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Durham 8 miles; Newcastle 20 miles.
Set in the beautiful countryside of County Durham, approximately eight miles to the west of the historic City of Durham itself, is the village of Lanchester. The village took its name from the Roman fort of Longovicium situated half a mile south-west of Lanchester. Today, the Roman connection is reflected in the many Northumbrian tourist attractions along Hadrian’s Wall. Evidence of the Roman occupation in Lanchester is strong - stones from the original fort are incorporated into both local farm buildings and Lanchester’s attractive Church of All Saints, dating from Norman times. Now a thriving and substantial village, Lanchester has a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants. The surrounding countryside is superb for walking - the Lanchester Valley Walk runs the course of a disused railway line from Consett to Durham and is excellent for walkers or cyclists. With Durham City just 8 miles away, and Newcastle just 20 miles, there are many fantastic shopping opportunities within easy reach. An excellent base for Weardale and Teesdale, Cumbria and The Pennines, not to mention the historic Roman Wall Country together with the fabulous beaches and castles of the North Sea Coastline.
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Lanchester 3 miles. A stone-built, semi-detached property adjoining the owner's home, and set in open countryside in lovely County Durham. Converted from an old cow byre, The Granary features high quality décor and is comfortably furnished offering visitors warm and relaxing accommodation from which to explore not only County Durham, but North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumbria too. The sitting room offers panoramic views from three sides with a south-facing conservatory to the rear, making the most of this peaceful, rural location. The historic city of Durham, with its cathedral, castle and university, is just 11 miles away and is a must, and within easy driving distance are the Wear Valley, Wolsingham and of course the nearby popular village of Lanchester. The Durham County Cricket Ground at The Riverside, which features International, Twenty20, Test and county cricket matches, is only 30 minutes’ drive away.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family with three single beds. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire (logs supplied) and conservatory. Entrance porch.
LPG central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, separate hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD player, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking (access to property is via a 150m private lane). Enclosed garden areas with garden furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome under strict control. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Full range of shops and further pubs etc. in Lanchester, 3 miles away. Note: The owner's ponies and hens are nearby, all children must be supervised when near the livestock and dogs under control.
Previous visitors' comments about The Granary:
We would like you to keep it a secret as it was so good.
Mr Hopkins, Manchester, December 2012
The cottage, the owners and the lovely views. Everything in general.
Mr Bowman, Chatteris, September 2012
The hosts and the cottage were 1st Class, could not ask for anything better in an area with lovely views.
Mr Clint, Diss, September 2012
Peaceful location and beautiful setting.
Mr Stevens, Haverhill, September 2012