Laurel Cottage

Iveston near Durham, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 925520)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Miss Hall

    “There was a very busy, fast speed, main road and the house was very noisy.”

    We were unable to have our bedroom window open due to traffic noises. The parking directions provided by the owner were poor and misleading, thankfully a neighbour assisted us with this! The cottage backed onto kennels NOT MENTIONED IN THE LISTINGS. The dogs here barked continuosly day and night, disturbing our dog and my children's sleep. They were aggressive sounding and frightened my youngest. The owners were also heard shouting and antagonising the dogs. The next door neighbours were ...

    We were unable to have our bedroom window open due to traffic noises. The parking directions provided by the owner were poor and misleading, thankfully a neighbour assisted us with this! The cottage backed onto kennels NOT MENTIONED IN THE LISTINGS. The dogs here barked continuosly day and night, disturbing our dog and my children's sleep. They were aggressive sounding and frightened my youngest. The owners were also heard shouting and antagonising the dogs. The next door neighbours were stripping walls and moving furniture every night from 10pm until 2-3 am. If we had been fully informed of these problems, we would never have stayed here. Noticed in visitor book, other guests have had same issues.

    We are sorry that your stay at Laurel cottage was not as enjoyable as it should have been. Since your visit we have had triple glazing installed in the bedrooms to help those sensitive to noise. The road is only busy at peak times going in and out of Durham for work, but also serves as an excellent access point for anyone using Laurel cottage as a central base to visit all of the wonderful attractions in the area. We are a dog friendly property and the neighbours dogs can be loud during feeding and exercise times, but this is natural for animals and only sporadic during the day. I have spent many years at Laurel cottage and have never experienced prolonged barking at night time. The property next door has been empty for some years and unfortunately you must have stayed during the short period when it was being renovated (unbeknown to us). If you had informed us of the disturbance we would have contacted the builders and asked them to stop at a reasonable time in the evening. The parking instructions were very clear as we tell all guests not to park outside the front door but on the top in the parking space or alongside the gable end. Communication is key and we are always on the end of the phone and also have family nearby if anyone has any questions. Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback. - Sykes owner relations

The property

This charming, end-terrace cottage is situated in the village of Iveston, just two and a half miles from the historic town of Lanchester, in County Durham.

Lovingly decorated and furnished throughout, this cottage is the perfect base for families and friends to explore this lovely part of the country.

This comfortable cottage is bright and welcoming, and has a well-equipped kitchen to cater for all your culinary needs, along with a dining area and a cosy sitting room with a gas fire, the perfect place to relax in after a day spent exploring this cultural region.

Three cosy bedrooms and a bathroom are on the first floor, and a bright and airy conservatory completes the accommodation.

There is a small garden to the rear, relax with a refreshing drink, and take in the fabulous panoramic views across the fields.

A five-minute drive will take you to the village of Lanchester, which boasts a marvellous selection of restaurants, takeaways and bistro pubs.

The city of Durham is only a short journey away, with its wonderful cathedral, cobbled streets, river walk and an array of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Also close by is the Roman town of Chester-le-Street, Beamish Museum and the Durham Dales.

A little further afield are Newcastle upon Tyne, Hadrian's Wall, the Heritage Coast, Cragside at Rothbury and the North Yorkshire Moors, all worth a visit and offering plenty of activities for everyone.

Centrally located, this cottage is the perfect place for that long-awaited holiday break.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, Blu-ray, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Restaurant 2 mins walk
  • Note: Maximum occupancy - four adults and two children under the age of 12
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

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About the location

IVESTON

Lanchester 2.5 miles; Durham 10 miles;

Set in the beautiful countryside of County Durham, approximately ten miles to the west of the historic City of Durham, is the village of Iveston. The village took its name from Ive’s Stone- the stone on which St Ivo is said to have preached to Roman soldiers. Today, the Roman connection is reflected in the many Northumbrian tourist attractions along Hadrian’s Wall. Evidence of the Roman occupation in nearby villages is strong - stones from Roman forts are incorporated into both local farm buildings and nearby Lanchester’s attractive Church of All Saints, dating from Norman times. 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 and Beamish Museum a short drive away, and Newcastle just 18 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.

Note: Maximum occupancy - four adults and two children under the age of 12.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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