Peaceful and idyllic surroundings with walled gardens & ancient woodland.
Shortflatt Tower is one of Northumberland’s most beautiful country houses set in idyllic surroundings with well tended walled gardens and ancient woodland. Set in a private estate, we offer comfortable elegance and bespoke services including quality pampering in Fullerton Place, our authentic Moroccan Hammam spa.
Come and enjoy a taste of gracious country living in the luxurious comfort, elegance and tranquillity that our 13th century fortalice tower has to offer. Whilst only 9 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne airport and 25 minutes from the city centre, Shortflatt offers you the best of both worlds.
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 woodburning stove. We have seven beautifully and individually decorated double bedrooms with views overlooking the formal garden and rolling Northumberland countryside. There are three bathrooms with cast-iron double ended roll top baths and showers and two en suite bathrooms with luxurious rain showers. Also included is a cosy kitchen/living area.
It is possible to take the Tower with less bedrooms for smaller parties. (see property details for prices)
Garden and Estate
The Tower Drawing room opens out onto an impressive stone terrace with attractive hardwood tables and chairs, a very comfortable swinging sofa and a patio heater. Past and present generations of the family have taken great pride in creating and maintaining the wonderful garden and the grounds around the Tower. The flower borders have been planned to produce colour and blooms 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. With prior permission, it is also possible to walk around in the surrounding fields on the other side of the ancient haha and there are several footpath and bridleway routes that pass through nearby. There are also great views of the house from every direction. The drive is nearly a mile long so there is great privacy, very little traffic noise and uninterrupted views.
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 centre's excellent shopping facilities and Quayside galleries and Northumberland’s stunning golden beaches and interesting market towns.
Fullerton Place Spa at Shortflatt Tower
We offer an outdoor hot tub and authentic Moroccan hammam. We truly hope that visitors will not only enjoy a rejuvenating and relaxing holiday, but will also be inspired to explore and perhaps even practise a more holistic and harmonious way of living.
Please see our website for full and comprehensive information on the following:
Things to do and places to go
Facilities provided in the house
Fullerton Place Hammam Spa
The history of Shortflatt Tower
Gardens and Estate
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