Judges

Yarm, Yorkshire

Shrouded from the world by rolling gardens and wooded dells and with 'impeccably maintained grounds', this creeper-covered Victorian country house was once a retreat for circuit judges. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Shrouded from the world by rolling gardens and wooded dells and with 'impeccably maintained grounds', this creeper-covered Victorian country house was once a retreat for circuit judges. 'The building’s history adds to its charm,’ writes one reader, who was married there. Public rooms, including a clubby bar and elegant drawing room, are ‘splendid, a fire glowing in the entrance hall’. Bedrooms are comfortably traditional with striped and toile du Jouy wallpapers, armchairs, some with a four-poster. Readers appreciated touches such as ‘fresh fruit and sherry replenished every day’, even ‘a television in the bathroom'. 'The excellent dinner preceded by delicious canapés in the lounge beside a blazing fire' might include fillet of beef with onion crumb and red wine or halibut with chorizo dauphine. There are vegan and vegetarian options, and bistro dishes. 'Professional and very friendly staff' are consistently praised. ‘When we left, it was the cheerful general manager, Tim Howard, who brought round our car and put our luggage within it,’ writes a trusted reader. (Anthony Bradbury, Joanne Vickers, GD, AC, and others)

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, 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.

Dogs

guide dogs only.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £105–£205, double £145–£225, D,B&B double £220–£300. À la carte £50.