A Visit to Two Country Houses

We have eighteen stunning country houses across the UK and last month our Groups Account Manager, Stefania visited Alltshellach in the beautiful highlands of Scotland and Nether Grange in the Northumberland coastal village of Alnmouth.

Stefania said “my aim was to familiarise myself with these houses and their surroundings, so I could provide HF Holiday group organisers with accurate knowledge of the houses to inspire trust and confidence in our holidays and services.”

Stefania writes:

"I’ve always wanted to visit these two houses but living in London I never really found the time. So, last bank holiday I made the decision to travel up north and visit these houses and they did not disappoint. Not only did I have great company in the houses with our guests, we were also blessed with glorious weather, ideal for walking and sightseeing!

Glen Coe and Northumberland offer picture perfect views for as far as the eye could see, undisturbed natural beauty with wildlife flourishing in the stunning countryside.

Scotland is a beautiful country with breathtaking views – lochs that stretch for miles and rolling hills and mountains of the highlands. I highly recommend a boat trip (they’re available on most lochs.) They give you a chance to get up close and personal with some of Scotland’s wildlife - dolphins and seals – but not the Loch Ness monster!

One of my favourite memories of this holiday is the local food night, where we tried five delicious local/traditional courses from Cullen Skink soup to iron brew sorbet! The entertainment was particularly fun that night as a local resident came in to play the bagpipes.

A real highlight of this trip and something for those with a “little” sense  of adventure and a head for heights is the opportunity to climb Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain!

Alnmouth is another gem of our HF country houses located in Northumberland! It is literally three minutes away from the beach. Guests have stunning sea views from the house and can enjoy fresh sea breezes through the windows. The house is located in the town close to all the amenities.

In the house, spacious lounges and a ballroom are perfect if you need to use them to hold meetings or activities for your group.  The grounds are very well looked after and populated with beds of lovely flowers. The cries of sea gulls patrolling the skies and the sounds of children playing in the fine sandy beach all create a relaxing holiday atmosphere. Alnmouth is suitable for family holidays, yoga, dancing, bridge and much more. Whatever request you might have is not too much trouble for our house managers; they are champions of HF Holidays' guest service."