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When the only aim is to relax, the Robinson family’s cosseting Jacobean manor house is happy to oblige. More

Contact details

Gainford
Darlington
Co. Durham
DL2 3HA
England
01325 730238

Hotel information

Bedrooms

38, 9 in coach house, 6 in mews, 7 in spa, 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 24–27 Dec.

Facilities

lift, bar, brasserie, lounge, drawing room, library, private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence/function facilities, 4-acre garden, spa, tennis, 9-hole golf course.

Background music

all day in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms and public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £115–£205, double £145–£235, D,B&B double £215–£305. À la carte £35.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

When the only aim is to relax, the Robinson family’s cosseting Jacobean manor house is happy to oblige. Ringed by walled gardens, with farmland sprawling beyond, the stately property has an intimate, ‘country house feel’ running through its smart, contemporary public spaces. The panelled sitting room is scattered with squashy seating, its walls hung with serene pastoral scenes. Uncluttered chic-rustic bedrooms (in the main house, converted outbuildings and mews cottages) have harmonious heathery and pale hues; some have lovely views over the grounds. Fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden are used in the locally sourced, seasonal modern menus. Along with spa treatments, bicycles and classic cars (extra charge) are available to borrow.

Special offers

Autumn Gold Break

Available throughout September, October & November to include:

  • Accommodation in a Main Hall, Spa or Mews room
  • English breakfast each morning
  • Three course a la carte dinner each evening
  • A full afternoon tea on one day (to be booked in advance)
  • Full use of the spa facilities

£95 per person per night based on two sharing and a 2 night minimum stay.

£85 per person per night based on two sharing and a 3 night minimum stay.

Single occupancy supplement: £40 per night.

Saturday night supplement: £15 per person.

To benefit from this offer, please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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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.

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Headlam Hall
Gainford
Darlington
Co. Durham
DL2 3HA

Guest comments

'Our stay could not have been better - lovely and extremely helpful staff, an excellent dinner superbly cooked, a delightful room and what a beautiful hotel in such glorious surroundings. ' - Ralph Wilson - July, 2019
'Amazing service from start to finish. The whole stay was wonderful and we would highly recommend a visit. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay a special one. ' - Joel Thomas Hall - March, 2019
'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 so is the nine-hole golf course. Housekeeping is exemplary. 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 staff make 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
'Amazing service from start to finish. The whole stay was wonderful and we would highly recommend a visit. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay a special one. ' - Joel Thomas Hall

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Tourist attractions

  • Bowes Museum

    This magnificent building stands in the historic market town of Barnard Castle, and houses internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts.

  • Raby Castle

    A medieval castle, built on the site of a fortified manor house.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide