We all crave an escape from the hustle and bustle once in a while, and here at the glorious Manor House Hotel the getaway is simply sublime. Historic, attractive and wonderfully luxurious, this idyllic retreat in the former mining village of West Auckland in County Durham is the perfect choice for both days and stays that tick all the right boxes.
Make sure you set aside some time to hit the stores in Durham and to check out the dramatic Cathedral as well. The fascinating National Railway Museum Shildon deserves to be at the top of your must-visit list, and the Beamish Museum is also a superb attraction. To the west of the hotel you’ll be able to explore the rural splendour of the North Pennines AONB.
The Manor House is ideal for overnight breaks, with more than 40 delicious bedrooms to relax you. The spa is an exquisite sanctuary that plays host to two peaceful treatment rooms and plenty of luxurious amenities. There’s an excellent gym here, too, and a restaurant that always manages to satisfy.
National Railway Museum Shildon, Durham Cathedral & Castle, Beamish Museum, The Bowes Museum, Raby Castle & High Force
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Heated indoor swimming pool
Whether you want to indulge mind and body with a series of exquisite treatments or you just want to chill out for a day, this is the place to be. The spa has everything you need for an experience that will leave you purring with 100% pleasure.
There is a wonderful air of harmony throughout the facility, making it the perfect location for the ultimate ‘You Time’. After you’ve been thoroughly spoilt in the spa, make sure you unwind further in the poolside reclining sun loungers.
Both committed athletes and occasional exercisers will love the state of the art gym here at the Manor House Hotel. All the ingredients you need for the perfect workout can be found right here.
Aiming for your targets has surely never been as pleasurable as it is at the hotel’s excellent facility. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and there are personal trainers on hand should you wish to take your session on to the next level.
Every Manor House meal-time is a thing of pleasure, thanks to the sumptuous temptations and the exquisite surroundings. This is an opportunity to savour the ultimate dining experience with every single mouthful.
The a la carte evening menu is the highlight of the day, and it offers classic dishes served in a pleasingly contemporary style. And of course you can complement the meal with a choice from the highly impressive wine list.
We really enjoyed today at the spa. Afternoon tea was very nice and treatments were very good.
Michelle Hogg, Crook
Had a really good time. Feel great and nice and relaxed. Will be doing it again.
Linda Gray, Tow law
Lovely spa day with my best friend. Would recommend the afternoon tea!
Great value spa day, staff were very friendly and helpful. especially Ross. Had full use of gym as well. Lunch was lovely and we could go into restaurant in gowns which was great. Chose facial and massage as two treatments, really relaxing eventhough treatment room was just off the pool. Overall a really enjoyable day and great value for money. We will definitely return.
Lisa Kerrigan, Durham
FANTASTIC DAY ..BRILLIANT STAFF..STUNNING SURROUNDINGS
Spend a fabulous day at the Manor House Hotel Spa .. A treat for my mothers 85th birthday ! Cousins joined us for a treat she will remember . The staff could not have done any more to help us enjoy the day, The treatments were ssooooooooo relaxing and the lunch was worth Michelin Start Rating.. The hotel is in beautiful surroundings that starts the day... I would definitely recommend treating yourself at Manor house Spa (We are back in December!)
Julie-Ann Watson, Finchley
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Very Good (415)
Terrible customer service
Booked a spa day for mothers day last year, due to covid it got cancelled, re booked, cancelled, rebooked, asked for a refund which they said would be refunded in 28 days, that was october, after......Read more
great value for money
Under the climate i could be super critical of the hotel but they are keeping the hotel open with reduced staff i suspect.The hotel was spotless and well sign posted for the one way system.the room......Read more
This is an excellent spot fora few days of R&R. Excellent in house restaurant and bar with a wide range of local ales and a good selection of Gins. The staff are very friendly and helpful tottaly......Read more