NZ1265 : The Courtyard, Close House

taken 8 years ago, near to Heddon-on-The-Wall, Northumberland, Great Britain

The Courtyard, Close House
The Courtyard, Close House
Photo taken from the rear of Close House mansion. The Courtyard provides 12 rooms to complement the 19 rooms in the main hotel and is a tasteful renovation of the former stable block.
Close House
Close House was built in 1779 for the private use of the Bewicke family on the site of an earlier monastic house. The mansion and estate were sold in 1953 and bought for the sum of 13,190 by James Rutherford and Sons who sold it on to Kings College, later the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1960 who had it refurbished in 1994 for 1,000,000.

The University sold the whole Estate to local business man Graham Wylie in 2004 and it reopened as a hotel and golf venue in 2005. LinkExternal link

In March 2014 it was reported that former computing millionaire, Graham Wylie, announced plans to convert Close House Hotel into a private home for his family. He is said to have invested an estimated 50m since buying it from Newcastle University 10 years ago. LinkExternal link
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There is a brief history here LinkExternal link
Description of house: LinkExternal link
Description of gardens: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 12 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Business, Retail, Services  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1265 6591 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.2575N 1:48.2307W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1267 6588
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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