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Rosewood Cottage

(Ref. 1080915)

Durham, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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  • comfortable (8)
  • durham (7)
  • well (6)
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  • lovely (5)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "Owner was very responsive to a small problem, thank you."

    It is a lovely place and we were very comfortable there.

    Thank you for your kind words , happy to oblige and look forward to you returning soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2024

  • "Great base in Durham with easy walking routes to town and bus stops at end of the road as an option too."

    Durham is really beautiful. Train station very handy. Plenty of sightseeing to do across the North East from this area. Beds and sofas very comfortable (would have enjoyed a comfortable armchair by the window in the cosy dining room for alternative seating away from the main Tv lounge). Pub on the corner very nice. Shops, pubs and takeaways in Langley Moor a mile away. Quiet at night despite road being busy at times in the day. Always able to park car safely which is bonus. Had a lovely time staying in Rosewood Cottage. Thanks for the mince pies too xx

    So pleased you had a wonderful time and hope you return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Rosewood Cottage."

    We were visiting our son at Durham University and the cottage is in an ideal location, within easy walking distance of the university's hill colleges. The cottage was warm and welcoming after our days out and well equipped for our needs. The washing machine was particularly useful. We made good use of the generous indoor living space and look forward to visiting again in the summer so we can use the pretty courtyard garden.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was much bigger than expected."

    It felt welcoming on first entering. The ensuite felt a little perilous and I think I would recommend some kind of grab bar. The sofas were big and comfortable but watching TV was awkward. The frying pan needs replacing as the Teflon is peeling away and surprisingly there was not a spatula to use with it. I managed to use the frying pan by covering the base with foil. The cottage is well placed for Durham and local amenities and attractions. We did enjoy our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Sep 2023

  • "We felt there was a slight smell in kitchen area possibly from a drain?"

    Also couldn’t see a hairdryer. The cottage was comfortable otherwise. Very central for getting to Durham centre.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Aug 2023

  • "This lovely house was so beautiful and clean when we arrived, I loved the information pack and the little note, We went to the pub that you suggested and we loved it, The park down the road was lovely as well, Everyone was very friendly and helpful."

    Perfect location and parking was great.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and so glad you had a wonderful stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2023

  • "Comfortable home."

    Bus stop at end of road with regular buses to city centre Newcastle & Bishop Auckland. Duke of Wellington & Stonebridge Inn just a short walk. Steep walk back to the house from town but frequent buses an alternative. Took a while to work out that the heat & hot water are from a back boiler. We could hear a hissing sound from the fire & got a bit panicked until we worked out it was the back boiler working.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was ideal apart from the awful smell from the drains outside the back of the house."

    It hit us when we arrived at the property and remained present the entire weekend!

    Reviewed by Jaine4.4Apr 2023

  • "A well appointed and comfortable cottage."

    A good base for exploring Durham.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2023

  • "We arrived to find fresh flowers at the cottage, with the lounge and bedrooms even larger and nicer than they appear in photos."

    Beds and sofas were very comfortable. The house is near the road but there isn’t very much noise from traffic. Easy access to town on foot via a few different routes. We would recommend bringing a few spare towels as there weren’t enough for our family, and also some loo roll as there wasn’t any spare in the house when we arrived. We wouldn’t recommend doing your washing on holiday as the washing machine was quite mouldy and we couldn’t find the tumble drier mentioned in the cottage listing; there also wasn’t an airer. We found the toilet seat and a blind had been broken by the previous guests and unfortunately didn’t hear from the owner about these until our last day. All in all we’d recommend Rosewood Cottage as a base to explore Durham from.

    Reviewed by Anna3.1Aug 2022

  • "Excellent value for money and very comfortable beds."

    The dishwasher needed rinse aid and salt and did leak some water at front right. (Salt added but no rinse aid in cupboard) Also plug in bath wouldn’t lift up to let water out. (We had to lever plug up). Minor issues which no way affected our wonderful stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0May 2022

  • "We had a great week at Rosewood Cottage."

    The property was very reasonably priced for a weeks stay in the beautiful city of Durham The walk into town is 20 minutes but a nice one. The cottage had everything we needed

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at the cottage, which was warm, clean, and well positioned, but there were some niggles which meant that the accommodation, which cost over £500 for the week, fell a little short of what we expected: Firstly, there was no microwave."

