Lanchester near Durham, Yorkshire Dales - North
A stone-built, terraced property adjoining the owner's home in the village of Lanchester, in the heart of lovely County Durham. Prospect Cottage offers warm and comfortable accommodation from which to explore the surrounding area. There is an attractive garden to the front, and an enclosed yard to the rear while inside the property has been well decorated and furnished to make a charmingly cosy base. A visit to the historic city of Durham, just 9 miles away, is a must, and within easy driving distance are the Wear Valley, Wolsingham, Derwent Reservoir, Diggerland and the Roman Wall. The Riverside Durham County Cricket Ground, which features International and Test matches, is less than 30 minutes' drive away, while further afield but worth the trip are the spectacular beaches and castles of the Northumberland Heritage Coastline.
Three bedrooms: 3 x doubles. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Dining room with woodburner-style gas fire. Sitting room with woodburner-style gas fire.
Gas central heating with gas fires in sitting and dining rooms. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, CD player. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking. Enclosed rear yard with furniture, front garden area. Cot and highchair if requested at booking. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurant 5 mins walk. Note: This owner charges a refundable £100 Good Housekeeping bond.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
About the location
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 Hadrianís Wall. Evidence of the Roman occupation in Lanchester is strong - stones from the original fort are incorporated into both local farm buildings and Lanchesterís 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.