The Manor House Hotel, County Durham

The Manor House

Manor House Hotel Description

Originally a farmers’ dwelling, it is now a hotel and country club.


The Manor House was built between the 15th and 16th centuries.

Bloody history

The Manor House has had a quiet history. It passed from owner to owner throughout the years, and may even have been a convent or courthouse for the local area. In 1914, the local vicar, Reverend Lomax, converted the Manor to an orphanage.

Manor House Hotel Ghost ratings:

Room six is haunted by a young boy, who can be heard crying and looking for his mother. The owner’s young son claims to speak to this spirit and says the ghost boy is about five years. And upstairs it has been reported that the ghost of a lady – nicknamed Betty by the hotel staff – wanders around looking for her young son!

A large man has been seen in Room Seven.

Spooky experiences:

When the hotel owners held a spooky night, a medium claimed that a murder had been committed in room 8 – where a presence of a man has often been felt.

Many people claim to have experienced random cold spots throughout the property.

The ghosts of more than one child have been spotted by the owner’s son throughout the house.

Some visitors reported having felt strange feelings of being followed or watched.

On more than one occasion, the smell of tobacco smoke filtered through room 4 at 3 am…although no one was smoking at the time.

Staff claims they’ve seen objects float across the room.

First Broadcast: 27th April 2004

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