Belsay Manor House, Belsay

Northumberland. Sleeps up to 20

Belsay Manor House is a 13th century, historic country mansion, set within tranquil surroundings and beautifully-kept gardens, it makes the perfect home away from home for those in search of a truly relaxing break. While guests will feel a million miles away from any hustle and bustle, there are a huge variety of interesting and exciting attractions within easy reaching distance, including the wonderful Northumberland coastline and the lively city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Belsay Manor House can comfortably accommodate up to twenty guests, for those in smaller groups it is possible to rent the Annex Wing individually which sleeps 10 guests. With open fires and plush sofas, the living accommodation is spacious and ideal for gatherings consisting of two drawing rooms, a large family AGA kitchen which comes fully equipped with all the tools a budding chef could possibly need as well as a formal dining room complete with antique furniture. The ten bedrooms have been individually designed to an incredibly high standard, six of the bedrooms boast en-suite facilities, while the remaining four bedrooms share the use of two family bathrooms and an additional washroom.

Outside, there are a variety of areas to explore in the gardens, with plenty of spots to stroll or simply relax. To the rear of the house is an impressive suntrap courtyard which offers a stylish area ideal for a lazy barbecue after an action-packed day spent exploring Northumberland. The Ancient tree lined drive is a kilometre long so there is great privacy and uninterrupted views.

Belsay Manor House is situated within beautiful Northumberland countryside, close to the villages of Bolam and Belsay, where helpful amenities including a post office and coffee shop can be found. There is plenty to see, do and explore within the immediate area including Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, owned by English Heritage and Wallington House, owned by the National Trust, both make for lovely days out and are less than 15-minutes away. The whole family will enjoy a visit to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, home to over one hundred species of animals including lemurs, meerkats, wallabies and monkeys and just 15-minutes from home.

Belsay Manor House makes a fabulous choice for those simply wanting to enjoy the great outdoors, being surrounded by countryside, there is plenty of brilliant walking opportunities as well as cycling routes and bridleways. Bolam Lake Country Park has lakeside walks, woodland tracks, open grassed areas for all to enjoy making it perfect for picnics and is just 5-minutes away.

Further afield, Alnwick Castle is just 50-minutes away and is a must-visit for any Harry Potter fans while the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman's biggest British building project that still dominates the county's landscape almost 2,000 years after it was built, is just an hour away. For beach bums, Northumberland’s coastline is truly stunning, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it stretches for 40 miles and is a must-visit, Bamburgh Castle, Druridge Bay, Holy Island and the Farne Islands are all spots we recommend exploring. The coastline can be reached in less than 40-minutes from Belsay Manor House.

For those who prefer a little more hustle and bustle, the vibrant city of Newcastle is less than a 30-minute car journey away from the house, here visitors will enjoy excellent shopping and fantastic bars and restaurants. Newcastle Airport is just 20-minutes away, making Bolam an accessible base, ideal for a reunion of friends or family.

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