Headlam Hall Shortlist*

A ‘country house feel’ imbues the Robinson family’s stately Jacobean manor which stands in walled gardens, with farmland sprawling beyond. More

Contact details

Headlam Hall
nr Gainford,
Darlington
Co. Durham
DL2 3HA
England
Tel 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 (croquet, lake, ornamental canal), spa (15 by 6 metre heated indoor swimming pool), tennis, 9-hole golf course, parking.

Background music

All day in lounge, bar and restaurant.

Children

All ages welcomed.

Dogs

Allowed in bedrooms and public rooms.

Prices

Per room B&B single £110–£160, double £140–£200, D,B&B from £220. À la carte £35.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

A ‘country house feel’ imbues the Robinson family’s stately Jacobean manor, which stands in walled gardens, with farmland sprawling beyond. All is smart and contemporary: there are deep armchairs, wide sofas and paintings of rustic scenes in a panelled sitting room; an open fire in the plaid-carpeted library bar. Throughout, housekeeping is ‘exemplary’. Elegant bedrooms in the main house vary in size and character; more contemporary spa rooms have lovely views over the grounds. At mealtimes, modern British dishes use soft fruits and vegetables from the garden. Typical dishes: smoked salmon mousse, textures of beetroot, micro herbs; pan-roasted chicken breast, mushroom duxelle, pommes Anna, charred leeks. Extra de-stressing takes place in the well-equipped spa. 8 miles W of Darlington.

Special offers

£99 per person per night Summer Special Offer

Available for 2 or more nights throughout June, July & August. Enjoy the best of an English countryside break – beautiful gardens, outdoor activities and delicious fresh seasonal food. Accommodation in a Main Hall, Spa or Mews room. English breakfast daily. Three course a la carte dinner each evening. Use of the spa facilities. A complimentary cream tea with strawberries & a glass of Prosecco on one afternoon. £95 per person per night* based on a 2 night stay. £85 per person per night* based on a 3 night stay. * Saturday night supplement – add £15 pp. Rates are based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. For single occupancy add £40 per night. Upgrade to a Main Hall Deluxe, Spa Balcony Room or Junior Suite – add £10 pppn. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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.

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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.

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Headlam Hall
nr Gainford,
Darlington
Co. Durham
DL2 3HA

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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