Part of a Georgian country house surrounded by preposterously pretty grounds, this substantial, self-contained home perfect for large groups of all ages is spacious and gracious in equal measure.
The perfect base for exploring some of the prettiest parts of Northumberland between the coast and the Cheviot Hills
Built in 1720 by Sir Henry Liddell of Ravensworth, Eslington Hall sits in a delightfully peaceful spot surrounded by expansive lawns and gentle wooded parkland. Now the home of the 9th Baron Lord Ravensworth, the Hall stands on the north bank of the River Aln at the southern base of the ‘Ryle Hills’ and two miles west of the village of Whittingham.
Curiouser and curiouser: the main country house was first constructed as a second home for the Liddells; a close friend of whom was one Lewis Carroll, whose titular character in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is thought to be the young Alice Liddell.
Arriving at The East Wing, the inviting entrance leads to an-Aga warmed kitchen with original flagstone flooring and granite worktops. Adjacent is the large dining-room perfect for grand get-togethers with family and friends.
The comfortable drawing room features an open log fire and grand piano just waiting for the next pianist to visit. There is a large door that leads out onto the fabulous grounds at the front of the house which are for guest use. A lily pond offers a delightful peaceful spot to sit and paint or glimpse some of the local bird and animal life. There is outside furniture, a BBQ and traditional garden games are available on request for you to use on a summer’s day.
The East Wing has five well-appointed and elegantly decorated en-suite bedrooms, each. There is an upstairs snug-room which is perfect for children to play in and watch a movie.
From this slice of vintage countryside between the coast and Cheviot Hills, you can just as easily explore the rugged beauty of the undulating Northumberland National Park as make seaside daytrips. There is plenty to explore including the Ingram Valley and Simonside Hills which are close by for hikes to waterfalls. Friendly Northumbrian villages festoon the immediate area, and rounds of golf, National Trust properties or shorter walks are readily available.
A trip to the coast to explore Northumberland’s beautiful beaches such as Alnmouth, Holy Island or Bamburgh is also very tempting in all seasons. Rothbury, just up the River Coquet, offers lovely little boutiques and inns, while Alnwick is famous for another majestic castle used in the Harry Potter films.
Please note that we also offer Eslington Lodge in the grounds of the estate sleeping up to six guests. If availability allows, groups of up to 16 can rent both homes together.
Spacious drawing room with plenty of seating, open log fire, large 50" TV with Freeview. Grand piano, door leading out to the grounds.
Dining room with large table with seating for 10 and garden views.
Well equipped kitchen with granite worktops, original stone flagged floor, oil Aga, electric cook, microwave, dishwasher American-style fridge / freezer and wine chiller.
Utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer, and a WC and basin at the entrance.
Hall leading to first floor.
Sitting room with TV, large sofa and armchair. Children’s toys and games.
Bedroom one master bedroom with 6' super king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, accent chair, chest or drawers with mirror and chair, and windows on two sides of the room with window seats.
En-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and separate walk-in shower with rainforest shower head and separate shower head attachment, basin, WC and travertine marble floor.
Bedroom two with 5' king size sleigh bed, matching bedside tables with lamps, and dressing area.
En-suite shower room containing walk-in shower with rainforest shower head and separate shower head attachment, basin, and WC.
Bedroom three with 5' king size rattan bed, bedside tables with lamps, decorative fireplace, wardrobe, occasional chair, chest of drawers and dressing table with mirror and chair.
En-suite shower room with walk-in shower with rainforest shower head and separate shower head attachment, basin, and WC.
Bedroom four with twin 3' beds, en-suite shower room with walk in shower, basin, and WC.
Bedroom five with twin 3' beds, side table with lamp, dressing table with mirror and chair, occasional chair and accent chair.
En-suite shower room with walk-in shower cubicle, basin, and WC.
Eslington East Wing has access to large lawned grounds and terrace complete with lily pond for guest to enjoy.
A patio with outdoor furniture and BBQ is also accessible to guests. Outdoor games on request.
There is ample parking in the gravelled courtyard.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.
Babies & Children
A highchair can be provided on request. However please bring your own travel cot if your require one.
