Chillingham Manor

Chillingham, Northumberland
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1668 215614
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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: Manor bangers (made especially for them by the brilliant, local butcher), bacon, eggs (any way you like them), tomatoes, mushrooms and Northumbrian black pudding. 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). Bathrooms offer up White Company 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
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 2 courses, £20; 3 courses, £30. BYO.


Nightly price
from £130
1 Double
From £135
2 Twin/doubles
From £130



Superb! Such a lovely welcoming place to stay - open fires, comfy beds, lots of space. We were 3 couples - all old friends - enjoying our first trip to Northumberland and were so well looked after by Mhairi. A country house party with delicious dinner and huge choice of breakfast options - all cooked by our talented hostess. And so much to explore - the ideal location. We can't wait to return! Sawdays at its best.

Marie-Clare, Malmesbury

An elegant and charming house with every detail considered. Generous hospitality freely given along with advice on where to go and what to see, and places that other tourists don't know about. Mhairi is an excellent cook and a warm and welcoming host. Log fires welcome you back after a day's walking in the hills, or visiting deserted beaches. Don't hesitate to stay here: it has a comfort rarely seen. We cannot praise it highly enough. A five star hotel masquerading as a B&B!

Patricia, London

First time in Northumberland and we could not have picked a better place to stay Mnairi was the perfect host and very knowledgeable about the area the room was huge and we had full use of the lounges when we returned from a day out The breakfast choice was superb and everything was freshly prepared We will certainly look at returning to explore more of this lovely area.

Allan, Waterfoot

We enjoyed every moment of our stay at Chillingham Manor - Mhairi made us feel at home right from the start. Not only was our bedroom comfortable and spacious, but we were encouraged to relax in the drawing room, with a lovely log fire, whenever we wanted. The breakfasts were truly delicious - a reason in itself to return! Chillingham is in such a fabulous area - so close to the coast and in the heart of beautiful countryside - a definite recommend.

Sue, Otley

Wow - what a beautiful place to stay! Everything from the really warm welcome, to the rooms, the bathroom, the food, the general ambience of the house - I couldn't have asked for a better nights sleep. Mhairi & Ed run a really slick operation & they couldn't have been friendlier but at the same time, leaving us to enjoy our time staying with them. The bed was so comfortable & there was oodles of hot water with White Company toiletries. Food delicious with lots of choices & there was a basket in the hall to help ourselves to apples - perhaps from their walled garden? Stunning countryside too!


Chillingham Manor is a great place to stay. The location is peaceful and the house itself is a beautiful building with a lovely homely feel. Mhairi is a wonderful host: we were greeted with tea and homemade cake - always welcome after a long drive - and urged to kick our shoes off and relax. The bedroom was spacious and beautifully furnished, the bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom luxurious. Everything was spotlessly clean too. Breakfasts were generous and delicious, with no restrictions on time! All in all a perfect weekend - we definitely hope to be back soon.

Gwynneth & Nic, London

Exceptionally comfortable, well-managed B&B. Managed with genuine taste and commitment to hospitality. Generous breakfasts, very well appointed rooms, hostess full of very helpful local advice.

John, Cheltenham

'B&B' doesn't do Chillingham Manor justice; it is simply too unique - THE place to stay in the area. If you plan to travel to Northumberland, let alone Chillingham; you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not considering the Manor as your place to stay. The hospitality is genuine and 'real' (I know what I mean); the rooms are perfect and etched with character; and you have access to so much more than your own four walls. And don't get me started on the breakfast. In fact, do! Best Full English I've had - and I've had more than my fair share! I'm approaching word limit! Can't wait to go back!

Ali, Durham

A lovely stay, we felt more like family guests than staying in a B+B, beautiful house and very comfortable room. We were very well looked after

Alison, Sheffield

The perfect place to stay either on your own or with friends. Mhair and Ed are the perfect hosts, welcoming, hospitable, friendly, but never intrusive. Although the weather was wet and cold, the house was warm with fires in the dining room, morning room and drawing room, nowhere better to curl up on the comfortable sofas with a book. The spacious bedrooms, comfortable beds with crisp white linen, fluffy large white towels in luxurious en suite bathrooms equipped not only with a big bath but good pressure in the walk in showers ensure that there is nothing else you need to feel pampered.

Philippa, London

What a wonderful welcome we got to this warm and friendly home, despite arriving 3 hours late. Mhairi the host immediately showed us to our rooms and after a good bounce on the beds we were installed in front of the open fire for a relaxing evening of banter. I slept like a log and the following morning had a soak in a wonderful big bath for longer than i can remember since having kids! The breakfast is to die for, so much choice and so generous, it was such a treat that I just couldn’t decide what to have, it all looked so good, I would need to stay a week to try it all, if only. It’s heaven

Louise, Edinburgh

An absolutely perfect place to stay to explore Northumberland. We received a very friendly welcome on arrival from Mhairi, who looked after us well throughout our stay. The Manor is a very special place with its beautifully proportioned and spacious rooms, log fires, beautiful furniture, art works and interesting books. Our room was warm and comfortable with lovely views over the garden and the trees beyond. We enjoyed the hearty and tasty breakfasts at the long table in the dining room in front of a log fire and watching the local deer go past. Everything was clean and spotless.

Anthony, Kenilworth

We could not have been made more welcome and spent a wonderful two days in this incredibly lovely home. We went to Alnwick one day and Lindisfarne the next and wished we had more time to explore everything else Northumberland has to offer. In the evenings it was gorgeous to come back to the lovely drawing room at the manor and chat in front of a real fire. I urge to come an visit and chill out for a few days. Mhairi and Ed have created a lovely and relaxing place to stay.

Penny, North Berwick

We stayed at Chillingham Manor whilst walking St Cuthbert's Way. What a wonderful place rest, relax and re-charge. A deep bath with plentiful hot water, a fire to curl up in front of with a book, a very comfy bed and a really delicious breakfast with plentiful coffee. Mhairi and Ed were incredibly kind and welcoming. Lots to do just on the doorstep. Perfect!

Sarah, Newcastle upon Tyne

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

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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 130 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. It is a stunning place with a huge sandy beach and it is always possible to avoid the crowds - Just ask us and we will tell you the secret places! Fabulous fish restaurant The Potted Lobster.
  • Alnwick Castle (Where Harry Potter was filmed) and Alnwick Gardens are 20 minutes away. The gardens are stunning no matter what time of year you visit. The castle has the most amazing art and you can have a go at Quidditch!
  • The Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park are 15 minutes drive. Escape into the beautiful Cheviots for a days walking.
  • The Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Berwick upon Tweed are 25 minutes drive. Driving over the causeway is always a thrill! The beaches are out of this world. Feast on Lindisfarne Oysters from our friends Oyster farm in the bay. A pretty perfect day out!


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.