Swinburne Castle

Hexham, Northumberland
Bed & Breakfast


Historic estate surrounded by parkland: play tennis in the garden, go hiking from the door. Hadrian’s Wall is close

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Sweep through parkland to find a manor house on an estate with a real sense of history. Parts date back to the 12th century, and your traditionally furnished suite is in an original wing that’s over 300 years old.

Zoe will warmly greet you on arrival and show you around, but you’ll be given a key to come and go as you please. You take breakfast in the formal dining room of the main house – local produce and home-laid eggs – and you’re welcome to make use of the garden and tennis court.

Walking routes pass by the house and the area is great for cycling. Good pubs and restaurants nearby include the Barrasford Arms, a half hour walk away. It’s an easy drive to Hadrian’s Wall, as well as the Northumberland National Park, Kielder Water and Forest Park.

View of large, grand entrance hall at Swinburne Castle in Hexham, Northumberland with lots of tapestry rugs and stairs leading upstairs

We think you'll love

  • That the house is full of history
  • The large bedrooms with sitting areas
  • The warm and friendly welcome
Twin bedroom with colourful and tasteful floral paisley bedding at Swinburne Castle in Hexham, Northumberland

Home truths

  • The rooms share a bathroom
  • They are up two flights of stairs
  • It’s relatively remote – you’ll need the car

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4-9pm
Check out
7-10am
Booking restrictions
Let to same party only
Closed
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £85
1 Double
From £85
1 Twin
From £85

Reviews

A beautiful setting and very comfortable accommodation. Lovely personal service and excellent breakfast. Highly recommended.

Penny, London

This is an unspoilt gem and cannot recommend this place enough. The accommodation is outstanding and Zoe the perfect host!

Adam, Hull

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Location

The neighbourhood

The house is surrounded by parklands, and you can set off for walks from here. The nearest village, Corbridge, is a ten-minute drive – you’ll find several pubs and a well-known Indian restaurant in a railway carriage called The Valley. If you want to walk, Zoe recommends The Barrasford Arms, half an hour’s amble.

Local points of interest from Zoe Murphy

  • Your bedroom has a spectacular, unrivalled view south to Hadrians wall 4 miles away. Chesters Roman fort and other attractions along the wall not far. 6 miles to the boutique Roman village of corbridge and 10 to pretty market town of Hexham.
  • We are 2 miles from the river Tyne, so an ideal fishing base. We can provide a picnic if required.
  • There are plenty and varied dining options, including Walwick Hall boutique hotel, The Barrasford Arms and The Battlesteads at Wark to name a few.
  • Numerous places of historical interest to visit including Wallington Hall (NT), Cragside (NT), Belsay Hall ( EH) and Alnwick Castle and gardens.
  • We are fortunate to be within easy driving distance of the Northumberland National Park and the beautiful historic coastline.

Introducing

Zoe Murphy

Zoe and Dick Murphy live at the house with their three young children, hens and ponies. Zoe used to be a cook in ski chalets and still does do catering for shooting lunches as well as making wedding and christening cakes. Her husband, Dick, manages a grouse moor in North Yorkshire as well as the estate.