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Classic Car Hire

Combine a luxurious stay at Headlam Hall with a day out driving in one of our iconic classic cars.....available from 1st May until 30th September

Jaguar E-type V12 Coupe

The E-type really is the epitome of classic British motoring elegance, widely regarded as the most beautiful car ever built. Our car, ‘JAG 118L’ is a 1972 V12 coupe finished in immaculate indigo blue with chrome wire wheels and grey leather interior. It has a five speed manual gearbox and a fold back Webasto sunroof for those warm days. A tweed cap and cravat may be required!

Audi Quattro Turbo

The 'quattro' is one of the most significant cars of the eighties having pioneered the concept of the four-wheel drive performance car and at the same time dominating the Wold Rally scene at the hands of the legendary Hannu Mikkola. Our 1984 example is in superb condition finished in the favoured colour of tornado red. It also has the very eighties green digital dash and the five cylinder turbo charged engine provides that unique soundtrack!

Mercedes SL380

This iconic German sports tourer offers the very best of relaxed open-top mortoring. The smooth V8 engine and automatic transmission make this a very comfortable and easy car to drive so that you can sit back and enjoy the fresh air and surrounding scenery. Finished in the classic combination of red with beige check interior.

Great Driving Routes

Teesdale is a beautiful unspoilt dale that is a perfect base for a classic driving experience with peaceful rural roads, pretty villages and plenty of attractions to see along the way. It also sits nicely between Swaledale to the south and Weardale to the north with the Lake District comfortably within reach should you wish to venture a little further afield. We will supply you with our tried and tested route through Teesdale and up over to Weardale or you can plan your own bespoke tour of the dales.

Classic Car Hire includes:

  • Use of the car from 10 am up until 6 pm
  • Up to 150 miles per day (petrol included)
  • An introduction to the car and its features
  • Fully comprehensive insurance (see T&C’s)

Rates per day:


Monday to Friday

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays

Jaguar E-type



Audi quattro



Mercedes SL380



Optional luxury picnic hamper - £30 (for two people)

 An Ideal Gift

Whether it is a birthday, anniversary or just a special treat, a short break with a day out in a classic car makes a unique and truly memorable gift. We can supply attractively presented gift vouchers.

Fair Weather Guarantee

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a perfect sunny day but should the weather be wet and miserable on the day that you have booked the car then you have the option to cancel without penalty prior to commencing the hire. The car is perfectly fine to drive on wet days should you so choose, however, we do reserve the right to cancel the hire in cases of extreme weather such as snow, flooded roads, gales etc.

Conditions of Hire

  • Hire is only available to guests staying overnight at the hotel and during May, June, July, August & September.
  • Drivers must be over 30 years of age with a valid UK license held for at least 5 years and no more than 3 penalty points currently on their license.
  • The car has fully comprehensive insurance with a driver excess of £750 which is to be paid by the hirer in advance but which will be refunded when the car is returned in the same condition as it left.
  • There is a daily mileage limit of 150 miles and excess mileage will be charged at £2 per mile.
  • Petrol is included in the cost of hire.
  • Although these cars have small rear seats they are not fitted with seat belts so we would strongly advise against carrying passengers in the back.
  • Dogs - A small 'lap-dog' can be taken in any of the cars and the Merc SL can accommodate a larger dog (eg. Labrador) in the back. Please note that it is the hirer's responsibility to protect the interior trim and any marks/damage may be charged for.

For enquires about classic car hire please email Thomas

Make a Reservation

Please go to our online booking pages where the best rates can be found. Online reservations can be made for up to 6 rooms at a time and for a maximum of 6 months ahead.

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