The Morritt Hotel & Garage Spa

Greta Bridge, Durham

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An ultra-affordable base in a great destination

Classic Double room

Relax at a 17th-century coaching inn with a spa in the heart of the Teesdale countryside - includes breakfast, optional dinner, spa access and a cream tea

For urbanites in search of a rural idyll, The Morritt Hotel & Garage Spa is a creeper-covered 17th-century coaching inn turned family-run hotel that ticks all the boxes. Most splendid, though, is its location in Greta Bridge - the pretty County Durham hamlet within easy reach of the famous Bowes Museum, the well-to-do market town of Barnard Castle, and the two Pennine valleys, Teesdale and Weardale.

Each of the tasteful guest rooms offers wall-to-wall comfort; think snuggle-worthy beds dressed with deluxe linens, private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, flatscreen TVs with satellite channels, and many thoughtful extras. Elsewhere, you’ll find a much buzzed-about signature restaurant for formal dining, and a superb Dickens-themed bar for all-day eats.

But it’s the hotel’s motoring-themed and rather quirky Garage Spa complete with sauna, steam room, salt room, hot tubs made from large oak wine barrels and “car-wash” shower that makes this place such a winner. There’s also a great selection of feel-good therapies and treatments that promise to leave you revved up and raring to go - or totally relaxed and ready for bed.

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Please be aware that spa access is chargeable and should be pre-booked to avoid disappointment.

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