Country-house hotel shows its star quality

A luxurious country-house hotel in the heart of Northumberland has proved it has real star quality.

Eshott Hall has been awarded the coveted AA 4-Star status following recent refurbishment.

To secure the prestigious grading, the hotel had to demonstrate that it has professional staff able to respond to requests promptly, well-appointed public areas, and dining open to both guests and non-residents.

Investment has included installing telephones in all bedrooms, which are individually themed and have LCD televisions, iPod docks and luxury toiletries, and refurbishing public areas such as the drawing room, ballroom and library.

General manager Mark Alderson said: “I am delighted the hotel has been given four stars. Eshott is one of Northumberland’s hidden gems and our aim has been to put the hotel on the map, both locally and nationally.”

Eshott Hall has 11 bedrooms and an AA Rosette restaurant.