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Squirrel Hotels

A family owned business based in the North of England

The Squirrel Hotels Group comprises four hotels offering quality accommodation, good food and warm hospitality.

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THE HOTEL COLLECTION

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The hotel collection began with the purchase of the Bells Hotel and Golf Club in the Forest of Dean and has since grown to include three other hotels, The Netherwood in Grange over Sands, The Morritt Barnard Castle and Hall Garth Darlington.

North of England Estates Limited, the parent company of The Squirrel Group was first established in 1934 and is currently run by its board of directors with Mr. DC Mckeag at the helm as its Chairman.

SQUIRREL HISTORY

Mr DC Mckeag’s father was a member of parliament for Durham between 1931-1935, a soldier in both the Great War and the Second World War, as a soldier and a member of Durham City Golf Club. It was during his time as a member of the Durham City Golf Club that North of England Estates Limited was founded following a failed bid by the farmer to sell the land, known now as Mount Oswald to the members who refused.
William Mckeag along with Alderman Pattison and Alderman Jefferson, who were closely associated through the political world, became concerned that Durham would lose the benefit of a local golf course so they founded North of England Estates Limited and then offered to lease the site back to the members.

The focus of the company is now on the development of the hotel collection to offer guests an experience that represents good quality and value with plenty of luxury touches.

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HALL GARTH HOTEL DARLINGTON

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Welcome to Hall Garth Hotel, golf and leisure, with a stunning period property at it’s heart and modern extensions increasing the capacity of the hotel Hall Garth Darlington offers both traditional and contemporary guest experiences. Standing in 70 acres of parkland that includes an acclaimed Par 73 golf course and leisure club this wonderful hotel is also conveniently located just off the A1 at junction 59.

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NETHERWOOD HOTEL & SPA

The Netherwood is a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian Mansion standing in 15 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens with breath taking uninterrupted views across Morecambe Bay.

A stay at the Netherwood offers all the charm of an elegant manor house combined with essential facilities and luxurious comforts.

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BELLS HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB

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The Bells Hotel combines traditional, elegant style with convenient modern facilities to ensure your stay is as relaxing and welcoming as possible. Staffed 24 hours a day, we’re always on hand to provide you with a warm welcome, no matter what time you arrive.

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Tel: 01594 832583 Email: enquiries@bells-hotel.co.uk

Lords Hill | Coleford | Gloucestershire | GL16 8BE

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