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4 Ford Street

(Ref. 1037615)

Lanchester, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Our recent stay at the charming holiday property at 4 Ford Street was an absolute blast."

    Let's kick things off with the accommodation. The bedrooms were like fluffy clouds of comfort, perfect for sinking into after a day of adventure. And speaking of adventure, the addition of a single sofa bed in the main bedroom was a stroke of genius – our four-legged companions claimed it as their own personal throne! Now, onto the amenities – prepare to be amazed! The kitchen was so well-equipped, it could have given a professional chef a run for their money. But the real highlight of our stay? The K9 Dog grooming service in Lanchester High Street. Our furry friends came back looking like they just stepped out of a doggy spa – talk about pampered pooches! Now, let's talk about parking – or should I say, parking gymnastics? The space outside was snugger than a pair of skinny jeans, but fear not! we mastered it in the end thanks to reversing cameras. Parking on visits to walking spots was far easier. On the best day out we parked up at Pow Hill Country Park Car Park for free and embarked on a magical walk around Derwent Reservoir. Picture this: two and a half miles of scenic bliss, with water views that would make even a mermaid jealous. We made our way to the visitor centre, where we indulged in some well-earned refreshments – because let's face it, walking is thirsty work! But the adventure didn't stop there. On our way back, we swung by the dog playing field just outside the visitor centre. Let's just say our furry companions had the time of their lives – and by the time we got back to the property, they were out like a light! In summary, our stay at 4 Ford Street was nothing short of epic. From the cosy accommodation to the doggy adventures, every moment was filled with laughter and joy. A huge thank you to the owners for providing such a paws-itively wonderful experience! Here's to making memories that will last a lifetime!

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Mar 2024

  • "The welcome was spot on, and it was great to be back."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2024

  • "Equipped to the highest standard, a great place to stay!"

    Reviewed by Vaughan5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely house, very comfortable & relaxing ambiance."

    Everything you need is catered for. Lovely & thoughtful welcome Hamper. The Log burner is brilliant. Helen &,Peter very nice & helpful. If we return to Lanchester. Will definitely stay there again. Convenient , yet quiet location.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Oct 2023

  • "Having stayed in several Sykes cottages, we know the standard is generally high - but 4 Ford Street was another level."

    It is by far the best place we have stayed. Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful and lovely and the house itself is perfect. Everything you could possibly need was supplied, along with a lovely welcome pack (which even included treats for the dog). The house is well-decorated and stylish, but also welcoming and homely (it was lovely and warm). The kitchen was great as we like to cook for ourselves and it had everything we needed - and more! We honestly cannot recommend this place enough and we will certainly look to come back here in the future.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in a lovely house which had all we needed even a teapot."

    Back garden was lovely. We like to visit again sometime. LOVELY

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very pleasant, comfortable cottage."

    Well equipped and accessible to the village amenities.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage that is extremely well equipped."

    The owners provided a much appreciated welcome pack. The cottage is full of interesting art and pottery. Two outdoor seating areas. The property is in an ideal location to explore Durham and Beamish.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is immaculate and well equipped."

    It is very comfortable and spacious. The location is convenient for the local amenities yet there is no passing traffic so it is very quiet. Coast and country are just a short drive away. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there and have now booked to return in October.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    It was comfortable stylish and spacious with all the facilities you could ask for. No passing traffic so it was very quiet. A great base to visit the area. We only stayed a couple of nights and ate out at two great restaurants in the village

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very clean accommodation with all the facilities you could ask for."

    Very comfortable with every attention paid to the details. Neighbourhood was friendly and there were excellent walks and amenities on the doorstep. Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wishing to enjoy a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage the furniture was a wonderful blend of the old and new."

    Especially liked sitting in the warm sun in the front garden having our breakfast

    Reviewed by Harold5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    Everything you could possibly need is there. It is clean, comfortable and warm. There are lots of places to eat at night with good food. It is very central for sightseeing too. I would certainly recommend this beautiful cottage to everyone

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a return visit and the house didn't disappoint in any way."

