The Granary

Lanchester near Durham, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 892)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Lanchester 3 miles.

A stone-built, semi-detached property adjoining the owner's home, set in open countryside, close to the village of Lanchester in lovely County Durham.

Converted from an old cow byre, The Granary is comfortably furnished offering visitors a warm and relaxing base from which to explore not only County Durham, but North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Northumbria, Roman Wall Country and the Lake District.

The sitting room offers panoramic, rural views from three sides with a south-facing conservatory to the rear, making the most of this peaceful location.

The historic city of Durham is just 11 miles away, and within comfortable driving distance are the Wear Valley, Teesdale, Northumberland, The Metro Centre, Beamish Museum and Shildon Railway Museum.

The Durham Cricket Ground at The Riverside, which features international matches, is about 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 woodburning stove and conservatory. Entrance porch.


  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric double oven with hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Extra fuel for fire can be purchased from owner
  • 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
  • Note: Due to rural location, internet connection and speeds cannot be guaranteed
  • Note: The owner's ponies, hens and occasionally sheep are nearby
  • All children must be supervised when near the livestock and dogs must be kept under control
  • Neighbouring farms also have livestock.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Blissfully comfortable”
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    • “The cottage was blissfully comfortable, quiet, relaxing and spotlessly clean. The cottage was stocked with everything we could need for a family of 3 for a week, including washing machine, dishwasher, wi-fi and crockery. The owners live in the cottage next door but are in no way intrusive - they are very friendly and welcoming and are on-tap if anything is needed. It is also a great location - very quiet with fantastic views but with easy access of many family friendly activites. This week we have; visited Beamish Museum (twice), Gibside (National Trust property and gardens), Durham, Newcastle, Druridge Bay (beautiful, clean, quiet beach) and had a boat ride on the Tyne. We have had a wonderful week and will definitely stay at Granary Cottage again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”

    Diane D, Manchester, United Kingdom, August 2013

    • “A pleasurable stay amid lovely countryside”
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    • “Have stayed in this idealic cottage several times and will definetely return. Owners so friendly and there is loads to do in the area.Cottage is so comfortable, we always spend a day lazing and enjoying it and the scenery.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, North Norfolk, July 2013

    • “Wonderful Cottage, with beautiful views from every window!”
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    • “By far the best equipped place we have ever stayed. Very friendly owners who will help and advise you if you need it. A great base to explore Couny Durham or further if you choose. My family highly recommends a visit to Beamish Museum and a trip up to Bamburgh castle.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leighton Buzzard, October 2012

    • “superb cottage superb location”
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    • “Absolutely perfect cottage and location.Everything you could want of a cottage with stunning views and friendly but unintrusive owners next door. Short drive to lovely village for good shops and food.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bristol, September 2011

    • “spring break”
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    • “Charming cottage in easy reach of the many places of interest in Durham made for a great weeks break.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, East Lothian, May 2011

    • “Great Place to stay”
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    • “We all enjoyed are stay. Great get away with friendly owners who take pride in looking after their guests. Will be going back for another relaxing time.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kingsbridge Devon, May 2011

    • “Superb. Much more than expected”
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    • “It was a joy to get 'home' to this beautiful cottage and its surroundings after long days out and about. Breakfast in the conservatory was a pleasure watching the birds and horses; but the evenings relaxing were the best. Myself and two friends had promised ourselves trips up to the local, or out for a meal each night, but the cottage was so cosy and comfortable, we didn't want to move - so just made our own meals in the fantastic kitchen - which had everything, and spent enjoyable evenings in the delightful sitting room watching TV, reading, writing or talking. So much thought has gone into the comfort of the visitors, that we couldn't fault a thing. Even hot water bottles in the superb large bedrooms and plenty of books for the adults and games for the children. As for the delightful owners - what can we say ? Thank you for the greeting on arrival, the bowl of fresh eggs in the kitchen. Your kindness and help throughout the week. We'll be back. Thats for sure !!”

