Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club

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Hidden away amongst 450 acres of fine park and woodland in mid-Northumberland, Linden Hall is a superb Georgian house within easy reach of Newcastle upon Tyne.

An impressive 1/4 mile-long drive sweeps up to its main door where, upon entering, the visitor will discover a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with beautiful rooms enhanced by gracious marble hearths, antiques and period pieces.

Every fitness and relaxation requirement is catered for on the 18-hole golf course or at the health and leisure spa. Beauty therapy treatments, fitness room, spa bath, steam room, swimming pool, sun terrace and sun shower are available.

The 50 guest bedrooms are individually and elegantly furnished. Some rooms have 4-poster beds; each has its own private bathroom supplied with thoughtful extras.

There is a choice of dining: the double AA rosette awarded Dobson Restaurant, with panoramic views of the Northumberland coastline offers an extensive a la carte menu made from finest local ingredients; the more informal Linden Tree serves bar meals.

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Room information for Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Twin ensuite room 12 2
B&B per room per night
Double ensuite room 34 2
B&B per room per night
Family ensuite room
2 4
B&B per room per night
Family ensuite room 1 4
B&B per room per night
Double ensuite room
(Four Poster)
1 2
B&B per room per night
Total capacity: 106

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Child / family friendly at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Family friendly
Childrens facilities at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Childrens facilities
Car parking available at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Car parking available
Leisure facilities at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Leisure/Swimming facilities
Licenced premises at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Licenced premises
Special diets catered for at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Special diets catered for
Credit / debit cards accepted at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
TV available at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Television
Four poster beds at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Four poster beds
Ground floor bedrooms at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Ground floor bedrooms
Hairdryer available at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Hairdryer
Tea / coffee facilities at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Guest garden at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Garden for guest use
Laundry / washing facilities at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
Dogs / pets allowed at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Pet friendly
Log fire / Open fireplace at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Residents lounge at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Hotel Accommodation Residents lounge
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Relax and dine in comfort

Phillip H, North Shields, United Kingdom
I have just spent a relaxing night in the Macdonald Linden Hall Hotel celebrating my 70th birthday. The hotel is situated in beautiful surroundings with its own golf course suitable for walkers and golfers alike. The hotel itself is spacious and has the feel of a country manor with a recently modernised bedroom wing which also contains a gym, spa and swimming pool with jacuzzi. Our room had a king size double bed which was extremely comfortable and the en-suite bathroom was well fitted and spotless. The evening meal menu was a bit limited but the food was cooked and presented to a high standard. The breakfast choice was good however the Full English was a bit disappointing. There is a small bar but the treasure of a pub situated at the rear of the Hotel is a bonus for those wanting a relaxing drink. Our visit was mid week and we noticed a preponderance of other elderly guests which the quiet and peaceful surroundings suited. It’s also a great base for golfers with a well tended golf course. The location is easy to find being only 20 miles or so from Newcastle upon Tyne and the beautiful Northumberland coast is only 10 miles away where there is a 10 mile stretch of sandy beach from Amble to Alnmouth. If you are looking for a relaxing break then I can thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Get away weekend Could have been better

