My wife and I along with eldest son spent two nights at this hotel to use as a base to visit Durham and their Xmas markets.
The hotel was ideal being convenient for Durham and (for us - dog
friendly). It is situated just off junction 59, handy after a long drive up A1. There are some road works as you come off the A1 but the hotel is fairly easy to find if you follow the route past Macdonalds/Petrol Station.
Reasonably sized car park once you have negotiated the speed bumps. Although not particularly high, our car is a sporty low car and even going over the bumps at crawling speed couldn't stop that scraping sound of bump contacting the underside of the car.
Room was comfortable with the usual facilities you would expect. Bed was large and choice of pillows welcome.
We didn't use Restaurant or bar, but found a good pub in the neighbouring village (Heighington) and a well stocked Spar as part of the Petrol Station. Enough grass to walk the dog too! [Less]