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Tower / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 16
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Tower / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 16
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|
|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|
|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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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…
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30 Jan 2015
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.
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!
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.
26 May 2014
"Perfect location and Venue for Team Building"
This is the second time that we have used Shortflatt Tower for a Team Build Venue. The Space and Facilities allow us to plan a good team build day and have freedom to let it flow at our own pace. The venue allows all delegates to remain relaxed and focussed throughout. Perfect. Thank you Shortflatt
13 May 2014
"Fabulous accommodation for a large group - wonderful location"
This accommodation really is "grand" in every sense. You will really not be disappointed with the style and plush accommodation - almost like staying in your own stately home.
We were a large extended family group (9 adults and 8 children) made of families with small children as young as 3 up to teenagers of 16 and the accommodation suited us all. A beautiful base to visit the North East. Lovely spa and hot tub and great walks around the lakes.
5 Mar 2014
"Stunning property close to Newcastle for a relaxing, easy to organise, break away!"
From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed into Shortflatt tower by very friendly staff, who were on site throughout to cater to all our needs, both in the spa and tower. The house was clean & comfortable, beautifully decorated & spacious. A lovely gesture of fresh home made croissants & jam were provided alongside the food basket. Such stunning views from and around the tower. This was a perfect location for a relaxing hen party and I would fully recommend it for a wedding too, with the lovely grounds. We will definitely be back to visit! Thanks to Octavia, Jon, Faye and the rest of the team for welcoming us.
4 Feb 2014
"Unbelievably fantastic - so glad we found Shortflatt!!!!"
Just returned from the most amazing hen weekend at Shortflatt Tower and Fullerton Place Spa! Absolutely cannot fault a thing and we are so glad we found them! Everything was perfect and all the staff were excellent from start to finish - even throughout the booking procedure puting up with my many questions! On arrival Caroline and Jono met us to show us the Tower and the Cottage which we had also booked. To our delight they had put away our food and drink delivery for us which was lovely and very unexpected. We had exclusive use of Fullerton Place Spa on the Saturday and everyone was very happy with their treatments - I have to say I got one of the best facials I have ever had from Holly. The facilities were fantastic at the spa and everyone especially loved the outdoor hot tub! We had a catered dinner in the Tower dining room on the saturday night it was faultless, a really lovely experience which everyone really enjoyed. The standard of accommodation in both the Tower and the Cottage were fantastic and had all the amenities we'd ever need for a stay. We cannot thank Shortflatt enough for their hospitality and for really making it a weekend to remember - especially Caroline and Jono you were brilliant! We're thinking of an excuse to come back already!
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