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Octavia Hedley-Dent

Member since: 2014
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Historic Pele Tower And Cottage - Shortflatt Tower Sleeps 16 (8 Bedrooms)

1 Review
Bedrooms 8
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Morpeth holiday castle

Castle and Cottage in Belsay, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England - Peaceful Private Estate, Surrounded By Beautiful Countryside, Moroccan Hammam And Hot Tub

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 tranquillity that our 13th century fortalice tower has to offer. 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 centre's excellent shopping facilities and quayside galleries and Northumberland's stunning golden beaches and interesting market towns.

Details for Shortflatt Tower Sleeps 16 (8 Bedrooms) 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, 6 Bathrooms

Shortflatt Tower has eight 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.

  • children welcome
Octavia Hedley-Dent (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks english


1 traveller review

Shortflatt Tower Sleeps 16 (8 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I (15 adults) stayed here for the weekend to celebrate two special birthdays. We had the use of the cottage and tower. Both are exquisitely decorated and very clean. The beds are really comfortable and rooms are very spacious. The house and grounds are beautiful, peaceful and well looked after. The hottub got plenty of use and we even found some outdoor games in an old shed. Only problem was there was no ground floor toilet in main tower and as we were using the patio area and lounge in the evening it was a bit of a trek to use the toilet. Morpeth is just a short drive where there are plenty of shops and supermarket. Johno the owner is never to far away if you need advise or assistance and was even happy to take some group photo's for us. Also look out for coffee bean the dachshund. He's a really cutie...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport- Newcastle Airport 10miles (20 minute drive)

Nearest Train Station- Newcastle Central Station 17 miles (35 minute drive)

Use of a car: Essential


Newcastle upon Tyne- 16 miles (25 minutes)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Morpeth, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
2 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$802
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:
Tower- A 25% deposit is required to secure a booking. The final balance is due 6 weeks prior to your stay. Also a £500 refundable damages deposit is required. Minimum three night stay.

Cottage- Full payment is required when booking along with a £100 refundable damages deposit. No minimum stay.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time- 4pm
Departure time- 10:30am
Changeover days are flexible

Notes on prices:
Tariff shown are weekly rates. Please contact us via email on or phone 01661 881 804 for more information on prices and availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Morpeth, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Yellow Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , 1st Floor
    Green Marble Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , 1st Floor
    Library Suite En-suite - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Master Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet , 2nd Floor
    Isis En-suite - toilet , shower enclosure
    Iris En-suite - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Library Suite - 1 double bed , Ground Floor room with En-suite, Bed can be spilt into twins
    Bit of Fashion - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1st Floor- Super King bed can be split into twins
    Gallant Foe - 1 double bed , 1st Floor- Four Poster Double Bed
    Young Fullerton - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1st Floor- Super King size bed
    Miss Glen Dyne - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd Floor- Super King beds can be split into twins
    Pretty Nell - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd Floor- Master Bedroom- Super King Bed
    Isis - 1 double bed , Attic- Double Bed with En-Suite Shower Room
    Iris - 1 double bed , Attic- Double bed can be split into twins with en-suite
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Outside: The estate is surrounded by beautiful countryside and ancient woodland. The Tower 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. BBQ facilities are available for guests in the Tower and Cottage. Guest also have access to the courtyard hot tub.

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