Win a stately lakeside stay on the Capheaton Estate

    Lakeside Cottage, Emily at the Capheaton Estate

    Enter our competition for your chance to win this exquisite Northumberland escape with Crabtree & Crabtree

    Overlooking Sir Edward’s Lake in the peaceful grounds of the privately owned Capheaton Estate, the one-bedroomed cottage ‘Emily’ sits in a row of three beautifully restored cottages combining classic elegance with contemporary chic. Emily’s traditional stone façade belies the modern styling within, which includes a timber and glass rear extension with an open-plan kitchen, dining area and sleek bathroom. Through the front door lies a charming sitting room, which leads on to a pretty master bedroom with a spectacular standalone nickel bathtub.

    Enjoy breakfast al fresco at Emily Cottage

    This prestigious estate in rural Northumberland has belonged to the Swinburne family since 1260. The current owners, Willy and Eliza Browne-Swinburne, are continuing to nurture this remarkable legacy. The estate encompasses 500 aces of woodland, walled gardens and landscaped parkland that extends down to a large lake, as well as the historic Capheaton Hall, a Grade I listed Baroque-styled mansion dating to 1669, and a small village.

    The living room at Emily Cottage

    Beyond the estate, lie miles of rural Northumberland to explore, including Hadrian’s Wall, and its Roman forts and historic towns along the way. The stunning beaches of the Northumberland coast, with their many castles, are also an easy daytrip.

    The prize:

    One reader and guest will win a three-night stay at the self-catering Lakeside Cottage, Emily, courtesy of Crabtree and Crabtree, on the Capheaton Estate, Northumberland.

    Terms and conditions:

    Closing date 15 April 2023. Entrants must be over 18. Valid until 30 November 2023, excluding bank holiday weekends. Travel not included. C&C’s usual booking Ts & Cs apply to each booking ( The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or a stay at another property.

    To be in with a chance of winning a stay at the Capheaton Estate, simple answer the question below:

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