Things to arrange in advance.

Your stay at Fairfield will always be special, but a great many of our guests also want to add additional special touches, our most popular are outdoor adventures, catering and beauty treatments so we’ve put together a selection of companies that regularly provide an excellent service to out guests.

Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


IMG_4302The North Pennines is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Along with hills and moors there are rivers, waterfalls and rock faces. With such natural resources on the doorstep it is only right we recommend kayaking, white water tubing, abseiling, gorge walking. We team up with local providers to ensure you have a safe yet exhilarating adventure. One or more of these activities can be combined during your stay to keep the adrenalin flowing.

The Dales are packed full of opportunities for tailored adventure. Fairfield also has its own team that love to offer  adventure runs through rivers, mud and waterfalls, bootcamps from a few hours up to a few days or nordic walking!

A favourite of ours is designing an adventure challenge which combines walking, navigation, quick thinking, team games, use of local resources and a few surprise extras. Such days are fantastic for corporate teams, large family groups, sporting groups and special occasions.

Let us know if you are interested in any adventure and we’ll put you in touch with the right people or pull together a package ourselves. Adventures will always need to be arranged in advance and are subject to availability.

We regularly use:-

Paul at CDWES 01325 251513 for laser wars in the woods/shelter building/foraging.

Fury Events 07834 243074 for clay pigeon shooting/dirt buggies/quad bikes.

Northern Outdoor 0845 4673750 for water based activities tubing/gorge walking/canyoning .

Walking in Weardale. 

There are a vast number of walks from riverside strolls to serious hills. Maps can be purchased from the Dales Centre in Stanhope. Alternatively, we have a Nordic walking instructor if you would like to add a bit more to the experience. Walking can be booked by contacting 07824 994120 

Fitness sessions. 

Wellbeing Unlimited – Debbie Barber is a local Personal Trainer and runs fitness classes. She would be able to design and deliver a boot camp morning/day or can offer an hour long session delivered on site. 

Tel 07387577082    E mail



Whilst Fairfield House is self catering, you can arrange catered events including your own Chef for the night or having freshly prepared food delivered. Both options have proven to be very popular with many guests wanting something hassle free and extra special.

Recommended by previous guests are:

Sheer Elegance Contact details are on the website and the chef’s name is Chris

Melbourne Place 01388 349009 – a little different, providing an evening of tapas for large groups. Contact

Tracy’s breakfasts:- Tracy is our head of housekeeping but also owns a local B and B. She has provided brunch to many a hungry guest. 07808 180838 or 01388 526727.

Mr Mixologist – fun cocktails! 07960074367 


Weddings at Fairfield

DIY weddings are becoming hugely popular and Fairfield is increasingly being used by guests as a wedding venue, whilst we don’t hold a wedding license guests have used both the house and put up marquees on the lawn to celebrate their special day. If you are interested in holding a wedding at Fairfield House send us an enquiry and we will talk you through all of the options available at Fairfield House.


Eating Out

Black Bull, Frosterley.

It is a traditional pub serving local beers and we love the food. It also needs to be booked in advance, especially for Sunday lunch and it is only open Thursday to Sunday. To book call 01388 527784

Buen Appetito, Wolsingham, 01388529124

Caters well for large numbers and has happy hour for pizza and pasta, can make pizzas for collection.

The Lord Crewe in Blanchland 01434 677100

The Crown in Mickleton  01833 640381

Locally there are a selection of takeaways and the Bonny Moor Hen pub caters for large groups if booked in advance. Tel 01388 528877


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