The Doxford Group has revealed its new hotel, bar and restaurant on the grounds of Charlton Hall Estate in Alnwick will be called the Tempus and will have a design inspired by Lewis Carroll's novel Alice in Wonderland.
Having secured a £5.7m financial package towards the development earlier this year, the new hotel is due to open in early 2023, joining the group's wedding and event venues, Doxford Barns and Charlton Hall.
The Tempus will have 15 bedrooms, with an aesthetic inspired by the Alice in Wonderland adage of being ‘entirely bonkers', designed by Jeffreys Interiors.
Sleeping 32 guests, the new hotel will expand the offering at Charlton Hall Estate which at present sleeps 54 guests in rooms and suites across Charlton Hall, Stable Cottage, Farm Cottage, Farmhouse, Pole Barn and the Lookout.
The Tempus will also have a ground-floor bar, restaurant and orangery offering bistro-style dining and late night-cocktails.
Richard Shell, owner and director at the Doxford Group, said: "It's a very exciting time for us here at the Doxford Group with the announcement of the Tempus to Charlton Hall Estate.
"Since opening our wedding and events venue, Charlton Hall back in 2017, my vision has been to expand our offering to go above and beyond and create an unforgettable guest experience – whether it be in the form of an overnight stay, celebration event, intimate dining experience or a tipple or two in our hotel bar – something we can now offer thanks to the Tempus.
"We have seen a significant rise in demand for overnight stays in the area with Northumberland becoming a popular hotspot for holidaymakers and tourists all year round. The addition of the Tempus will increase the number of guests we can sleep on site to 86 and the new bar and restaurant will provide an exciting new culinary address for the area and all of Northumberland."