Need to know
21, including two suites.
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $112.31 (£91), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
The hotel is the northern sister of Cotswold boutique-hotel strongholds Calcot Manor, the Painswick and Barnsley House.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, wellies, parking. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Roberts radio, tea and coffee facilities, and Noble Isle bath products. Suites and Champion rooms have Bose speakers, too.
Our favourite rooms
Rooms are either in the converted miners’ cottages, the old village pub or a former abbots’ guesthouse. We love Blackdene, a suite in the former, with a woodburner in the lounge and, at the top of a spiral staircase, a roll-top bath and king-size bed. There's one family room available, and two interconnecting rooms; these rooms sleep two adults and up to three children, or four adults.
You’ll need walking boots and maps for exploring the epic North Pennine trails; flat caps and rifles if it’s grouse season (there’s a gun locker for shooting parties); and at least one piece of tweed. If you get caught in the rain, the hotel has a drying room too.
Most communal areas and one bedroom are suitable for wheelchair users. Pets are welcome in some rooms; for £10 a night, a bed, bowl and towel will be provided. A sofa bed for one extra adult can be added to some rooms for £30 a night, including breakfast.
Welcome. Cots can be added to rooms for £10 a night, including breakfast. Z-beds or sofa beds for children are £15 a night, including breakfast. Babysitting is subject to availability. It's £7 an hour (two-hour minimum); must be booked a week in advance.