Chillingham Manor

Chillingham, Northumberland
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1668 215614

Come for fabulous food and much comfort but also a haunted castle, a herd of rare wild cattle and the glorious Northumbrian landscape


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Such a pretty sandstone house in the strawberry gothic style: the front half is devoted to guests with a big drawing room for afternoon tea in front of a wood-burner on chilly days, a huge dining room of the antlers and family oils variety and an elegant morning room. High ceilings and vast sash windows allow light to flood in and the views over the pretty gardens are seductive.

Start the day with a full Northumbrian: Bamburgh bangers, black pudding, bacon and eggs, Scotch pancakes, local Chainbridge honey. Brunch can be ordered on lazy days and you can eat in the garden when it’s warm enough. Bedrooms are generous with a Nespresso machine (coffee from Coffee and Kin). Notes of Northumberland lotions and potions and a snifter of something nice.

Wander over to say hello to those mysterious wild cattle, spot deer, brown hares, many species of birds and red squirrels. Immerse yourself in this gorgeous county.

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We think you'll love

  • Taking the whole place as a group and having dinner cooked for you - like a weekend country house party
  • Exploring the castle and gazing at the wild cattle
  • Eating one of Mhairi's big breakfasts then heading to the cheviot hills for a hike
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You should know

  • There are three gentle dogs lolloping about
  • Mobile signal is lousy but WiFi good


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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

Special offer: In October arrive on a Monday and stay to Friday. 4 nights but pay for 3. Glorious autumn colours. Explore the huge deserted beaches & wild Cheviot hills. Roaring fires and a warm welcome await.

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner available for larger parties: 2 courses, £20; 3 courses, £30. BYO.


Nightly price
from £120
1 Double
From £135
2 Twin/doubles
From £120



Chillingham Manor is a beautiful house in a charming location. Mhairi gave us a warm welcome and we enjoyed the comfort of our room and the sitting room. The excellent breakfast was a great start to the day. It is an ideal location to explore Northumbria.

Perdita, Derby

As this was our first stay in a B and B we were a little nervous but we needn’t have been. Our three night stay was perfect from start to finish with our every need catered for. Our room was spacious and comfortable plus we had the use of our own private sitting room. Thank you Mhairi for all your kindness.

Brenda, Preston

We spent two nights at Chillingham Manor and everything was excellent during our stay. Huge bedroom and super king bed with beautiful bed linen. Bathroom was vast too with enormous bath and excellent shower. Breakfast(included in room price) was delicious, fresh fruit, home made jams and marmalades and huge choice of full English, smoked salmon and pancakes. The peace at Chillingham was wonderful and ‘generous in every way’ expresses our experience. We felt very comfortable in respect of the present Covid situation. Thankyou.

Penny, Colchester

What a delight! So much so that we extended our stay. Mhairi is a wonderful hostess and has created a lovely atmosphere and a stylish interior full of comfort and elegance. A brilliant place to stay if you want to explore the stunning sites nearby. One evening we arrived back a little bedraggled after visiting the Farne islands and Mhairi quickly heated up our soup and lit a fire so that we could enjoy a very memorable supper by the fire! We can’t wait to return and will miss the dogs too!

Amanda, Sevenoaks

Beautiful house in glorious surroundings, Mhairi is an excellent host and nothing was too much trouble, lovely comfortable rooms with nice personal touches . A wonderful place to stay if you want to discover Northumberland. Would highly recommend to anyone wishing to get away for a relaxing break.

Debbie, Kent

Everyone needs a stay at Chillingham Manor! Mhairi is such a wonderful host and I really felt totally at home throughout my stay. I stayed in Room 1 which has the biggest, most comfortable bed in the world and the bathroom is huge with a luxurious bath to lounge around in after a day outdoors - a real treat! Breakfasts are amazing - despite a 4 night stay, I still hadn't managed to sample the famous pancakes and was given a little supply for my drive home - such a nice touch. Superb location to explore the wonders that Northumberland has to offer. I can't wait to come back!

Angela, London

We had a very relaxing stay. Mhairi is an excellent host and nothing was too much trouble. Brilliant breakfast, quiet and comfortable atmosphere. The Manor is definitely recommended for those wishing to escape and enjoy a peaceful break. A beautiful setting with all that Northumberland has to offer on the doorstep. Would highly recommend to anyone wishing to get away for a short or longer break.

Rachel, Lancashire

The must be one of the best B&Bs in the country. Great character, hugely comfortable, welcoming and relaxing, delicious food, everything we needed. Beds and en-suite superb! Hosts delightful.

Jacqueline, Dumfries

An unusually beautiful house in glorious surroundings with very generous-spirited owners. A great place to stay if you want to discover deep Northumberland but be in reach of grand walking, the coast and lovely Alnwick.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The castle (reputed to be the most haunted in Britain) is just a short walk and you can discover the history of the Greys and the Bennets. There are formal gardens, a dungeon and a tea room. The 12th-century church, St Peters, retains some good Norman stonework. Just over a mile away is Chatton, the Percy Arms for a pint or good food and a proper village shop. The coast is a 20-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Mhairi Seymour

  • The Wild Cattle of Chillingham live in the park next door. These are amongst the rarest animals in the world - At the moment there are only 100 of them.
  • Chillingham Castle is opposite. The castle is said to be the most haunted building in the UK. The beautiful gardens were designed by Jeffry Wyattville - The same architect that built the "New" extension to Chillingham Manor in 1826
  • Bamburgh Beach and Bamburgh Castle are 20 minutes drive away
  • Alnwick Castle (Where Harry Potter was filmed) and Alnwick Gardens are 20 minutes away
  • The Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park are 15 minutes drive
  • The Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Berwick upon Tweed are 25 minutes drive.


Mhairi Seymour

Mhairi (pronounced Vari) has been in the hospitality industry all her life, cooking and entertaining at ski lodges, shooting lodges and yachts. She and her husband Ed ran a glamping site in the Borders for many years but always had a hankering to return to Northumberland. They eventually were lucky enough to find Chillingham Manor and they love it here. They are immensely generous-spirited.