    Admittedly the spec didn't list one, but it did claim that the kitchen was well equipped, and surely all kitchens contain a microwave these days? Secondly, the spec listed the en-suite and wet room separately, but these were one and the same, so the en-suite was the only upstairs loo, which is little use in the night for occupants of the other rooms. Then the en suite itself was a little bizarre, being built halfway down a disused staircase - a handrail on the steps would be useful! But the really daft thing was the lack of any sort of door/screen/curtain on the en-suite, which means that you can't use the loo during the night without the bright lights waking up the wife. So, a trip to the loo in the night means taking a torch to the downstairs bathroom, being careful not to trigger the automatic lights! There were also some minor niggles: Firstly we couldn't work out how to operate the gas fire, and we couldn't find any instructions. Fortunately, the place was warm enough, so that wasn't really an issue. Secondly, it seemed that the hot water only worked when the heating was on, unless I misunderstood the controls. Thirdly, although we had a bath towel each, there was only one hand towel between all of us. Fortunately we had some spares in our luggage. However, we still had an enjoyable week and hopefully this feedback will help the owner identify some necessary improvements.

    Reviewed by Maggie3.4Oct 2021

  • "Cottage is well placed for city centre."

    The kitchen is well equipped and the wet room is a great touch. Lovely stay

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Oct 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Wet room en suite with WC, shower and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, micro-wave, dishwasher, iron, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, radio, hair dryer, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.1 mile

The property

Nested in a quiet suburb on the outskirts of the historic city of Durham rests this traditional cottage, 14 Lowes Barn Bank.

Boasting a quaint exterior decorated with eye-catching ivy, 14 Lowes Barn Bank is the idyllic base for a small family looking to explore the delights of the North East.

Park up in your private off-road parking space and follow the pathway alongside the lovely dwelling, stepping over the threshold and into a charming sitting room, beautifully-appointed with rustic character, decorated with exposed wooden beams, enticing you to put your feet up and unwind with a cup of tea after an action-packed day.

After working up an appetite, venture through to the delightful farmhouse-style kitchen, amply-equipped with all of the necessary amenities required to rustle up a heart-warming meal for the group, and gather your loved ones in the dining room to serve your culinary delights, indulging over a bottle of wine.

End the day in style with a leisurely seat in the enclosed courtyard, boasting an array of fabulous colourful plants, providing a solace escape from the bustle of the nearby city.

As the day draws to a close, head back indoor and prepare for bed with a luxurious soak amongst the bubbles in the family bathroom, positioned on the ground-floor for your convenience.

Climb the stairs to the first-floor where you'll find three thoughtfully laid out bedrooms, a double, benefiting from it's own en-suite walk-in shower, alongside a further double and an intimate single bedroom, all featuring a neutral décor, offering a calming setting to rest your eyes ahead of a new day.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and venture off on foot into the heart of Durham, where you'll be spoilt for choice with the selection of high-street and boutique shops that line the cobbled streets, perfect for picking up a keepsake to remind you of your marvellous holiday!

If you fancy a break from doing the cooking, visit one of the many eateries on offer, with traditional country pubs, quaint cafes and delicious restaurants, there's something to suit a variety of tastes, as well as a bustling nightlife, promising a thrilling night on the town.

The seaside town of Seaham is within easy reach, home to a tranquil beach decorated in a mixture of pebble and sand, perfect for basking in the sun or tackling the waves, or if you'd prefer to stay on land, take a leisurely stroll along the harbour and soak in the scenic views of Seaham Lighthouse, towering above sea level, finishing the day in typical seaside tradition with a portion of fish and chips on the front.

Venture further afield to the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne, stopping for an obligatory photo with The Angel of The North en route, and discover the quirky Gateshead Millennium Bridge with a walk along the banks of the River Tyne, or if you time it right, you might be able to catch the magpies as they play at St James' Park.

Discover the hidden gem that is the North East with a stay at 14 Lowes Barn Bank.

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About the location


Chester-le-Street 11 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 21 miles;

Situated in one of the most beautiful counties of England, Durham city is one of the jewels in England’s crown. Dominated by the historic centre, a World Heritage Site, the city is home to magnificent Durham Cathedral, with its breath-taking vaulted ceiling and splendid architecture. The cathedral, the final resting place of the Venerable Bede, is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the whole of Europe. Durham Castle stands side by side with the cathedral, on a prominent hilltop site, encircled by the wooded slopes of the River Wear below. The city itself offers elegant buildings and fascinating narrow streets with excellent shopping, eating and drinking to suit all tastes. Add to that the ease of access to the rest of this historic county, “Land of the Prince Bishops”, and Durham has much to offer the discerning traveller, from Medieval castles to marvellous landscapes and scenic walks. Durham city is the ideal location for discovering this beautiful county.