JESMOND DENE HOUSE BLOG
Boutique Hotels in Newcastle
Boutique is an ambiguous word. For me, and I’m not quite sure why, it conjures something of Paris – but that is very vague. Something of luxury and exclusivity; something of decadence and the high life. But what is it? In my defence, the word is French.
Riley – The cat with the best House in town!
Jesmond Dene House has had a very special resident for the past two years. When local cat Riley (formerly known as Timmy) kept visiting the hotel on a daily basis his owners and the hotel team decided that he seemed to love it so much he could move in.
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 Years
TripAdvisor is a word that foments a very wide spectrum of responses in people. For linguistic and grammatical purists, can be a source of much irritation: where amateurs have usurped professional journalists, littering their prose with misnomers and non sequiturs.
Who (or what) was/is (Richard) Norman Shaw?
To many, who work at Jesmond Dene House, Norman Shaw is a room. It is a very versatile room: oscillating elegantly between housing the daily breakfast cornucopia and reinventing itself as a private dining space with views of – and access to – the gardens and Dene.
Lady Margery Noble
Much has been written about the life and achievements of Sir Andrew Noble. Jesmond Dene House was in the ownership of Sir Andrew from 1871 until his death in 1915 and during that period it was his family’s main residence.
Serendipity and Jesmond Dene House
Jesmond Dene House was bought by Andrew Noble in 1871. What had been a very modest late Regency property embarked on a phase of its life involving great schemes of building work by more than one architect over several decades that lead to what we can now see today.