An invitation to stay in a Pigsty.
We would like to make it clear that this new venture in the North East has no connection whatsoever with the hotel group based in the South. And whilst both companies have taken the pig as their theme, it becomes obvious that the two businesses are light years apart in style, although they both offer great hospitality.
The newly opened Impeccable Pig, at Sedgefield, has converted an old coach house within its grounds into ten comfortable bedrooms across two floors. Effectively this is a pub with rooms although the standard of accommodation is high. If you’re planning a trip to Durham (and who wouldn’t? It’s a beautiful city) we can heartily recommend a stay at the Impeccable Pig, which is just a short drive away. Try to book in to The Pigsty bedroom, not only does it boast a seven-foot bed (see above), with Egyptian bedlinen and an ornate panelled headboard, but it also features a large, round freestanding copper and tin bath (see below) and walk-in drench rainforest shower. The Pigsty also has its own private garden, festooned with a canopy of lights, has a four-seater hot tub and an outside sauna and those who fancy a barbecue can even hire their personal chef to do the cooking for them.
Continuing the porcine theme, other rooms include the timber panelled The Whole Hog; Oinkers, with trumpet wall lights and map imagery from floor to ceiling and Globe Trotter, adorned with Moroccan brick walls and deep blue tiles.
French-themed Le Cochon D’or features hanging foliage with blossom and gold tiles, while Three Little Pigs gives a nod to the storybook characters through the use of bricks, sticks and straw. All of the rooms, which include Babe, Pigs Might Fly, and Piggly Wiggly, feature free-standing baths, made from copper, nickel or tin. And The Dirty Pig also boasts a fur lined wall and gold tiling.
Each room includes Egyptian cotton bedlinen, Duck Island toiletries, an Illy coffee maker, Taylors tea, a minibar and an emergency recovery pack for those who may have stayed late in the bar.
The Impeccable Pig is the latest addition to the Ramside Estates portfolio and comes after the company purchased the Grade II listed building, formerly known as the Hope Inn.
With chef Chris Finnigan at the helm, it offers an extensive bistro-style menu and also has a mezzanine level private dining room, which can be hired exclusively for up to 18 guests.
“Our aim in creating The Impeccable Pig was to make it fun, with such great food and drink, that no-one wanted to leave,” said general manager Pierre Bertolotti. “The new rooms mean that they don’t have to. In designing and furnishing them we have tried to anticipate every single thing the guest may want or need – from superb quality bedlinen and state-of-the-art facilities to inspired, elegant and creative décor.
“We are delighted with the results and can’t wait to welcome our guests.”
The Impeccable Pig, Front Street, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 3AT
Tel: +44 (0) 1740 582580