This 17th century family-run hotel offers traditional old world charm, log fires, cosy accommodation, locally sourced food, free wireless Internet access and parking. Originally built as a coaching inn, this remarkable building has a long history of welcoming travellers with warmth and hospitality. The historical hotel was renovated in 2012 and has 13 rooms. Guests are welcomed in the lobby and there is a bar. As well as being open to non-residents and well patronised by the locals, the restaurant is also available for private functions and bookings, such as weddings, christenings, anniversaries and birthdays. They also have the facilities to cater for small business meetings and conferences for parties of up to fifty people. Guests can take advantage of the laundry service and car park on offer.
The hotel is nestled in the quaint village of Middleton-in-Teesdale, in the glorious North Pennines, 20 minutes from Barnard Castle and the A66, or 53 minutes from Darlington. The hotel lies within the North Pennines, and is just a 10-minute drive from the High Force Waterfall. Nearby places of interest include the Bowes Museum and Barnard Castle, both less than 17 km away. The city of Newcastle can be reached in less than an hour and a half by car. Darlington offers great rail links to the rest of the UK and there is a station at Bishop Auckland, 45 minutes away. Newcastle Airport is 80 minutes away. Durham Tees Valley Airport is about 50 km away.
Sympathetically combining the homely splendour of the past with the comfortable pleasures of the modern, each en suite room is tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. Guests can enjoy a good night's rest on their double bed. All rooms come fully equipped with free wireless Internet access, a TV, work desk, shower, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. An ironing set and central heating are standard features in all accommodation.
As well as being open to non-residents and well patronised by the locals, the restaurant is also available for private functions and bookings, such as Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries and Birthdays. They also have the facilities to cater for small business meetings and conferences for parties of up to fifty people.
Whether dining in the elegant restaurant or enjoying a meal in the relaxed lounge bar, guests can look forward to a sumptuous menu and some truly great British cooking. The hotel serves a continental buffet breakfast. Dinner can be enjoyed à la carte or from the set menu.
JCB, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment at this hotel. Some debit cards are also accepted.
Visitors can catch a bus from Darlington to Barnard Castle and then another to Middleton-in-Teesdale.
The reception is open from 10 am to 10:30 pm each day. The hotel also operates a non-smoking policy throughout the premises.
Iron and board