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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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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.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Prospect Cottage:
A generously sized 3 bedroom cottage, nicely decorated, well equipped and well furnished. Off road parking. Easy access to Durham, Gateshead and Newcastle.
Mr Galantini, Cambridge, February 2013
Situated in a nice village with good amenities.
Mrs Hunt, Jarrow, December 2012
The cottage was in a great location and very spacious for 6 people. The fact it had 2 separate upstairs was great for the grandparents to get some peace away from the children. It was well decorated and the owners were very helpful.
Mrs Johnson, Milton Keynes, December 2012
The cottage was was exceptional it was clean, tidy, very well decorated and presented, facilities were excellent.We arrived in a snow blizzard and the cottage was well heated with the radiators blasting out more than sufficient heat to deal with the snow,ice and extreme weather conditions during our stay. The owners were very friendly and considerate,we were not bothered by anyone and the cottage was quiet and tranquil. There are shops and cafes/restaurants pubs and a club. The locals are very friendly and happy to point you in the right direction if needed.
We have and will be recommending the cottage to friends and family and we are already looking to book again some time in 2013. I certainly recommend this cottage to prospective holiday makers who are looking for a cottage that ticks all the right boxes.
Mr Ballentine, Blackpool, December 2012