July 20 2017 @ 13:53 by Alison Cowie
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa near Durham has submitted a planning application to create the accommodation behind one of its golf courses, giving visitors to the hotel the opportunity to stay in unique surroundings.
The two bedroom treehouses will all have a private living room and state-of-the-art bathroom with a free-standing copper bath, similar to the one in the hotel’s Celebration Suite.
The plan is the latest multi-million pound development at the family-owned hotel, which is part of Ramside Estate which also owns Hardwick Hall Hotel near Sedgefield and Bowburn Hall in County Durham.
In recent years the hotel has benefited from the creation of an additional wing of rooms, a second championship golf course and its award-winning spa.
And owner John Adamson believes this new announcement will continue to drive business to Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa.
“This is something entirely new for the North East, we really believe that visitors will have seen nothing like this before,” he said.
“It’s a unique, luxury development which will enhance the already strong offering we have at Ramside for business and leisure guests.
“We have been very careful about a design which is sympathetic to the surroundings and which will be built using renewable materials wherever possible.”
The treehouses – which will be built on stilts – will give guests views over the 18th fairway and green of the Prince Bishops golf course, with plans for each to have 16 windows so will be bathed in natural light.
If permission is granted the development would be scheduled to open in June/July 2018.
Further details about Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa is available at www.ramsidehalhotel.co.uk.