Gainford,DL2 3HA ,Teesdale
Headlam is a truly picturesque village set amid the rolling countryside of lower Teesdale in the Durham Dales. For nearly 400 years, Headlam Hall has been a part of the Teesdale heritage. It stands in a 200-acre estate, four acres of which are an immaculately tended walled garden surrounding the hall, laid out with yew and beech hedges, herbaceous borders and running waters - a fragrant and tranquil retreat. Headlam Hall is owned by the Robinson family who have farmed the area for four generations and they have created a hospitable, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The main house has been lovingly restored this year to enhance the fabulous features of the building, including flagstone floors and a pillared hall. The restaurant sources the freshest and most local produce possible, including fruit, herbs and vegetables from the garden, creating tasty and striking modern British and Continental cuisine. Relax in the spa's indoor pool or outdoor hydrotherapy pool, as well as in the therapeutic drench showers, sauna, steam room, and treatment rooms. Golf lovers will appreciate the nine hole onsite golf course also with tuition facilities and driving range. Nearby you can explore the unspoilt Teesdale countryside, with its romantic castles, lovely villages, open moorland and wooded valleys. Headlam Hall is a charming and most civilised place to stay.