Boutique take on old-school country house grandeur. Heads up: Expect eyebrow-raising rooms.

Few hotels can pull off rooftop garden suite meets annual music festival. No sweat, Hardwick does.

There’s no hard work at Hardwick. The hotel management insist. Relaxation is the order of the day, Hardwick style. What you’d expect from its green-colour scene – oodles (120 acres of them) of country park, serpentine lake and all.

Whatever its vintage, it’s certainly matured well (like the Durham beef in its steakhouse); former country seat of the squires of Sedgefield, a major part of the manor was built in the late 1700s, but historian Nikolaus Pevsner believes Hardwick actually dates back to 1634.

Not-a-hair-out-of-place Insta-ready rooms combine antique furnishings with all your mod cons – free Wi-Fi, Sky TV, always-on room service, walk-in showers, super-king beds. Fancy a lie-in? And whilst there’s no hard work at Hardwick, strictly speaking, there are proper desks should the muse take you.

You can Relax (capital ‘R’) at the colonial-styled lounge and bar – there are potted palms, so go on, you really must relax. And you’ll see your steak – from meat locker to plate – in The Rib Room – refined mod-British dining serving up simple, artfully presented dishes to ogle and enjoy. That’s Hardwick for you, in a nutshell. But don’t take our word for it. Crack it open. Stay inspired.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking (300 spaces)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 51 Bedrooms
  • 4 Meeting rooms
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Lift(s)
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  • Front desk (24-hour)
  • Express check-out
  • Currency exchange
  • Room service (24-hour)
  • Concierge
  • Safe deposit
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Accessible public areas
  • Packed lunches
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Bedrooms & Suites

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Food & Drink

Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill

Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill

Serving up rich, woody surrounds (just look at that panelling) and premium cuts of grass-fed Hereford beef - sourced from Durham farms, matured for 28 to 32 days. Fish (Thursday's surf and turf night) and pasta also make an appearance, with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available. The restaurant's quirky meat locker gives you a behind-the-scenes view, whilst the wine list (50+) has been hand-picked to complement the à la carte offering. Relax at a table or in a booth and enjoy the best of Durham on a plate. Now where's the menu? Beaujolais and rib eye anyone?

Lounge & Bar

Lounge & Bar

Leather armchairs and polished wood floors complete a very singular setting, genteel one could say, for a light bite or a glass of wine. There's a full bar menu served throughout the day. Good to know.

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Location

Sedgefield, County Durham TS21 2EH, England, Great Britain

A1(M)/J60

  • Durham Train Station (11 mi)
  • Darlington Train Station (12 mi)

  • Durham Tees Valley Airport (12 mi)
  • Newcastle Airport (32 mi)

    Meetings & Events

    Coleman suite (3 sections)

    Self-contained with 2 entrances, 3 reception areas, 2 bars and a stunning ballroom. The Coleman suite divides in to 3 separate areas with the use of acoustic sliding screens.

    600

    Theatre

    280

    Classroom

    350

    Banquet

    • Ground floor
    • Natural daylight
    • Air-conditioned
    • Wheelchair access

    Coleman suite (2 sections)

    300

    Theatre

    180

    Classroom

    50

    U-Shape

    50

    Boardroom

    250

    Banquet

    • Ground floor
    • Natural daylight
    • Air-conditioned
    • Wheelchair access

    Coleman suite (1 section)

    150

    Theatre

    90

    Classroom

    50

    U-Shape

    50

    Boardroom

    100

    Banquet

    • Ground floor
    • Natural daylight
    • Air-conditioned
    • Wheelchair access

    Boyne suite (3 sections)

    100

    Theatre

    130

    Banquet

    Boyne suite (2 sections)

    80

    Theatre

    40

    Classroom

    28

    U-Shape

    30

    Boardroom

    130

    Banquet

    Boyne suite (1 section)

    50

    Theatre

    30

    Classroom

    28

    U-Shape

    30

    Boardroom

    56

    Banquet

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