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Gamekeepers Manor

Southburn Dene near Chester-le-Street, Northumberland (Ref. 948783)

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  • Sleeps 13

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

  • Miss Knebel

    “Had the perfect hen weekend at the ...”

    Had the perfect hen weekend at the Game Keepers Manor for my sister's hen do. Paula (host) went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay. Even coming over to drop off hair dryers and tea towels because we forgot them! ...

    Had the perfect hen weekend at the Game Keepers Manor for my sister's hen do. Paula (host) went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay. Even coming over to drop off hair dryers and tea towels because we forgot them! The house is gorgeous and so clean. A really comfortable stay. Although the house is a little hard to find, it is a short to drive to big supermarkets and shops (5 mins to tesco superstore) . Easy distance to newcastle and durham for days out/nights out (20-25 mins). We hired a minibus there and back, which worked out at about £7-8 per person (11 of us) for a journey to newcastle city centre, and the same back again at around 3am. Hot tub was beautiful and relaxing. It stayed clean and hot all weekend! We made breakfast each day in the kitchen, facilities were fab. Rooms were big, clean and comfy and bathrooms/ensuites were well equipped with lovely hot showers and baths. The house has lovely grounds and backdrop (next to a wood) which is unexpected as you drive through a a housing estate to find it. A really pleasant surprise, the electric gate is pretty cool too. With a big drive which could easily accomodate 5 cars. Possibly more. The entrance is lavish and pretty, making you draw breath as you walk in. My sister was really impressed as booked it for a surprise. Paula was easy to contact throughout the stay which was v helpful. Overall a super experience. Thank you! Would definitely come back again. Chloe


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Chester-le-Street centre 2 miles.

Gamekeepers Manor is a truly magnificent, grand house on the edge of Southburn Dene, just a couple of miles from the centre of Chester-le-Street and five miles north of the historic city of Durham.

This property is fantastic for a group of friends or extended family gathering together for that special occasion.

As you glide through the electric gates and behold Gamekeepers Manor you will realise you are arriving at a dream holiday home.

The reception hall has a splendid handmade oak staircase as its centrepiece.

To the right of the entrance hall there is a formal dining room and from here, step into the fabulous designer kitchen with range cooker, granite worktops and everything you could desire to rustle up a gourmet supper.

The dining room is a fantastic place for the whole group to get together and have a celebratory meal or simply take a long leisurely breakfast.

To the left of the entrance hall is the drawing room with exquisite furnishings, soft cream carpet, sumptuous sofas, French windows and a stone fireplace with a woodburner.

To the rear of Gamekeepers Manor you will find your way into a cosy sitting room with comfortable sofas and a gas fire, perfect for a breakaway group to sit and catch up.

For the younger members of the party there’s a games room with a pool and snooker table, what better way to keep them occupied whilst the adults relax in the main drawing room.

Once you have reached the first floor landing, you have the choice of six lovely bedrooms, over the first or second floor providing a restful night’s sleep for the whole party after a long day exploring this beautiful county.

The French doors lead out to just over an acre of beautiful, mature gardens.

There’s also a fantastic patio with furniture and a hot tub where you can have a soak and some fizz whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the lovely grounds.

Not many will want to leave this fabulous mansion, but there’s so much to see and do just a short distance away it would be a shame not to.

The city of Durham is tantalisingly close with its historical cathedral, theatre, restaurants, inns and shops.

There are many exciting destinations within easy reach, the Roman town of Chester-le-Street, Beamish Museum and the Durham Dales.

A little further afield there is the MetroCentre in Newcastle upon Tyne and Hadrian's Wall to explore.

For those with more energy, there is the Heritage Coast to visit with Cragside at Rothbury and the North Yorkshire Moors for the less faint-hearted.

This grand property is in a fabulous location for touring this stunning region as well as being perfect for a relaxing family break at any time of the year.

Sleeping arrangements

  • Bedroom 1

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    1 x single bed, 1 x king-size bed
  • Bedroom 2

    1 x super king-size bed
  • Bedroom 3

    1 x double bed
  • Bedroom 4

    1 x king-size bed
  • Bedroom 5

    1 x double bed
  • Bedroom 6

    1 x double bed


Over three floors. Six bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, separate steam shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 3 x double (two with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x second floor family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with gas fire. Drawing room with woodburner. Second floor games room with pool table and snooker table.


  • Gas underfloor heating with woodburner and gas fire
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one Smart with Freeview), DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 8 cars
  • Secure alarmed storage for bikes/golf clubs
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and hot tub
  • Four well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Beauty therapy and colonic hydrotherapy packages available on request, at additional cost
  • Please contact the owner for more details
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Durham 7 miles

Chester-le-Street is a great north market town in County Durham. It is home of the Durham International Cricket Ground hosting more than fifty days of domestic cricket from April to September. There is the Heritage Trail to follow taking in the history of Chester-le-Street as well as St. Cuthbert’s Church to visit with its displays of Roman, Saxon and Medieval times. Chester-le-Street is situated close to Durham city itself. The city is home to the magnificent Durham Cathedral, with its breathtaking vaulted ceiling and splendid architecture. The cathedral is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the whole of Europe. Durham Castle stands side by side with the cathedral, encircled by the wooded slopes of the River Wear below.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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