Between a Rock and a Spa place…

You’ll quickly discover why Rockliffe Hall has been named in The Sunday Times Top 100 Ultimate British Hotels and in the Top 25 Top UK’s Luxury Hotel, Travellers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor.

As the only hotel in the North East to hold 5 AA red stars (the highest possible accolade) as well as three AA Rosettes for The Orangery, a championship golf course and a highly acclaimed spa… when it comes to choosing how to spend your time at Rockliffe Hall, you will be spoilt for choice.

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Dating back to the 1800s, the once private estate is steeped in history and has been carefully restored to its former glory – with all the indulgent extras of a country retreat. Nestled away – yet easily reached – on the County Durham and North Yorkshire border, Rockliffe Hall promises quintessential English charm combined with elegant surroundings.

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Individually-designed bedrooms, sumptuous beds, views across 375 acres of parkland and a host of luxuries. Enjoy the understated elegance of the Old Hall bedrooms with original features, plush carpets and sumptuous extras, or head for the New Hall bedrooms with patios or balconies, their own personal, contemporary style and spacious bathrooms.


And there’s more…

Tiplady Lodge is its own, private sanctuary just stepping distance from the Old Hall, with modern rooms protected by attractive woodland. Armstrong House’s one and two bedroom apartments offer a roomy retreat with all the Rockliffe Hall signature luxuries, while a Woodland Mews Holiday Home – complete with kitchen, living room and garden – is ideal for families, girlfriends’ getaways, celebrations and golfing groups.


Rockliffe Hall has an extensive menu of dining options for foodies, wine lovers or fun seekers. Choose the charms of The Orangery for an unforgettable Michelin-starred extravaganza, the buzzy Brasserie for something more informal or The Clubhouse for some classic home comforts.

In The Orangery, let Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Richard Allen, take you on a culinary journey across land, sea and air. As Richard says, “My aim is to showcase the tastes and textures of the magnificent produce not just here in the North East but from our own grounds as well. We want to bring the outside in with a few surprises too.”

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Rockliffe Hall’s luxurious spa boasts a range of heat treatment experiences and pools, treatments by world-famous brands and spa butlers to cater to your every whim. It is easy to see (with the slices of cucumber off for a minute) why the Good Spa Guide has graded it as ‘5 Bubble Luxury’.

Take a dip in the 20m pool or allow yourself some me-time in the thermal bathing suite with its tepidarium, caldarium, tropicarium, hydropool and ice fountain. After the therapist’s hands have worked their magic, drift away on a sound wave therapy bed or relax in the Spa Garden, with under-floor heated decking, heated relaxation loungers, two outdoor hot pools with an infinity edge hydrotherapy pool with massage features and a warm Jacuzzi and a garden room with a traditional glass-fronted sauna cabin, fire pit and water feature.



If you’re more energetic, make use of the state-of-the-art TechnoGym and range of classes, including Nordic walking around Rockliffe Hall’s 375 acres of woodland, all under the expert guidance of our fitness specialists… or head out on to the championship golf course.

Rockliffe Hall is home to one of Europe’s best golf courses where golfing greats mingle with amateurs and beginners alike. Host of the European Tour English Senior Open where international names and Ryder Cup stars such as Ian Woosnam, Mark James and Sam Torrance showcased their skills… and there is a Golf Academy for those wanting to learn or fine tune.

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Nestled between the idyllic villages of Croft and Hurworth-on-Tees, is ideal for exploring the rugged beauty of the North Yorks Moors and the Dales or the world famous cities of Newcastle, Leeds, York and Durham. 10-minute drive from Darlington Railway Station on the main East Coast line, trains from London take two and a half hours, while Edinburgh is just two hours away.

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