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Classic Car Hire

Combine a luxurious stay at Headlam Hall with a day out driving one of our fabulous cars...

Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage Volante

One of the most iconic marques of British motoring must be Aston Martin and the DB7 is already a modern classic. Our immaculate 2002 car is finished in Aviemore blue with cream leather upholstery and has an electrically operated soft top roof to enjoy some open air motoring. It has automatic transmission making it a very relaxing car to tour around in. The DB7 has often been referred to as one of the best looking Aston Martins and with its wonderful V12 engine this is a very enjoyable drive with a great sense of occasion.

MG Midget 

A classic British sports car designed to be small, light and lots of fun! Our 1973 Midget is in the quirky period colour of Harvest Gold and has the lively 1275cc engine. We have just restored this very original example and it is now in immaculate condition ready to be enjoyed. In a way this is the perfect car to explore the rural roads and lanes of the northern dales as it is compact, nibble and always puts a smile on your face! NB. As the name suggests these cars have quite small cockpits so larger drivers over about 6'2" may struggle for space!

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.

Hire includes:

  • Up to 150 miles per day or 100 miles per half day (petrol included)
  • An introduction to the car and its features
  • Fully comprehensive insurance (see T&C’s)


NB. Hire only available from 1st May - 31st October

Aston Martin


Full Day


Half Day

10am-2pm or 2pm-6pm

Monday to Friday



Weekends & Bank Holidays



MG Midget



Monday to Friday



Weekends & Bank Holidays



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. We do reserve the right to cancel the hire in cases of extreme weather such as snow/ice, flooded roads, gales etc. 

Terms & Conditions of Hire

  • Hire is only available to guests staying overnight at the hotel on dinner inclusive packages.
  • 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 cars have 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 175 miles (100 miles for a half day hire) and excess mileage will be charged at £2 per mile.
  • Petrol is included in the cost of hire.
  • Dogs - a small 'lap-dog' can be taken in the cars. 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

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