RogerJessiman, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
We have been staying at the Linden Hall Hotel since it became a hotel in 1982, about 15 years ago it became a MacDonald Hotel from being a local company in Newcastle. We thought at the time that MacDonalds would have the finance to improve the hotel as by this time the owners Callers Pegasus were I suspect finding it a bit beyond them to keep the maintenance up to standard and also to upgrade the facilities. Initially there was no pool, the golf course was just fields, the Linden Pub did not exist, it was just a collection of out houses. Gradually a pool and Gym/ Spa treatments and the Golf club were added along with the Linden Pub which had a good going restaurant which eventually expanded into a conservatory built n the courtyard. Initially when MacDonald took over not much changed but gradually the place became more corporate pushing obviously for he more commercial sides of the business, that is Weddings at the weekends and business conferences during the week at the expense I feel of the Hotel guests. The pool when built was adequate for the hotel but now they are pushing beauty and Spa sessions on a day basis it no longer meets the needs. The changing facilities are small the poll is not big and apart from a lick of paint every so often I doubt anything has been spent on it since it was built 20 or so years ago. So much for the history lesson, lets look at today. If you want to eat in the hotel there is very little choice, up to 4 pm you can eat in the Linden Pub after that you have the choice of eating in the hotel lounge bar from a very limited, almost snack menu or going to Dobsons restaurant. Dobson used to be quite formal with Tie and Jacket being the order of the day but now it seems you can turn up in your bathrobe and swimsuit, at least during the day, a far cry from when the Hotel first opened. The prices however do not match the informality a pot of tea served with a couple of biscuits is around £5 the bar drinks are also at the top end of price scale a glass of wine costing up to £7-8 for a 175ml. If you do not include breakfast in your room but decide to add it will stiff you for £25pp to add it and if you want it in your room add another £5! The breakfast if it had been served properly would have been good but when mine arrived it was cooking on the dangerously overheated plate, the bacon was frazzled the poached eggs were solid so I guess it had been sitting on the warmer, it took after all about 30 mins for two poached eggs half tomato and the one slice of bacon I was presented with on, as I said, a dangerously overheated plate when this was replaced the eggs were fine as was again the one slice of bacon but no tomato this time. I didn't bother to complain and even had to go and find replacement cutlery myself. The dinner the evening before was in Dobsons, the we had the seared beef which was absolutely terrific, it was cooked to perfection and nicely presented on a wooden platter with a nice hand cut chips and salad etc. It did seem to take an inordinate length of time to come, but it was a large piece of beef on the bone so it probably would be quite a slow thing to produce, however I did notice that most of the other diners seemed to be waiting around for their various courses to be served. This brings me to the conclusion that they either understaff or have difficulty getting/retaining staff which is a pity. Again the cheapest bottle of wine on the wine list was £25 for a fairly average bottle of South African Merlot. The room itself was compact, we knew what it would be like from past experience but again it was starting to look a little tired and could have benefitted from a bit of redecoration. The colour schemes were a bit dated and due to the nature of the building(an early 19th Century house) perhaps lighter colours might have been a better choice. All this aside the Hotel is in a beautiful setting with lovely grounds and lots of paths to explore and walk around but take wellies as the paths are muddy and a lot of the grassland is quite prone to waterlogging. You may be lucky and spot some Red Squirrels in the grounds, one worrying thing, we did not see any reds this time but did see Greys which is not a good sign, Northumberland being one of the ever decreasing number of places where native squirrels still cling on. All in all this trip was a bit disappointing, we decided to go there as this was part of my wife's 60th Birthday but we have been going elsewhere for the past few years as we felt the place had lost a lot of its local charm as it became more corporate and seems to have lost a lot of its individulalty, gone is the putting green where my 4 year old son had a hole in one! and the porters room at the front door where you could borrow putters, all the little things, even I Dobsons the table at the windows are arranged so you can look out the window to the scenery around and the gardens, but unfortunately there is absolutely no illumination so all you can see are the people behind you at the other side of the room. I will be in the area on business in the coming months staying for weeks at a time and was considering staying at Linden however I fear I may go elsewhere as I can get similar accommodation for a better price without having to fight my way through self pampering swimsuited ladies(and the occasional bloke) trying to ward off the ravages of time. All praise to the majority of the few staff I don't envy you your job.

Very friendly Northumberland Hotel

phoenix021, Kelso, United Kingdom
We had a short break here. The staff were all very welcoming, the majority of them were "locals". The building is very impressive especially the staircase. The grounds are well maintained. We could even see the sea in the distance from our first floor room.

Could be better

skippo_10, Bristol, United Kingdom
The hotel is a lovely old building in beautiful surroundings. The leisure facilities are pretty good - well, the golf course is nice; I didn't go near the spa. The food and beverage staff were friendly and professional. The receptionists were ok but rarely made eye contact when we walked past - a few more smiles would not go amiss. Our room, via a Secret Escapes offer, was small and cramped. The bathroom was shabby. I suppose room sizes (and bed sizes, as ours was narrow) can't be altered, but rattling windows and flaking paintwork can. I thought service in the dining room was fine, but the food offer was just OK. The menu was small and apparently unchanging. There were no specials. My steak was well written up (21 day aged etc) but very average on the plate. Like another reviewer I was puzzled to be offered 'spring greens' in October. Of course they were no such thing. I ordered porridge one morning and was amazed when checking out to be asked for an extra £1 to pay for it. Seriously? I wonder if the chef is coasting? If I returned I'd make sure that I booked a decent sized room with a decent sized bed and recent decoration. And I'd be a bit more challenging about the food I was served. This place gets by because of its position but could be much better without major investment in my opinion.

Lovely couple of days.

Jules2511, South Lanarkshire
We checked in and the staff were really lovely and helpful, in fact they upgraded us to a suite. The suite was lovely but a little ‘tired’ looking and could have used a lick of paint. It’s quite an impressive building but is in need of a freshen up throughout, the carpets in the breakfast room were filthy. Breakfast was fine, staff were lovely. We were there for a charity golf function, the meal on the night was tasty and hot when it needed to be. We used the pub in the grounds twice, once for dinner which was very tasty, especially the soup. The wine was reasonably priced considering where we were. Next day we had lunch there when my severely disabled brother joined us, once again the staff couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. I would recommend Linden Hall but perhaps wait till they’ve had the carpet cleaners in, can’t fault any of the staff though, including the lovely young lady who cleaned our room. Xxx

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