The following is a selection of hotels to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. Click on the hotel name to link to its website. The Bowes Museum Management cannot accept responsibility for changes in details, nor for facilities provided.
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Ideally situated just off the A1 in County Durham for both business and leisure travellers, Aston Hotel Darlington opened in 2002 and offers the highest standards of comfort, hospitality and facilities to leisure and business travellers alike.
Located in beautiful Weardale, Howard and Linda created the B&B accommodation at Belle Vue Farm Cottages, Stanhope, as a haven for people who are looking for that perfect relaxing break in quality, private accommodation, with a private course fishing pond.
12th century Walworth Castle Hotel is the ideal venue to stay if you are thinking of visiting the tees valley / north east area. With 16th century coving and ceilings Walworth Castle really is a truly breathtaking hotel. Boasting four poster rooms and suites with tented double jacuzzi baths, we will ensure your stay will really be one to remember. And only 20 minutes drive from The Bowes Museum.
Boot and Shoe is an historic cottage situated on the banks of the River Tees at an ancient river crossing from Yorkshire into Durham. Once a cobblers and pub it now offers the perfect setting for a relaxing break in Teesdale, with culture, walking, cycling, fishing and bird-watching all on the doorstep.
Brignall Mill, near Barnard Castle, is an eighteenth century watermill. Offering a totally tranquil stay, with all home comforts, the mill stands in an idyllic spot bordering the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
A holiday destination where you can do as much, or as little, as you choose. Welcome to a unique living space with panoramic views, the gentle sounds of the North Yorkshire countryside and a taste of pure luxury. Whatever the length of your stay, you will find a lakeside sanctuary where the hassle of everyday life simply floats away.
With a Four star and silver award rating from Visit Britain, Dale End offers an en suite family bedroom, and en suite twin room - each with colour TV and tea/coffee facilities - together with a residents lounge with TV, video, DVD and open fire, as well as ample parking. Offering
secure storage for cycles, along with workshop & cleaning facilities, Dale End is especially suited to those intending to visit the "Descend" trail riding centre in nearby Hamsterley Forest, or for those touring the area by car or motorcycle.
Doe Park is a family run four star touring caravan park on the outskirts of the village of Cotherstone. The caravan site is situated within a working farm in the heart of beautiful Teesdale with an abundance of walks directly from the site - the Teesdale Way and the River Tees are close by. Village amenties include two lovely traditional dales pubs and a village shop.
In a perfect situation for discovering beautiful Teesdale or touring the North, the award-winning 4 star East Briscoe Farm Cottages are decorated to a high standard and are very well-equipped. One cottage is wheelchair accessible. Two cottages have open fires, and pets are welcome in three cottages.
Headlam Hall is a charming 17th century country house hotel with a luxury spa and golf course. There are forty beautifully appointed bedrooms and a first class restaurant serving freshly prepared modern British cuisine using local produce. Superb gardens and golf course and spa with pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam, gym, treatment rooms and brasserie caf?Excellent conference facilities.
Offering guests 4 Star (Visit Britain) Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Located centrally in the charming market town of Hawes in Upper Wensleydale, Herriot's is the ideal B&B base for a touring holiday, walking weekend or midweek break.
See website www.herriotsinhawes.co.uk or call 01969 667536 for details
Between historic Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle, the Holiday Inn Washington hotel is ideally located in Tyne and Wear, just off the A1M junction 64. This long-established hotel is well known for its friendly staff and warm welcome.
Horsley Hall Country House dates back to the 17th Century and is set in the heart of picturesque Weardale, County Durham, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Whatever your reason for visiting - be it to stay in the luxury of a country house, to enjoy their fine foods and wine, to have a memorable wedding, conference or function, or to have afternoon tea - they look forward to welcoming you.
Beautiful 19th century country cottage refurbished to a high standard for 4 guests. With outstanding views from every window and less than 10 minutes from the amazing Bowes Museum it is a great base to explore Teesdale.
Mellwaters Barn Cottages make an ideal touring centre within easy reach of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Beamish, Durham and York. These luxurious and exceptionally spacious cottages with a 4-star tourist board rating are designed to make sure that you will have an enjoyable holiday in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Relax and chill out in style at the award winning 5 star Mill Granary Cottages, sleeping 7 and 8 in two luxuriously appointed barn conversions. Gold winners of "Enjoy England awards for excellence, Best Self Catering Home 2008"
Situated in the beautiful grounds of the owner's attractive 18th Century stone farmhouse, one mile from the village of Wolsingham, Pasture Cottage provides extremely comfortable, 4 star, self catering, holiday accommodation, with its own private entrance and garden, in an area "of outstanding natural beauty".
5 star Red Lion Cottage (sleeps 8), in the beautiful village of Cotherstone, offers a relaxed country style combined with modern luxuries and is equipped to a very high standard. Perfect for families or groups of friends, the cottage is next to the welcoming Red Lion pub and is ideally situated for exploring Teesdale.
River View enjoys a picturesque riverside setting on the edge of the bustling market town of Barnard Castle. Commanding superb views over the town and the surrounding countryside this is a relaxing, peaceful base for a holiday home retreat.
Rockliffe Hall's state-of-the-art spa, world-class golf course, well-equipped meeting rooms, three restaurants and sublime service ensure it is the perfect place to escape and relax, to do business, and to create memories that will linger on...
The UK's leading independent cottage rental agency, offering high quality holiday cottages throughout the UK and Ireland. Whether you're looking for the perfect accommodation for a family holiday, or a romantic getaway for two, Sykes Cottages are sure to have the perfect holiday cottage for you. Click to find great last minute and short break deals as well.
A delightful country hotel in the heart of a peaceful conservation village within a 40 minutes drive of The Bowes Museum.
Set beneath the majestic sweep of the Pennines, yet just a few minutes drive from the shores of beautiful Ullswater, Temple Sowerby House is an ideal touring base in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Private hotel with all En-suite bedrooms restricted to resident guests. Ten miles from Durham Cathedral situated in “Area of outstanding natural Beauty” on Main A68 York-Edinburgh route. AA/RAC 4 Star rating with “Sparkling Diamond & “Welcome Host” Awards.
Welcome to The Old Well Inn, voted Teesdale Pub of the Year 2011 by CAMRA, just 5 minutes walk from The Bowes Museum. With ten comfortable rooms (including some four poster beds), and excellent hospitality, our motto is: 'Eat Well, Drink Well, Sleep Well.'
Offering bed and breakfast and self catering cottages surrounded by countryside but within easy access to Durham (10 miles) Newcastle (6 miles) and Chester le Street (3 miles). All 4 star and ensuite accommodation.
Thwaite Cottages are three secluded 4-star cottages converted from the original Thwaite farmhouse and barns in 2006. Each cottage sleeps four people. Luxury bed linen and towels are provided and electricity and fuel is included in your rental. You are welcome to bring one well behaved dog to East Cottage or up to two well behaved dogs to North Cottage by prior arrangement. West Cottage has been kept pet free.
Unicorn cottage is a delightful, dog friendly, 18th century stone cottage located in the historic village of Bowes - an ideal setting for walking, cycling and visiting the surrounding areas of Teesdale and Swaledale. Unicorn Cottage offers well equipped and comfortable self catering accommodation for 2/3 people.
A 338 acres Estate, steeped in rich history, hidden away by picturesque woodland stands a 600 year old Castle. Close to A1 and less than one mile from A68, with nature trails, premier fishing lakes and cycle routes the Park provides the perfect setting for holiday home ownership and short stay accommodation.