Dogs are not permitted.
Luxurious bed linen and fluffy bath towels and hand towels are provided for each guest. Hand soap is provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Super-fast fibre broadband is available and suitable for Wi-Fi calling. Mobile signal can be poor depending upon network provider.
The property has oil central heating in addition to the open fire in the living room. A supply of logs is provided and must be re-stocked on departure.
For guests looking to holiday together this property can be booked alongside Eslington Lodge sleeping 6. The properties are a short distance away from each other.
Eslington Lodge sits in Eslington Park, 10.9 miles from the historic town of Alnwick where you will find an excellent range of amenities and an eclectic mix of charming specialist shops. Here you can wander the cobbled streets and gift shops around the marketplace, or stop-off at one of the many quaint cafes across the area. While there, seek out Barter Books - ‘a book heaven’ with thousands of paperbacks, hardbacks and collector’s editions based in a beautiful former railway station.
For provisions, you will find plenty of choice - try award-winning Turnbull’s for fine food and quality meats; The Alnwick Deli for delicious local produce, cheeses, hampers and gifts; or the Alnwick Bakery for home-baked breads, pies and pastries. There is a market every Saturday, a farmer’s market on the last Friday of every month, and a large supermarket nearby for all your holiday essentials.
For a dining experience with a difference, the Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens (9 miles) is not to be missed. Set high in the treetops, it is a magical spot to spend an evening, featuring local fish and seafood, meats from Northumberland’s farmlands, as well as other regional specialities all within a lovely ambient setting.
6 miles from Eslington is the traditional market town of Rothbury, a visit the renowned Rothbury Bakery for quality pies and freshly baked local produce; or Tully’s deli on the High Street. You will also find a superb selection of independent shops, galleries, pubs and cafes. A walk along the river makes a lovely day out and Children will love the play area there too.
For nearby amenities you will find a post office and village shop in Powburn 4 miles away.
Sitting in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, the cottage is the perfect base to explore the wider area.
Cragside House and Gardens is just 6 miles away and offers a fascinating day out for the family where you can discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. Crammed full of gadgets developed by Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius, Lord Armstrong, Cragside is truly a wonder of its age. The adventure playground with its network of paths and tunnels will be a huge hit with children and the gardens are an absolute delight.
History buffs will delight in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area, including the magnificent Alnwick Castle and Gardens. For family friendly activities, you will find an activity programme brimming with adventure where children can take part in all sorts of magic and mayhem inspired by the characters of Harry Potter; test their knightly courage in the Dragon Quest; or explore a world of wobbly rope bridges and treetop walkways within the stunning setting of Alnwick Gardens.
For something different, why not head to Ingram (3 miles) to experience a star-gazing treat under the outstanding dark skies of the Northumberland National Park, or pack your mountain bike, walking boots and climbing kit to experience the endless traffic-free trails and dramatic open landscapes of the Cheviot and Simonside Hills, taking in iron-age hill forts and some amazing panoramic vistas along the way.
Finally, the stunning beaches of the Northumberland coast can be easily reached in under an hour - perfect for picnics with a bucket and spade. The nearest beach can be found at Alnmouth or visit Bamburgh Castle and its amazing dog-friendly beach where you can walk for miles on white sugary sands, stopping off for ice cream along the way. Alternatively, why not follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to complete the final journey of St. Cuthbert and enjoy the breath taking views from the sheltered dune-fringed sands of this uniquely special place. Simply magical!
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"We had a fabulous stay at Eslington East Wing. We were very excited about the trip after seeing the pictures and couldn't believe it was even better in reality! The house is luxurious but we also felt right at home (if only!). It was brilliant having a home-style kitchen with all the utensils etc rather than the typical limited facilities in a holiday home. The beautiful lawns were perfect for our small children to play. There was so much to do in the local area we plan to return next year, do everything we didn't manage to fit in, and leave more time to enjoy the house."Mr & Mrs Dupernex
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 9.30am
"While decidedly elegant, the cheerful interiors are also restful and cosy — exactly what you want to return to after long days out."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree