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DOXFORD HALL - Northumberland

Date: 26th October 2013

Doxford Hall – Chathill Northumberland

If I lived near Alnwick, I’d spend a lot of my time in the Barter Bookshop- an ideal place for browsing, meeting friends, having a coffee or lunch and finding a treasure of a book.

We left at late afternoon to go to Doxford Hall where Sue’s son had booked us in for an overnight stay. Neither Sue nor I like booking anything on the Internet and I avoid it whenever possible (though we are being pushed towards it more and more). My godson certainly did a good job in booking us into Doxford.

Not only is it a lovely place in which to stay but the grounds are lovely and they have the biggest indoor swimming pool I’ve encountered in an hotel – it even eclipses that at Cliveden.

There’s a Spa but we arrived too late and were leaving too early to use it. We dined in baronial splendour and felt very privileged and pampered.

Just before we left, I took some photos of the Hall and Grounds and, though I wasn’t quick enough to catch it on camera, we saw a Red Squirrel. I’ve never seen one before so that was a rare treat.

On our arrival we had to make a decision as to whether we took advantage of the splendid weather and the tides to make a visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne that evening or to take a chance that the weather would still be as lovely in the morning. We opted for the evening.

Photos of Doxford in Gallery
 

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