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Shortflatt Tower

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £471 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 28 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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Tower / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 16

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Tower / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Shortflatt Tower is one of Northumberland's most beautiful country houses set in idyllic surroundings with well tended walled gardens and ancient woodland. Part of a private estate, we offer comfortable elegance and bespoke services including quality pampering in Fullerton Place, our Spa and Hammam.

Come and enjoy a taste of gracious country living in the luxurious comfort and tranquility that our 13th century fortalice tower has to offer.

We have seven individually decorated double bedrooms with views overlooking the formal garden and rolling Northumberland countryside. The Tower Keep drawing room has a vaulted ceiling, 6 foot thick walls and an open fire. The Dining room has antique furnishings, striking family portraits and a wood burning stove. Also included are a cosy kitchen & living area and bathrooms with cast-iron double ended roll top baths and luxurious rain showers.

The Keep opens out onto an impressive stone terrace and formal walled garden. The flower borders have been planned to bloom throughout the year and there is a beautiful rose quartz fountain.

With a variety of areas to stroll or to sit and relax in the garden and parkland, it's a wonderful space to explore. Balancing tranquil surroundings with energy and vitality, Shortflatt has an exceptionally calm and relaxing atmosphere.

We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, excellent walking opportunities, great cycle routes and both National trust and English Heritage properties. We are also within short driving distance of Newcastle upon Tyne city center's excellent shopping facilities and quayside galleries and Northumberland's stunning golden beaches and interesting market towns.

There are 7 double bedrooms sleeping 14 guests in the main part of the Tower. We also let an additional ground floor suite which sleep 2 guests

Size Sleeps up to 16, 7 bedrooms
Nearest beach Druridge Bay
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4.02 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle Airport 17.5 km, Nearest railway: Newcastle Central Station 27.6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (8), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Northumberland region

Welcome to Northumberland!

Stunning scenery, golden beaches, friendly market towns and gorgeous rugged countryside.


At Shortflatt Tower we are surrounded by beautiful countryside, excellent walking opportunities, great cycle routes, outdoor activity centers inc. Archery, Quad Biking & GoApe, both National trust and English Heritage properties and much, much more…

For more information on things to do please visit our website

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Review 1-10 of 28

30 Jan 2015


"Amazing place"

We just spent the weekend here for my friends hen party and it was amazing. The tower is beautiful, very comfortable, with lots of nice little touches, The owners were also very helpful, and happy to help, without invading our privacy. I would definitely recommend this place.

11 Jan 2015


"Christmas and murder mystery"

15 of us with friends and family had a wonderful time at shortflatt over the 2014 christmas period.The accommodation is to a high standard with plenty of space for when you fancy a quiet period.We pla… More

29 Dec 2014


"Perfect cottage for our family Christmas"

This was our first visit to Fullerton cottage for our family Christmas in Northumberland and it was perfect. After returning to Newcastle for many years to visit family and friends we felt we found th… More

13 Nov 2014


"WOW! Beautiful place in beautiful surroundings"

16 of us stayed at Shortflatt for my Hen do - it was exactly what i wanted and more. The accomodation is amazing - very clean, comfy and grand!
The spa was excellent too. Over all myself and all that stayed cannot recommend the place highly enough

13 Oct 2014


"Amazing venue, fantastic area, great people. A hidden gem.""

We held our wedding here - it was the most fantastic day. This place is beautiful, a hidden gem in mid-Northumberland.

The venue itself is just perfect whether you want to hold a big party or just a very quiet get-away for one, two or a few. Or anything in between, actually. The owners and staff are lovely. They go out of their way to ensure you are welcomed and settled, and then leave you to your own devices, but remain on hand in the background if you need them.

Reading the comments in the guest book was lovely - a wide variety of patrons have been catered for at Shortflatt Tower & Fullerton Spa, but the everyone who has been there and/or stayed has obviously thoroughly enjoyed it.

What we liked best - the instant 'at home' feeling when we got there, and that all of our guests loved it too. Many of our guests stayed overnight with us in the very comfortable rooms of Tower and Stable Cottage, and had a great time until the 'wee small hours' complete with self-catering BBQ. Those who went to bed 'early' were not disturbed by the rowdy minority, due to the noise-insulating 6-foot thick walls of the Tower!

What we liked least - having to leave the following day!

23 Sep 2014


"A little slice of heaven."

Situated in the quite far away land of Belsay, this idyllic abode ticks all the boxes of the perfect weekend retreat. Beautiful gardens, fantastic rooms and the most hospitable people made this get aw… More

17 Aug 2014


"Really has the 'WOW' factor!"

We came here to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday where the Tower and cottage was rented for close friends and family ranging from toddlers to great grandparents. Rental was from Friday to the … More

10 Aug 2014


"If you're considering booking Shortflatt Tower - Do it now!!"

We got married at Shortflatt Tower on 19th July - it was absolutely fantastic. We had the venue from friday afternoon until monday morning. The atmosphere and setting were perfect - and the service we received was brilliant. The accommodation is spectacular and spacious, and atmosphere very relaxed. We couldn't have asked for more on our wedding day and had a chilled out barbecue on the sunday - made more memorable by the appearance of Bean the sausage dog, who got involved and was the star of the show that day.
We can't thank the staff at Shortflatt enough for helping us to make our wedding weekend everything we wanted, and so much more. We would recommended Shortflatt to anyone in a heartbeat, and would love to stay there again some time in the future.
Jonno, Octavia, Faye and Michelle made the whole experience feel very personal.
Karla + Jonathan Scott

27 Jul 2014


"Perfect in every way"

We held our wedding at Shortflatt Tower and stayed there for the weekend with friends and family. Octavia and Jono are gracious and generous hosts, and all of their team were fantastic. Everyone worked hard to make our entire weekend go like clockwork, allowing us to relax and enjoy ourselves.

Staying at Shortflatt Tower took us far away from our day-to-day existence and yet we all felt completely at home. It provides a perfect combination of English country house tradition and modern comforts; a consummate blend of homeliness and grandeur.

Just some of the highlights included: the spa, with its hot tub in a sun trap courtyard; the beautiful gardens; the elegant dining room; the library suite – perfect for elderly guests in need of some peace and quiet; the view from the crenellations at the top of the tower; the comfy beds… The list goes on!

We recommend it unreservedly.

22 Jul 2014


"Comfortable Subdued Elegance in Fullerton Place Cottage"

We LOVED our stay at Fullerton Place Cottage, the former carriage house on the property. WE stayed with my parents and children, aged 9, 7, and 2. The place was ideal and hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the kids loved staying in the shadow of a castle. We hiked around nearby Bolam Lake, drove up to see Holy Island, Hadrian's Wall, and visited Newcastle attractions in town (very well situated). Everything for self catering was great quality, the beds were wonderfully comfortable. We enjoyed the hot tub (especially the kids!), and having a nice fire in the evening.

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    • 2 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:23 Apr 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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    +44 16618 81804

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