Prospect Cottage

Lanchester near Durham, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 2618)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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The property

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. Note: Max. 5 people, plus 1 infant.

Guest Reviews


    • “Lovely homely cottage”
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    • “Prospect Cottage is a lovely cosy and homely cottage. The village is pretty and has everything you could need with a good bus service to Durham and Newcastle within minutes walk form the cottage. Eating out was a pleasure in all the restaurants within the village and the portions were huge!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Farnborough, July 2013

    • “A super cottage!”
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    • “This cottage was even better than the description! A bedroom and shower room is completely separate form the other 2 bedrooms and bathroom which made it ideal for our newlyweds who were in our group! It was ideally situated, quiet but a walk away from shops and pub serving good food. Yards away were great walks and bicycle trails. The facilities in the cottage were excellent and the owners weree very friendly and helpful but discreet! Thank you to everyone at Sykes cottages and a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2010!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cheshire, December 2009

    • “Quaint and well placed, if cold in some rooms”
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    • “A quaint cottage with all the amenities we needed, however as it slept 6 it would have been nice if there was seating for 6 in the living room. The TV was old and made a funny noise. The 3rd bedroom/seating area was VERY cold and some areas smell of damp slightly although the rest of the house was lovely and warm.We had 2 cars and had difficulty turning so as not to reverse out onto a main road. Overall we had a very pleasant stay.”

    Pjbrinan, Kent, January 2012

    • “tasteful character cottage”
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    • “Loved the size and layout of the cottage. Style successfully achieved with smart decor and furniture. Our teenage children couldn't wait to explore it. Loved the aubergine-colour theme. Really good for family stay - three good-size bedrooms with super kitchen and bathrooms. Owner very helpful and friendly. Any problems quickly sorted. Very pretty double-fronted cottage. Would stay again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Milton Keynes, March 2010

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    • “A fabulous cottage in a great location. The cottage is well furnished with super style to reflect the area. The overall space in this cottage is remarkable and families can all find their own space within it. The cottage is great value for money.”

    Mr Samuels, Littlehampton, August 2015

    • “A cosy yet spacious property in a good situation with helpful owners.”

    Mrs Edwards, Royston, July 2015

    • “I have stayed in several cottages over the past four years and Prospect Cottage ranks as one of the best. The layout allows for excellent flexibility with its two bathrooms and separate bedroom in the old hay loft. It provides a perfect location to explore County Durham.”

    Mr Mortimer, Thetford, June 2015

    • “We were impressed with Prospect Cottage. It was clean, well equipped and very welcoming. It was a bonus having such nice owners living next door (loved their little Jack Russell!). Lots of shops in the village including a 'Spar' and there are excellent restaurants just a two minute walk away. The cottage is well situated; Durham is just a few miles away, Cathedral and Castle are a 'must.' We used the Park and Ride to Durham Railway Station and got on a train into York. 'Beamish' is well worth a visit for folk of any age, the entrance ticket gives you a whole year unlimited access, great value.”

    Mrs Jones, London, June 2014

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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 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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