    Lovely flowers in vases, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The owner left an Easter Egg and starter pack with wine!!!!! What more can you ask for, The house is just so lovely and Lanchester itself is as welcoming and friendly as always. The Kings Head was visited twice and the food is the best and a good choice of menu, all in all we love it all and could not recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very comfortable and clean."

    A real home from home.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2023

  • "The owners have a beautiful cottage well equipped kitchen of good quality appliances, crockery and utensils."

    Loved the decor and furnishings. Would highly recommended to friend and family and hope to return next year. Dog treats and welcoming pack much appreciated. Set in a lovely village and area with lots of walks,

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2023

  • "Amazing."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "A little jewel in North West Durham."

    A warm,comfortable and visually pleasing place to stay and a pleasure to return to after a busy day. A place I would gladly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jan 2023

  • "What can I say about Ford Cottage, that hasn’t already been said in previous reviews, regarding how beautiful, clean, stylish and warm it is."

    My stay was just Perfect! I felt at home immediately and for a few days when it was raining, I was so very happy and comfortable just staying in the cottage, with the log burner on and playing the lovely selection of vinyls on the record player, which is just another lovely touch to the cottage, that Helen and Peter have added. The best holiday cottage I have ever stayed in, and without doubt I will look forward to returning again soon. Thank you Helen and Peter for all the care, attention to detail and love that you have poured into Ford Cottage.

    Reviewed by Danica5.0Jan 2023

  • "The cottage is very well furnished with all amenities and has a welcoming feel to it."

    It is in a convenient location if staying with dogs as the woods are close by. The village itself offers nice shops, pubs,Cafés and takeaways

    Reviewed by Dagmar5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay at 4 Ford Street."

    The house is spacious, comfortable and immaculate! Every detail has been thought of and everything is great quality. The gifts on arrival were a wonderful touch and the kids loved the colouring pack. The location is great. We enjoyed the local park and great restaurants nearby. Helen and Peter were lovely and communication was easy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend staying here and we hope to come back soon.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is absolutely beautiful both inside and out."

    By far the best equipped we have ever stayed in and we have had stayed in lots over the years. The cottage is cosy and immaculate, everything you could need is provided and more. The cottage is very tastefully decorated and fitted out to a very highest standard and the artwork adorning the walls is fabulous. Helen and Steve should be very proud of themselves with what they have achieved in making this cottage such a real home from home. From opening the gate into the small but colourful and interestingly laid out garden to closing the gate for the last time on your way home you will be so glad you booked this beautiful cottage and like us l am sure you will be making plans to return again at some point in the future. If you are thinking about booking this cottage dont hesitate do it now you will love it.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cosiest, most comfortable, and best equipped cottage we have stayed in over the years - everything has been thought of, a home from home."

    A very friendly and helpful owner, in a delightful location.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely house, pretty much in the middle of Lanchester with everything within easy walking distance."

    The owners were really helpful and accommodating, and left a fantastic welcome pack! The house is well laid out with everything you need. The old railway line also makes for a great walk.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent stay at this cosy home from home property, we loved it!"

    Everything was quality; from the tasteful decor, bedding, beautiful arts and crafts fixtures and fittings to the generous welcome pack and high end appliances. Nice touch having a record player and neighbours really friendly too. Easy stroll into Lanchester. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying here!

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just had a wonderful week at 4 Ford Street."

    It is the best holiday cottage we have stayed in, it is absolutely spotless. The appliances are all top quality as are the furnishings. Helen left a very generous welcome pack above and beyond anything we have ever received before. Even goodies for our little four legged friend Dobby, he enjoyed his holiday too. All the locals are so friendly and welcoming. You won’t regret booking this cottage it is perfect in every way. We hope to come back in the near future. Thank you Helen and Peter.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2022

  • "The holiday cottage was exactly as described, we have never stayed in self catering cottage that was so well equipped ."

    Spotlessly clean and situated on the outskirts of Lanchester, just a 5 minute walk into the village. The welcome pack and the vases of cut flowers were a really nice touch. If you book this property you won’t regret it

    Reviewed by Shirley Noreena5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have already let the owner know how impressed we are with the cottage ..."

