects such as manicured lawns, a hidden topiary garden and walled garden with Victorian greenhouse. The gardens work tirelessly to maintain the shrubs and flowers which are a riot of colour in spring and summer.
The 800 acre estate is ideal for walks and the River Coquet runs through it with fishing rights to a 3 ½ mile beat along one bank. Salmon and trout fishing is available and the cost includes the help of their own gillie.
A note from the owners:
"The Hall is our second home and one much loved by us. Many guests comment on the homely atmosphere of the place, it may be a country house but it is certainly not stuffy and formal. We have decorated the Hall in keeping with its history, combining antique furniture alongside new pieces, creating a comfortable ‘lived in’ feel to the house. The bathrooms are all new with modern suites and the curtains and furnishings in the bedrooms are tasteful and sumptuous. The bedrooms at the front of the house look down over the south lawns to the river below and reading a good book in the window seat is a particular treat.
The Hall is the perfect place for entertaining. Drinks in the drawing room are magical in front of a roaring fire in winter or the open windows in summer. The wood panelling, chandeliers and candlelight in the dining room create a warmth that sets the tone for sparkling conversation".