A historically unique
Weardale bed & breakfast
and restaurant

Prices range from £55 to £185 per night

Welcome to Stanhope Old Hall, a Medieval Manor house situated in the village of Stanhope in County Durham.

A warm welcome from Diane, Mary and Frank awaits guests to our family home where we aim to offer an excellent personal service throughout your stay with us.

Situated in its own grounds Stanhope Old Hall, which dates back over 800 years to the 12th Century, offers our guests an opportunity to enjoy a stay in an historic Grade Two* listed hall.

Stanhope is situated near the source of the River Wear within the area known as Weardale. This is a landscape of high, wild heather moorland and green settled dales, with tumbling rivers and waterfalls, an internationally important biodiversity and geology and a rich historic environment. Weardale and the surrounding moorland is rated as `An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty`.

Stanhope itself, the `capital of Weardale` is a charming dales village with a friendly and welcoming community and is only a few minutes’ walk from Stanhope Old Hall

There are a selection of shops ranging from the local grocery store, butcher, baker, greengrocer, tea rooms to gift shops and public houses. There are also a number of restaurants including an Italian restaurant in nearby Wolsingham, as well as a selection of `take away` establishments.

For those who enjoy being outdoors and active you can find the tranquil waters of the River Wear running through the village, providing an idyllic backdrop.

Our Rooms


The Northumberland

All of our beds have been individually designed to make your stay extra special. The Northumberland room features our handmade solid wood king size four poster bed.

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The Tyne and Wear

The Tyne and Wear room is a king-sized guest room which features a bath with an over-bath shower.

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The Leicestershire

The Leicestershire room is a family guest room with a king-size white and brass bed and a matching single bed. The en-suite bathroom has a bath with a handheld shower head.

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The Durham

The Durham room is a twin guest room with two four-foot leather beds. The en-suite bathroom features a shower cubicle.

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The Cumbria

The Cumbria room is a king-sized guest room which features a shower cubicle in the en-suite bathroom.

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The Yorkshire

The Yorkshire room is a family guest room with one king-sized bed and two single beds.

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The Rutland

Due to popular demand with our cycling guests, this small but well appointed 2nd floor single bedroom features a shower cubicle in a small en-suite bathroom.

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The Borders

2 bedroom self-catering apartment on the lower ground floor of Stanhope Old Hall. 

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Customer Testimonials

Discover what our customers have to say about their stay at our bed and breakfast.

We had a fabulous time at a brilliant venue. The host Diane was beyond accommodating. The location is beautiful and the building itself is simply a joy to explore, discover and experience.

— Chris, Thailand

Very relaxing and the castle feel was wonderful. It seems to be a family run business and what a wonderful family! Could not have had a better time anywhere!

— Karen, USA

Enjoyed the thought of staying in such a historic building. The owners were very very nice, the room was smashing and the breakfast was lovely. Enjoyed the whole weekend.

— Kevin, United Kingdom