This 4-star retreat is set just a 5-minute drive from the A1. It has a gym, swimming pool, spa treatments and original 17th-century features.
Redworth Hall Hotel is a Jacobean manor house 8 miles from Darlington and 20 miles from Durham.
The many original features including the magnificent Great Hall, an ornate staircase, lounges and attractive bedrooms.
Restaurant 1744 offers a seasonal brasserie menu in a relaxed atmosphere. A full English breakfast is available in the morning.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.