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Tower | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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, Short breaks (1-4 days)
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, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (7), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

Northern England region

Welcome to Northumberland!

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

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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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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.

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

19 May 2014


"The Perfect Weekend & Spa"

The tower is the perfect venue for a weekend away- we stayed for my Sister In Laws hen do and not only did we have beautiful surrounds but were also close to the night life of Newcastle. On top of al… More

16 May 2014


"Stunning,beautiful and very welcoming"

I was extremely fortunate to be able to stay at this incredible location last weekend. I was greeted by the really welcoming hosts Octavia and Jono and shown around my incredible and sumptuous accommo… More

15 May 2014


"Luxurious surroundings, fantastic treatments with friendly staff to make us feel at home."

Shortflatt Towers, which in itself is a beautiful and luxurious country residence, is set in the most beautiful scenery - the perfect setting for an indulgent spa weekend. All the staff were extremel… More

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.

17 Apr 2014


"stunning, amazing and breath-taking"

I can't say enough about how much I was enjoy getting my Hammam treatment in this lovely spa.You have to be there to believed it and definitely you have to get Hammam treatment which is a signatu… More

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Calendar last updated:19 Aug 2014

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