12. 2 on ground floor, 1 in stables 3 mins’ walk from house.
all year except 24–31 Dec (restaurant open Christmas Eve), 7–25 Jan.
2 lounges, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 6-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 5.
allowed in bedrooms (not unattended) and public rooms, not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £165–£195, double £211–£271, D,B&B double £310–£370. Set dinner £50. 1-night bookings refused over New Year period.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘This continues to be a very dependable oasis,’ writes a trusted reader and regular visitor to this country house hotel (Relais & Châteaux), between the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site. It has been run by the Quinion family since 1975 with some staff having worked at the property for over 30 years, and offers ‘a truly exceptional experience’. The interiors of the creeper-clad bay-fronted manor house are traditional and elegant, with marble fireplaces, paintings, antiques and ornaments. Guests arriving in the afternoon are served tea and home-made cakes in one of the lounges. Bedrooms, mainly in peachy shades, are large and comfortable, with armchairs, sofas, garden views. Those in the stables are reached via an exterior stone staircase – ideal if you’ve been out late on the razzle. From the dining room, tall windows look on to an ornamental lake. Dinner, at 8 pm, includes such ‘beautifully cooked’ dishes as Yorkshire venison, juniper and port wine sauce (give notice if you’re vegetarian). Farlam, concludes our reader, is ‘one of those now endangered species, a Proper Hotel’. (Chris Savory)
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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