Capheaton Hall - West Wing

Capheaton, Northumberland
+44 (0)1913 758152

High-ceilinged and grand yet relaxing and super-comfortable – in landscaped grounds with lake, tennis court and walled garden


6 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

The latest chapter of Capheaton’s long history in the hands of the Swinburne family includes the smart renovation of the West Wing adjoining the Hall, and an invitation for guests to share with family and staff the wildlife-rich surrounding park, with walks through woodland and special events catered for in the Hall.

There will be a friendly welcome, and something delicious and homemade along with a bottle of wine waiting for you. When you meet the gardener she will find out what you fancy from the prolific kitchen garden too.

Bikers and hikers love the wild beauty of the Northumbrian countryside and returning for a hot soak in the bath-with-a-view is a memorable treat. The sandy coast, and Alnwick, are 45 minutes’ drive. Belsay, Cragside and Wallington Hall closer. And do visit The Village Hall for tea on weekends, and The Badger pub in Ponteland.

Capheaton Hall - West Wing - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The peace and quiet of this remote estate
  • Exploring the estate and the gorgeous countryside around it
  • Boating on the lake (with permission and a small charge)
Capheaton Hall - West Wing - Gallery

You should know

  • Mobile signals are patchy
  • The nearest shops and pubs are a 15-minute drive
  • Extra logs are £15 per basket - the first lot is free


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs 15-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £900
Dogs £15.
1 House for 8
From £2006 beds4 bedrooms


I was in awe of the walled garden, excited to see peaches and nectrines growing in the glasshouse beside grapes and apricots. Cucumbers, peppers, gourds and courgettes with tomatoes and outside peas and beans, pears and plums in abundance and tended for by the gardener. They are eaten by the family and staff and seasonal produce shared with guests as available.

Marion, Sawday's inspector

We have much enjoyed two family holidays at Capheaton's West Wing. The accommodation is spacious, elegant, and well equipped. We particularly enjoyed walks in the park, rowing on the lake, tennis, croquet, and the help of the gardener in providing fresh fruit and vegetables from the walled garden. ...We spent all the rest of our time enjoying the estate and having time to read and cook: a very welcome rest from busy work schedules. Evening walks with the moon shining through the ruined folly in the garden were memorable.

Liz, Oxford

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The neighbourhood

In rugged cycling and walking country the nearest pubs (try The Badger), restaurants and shops (including Waitrose), are in Ponteland, a 15-minute drive. Just down the drive, the Village Hall opens as a weekend tea room and a bar on Thursdays. Visit the Estate’s fine walled garden and roam its 25 acres of parkland with paths, a folly, lily pools, a large lake and a shared tennis court. It’s 15 minutes’ drive to Belsay Hall; 30 to Newcastle.

Local points of interest from Louise Bell

  • Explore the extensive woodlands, grounds, walled garden and tennis court all right outside the main door, and visit Sir Edwards Lake.
  • This is a quiet, tranquil space that helps you re-connect with nature whilst still being within easy travelling distance to many of Northumberland's top attractions.
  • The West Wing is a great base for exploring all that Northumberland has to offer - extensive coast line, castles, Kielder Water, and of course Hadrian's Wall.
  • It is also only 30 minutes drive from the centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne, where there is a great choice of entertainment, shops, bars and restaurants.


Louise Bell

The Swinburne family – now Browne-Swinburne – live in Capheaton Hall and run the Estate, as they have for some 700 years. During WW11 it was in the hands of the army and became seriously dilapidated until in 1966 when the family began restoring, first the East Wing – where the current residents were brought up – then the gardens and the West Wing, now a separate house. The School House is a fine addition to the estate’s characterful places to stay.