Want to own a castle?

A stunning Northumberland castle has hit the market.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 6:35 pm
Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel.

Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel features a castle hotel, restaurant and bar, within the historic village of Otterburn.

It was initially gifted to Robert D’Umphraville, a cousin of William the Conqueror, during the 11th century, in recognition of his services.

The estate dates back to the 14th century, when a pele tower was constructed at the site to repel the Scots and formed a part of the ‘Battle of Otterburn’ in 1388.

The Grade II listed castle hotel currently standing today was rebuilt in the 19th century with stone from the original tower.

The hotel is set in four acres of beautiful private gardens and sloping woodland, with a further 28 acres of land available by separate negotiation, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park.

Over the years, Otterburn Castle has undergone a number of upgrades and comprises 17 spacious en-suite bedrooms, while purchase of the additional land would also include further accommodation to include four flats, a workshop and a bar/bistro.

The castle also features a grand reception with an original oak staircase, a spacious breakfast room, elegant lounge, bar and restaurant with a private dining area and an array of meeting and event spaces.

Owner Elena Wynn has operated and lived in the castle for the past five years.

She said: “I have had some wonderful times here and feel proud to be the custodian of such a magnificent building however, I am not a hotelier and I feel that the time is right to allow the full potential of the castle and the business to be realised in the hands of a new owner.”

Mark Worley, director in Christie & Co’s hospitality team, is handling the sale, and said: “We’re thrilled to bring the beautiful Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel to market and expect to receive high levels of interest.

"The leisure and hospitality industry is bracing itself for what should hopefully be a fantastic summer, as the pent-up demand for staycations and leisure breaks is released once lockdown restrictions are eased.”

Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel is on the market for £1,750,000.