Langley in The Daily Telegraph Top 10 Hotels
Helen Pickles, a travel expert at The Daily Telegraph newspaper, has chosen Langley Castle Hotel as one of the Top 10 places to stay in Northumberland.
The full article can be read by clicking HERE - however the highlights are shown below.
She praised the style & character of the Castle highlighting "the medieval grandeur with exposed stone walls, wood panelling, wrought-iron candelabras, suits of armour plus gilt-framed portraits and assorted heraldry."
The service & facilities also featured highly: "There are historical tours of the castle - including battlements and roof-top chapel - plus walking trails in the grounds. Borrow a pre-programmed sat-nav and head off to local attractions such as Vindolanda, Holy Island and Kielder Forest. Staff are predominantly local, chatty and take an old-school care of guests."
Our guest accommodation was acknowledged for its unique qualities "The most expensive rooms (nine) are in the castle and go the full medieval hog with four-poster beds, heraldic-patterned carpets, lavish swags and window seats in thick stone walls. Furniture is largely reproduction. Most guests have to settle for castle views (admittedly impressive) from the 18 rooms in the converted lodge and coach house. In a modern, country-house style with thick carpets, florals and tartans, swags and velvet sofas, all are generous and comfortable, though coats are needed for the walk to the castle dining room."
And she was particulary impressed with our food in the restaurant: "Food is taken seriously: two AA Rosettes, Classic dishes are inventively re-thought: lamb with water chestnuts, halibut with autumn truffle, salted cod with iced raita. It’s tasty and assured although dinner is a performance - canapés in the drawing room, amuse-bouche, elaborate ceremonial service. Breakfast is cooked to order, and designed to be lingered over."