    We have already let the owner know how impressed we are with the cottage especially how clean it is We like to leave cottages as we find them but do find a 9am departure an impossible task so hence we leave the night before We can’t fault this cottage and the quality of service provided

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Stayed at Ford Street with friends as we were taking my wife's ashes back to Durham, Other than it being a sad occasion we all enjoyed our stay at Ford Street and thought the property was superb we would give it 5 star plus if there was a downstairs loo, very well appointed and the attention to detail was second to none, very tastefully decorated and a lovely welcome pack provided, my friends had never been to the county and were very surprised at what it has to offer, Lanchester and this property are a great base to explore the delights of the North East, if you visit County Durham (and you should!"

    ) this is the place to stay.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0May 2022

  • "A stunning property, so well loved by the owners who have gone to immense trouble to furnish to the highest degree."

    The garden is just so relaxing. Nothing too much trouble. Welcome pack was far above the usual milk and bread. Included wine, beers, coffee, tea, biscuits, milk, and a treat jar for my dogs. Everything thought of and loads of local walking and OS maps plus visitor information for the area. Lots of lovely walks in the area, close to Stanley and Consett if you need supermarkets etc and Durham City centre just so historical and a lovely day out. You Must book Sunday roast lunch at the Kings Head. Sat nav however took us to Burnhope so stay on the A691 straight to Lanchester. Will certainly visit again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Second visit to this cottage and it didn't disappoint."

    Just as we remembered, such a beautiful and comfortable house, we love it. Lovely welcome basket full goodies including an Easter Egg, very thoughtful. We love the village of Lanchester, everyone is friendly including the neighbours and it really well placed to travel to places. Highly recommend the accommodation and location.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely, comfy, cosy cottage providing a perfect base for our holiday."

    The owners were in regular contact to answer any queries and even our pet had creature comforts left for him. The welcome basket was so thoughtful and greatly appreciated. The attention to detail was incredible, there was even a sewing kit! The most perfect cottage we’ve ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2022

  • "Just had a lovely week in 4 Ford St the cottage is lovely in a quiet place with a lovely garden the welcome pack was really appreciated and everything had been thought of."

    Lanchester is perfect a couple of pubs, restaurants and shops also easy to access the area for walking and further afield we went to Durham and Newcastle on the bus and visited Beamish. Thank you for a fantastic stay will definitely be booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2022

  • "This cottage was so lovely and had everything you could want."

    We loved the decor and the wood burner was so cosy in the evenings. Helen was fantastic and contacted us a few times to make sure we had everything we needed. There was a really thoughtful gift basket and fresh flowers as well. Lanchester a lovely little town and we discovered the Lanchester valley walks just a few minutes away. It was perfect and we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2022

  • "This property far exceeded our expectations."

    Helen, the owner, has furnished the house with exceptional taste. The attention to detail is incredible which made our stay even more enjoyable. Other reviewers have described the property and it didn’t disappoint. A welcome box of treats had been left for us, and our dogs, which was a lovely thought. We were surprised that Helen visited to ensure we had settled in as she was concerned that she was unable to contact us on the telephone. It was nice that a person should care so much about their clients and as a regular visitor to Lanchester we will certainly consider making future bookings.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very well equiped and warm property within a few minutes walk of several pubs and restaurants."

    Good size kitchen with dish washer and cleaning pods provided! We were there in Febuary and the place was warm and cozy throughout.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Jan 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay."

    The house is just what you need when away from home. I can’t recommend the home and the owners enough. The owners were lovely to deal with and very easy to contact. We went for one week and ended up staying for two. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "4 Ford Street is a beautiful house which the hosts Helen and Peter have thought of everything to make visitors stay a most comfortable and a welcoming experience."

    We loved staying at the house over the New Year holiday and the house is in a great location too for exploring the countryside, the nearby town of Durham and other local towns and villages. We want to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Ann Marie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really lovely house with everything you could possibly need and more."

    The Christmas decorations were just lovely and made our stay. Helen the host was so helpful and the basket of goodies most unexpected. Thank you to Helen for a lovely few days away.

    Reviewed by Rosa5.0Dec 2021

  • "Perfect location in a beautiful village."

