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.