Manor House Hotel

Manor House HotelA quintessential English manor house steeped in history, this charming residence presents itself as the ideal destination for a relaxing country break in the historic county of Durham. Built on foundations which date back to the 12th Century, the hotel is reputed to have been Henry VIII’s hunting lodge and home to the Eden family. It houses secret passages and even a friendly ghost or two! Set in its own landscaped grounds and equipped with multi-functional rooms and a spa, it is an ideal base for exploring Northumbria's many castles, cathedrals and the Roman Wall.
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Bedrooms are comfortably furnished and well equipped, many character rooms have been individually designed with stylish fabrics and antiques. The rate is inclusive of use of the Health Club and swimming pool.

Hotel details

For business events and special occasion, the hotel offers the splendour of the oak-panelled Knights Hall. Tailored to suit your specific wishes, it can cater for up to 120 guests. In addition to this, the magnificent Eden Room, suitable for up to 18 delegates, can also be arranged to suit your exact requirements. The hotel also holds a civil wedding license which includes reaffirmation of wedding vows and baby naming ceremony. If you would like the hotel to yourself and your guests on your wedding day, this can be arranged. Please contact the hotel directly for more details. The exclusive Health Club at the Manor House Hotel offers superb facilities in a refreshingly different environment: unwind in the swimming pool or spa bath; achieve your own personal goals in the fitness suite, equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and aerobic equipment (designed to exercise rhythmically with comprehensive range of resistance machines designed to isolate and develop special muscle groups); relax in the sauna; or tan your body in the vertical fast tanning booths after your workout. With the aim of providing you with a haven of peace and tranquillity, stimulate the senses, transform the body and evoke a feeling of overall beauty and well-being, Darphin skincare and body products have been carefully selected to bring you unique, luxurious aromatic-plant based formulas which can deliver true lifetime results. Every product features select extracts and essences of the finest aromatic plants.

General information

Rating : 3 stars
Size : 35 rooms
Currency : GBP


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Heating
  • Gay Friendly


  • Sauna
  • Fitness Centre
  • Solarium
  • Massage
  • Jacuzzi
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Swimming Pool (all year)


  • Room Service
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Internet Services
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included
  • Trouser Press


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Food & Beverages

The Beehive Cocktail Lounge and adjoining Library are both spacious and luxurious, yet retain the original historic fireplace and beehive oven. The whole mood of the area oozes class and the library is the perfect place to get away from the outside world, catch up with the news and enjoy your favourite tipple. The stables bar is found in the courtyard overlooking the gardens and al fresco dining area which is also ideal for a relaxing drink. The cosy bar has a racing theme and jockeys silks and memorabilia adorn the walls. Sport coverage is also available on the plasma TV. Traditional and exotic tastes meet to seduce the tastebuds, artistically presented to please the eye. Fine wines from our cellar are specially selected to compliment the food.


Wi-fi is available in public areas and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. 

Location & area


The Green
DL14 9HW West Auckland, County Durham

Travel information

By Car: - Take the A1(M). - Exit at junction 58. - Travel along the A68 for approximately 8 miles, which brings you straight to the hotel.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.  All older children or adults are charged GBP 10 per night per person for extra beds.  Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 2. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy