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Classic Car Hire
Classic Car Hire
Classic Car Hire

Classic Car Hire

Combine a luxurious stay at The Rose & Crown with a day out driving our own classic 1972 Jaguar E-type V12 or Mercedes SL380 convertible.....available from 1st May until 30th September.

Jaguar E-type V12 Coupe

The E-type really is the epitome of classic British motoring elegance, widely regarded as the most beautiful car ever built. Our car, ‘JAG 118L’ is a 1972 V12 coupe with manual gearbox finished in immaculate indigo blue with chrome wire wheels and grey leather interior. It has a fold back Webasto sunroof for those warm days and is a pleasure to drive.

Mercedes SL380 Convertible

If ever there was a car for relaxed open-top motoring then this is it. Our beautiful SL is finished in the classic colour scheme of red with tan interior and has a smooth V8 engine and automatic gearbox making it a very easy car to drive so you can sit back and enjoy the countryside. They don't build them like this anymore!

Great Driving Routes

Teesdale is a beautiful unspoilt dale that is a perfect base for a classic driving experience with peaceful rural roads, pretty villages and plenty of attractions to see along the way. It also sits nicely between Swaledale to the south and Weardale to the north with the Lake District comfortably within reach should you wish to venture a little further afield. We will supply you with our tried and tested route through Teesdale and up over to Weardale or you can plan your own bespoke tour of the dales.

‘A peaceful lay-by on a rural road with a beck babbling by.... a perfect spot for a picnic’

Classic Car Hire includes:

  • Use of the car from 10 am up until 5 pm

  • Up to 150 miles per day

  • Petrol
  • An introduction to the car and its features

  • Fully comprehensive insurance (see T&C’s)

Rates per day:


Monday to Friday

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays

Jaguar E-type



Mercedes SL380






Optional luxury picnic hamper - £30 (for two people)

An Ideal Gift

Whether it is a birthday, anniversary or just a special treat, a short break with a day out in a classic car makes a unique and truly memorable gift. We can supply attractively presented gift vouchers.

Fair Weather Guarantee

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a perfect sunny day but should the weather be wet and miserable on the day that you have booked the car then you have the option to cancel without penalty prior to commencing the hire. The car is perfectly fine to drive on wet days should you so choose, however, we do reserve the right to cancel the hire in cases of extreme weather such as snow, flooded roads, gales etc.

Conditions of Hire

  • Hire is only available to guests staying overnight at the hotel and during May, June, July, August & September.

  • Drivers must be over 30 years of age with a valid UK license held for at least 5 years and no more than 3 penalty points currently on their license.

  • The car has fully comprehensive insurance with a driver excess of £750 which is to be paid by the hirer in advance but which will be refunded when the car is returned in the same condition as it left.

  • There is a daily mileage limit of 150 miles and excess mileage will be charged at £2 per mile.

  • Petrol is included in the cost of hire.

  • Although these cars have small rear seats they are not fitted with seat belts so we would strongly advise against carrying passengers in the back.
  • A maximum of one small/medium sized dog can be taken in the car providing that they are clean and a suitable blanket is used to protect the rear seat. Any damage or excess cleaning requirements will be charged accordingly.


For enquires please email

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