    The house is comfortable, beautifully furnished and very well equipped to a very high standard. The house was family-friendly with lots of space for us (2 adults and 2 kids). I'd definitely recommend this home to others and hope to stay here again. The local shop, pharmacy, butchers, bakers and restaurants are within 5 min. walk so we enjoyed dinner and wine out and could walk back. Children's local playground around the corner, perfect for keeping kids entertained between trips out. We enjoyed family days out in the area and visited relatives nearby. Look forward to coming to stay again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Comfort facilities and location ."

    We had a very good Experience all round staying in 4 ford street . Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect location and all the comforts of home away from home and our hosts were very attentive and most helpful."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was wonderful, the owners had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable."

    The pictures don’t do it justice. The village had every type of shop and there is plenty of walking in the area. The only slight problem we had was finding the cottage in the first place, but once we asked someone we were given directions.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a fabulous stay here, so clean and comfortable."

    Helen had provided so many little extras, the welcome basket was so lovely (even treats for our dog). After a day out exploring it was so nice to come back to such a comfortable cosy house. It doesn’t in any way feel like a holiday cottage with all the lovely furnishings and the appliances are great. The weather was just perfect so we were able to sit out in the back yard, the only thing missing was a small patch of grass for Alfie to have a wee on (he does like a bit of green stuff). But there is grass out the front of the house where he could go. The neighbours and locals were all so friendly and made us feel very welcome. The village has just about every type of cuisine to suit all tastes and I think we tried almost all of them, the Italian I think being the favourite

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderfully stay in this holiday cottage."

    Very clean and beautiful inside. Everything was done to a very high standard and facilities great and good location for exploring the area. Owner very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very well equiped and comftable cottage."

    located a few minutes walk from the town which although small has several restaurants and pubs. A lovely cottage with small outside area both back and front with some nice walks especially the old railway line, now a popular walking and cycling trail starts about 100 yards fron the back gate The food and atmosphere at the pub Crinnions is exceptional despite it's strange name! I would also recommend the Greek Yannis. A small family run place. .

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2021

  • "A very warm welcome at the cottage as you walk in you feel at home very clean everything you want and a lovely welcome pack even for Jesse the dog."

    Helen couldn’t do enough for you a lovely lady. The village was good for eating out and for walks with the dog ,definitely would recommend John and Miriam Yorkshire

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "I had never heard of lanchester until my visit ,its an absolutley beautiful place the local people made us feel welcome i think there was only one person that didnt speak to us as we strolled past ."

    Lots of lovely walks with the dog ,excellent garden centre for breakfast and lunch ,excellent fish and chip shop in the village and our cottage was superb with a very welcoming host ,we had a brilliant week

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really comfortable and well equipped house."

    The owner made a special visit at the start of the holiday to ensure we had everything we needed, having missed us by phone.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house was beyond beautiful and elegant, really lovely."

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent individual cottage, very clean with quality fixtures and fittings Would go again J n j fordham"

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2021

  • "Beautiful, quiet cottage in a pretty village."

    Photo's do not do this cottage justice - everything we needed and more for a weeks stay. Welcome pack was very thoughtful and contained some lovely treats (even for the Chihuahua!). Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Oct 2020

  • "A very nice cottage in a beautiful location."

    Very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is one of the best in which we have stayed."

    It was spotlessly clean; spacious, with a very high standard of furnishings, and kitchen equipment. Everything had been thought of; including a delicious 'welcome basket'. (Wine, coffee, cake, etc). The bathroom is lovely, with a super 'rain shower'. Each room is beautiful, with lovely paintings and craft work. The attractive small gardens were excellent 'suntraps' for coffee and cake. Lanchester is an attractive large village with many shops catering for everyday requirements. It also has an excellent bus service to Durham or Consett: to avoid the necessity of driving. The situation is ideal for Hadrian's wall, and moorland/river walks from Wolsingham. The disused railway provides easy walking or cycling in both directions. There are several pubs and restaurants, which we reluctantly did not visit due to 'social distancing': but made use of the Fish/( Vegetarian options) and Chip shop on one occasion. The location of the 'cottage' is very peaceful and definitely to be recommended. Helen (the owner) thoughtfully texted to inquire if we had any other requirements. Thank you to Helen and Peter.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "What an absolutely fantastic holiday home."

