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The family Robinson’s handsome 17th-century country manor sits in beautiful walled gardens; further beyond, the working farm gently sprawls. More

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Headlam Hall
nr Gainford,
Darlington
Co. Durham
DL2 3HA
England
01325 730238
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The family Robinson’s handsome 17th-century country manor sits in beautiful walled gardens; further beyond, the working farm gently sprawls. It’s ‘a very pleasant place to stay’, with its thick stone walls, huge fireplaces and traditional furnishings; its spa and nine-hole golf course. Refurbished bedrooms in the main building vary in size and character, with period decor, elegant fabrics and antique pieces; more contemporary spa rooms have superb views over the gardens, golf course and surrounding countryside. Chef Derek Thomson uses home-grown soft fruits, herbs and vegetables in his modern British dishes, served in the panelled dining room, the airy orangery and the spa brasserie. Bar, brasserie, lounge, drawing room, library. Private dining. Lift. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). ‘Easy listening’/jazz background music. Civil wedding licence/function facilities. Terraces, 4-acre garden, lake, ornamental canal. Spa (15 by 6 metre indoor pool, outdoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna, gym, treatment rooms). Tennis, 9-hole golf course, croquet. Parking. Children and dogs (in mews rooms only) welcomed. 8 miles W of Darlington. 38 bedrooms (9 in coach house, 6 in mews, 7 in spa; 2 suitable for disabled). Per room B&B single £100–£200, double £130–£230. Dinner £35. Closed 24–27 Dec.

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Headlam Hall
nr Gainford,
Darlington
Co. Durham
DL2 3HA

Guest comments

'First visit since the recent refurbishment, updating the main house without detracting from the feel of being in a country house. Kitchen brigade continue to produce excellent food and are more than happy to offer additional menu choices to longer-stay guests. The excellent spa is available for guests' use, and they can play the nine-hole golf course. Housekeeping is exemplary and the long-serving staff inspire newer members to endeavour to give of their best. Mews rooms are ideal for individuals who may be less mobile as the main house does not have a lift. From reception through to the gardeners, the staffmake it a most pleasant pace to stay. ' - Alwyn Ellis - July, 2016
'One of many visits over the years. Clean, welcoming, comfortable with excellent food. Long- serving staff seem able to instil their enthusiasm to please guests to the new members of staff. Rooms not glitzy but more than adequate with excellent housekeeping. A very pleasant place to stay. ' - Alwyn Ellis - October, 2014

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