Good Hotel Guide Review
Christine Hewitt is the ‘attentive, welcoming’ hostess at this Grade II* listed house, in extensive gardens surrounded by acres of farmland and forest. Engineer William Hedley, inventor of Puffing Billy, once lived here. Today, ‘good-value’ B&B accommodation is in ‘clean, quiet and comfortable’ traditionally decorated bedrooms in the main house, adjoining farmhouse and cottage. Inside, find open fires, pictures and photos, and country views through sash windows; outside, trails lead to the river and the Lanchester Valley Railway Path. Home-made, home-reared, home-grown fare features at a ‘lovely’ breakfast; dinner may be requested in advance. Well placed for Durham. ‘We recommend it without hesitation.’
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, 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.
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.