Good Hotel Guide Review
Well placed for visits to Durham, Christine Hewitt’s Grade II* listed home is surrounded by extensive gardens among acres of rolling farmland and forest. Engineer William Hedley, inventor of Puffing Billy, lived here. Inside, timeless elegance fuses with hospitable informality. Cosseting rooms include spacious, traditional bedrooms in the house or farmhouse, and cottage suites. Some have period windows, an open fireplace, a sleigh bed. Home-made, home-reared, home-grown fare features at breakfast; dinner may be requested in advance. A fantastic spot for cyclists, walkers and riders: trails lead to the river and the Lanchester Valley Railway Path. The house has cleaning facilities for muddy paws and boots; a drying room; stabling for guests’ horses.
13. 5 in adjoining farmhouse, 3 in cottage in the grounds.
all year, except when booked for exclusive use.
sitting room, dining room, library, billiard room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 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.
all ages welcomed.
welcomed (resident dogs).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £70–£85, double £100–£120. Dinner, by arrangement, £40.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.