Good Hotel Guide Review
There are log fires, bucolic views and a warm welcome at this Grade II* listed country house, in a spread of gardens surrounded by acres of farmland and forest. Engineer William Hedley, inventor of Puffing Billy, once lived here. Today, Christine Hewitt, the ‘attentive’ hostess, offers ‘good-value’ B&B accommodation in ‘clean, quiet and comfortable’ traditionally decorated bedrooms (with super king beds) in the main house, adjoining farmhouse and cottage. Home-made, home-reared and home-grown fare feature at breakfast. The grounds provide generous scope for gentle strolls or for exercising dogs and exuberant children; trails lead to the river and the Lanchester Valley Railway Path. Well placed for Durham.
12, 2-bed apartment on top floor, 5 in adjoining farmhouse, 3 in cottage (all available on a self-catering basis).
all year, except when booked for exclusive use.
sitting room, dining room, library, billiard room, in-room TV (Freeview), 18-acre gardens in 475-acre grounds; farmhouse rooms have a sitting room, dining room; cottages have a sitting room where breakfast can be served; all with log fires, parking.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single from £95, double £130–£150. No dinner but good
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