The history of Chesters Stables

From the sumptuous deep pile carpets to a picture-perfect countryside setting, Chesters Stables is a rural retreat with a difference. Read on to discover a little more about the background of this beautiful newly renovated stable block and the fascinating history it has to offer guests.

They were built in 1891
These beautiful stables were originally built in 1891 as an extension of 18th century country mansion Chesters House. The stables were originally designed as stabling with groom’s accommodation around a courtyard.

They were first owned by the man who ‘saved’ Hadrian’s Wall
A large portion of Hadrian’s Wall that remains standing has been attributed to John Clayton, the original owner of Chesters Stables. Clayton bought more than 20 miles of land along the west Hadrian’s Wall to protect it for the first time – up until then the locals had been removing stones from the wall for their own building projects. Clayton started farms on the land and used the proceeds to rebuild large sections of the Wall to the standard we see today.

They have retained many of the original equestrian features
The Stables Suites have kept many of Chesters Stables’ original equestrian features such as exposed brick walls and original stable partitions to preserve the essential character of the building, offering guests a unique and timeless escape with an added layer of luxury.

They are named after their original usage
All seven of our beautiful renovated Stable Suites are named after their individual original functions. For example, The Smithy was where blacksmiths would heat and shape metal to make tools, while the Hayloft, positioned over the stables, was used for storing fodder. The interiors were divided to keep horses separate, now aptly named The Filly, The Stalls, The Stallion and The Foal, while horse-drawn carriages and the related tack were stored in The Carriage House. And finally, The Clocktower – clocktowers were often part of stable buildings on country estates and were generally found in picturesque settings, with Chesters Stables no exception.

Today, these luxury self-catering Stable Suites rest amid the landscaped Walwick Hall Country Estate with a boutique hotel and intimate spa as neighbours. Paying homage to their heritage, each luxury Stable Suite is decorated with equestrian influence, affording guests the opportunity to stay in a special luxury home with a truly fascinating heritage this summer.

Prices at Chesters Stables start from just £245.00 per night based on 4 people sharing (minimum 3 night stay). You can book your stay here.