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The Garage Spa

The Garage Spa has a fascinating past, transformed from an ancient stopping station into a modern spa. Today it’s part of the historic Morritt Country House Hotel and embraces its background by offering quirky themed names for spa facilities and services. The spa has both indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a steam room, salt inhalation room and a hammam. Treatments by Elemis, Biotech and Caci sit alongside Mii manicures and pedicures, beauty treatments and alternative therapies.  



  • Salt relaxation room
  • 4 Car wash shower experiences
  • Dry floatation room (bookable)
  • Hammam
  • Rasul mud pit (bookable)
  • Steam room
  • Three indoor hot tubs (hot; medium; cold plunge pool)
  • Two outside hot tubs
  • Couples treatment room
  • Private rooftop cabriolet (bookable)
  • Manicures and pedicures for under sixteens
  • XXL robes available


  • Elemis
  • Biotech
  • CACI
  • Jessica Natural Nailcare
  • Mii
  • St Tropez

Public Opinion


What others are saying

"What a wonderful find!!! Beautiful ambience and the staff are extremely skilled and helpful - if only we lived closer!!!"

Emma Murtagh

  • August 22, 2023 at 5:42 pm

"We had amazing time with my sister for her birthday will definitely be coming back thank you so much ❤️ "

lisa mcphail

  • July 3, 2023 at 1:30 pm

Voted: Family friendly A social spa Health Focused Solo Friendly Romantic

"The girls were lovely, had a lovely body massage, food was gorgeous, but I'm sorry to say the hot tub outside had black scum on it. The cabin outside which holds the sauna the wood seating on one part had come away and there were nails on show, which to me was a hazard. "

Sandra Kingston

  • April 20, 2023 at 4:27 pm

"An open-air hot tub in the roof-line after a Sauna and 'couples room' treatments followed by a delicious dinner in the attached hotel, what could be better? Only the friendly, helpful and discreet service throughout. Highly recommended. Note that the famous 'Bowes Museum' at Barnard Castle is nearby too. David"

David J Metcalf

  • October 30, 2019 at 5:23 pm

Voted: Romantic

"Pros Great food Great facilities Lovely decor Clean Friendly and professional staff Amazing massage Lovely garden Cons No swimming pool Not many places to sit "


  • October 23, 2018 at 8:03 pm

Voted: A social spa Solo Friendly Romantic

Spa Location

Spa location

Greta Bridge,
Nr. Barnard Castle,
County Durham,
DL12 9SE

01833 627 232

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Extra Information


The Morritt Hotel and Garage Spa has a range of options in order to exceed everyone’s expectations. The 2 Rosette Award winning Gilroy’s Dining Room offers seasonal produce with a contempory twist, and in contrast The Dickens Bar offers classic dishes cooked in a homely fashion. They also offer Afternoon Tea, light snacks and al fresco dining.


The Morritt Hotel and Garage Spa has a wide variety of room types and styles to suit all needs and tastes. Classic double/twins, family, deluxe and executive make up the 26 room collection.  They also have an adapted room with special facilities, in order to offer everyone the opportunity to join us and enjoy themselves. In addition to the hotel accommodation they have a self catering holiday cottage that sleeps 20 people and includes its own hot tub and sauna, perfect for a hen do celebration or family staycation.

Please note some of the bedrooms are away from the main building and there is also no lift, so if you have any special requests please call ahead in advance.

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 9am to 8pm

Wednesday - 9am to 4pm


The accessible bedroom 'Matilda' -- Room 43 -- is situated on the ground floor and is accessible straight from the car park. It has widened door frames, grab rails in the bathroom and specially designed walk in shower. 

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Greta Bridge,
Nr. Barnard Castle,
County Durham,
DL12 9SE

01833 627 232

Visit the spa's website

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