Chillingham Manor

Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NP, England
Country House, In the Country, Manor House, Near the Sea, Unusual Stays / Bed & Breakfast
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms

Georgian comforts and very modern luxuries in this stylish Northumberland home

Chillingham Manor is a wonderful Grade II listed manor house offering a beautiful home from home B&B experience in North Northumberland. This period property built in Strawberry Gothic has three guest bedrooms, three more receptions rooms for your use, and magnificent grounds. Luxury accommodation has never been quite so stylish: tasteful, super-comfortable and filled with natural light.

There are three guest bedrooms, all en-suite and all on the first floor. Room 1 looks south to Chillingham Castle’s lodge house, and has a super King size bed (that can be made up as two singles), a huge bathroom and a double-ended cast iron bath as well as a separate walk-in shower. Bedroom 2 is known as ‘The Beach’ because it is triple-aspect and filled with light – you can sunbathe on the bed – with a King size rattan bed and views including Chillingham Castle’s Gatehouse. The en-suite bathroom has a deep, long cast iron bath and a large walk in shower. Bedroom 3 has a super King size bed that can be split into singles and a bathroom with a deep roll-top cast iron bath with a hand-held shower. All guest bedrooms have an armchair, Roberts radio, and Smart TV (this can easily be removed if you like). There’s a hospitality tray with Nespresso coffee machine (pods from Coffee & Kin), Northumberland Tea and a selection of Pukka infusions. Beds are made up with feather-filled duvets and pillows, bathrobes are available and toiletries are by The White Company.

Guests aren’t confined to their rooms here. Chillingham Manor has two large and comfortable reception rooms set aside for guests, all with open fires or log burners for the winter months, and a large and sociable dining room.

Breakfasts are an invariable highlight, and use the freshest and most local ingredients – though so far they’ve been unable to find any Northumberland farmers growing avocados. Local specialities include bacon stottie, smoked trout, pancakes to order and any number of egg treatments. Special diets can of course be catered for but call ahead: they don’t routinely stock gluten free products or the full array of alternative milks. Best of all breakfasts aren’t held to a very strict schedule; leave it long enough and they can, with notice, turn into brunch – and when the weather is right this can be taken in the garden. Just ask and see what can be arranged.

In the winter months (from November through March) it’s less fun to head out in the dark for supper, so at this time of year Chillingham Manor can provide evening meals on request. This means you can relax and put your feet up in front of a fire with no need to drive anywhere.

The grounds are lovely, a warm mixture of flower beds and secret areas, with a croquet lawn for long summer evenings. This is one B&B where, once you visit, you never want to leave.

Chillingham Manor B&B suggests:

Chillingham Manor is perfect for groups of friends. If a group of six take all three bedrooms they will be given exclusive use of the ‘New’ part of the house (that was built in 1828), may be provided with evening meals and can even, possibly, bring a dog. Chillingham Manor has three lolloping dogs of its own so can only accept visiting canines when the whole property is booked for exclusive use.


Lodge Facilities

  • Building of Historical Interest
  • Croquet
  • Free off-street parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden

Local Amenities

  • Beaches
  • Bird Watching
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Distillery/Brewery
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Local Park
  • National Park
  • Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
  • Places of Historical Interest
  • Walking
  • Water Activities
  • Wild Swimming



Price per room per night based on two sharing, including breakfast

Room 1 from £160.00 - £195.00

Room 2 from £150.00 - £185.00

Room 3 from £140.00 - £165.00

Minimum two-night stay

Check availability - and book online - here.


To some Chillingham Manor is “off the beaten track”, though that's actually what makes it so special. It's close enough to everywhere to dip in and out as you please. It's 20 mins to the coast: this means it's far enough inland to avoid the sea mists that can chill the beach but close enough to head for the sea when conditions are right. It's another 20 mins to the Cheviot Hills, 20 mins to Alnwick, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Wooler, and The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, while the Northumberland National Park is close. Many great attractions are nearer: the allegedly haunted Chillingham Castle is right opposite with its formal gardens and dungeon. The famous Chillingham Wild Cattle - the only truly wild cattle in the world - live right next door. Visitors come from all over the world to see them but for guests at Chillingham Manor they're practically in walking range. There's a good pub, the Percy Arms, and a village shop in Chatton, a mile away. One of Northumberland's newest attractions, the whisky distillery and Anglo-Saxon Museum, Ad Gefrin, is only ten minutes away.


"Chillingham Manor is one of those places that you arrive at and instantly feel at home. Mhairi and Ed have curated their stylish home to be an absolute gem of a place. Mhairi is an exceptionally talented hostess and a mine of local information, she takes the time to understand and recommend activities that are most likely to suit you - for us it was the Castle just over the lane and the tour to see the Wild Cows of Chillingham, both well worth a visit. The beds were supremely comfortable and everything you needed was on hand. A 5*hidden gem - I thoroughly recommend booking."
Emma, September 2022

Mhairi Seymour

Mhairi Seymour

  • Bio : Your hosts here are Mhairi and Ed Seymour, who painstakingly restored Chillingham Manor to its present standard, opening it as a B&B - with something less than perfect timing - in 2020. Mhairi has worked as a cook in London, Scotland, African safari lodges and Mediterranean yachts. They are brilliant hosts who have a natural ability to put guests at ease: along with their three good-natured dogs they look forward to welcoming you into their home.

Chillingham Manor B&B
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Chillingham Manor

Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NP, England
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