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

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Headlam Hall
Nr Gainford
Co. Durham
01325 730 238

Hotel information


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


all year except 24–27 Dec.


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.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms and public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


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

Winter Escape

Winter Escape – available for 2 or more nights during December (excluding Christmas/New Year), January & February to include: accommodation in a main hall or mews room, English breakfast daily, three-course a la carte dinner each evening, tea & scones on one afternoon, use of the spa. £90pppn when staying 2 nights, £80pppn when staying 3 or more nights. Single supplement of £40 per night. Saturday supplement of £15 pp. 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
Nr Gainford
Co. Durham

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 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

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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.