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Chillingham Castle Accommodation, Chillingham

Chillingham Castle Accommodation

NE66 5NJ
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Situated in a parkland setting in Northumberland’s famously beautiful countryside, Chillingham Castle offers the rare experience of staying in one of the very few surviving mediaeval fortresses; the home of the Grey family since 1245. The Castle has survived many sieges and hosted many reigning monarchs since Henry III in 1255 and Edward I stayed here in 1298. A more recent royal visitor was Edward, Prince of Wales in 1872 when he shot a bull from the famous Chillingham herd of white cattle which roam in the park. Recently, Chillingham Castle has been restored by Sir Humphry Wakefield and now you can see the Castle as it was for hundreds of years. The Great Hall and Minstrel’s Gallery have antique furniture, tapestries, arms and armour. The castle is surrounded by lawns and formal gardens, including an intricate topiary garden. The woodland is carpeted with flowers in the spring and early summer, making the walk to the lake a delight. A wing of the castle has been converted into comfortable holiday apartments. The extensive grounds are accessible. Fishing is also available on the River Till. Within a few miles of the coast and being in close proximity to several golf courses, Chillingham is ideally situated.

Courtyard Apartment
• This apartment overlooks the walled courtyard and grounds in front of the castle and houses an interesting collection of memorabilia. The ground floor has a double room and a twin bedded room. Bathroom has an over-bath electric shower. The first floor has a large beamed living/dining room with kitchen area. There is space in the living area for 2 Z beds.

• Tower Apartment. This spacious apartment is built up against the original drawbridge tower and overlooks the courtyard and castle grounds. The accommodation is on one level and consists of a beamed living/dining room with kitchen area, sofa bed for 2+ and separate twin-bedded room. Bathroom has an over-bath electric shower and W.C.

• Guard Room. Separated from the Valley Wing by the Courtyard, this single storey, self-contained apartment is ideal for a couple. A comfortable sitting/dining room leads off a glazed porch with a galley kitchen beyond. There is a double bedroom leading to a shower-room with electric shower and WC.

• The Coaching Rooms
Situated a short distance from the Castle, this 18th century Coach House now provides an excellent first floor family sized apartment, complete with pitched and beamed ceilings and an array of equestrian antiques and tackle. The apartment is accessed by an internal stone staircase. There is a spacious beamed living/dining room which has a small kitchen. An internal corridor leads to a large double bedroom with an additional single bed and wash basin. There is a second double bedroom with adjoining bathroom and W.C. plus a twin bedded room and separate bathroom with over-bath shower and W.C. All rooms have views over a broad courtyard to the parkland beyond. The apartment has gas-fired central heating which is included in the cost.

All apartments have colour television, microwave, fridge and electric cooker. Laundry facilities are available at a small extra charge. All beds have electric blankets and extra blankets are also provided. Cots, highchairs and Zed beds are available. Portable electric panel heaters are available on request. All bed linen is included. Sorry, no pets.

• Grey and Lookout Apartments. The Grey and Lookout Apartments are located in the Northwest tower with the larger Grey Apartment extending to a fine long gallery. Both have stunning views of the castle grounds, the topiary garden and the surrounding countryside, including the Cheviot Hills. Access is by a steep, spiral stone staircase, which may be difficult for the less able.

• Grey Apartment. A truly baronial apartment featuring the panelled and beamed Elizabethan ‘Long Gallery’ with views over the parkland and the mediaeval courtyard. This is the main living room and incorporates a kitchen area, a large dining table with seating capacity for 12 people, if needed, and a comfortable sitting area together with an imposing carved fireplace and wood-burning stove. The two spacious twin bedded rooms, one with wash hand basin, are located in the North Tower with views over the gardens. The bathroom has an over-bath electric shower and WC.

• Look-out Apartment. The most appealing apartment of all, situated at the very top of the Northwest tower, with magnificent views of the gardens and grounds. This apartment originally housed the look-out guards. There is a cosy living/dining room with kitchen area, a double bedded room, a twin bedded room and a single bedded room, all with a view over the Courtyard. The bathroom has an over-bath electric shower and WC.

• The Valley Wing and Guard Room. This romantic wing was added to the castle during the last century and now houses three splendid apartments. Each apartment has its own very individual character with many period features having been retained. A wealth of interesting antiques and works of art grace and enhance these comfortable and gracious apartments. Some have views over the wooded valley and stream whilst others overlook the arched courtyard and parkland beyond.

• Landseer Apartment. Sir Edwin Landseer, the great Victorian painter, was a frequent visitor to the castle and some excellent contemporary copies of his work hang in the sitting room. The ground floor has a double bedroom, a twin bedded room and bathroom, with over-bath electric shower and W.C. all leading off an inner hall. A staircase leads to the first floor sitting room with a fine beamed and gabled roof and a wood burning stove with a separate kitchen and dining area. There is a double sofa bed in the living area. All rooms have views over the valley and stream.

• Dairy Apartment. Once the castle’s dairy, the entrance hall and bathroom still feature the original slate shelving and white glazed brickwork together with a wonderful array of antique equipment. The ground floor has a double-bedded room, a twin bedded room and bathroom with over-bath electric shower and W.C. all leading off an inner hall. The staircase leads to a large beamed living/dining room with a sofa bed for 2, kitchen area and wood-burning stove. All rooms have views over the valley and stream.

For more information and sleeping numbers for each apartment please click on Chillingham website link above.

Chillingham Castle Accommodation, Chillingham

Leisure facilities
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