Judges

Yarm, Yorkshire

A circular drive, creeper-covered facade, rolling lawns and woodland are as you would expect of a country home once a retreat for circuit judges. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A circular drive, creeper-covered facade, rolling lawns and woodland are as you would expect of a country home that was once a retreat for circuit judges. Today’s guests at this Victorian country house feel the same relaxation on arrival: ‘a warm welcome, excellent hospitality and service’. ‘In no time at all we were whisked to our room’, report readers. Bedrooms are comfortably traditional with striped and toile du Jouy wallpapers and upholstered armchairs and include a ‘lovely large room overlooking the garden with four-poster bed’. The fresh fruit, flowers, chocolates and sherry go down well, while bathrooms are surprisingly modern, some with televisions or air baths. Before dining, take a drink and canapés in the clubby bar or beside the ‘blazing’ fire in the elegant drawing room. Dinner in the conservatory dining room, with its ‘excellent’ garden views, offers sophisticated dishes such as lamb with pommes Anna and mint emulsion, sea trout with potato rösti and clam velouté. There’s an impressive wine list, too. ‘The grounds are gorgeous,’ reports a reader who married here, ‘the staff couldn’t do enough for us.’ (Melvin Gold, JV, AB)

Hotel details

Address

Kirklevington Hall
Kirklevington
Yarm
Yorkshire
TS15 9LW
England

Telephone

01642 789000

Bedrooms

21. Some on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, private dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, business centre, EV charging, civil wedding licence, 36-acre grounds (paths, running routes), access to local spa and sports club, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

Radio 4 at breakfast, classical background music in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, under-4s free, cots £20, extra bed £39.50.

Dogs

guide dogs only.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £145, singles from £105. À la carte (Sun–Thurs) £45, set-price meal (incl. cocktail, house wine, coffee) £80 per couple (Fri, Sat).