An iconic country hotel situated in Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is inviting expressions of interest from prospective new tenants as it is launched onto the rental market this spring.

The Langdon Beck Hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment, with six fresh, new en-suite guest rooms at first floor level.

The dining room, bar and snug as well as two function rooms have been decorated throughout, whilst the historic elements of the character building have been retained – from its traditional wood beams to its authentic fireplaces.

The recent refurbishment of Langdon Beck is part of a regeneration programme that will breathe new life into several historic buildings across Teesdale, including multiple heritage structures within the grounds of Raby Castle itself.

Raby Estate’s CEO, Duncan Peake, said:

“Lord and Lady Barnard have committed to investing in several properties across the estate and the improvement works to Langdon Beck provide a unique and exciting opportunity for a new tenant to come in and put their own stamp on the hotel, which has been popular with both visitors and local people for decades.

“The hotel has been well managed by the outgoing tenant, and has a loyal following within the local community, so this is an exciting stage in Langdon Beck’s future.

“For prospective tenants, the setting of the hotel is one of its key features, especially with significant and increasing tourism in the area – particularly those visiting the numerous local attractions such as High Force Waterfall.”

Langdon Beck Hotel The hotel, which can accommodate small and large groups, is situated near the Pennine Way walking route and is part of the Teesdale Welcomes Walkers Scheme. The rare black grouse lekking site is also just a short distance from the hotel, which is a haven for bird watchers throughout the year who visit to experience the unique bird assemblage of Upper Teesdale.

“There’s also a strong existing business for small meetings and events and potential for the development of a small campervanning operation within the grounds.

“Langdon Beck provides a blank canvas for new tenants – who will be able to mould and transform the hotel and its offering into a fantastic business, and we’re really looking forward to working with future long-term tenant to bring this to life.”

The property has been featured in several television programmes and hosts the well-known Langdon Beck Show held annually every September.

For further details, please visit www.raby.co.uk. Alternatively, prospective tenants can call 01833 660888 or email reception@raby.co.uk

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The High Force Hotel in scenic Upper Teesdale has completed the final phase of a six-month refurbishment programme led by Lady Barnard and designed to enhance its country inn heritage.

Work on the ground floor bar, dining and reception areas was completed during the autumn and introduced traditional framed art prints, period furniture and the Raby Estate tweed to the interior décor scheme. The final phase of the programme completed last week, has transformed the hotel’s six boutique ensuite guest bedrooms, each one individually decorated to include antique pieces of furniture.

Claire Jones, Head of Leisure and Tourism for Raby said; “The High Force Hotel is in such a breathtaking location opposite England’s highest waterfall and within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and our ambition has been to create a restful and stylish rural retreat in this very special place.

“We were keen to retain the heritage features of the building, whilst adding modern touches to bathrooms and guest bedrooms, creating a cosy but traditional feel,” she added.

Just a stone’s throw from the magnificent High Force Waterfall and with miles of country walks through
scenic Upper Teesdale on the doorstep, the High Force Hotel is well known for its warm welcome and
wholesome food.

The fully dog friendly hotel is part of the Raby Estates and is run by enthusiastic managers Andrew Lindsay and George Dunn, along with their dog Toby. Andrew and George have been heavily involved in the refurbishment and developing the new menus.

Andrew said: “The new look bar, restaurant and reception areas have gone down really well with customers and we have established quite a reputation as a Sunday lunch destination, with visitors enjoying a stroll across to the waterfall either before or afterwards.

“We have also had excellent feedback from our first overnight guests in our refurbished rooms and we are looking forward to introducing them to more visitors, both old and new over the coming months.”

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