Coronavirus/Covid-19 Update

Following the latest government instructions, we are now closed until further notice. All bookings in the up to the end May have been cancelled. The situation is still not very clear, but we don’t think we’ll be opening for holiday guests before the beginning of July.

Any current booking for June can be moved to a future date – either later in the year or to 2021. If you need to cancel your booking completely we will provide a full refund for bookings up to the end of June.

New Bookings
Any bookings made from now on will be eligible for a full refund if cancellation is required for any reason, until the current advice on restricting travel and social contact is relaxed. After that time, our normal cancellation policies will apply.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We wish you all the very best of health in the coming months.

We’re Electric!

We have recently acquired a Nissan Leaf all-electric car, and had a 7kw charging point installed. We love it so much we’re offering free charging and a 10% discount to any other all-electric car owners. Just use the code “EV10” when booking.

Huge new show coming to Auckland Castle

Tickets are on sale for the Kynren show this summer. This is a massive new addition to the area, an epic show featuring over 1000 actors, playing out scenes from 2000 years of British history.
Go to the website to see the trailer to get an idea of what to expect.

Together with multi-million pound developments at Auckland Castle, and the regeneration of the town centre,  Bishop Auckland looks set to become a great place to visit!

Looks amazing!

New leisure facility with pool and hot-tub at East Briscoe!

Our new "Endless Pool" swimming pool with current.

Our new “Endless Pool” swimming pool with current.


We have just opened our new leisure facility, which currently boasts a 6 seater hot-tub, and an “Endless Pool” swimming pool with current. We are just putting the finishing touches to the gym area and games room. The games room will shortly have a pool/table tennis/air hockey table, bean bags and library area. The gym currently has a treadmill, more equipment to come soon.