    Gyplob, Gorleston/Yarmouth, November 2010

    • “Very relaxing & friendly.”
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    • “A lovely clean and homily cottage in a lovely quiet location, with great views. Well equipped with a log fire. Little touches like having logs and rolled up paper available for the fire made all the difference. Would recommend and will probably be back ourselves one day.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Derby, November 2010

    • “Don't tell everybody - they will all want to come!”
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    • “a lovely week of mixed warm and cold front weather offering atmospheric views. Our daughter ran the Great North Half Marathon and raised several thousand pounds for the National Society for autism, she's a Specialist Nurse. Hurray !”

    Michael, Lancashire, November 2010

    • “Home from home in a great location”
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    • “We were made to feel very welcome, but at the same time the owners were not a bit intrusive whilst being there if needed. The cottage is very comfortable and well appointed. Nothing was missing and even the TV had a larger screen than usual with full freeview. The location is quiet without being isolated and there are many places to visit at all points of the compass. It is ideal for visiting Durham which we needed for our son's graduation day. Chrissie and Gavin have succeeded in making this a real home from home and we really look forward to coming again.”

    Mr Heath, Surrey, October 2010

    • “friendly comfort”
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    • “A very well appointed house both comfortable and welcoming as were the owners. We hope to return and will recommend to family and friends wholeheartedly. Area has many different activities and interests available and so should suit everyone at any age.Horses, ponies & chickens endearing!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Lincoln, July 2010

    • “Cosy, comfortable and welcoming cottage near Durham”
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    • “Very warm welcome from the adjacent owner, but not intrusive. Lovely house, very well equipped and clean. Large kitchen with dining area. Fantastic open fire with a constant, plentiful supply of logs. Could have spent the week indoors doing jigsaws and playing games, but there was lots to explore in the area. Lanchester had sufficient shops for us, plus a good Italian restaurant. Durham within easy reach. Well positioned for exploring Northumberland - Hadrian's wall, Killhope Lead mines & Souter lighthouse were all excellent. Would definitely stay again. Only drawback (minr) was the need to drive everywhere.”

    Tina, Stockport, England, January 2010

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    • “Lovely cottage in superb location with helpful owners.”

    Rev Wade, Truro, October 2015

    • “We loved the wonderful country views from the cottage and garden. The cottage was well equipped and cosy providing a relaxing break for all the family.”

    Mrs Mather, Stockport, September 2015

    • “The cottage was better than 5 star and the owners where very helpful with the area. We could not expect more of the accommodation and the access to things to do in the Durham area.”

    Mr Wenham, Sidmouth, September 2015

    • “After having spent several years visiting the UK and staying in many cottages, The Granary is up there with the best of them. The owners were great hosts, the cottage was faultless, and the area and views were wonderful. We felt very privileged to have stayed there.”

    Ms Williams, Parramatta, August 2015

    • “The views from every window were fantastic and the owners were very friendly and helpful. This was our second time visiting and we are already thinking of a third visit.”

    Mrs Cross, Coventry, July 2015

    • “The cottage was really lovely with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. It was extremely comfortable inside with plenty of space for the four of us. This is a great place to stay.”

    Mr Eggleton, Salisbury, July 2015

    • “Friendly and helpful owners. The cottage is in a nice location with a good feel to the property. I felt relaxed and at home there from the start.”

    Mr Fothergill, St Cleer Nr Liskeard, June 2015

    • “Wonderful accommodation. The location was so peaceful and had beautiful views. The owners were so friendly and helpful, which went a long way to making this a great holiday. We will definitely return.”

    Mrs Preedy, Potters Bar, June 2015

    • “The Granary is comfortable and well-equipped for four to five people. The owners are courteous and helpful. The house is in a quiet and tranquil setting with pleasant views of the surrounding hills, but we were surprised at the number of interesting places we could visit within a short drive.”

    Mr Marshall, Watford, March 2015

    • “The cottage was beautiful, the owners friendly, helpful but not intrusive. The log fire was particularly appreciated to add to the cosiness on a November evening. The bed was very comfortable, all in all a real home from home. We will definitely be back and we are already recommending the cottage to friends and family.”

    Mrs Arckless, High Wycombe, November 2014

    • “Warm cosy, welcoming, friendly and generally an excellent standard. This has been our our second visit and will not be our last.”

    Mrs Hulme, Littleborough, October 2014

    • “It is such a peaceful place. It is well appointed, and the owners are thoughtful and make you so very welcome, yet they are never intrusive.”

    Rev Reid, Ilkley, October 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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