Guide Price £3,000,000
- 21 Bedrooms
- 20 Bathrooms
- 32 Acres
Otterburn Castle, Otterburn
Newcastle upon Tyne
A stunning Grade II listed castle hailing from at least the 11th century with almost 22,000 sq ft (2042 sq m) of historical accommodation and 3.5 miles of fishing, in the most beautiful setting on the edge of Northumberland National Park and Kielder Forest.
The castle sits within 4 acres of beautiful landscaped and walled gardens and has a further 28 acres of agricultural land to the north eastern side. Within the castle there are 17 en-suite bedrooms, each with their own unique styling. Over the years, the castle has been modernised and upgraded. Meeting all modern needs and specifications, included within the superb number of reception rooms, there is a reception hallway, a sitting room, a drawing room, a bar area, a dining room and a breakfast room. Each room retains much of the historical detail including deep ceiling mouldings, prominent architraves and most have beautiful fireplaces.
The large professional kitchen has three sections and two freezer storage rooms, making this ideal for large entertaining and parties. In addition, there are three staff flats, workshops and housing stores.
The castle even has its own source of spring water.
Hotel and History
Currently used as a hotel the castle had belonged to several aristocratic families for many centuries before. Involved in the Jacobite Rebellion of the early 1700s, the wars between Scotland and England, and repelling an attack in 1388, the castle opened its doors to the public as a hotel in the mid 1940s. The full history of the hotel is available at https://otterburncastle.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Otterburn-Castle-History.pdf
Now the time is perfect to return the house to private ownership and re-create the most spectacular home, with room for all the guests in the most spectacular and historical of settings.
Along with the 32 acres (12.95 ha) of land, the castle also enjoys fishing rights to 3.5 miles (5.63 kms) of single bank fishing on the River Rede, with its source in the Northumberland National Park, well known for its brown trout.
Beyond the immediate grounds, Otterburn Castle enjoys the benefit of 27 Acres of Grass and woodland and river within its boundaries lying to the north and west of the castle grounds. The land is partially subject to an Agricultural holdings Act 1986 tenancy to the neighbouring farmer. More information is available from the selling agent.