Film & TV Location at Manor House

The Manor House is an excellent location in the centre of the beautiful small town of Sedgefield which has a traditional English village green with The Manor House located on the edge.


The Manor House has many features that make it an excellent film location. The traditional Georgian style front door is at the top of stone steps from the front garden and the hand-made brick façade includes traditional style sash windows. The front door opens into a magnificent early Georgian Reception Hall from which the early Venetian style grand staircase leads to the first floor gallery.  The Old Georgian Reception Hall and The Old Court Room are excellent spaces for filming social events and gatherings.


As a TV location The Manor House is perfect for many different programming options including dramas and documentaries. The early Georgian period façade and features of the building make for a great period drama location while The Old Court Room and the first floor Freville Room are excellent meeting facilities with The Old Court Room being particularly suited to an audience.


The Manor House provides a discreet and private location for film and programme making and our staff will make certain we meet your needs while at the location.


Sedgefield has a range of pubs and restaurants, in particular the Dun Cow where Prime Minister Tony Blair entertained President George W. Bush in 2003. The renowned Hardwick Hall Country House Hotel is less than a mile from The Manor House and provides four-star accommodation and facilities in an excellent and relaxing setting.


Sedgefield is well located only 30 minutes from Newcastle upon Tyne and a short distance from Durham and Teesside. The A1 is less than five minutes away as are Darlington and Durham mainline stations.  Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle International Airports are close by.

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"“The Manor House is an excellent base for a business like mine. As well as being a beautiful building, the actual facilities offer everything that I need to be able to run a 21st Century PR consultancy. Along with the on-site provision of essentials like superfast fibre optic broadband and access to good storage and meeting room capacity, the Manor House is within very short walking distance of amenities in Sedgefield such as cafes and a post office. Meanwhile, the main arterial roads in the North East are only minutes away, which is handy not only for me, but also for any visitors who I meet here.”"
Chris Lines, Right Lines Communications, Office 1.5
"Manor House is great, the best offices around!"
U Hold The Key, Office 4B
"Just want to say a huge thank you for everyone’s help at the Manor House. The jewelry event was a great success and everyone commented on how beautiful the room and building was. Most of the attendees were local and said they haven’t even known about the building. I will defiantly be interested in having further events in the future."
Sarah Marshall - Durham Coast & Lowlands Leader Coordinator-Jewelry Event held at Manor House 1707 on 9th December 2015
"Affordable, luxury office space - what more could you ask for in Sedgefield"
Parsons Containers Ltd. Office 4A
"A great place to bring clients, makes a really good first impression! The Broadband speed is excellent."
Container Container Ltd, Office 5
"I’d like to say on behalf of all at SDT thank you for the use of the Old Court Room for our open evening this year.
We had a very successful meeting with much lively discussions afterwards. I am quite sure the surroundings contributed much to the evening; when people are comfortable they perhaps are more inclined to join in the talk and to stay until a natural conclusion. As well as a big thank you can you please specifically thank Steph who was very helpful and unruffled by our questions and requests. Without her we wouldn’t have got started promptly, and perhaps not at all! "
Rodger Clubley - Sedgefield Development Trust Open Evening held on 23rd November 2015
"We had a brilliant time at the book launch of The Magic Mobile in September. Couldn’t have wished for a better venue. Everybody was very impressed with the Manor House and we were very grateful for the help and support we received from your staff. The catering equipment provided was just right – glasses, cups, cloths etc – and the large tables at either end of the Court Room were perfect for the buffet and the book display. Washing up is a bit difficult, as both the sink and dishwasher downstairs are small; carrying dishes up all those stairs is not easy either!
Access via the lovely garden and inviting entrance area certainly add to the experience, while the rear door entrance and car parking proved very useful to visitors from beyond Sedgefield. I will certainly recommend the Manor House to other people and would love to be able to use your excellent facilities again. Good luck with future events."
Norma Neal (Author) -The Magic Mobile Book Launch -26th September 2015
"Lovely, nice spot, nice village, lovely people"
BBC production team (BBC Documentary BB2 Brexit documentary)
" Thanks for the hospitality at the Durham Business Club event on Tuesday – it was an excellent evening. I loved seeing and hearing more about the history of The Manor House. Thanks especially for organising the activity, all the prizes and the wonderful wines, cheeses and more :) "
Durham Business Group
"I enjoyed my concert at the Manor House very much! It was a really great experience with a wonderfully warm and enthusiastic audience."
Artist Keith James reviewing after his performance at Manor House in front of a sell out crowd.