    The house is beautifully presented and furnished, with everything you could need. A great location with lots of walks on the doorstep. Would definitely be keen to come back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was a last minute booking due to Covid-19 as we had been looking for a Cottage/Caravan nearer the Durham coast."

    My wife and I used this magnificent house as a base to catch up with my wife's County Durham family. The terraced house is very well decorated, and has beautiful furniture, and a well fitted kitchen. The backyard is inspirational in its choice of plants, and will mean us visiting our local garden centre to try and recreate the feel. My son was staying with us, and the three of us did not manage to overwhelm the Wifi. The A68, a few miles to the west makes it ideal for getting to Hadrian's Wall and into Northumberland. Be careful when driving through Consett though as you can get lost if you miss a sign on the ring road, and beware of the cyclists if you are taking the pleasant walk along the old railway line towards either Consett or Durham. Lanchester itself is a beautiful village, with a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, the neighbours are very friendly, and Sainsbury is 10 minutes away on the outskirts of Durham. A good place to return to. P.S. Should the GOT Poster really be Uhtred of Bebbanburg?.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Jul 2020

  • "4 Ford Cottage is a very relaxing holiday home."

    Beautiful decor, furniture & artifacts. Very comfortable all round. Great front garden for a sunny breakfast & beautiful back garden for tea. Lots of real plants add that warm homely feeling. Lovely powerful shower & spa bath to unwind after long walks and a great wood burner to be cosy in the lounge. Lanchester is a good location with walk/cycle lane (and woods) going from Lanchester out to Consett one way & Durham the other. Excellent various places to eat & drink in Lanchester. We enjoyed the Kings Head for distancing, during Covid restrictions, with room for one door IN and another for OUT, plus good space inside. Coast only approx 40mins away to enjoy the Sand & Sea.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1x double bed, x1 queen bed, single sofa bed available in the main bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, over shower, basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan living area with dining space and sitting room with a woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, record player and vinyls, TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On street parking for 1 car and on-street parking available
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor seating and shed for bike storage and utility
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.3 miles, pub within 0.4 miles
  • Note: Dogs cannot foul on front communal land Note: Please refrain from using candles in the property
  • Note: The fireplaces in the property are decorative, please do not use
  • Note - Minimum 3 night bookings only
  • Note: From Decemeber 2023, there will no longer be a bath in the property, as works will be taking place to convert the bathroom to a walk-in shower

The property

Located in the affluent village of Lanchester, this charming terraced cottage is seamlessly tailored for a couple’s romantic getaway or a cosy escape for a small family.

4 Ford Street is based on a quiet road with a stunning communal grassy space, the cottage is entered through a modest enclosed patio where you'll find a lovely bench to seat yourself and drink a coffee on a warm morning.

Settle down in the open-plan living room which has an intimate dining space with a quirky dining table with traditional church-style seating, sitting opposite a traditional ornate fireplace, a few steps over is a an inviting sitting space, lounge on the plush sofa whilst you flick through films on the TV and the woodburning stove crackles in front of you.

The kitchen claims a stunning Velux skylight window letting an abundance of natural light inside, it's nicely finished and equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, and a microwave.

In the rear yard you'll find a handy shed complete with a freezer, washing machine and bike storage, should you need it, you can also use this outside space to dine alfresco on the outdoor seating, enjoying a delicious meal in your peaceful surroundings.

The first floor boasts beautiful navy walls and classic wooden features, you'll find two attractive double bedrooms, one with desk space in case you need to check in the office, and both contain sufficient storage for all your belongings.

Black tiled walls encompass the family bathroom, choose to either take a long unwinding bubble bath or a standing brisk shower before you start a busy day.

As you step out the property, you're within walking distance of a local convenience store to pick up treats, as well as cafes, pubs and parks.

Visit the friendly farm animals at Hall Hill Farm, a great day out for children where they can feed and stroke the animals, Diggerland Durham is also a short drive from the property, a theme park when anyone can ride, drive and operate real diggers.

Durham boasts an array of cultural attractions to explore including Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle, and Crook Hall and Gardens, a 13th century manor house, it's also home to fun activities like Adventure Valley, Wharton Park, and or rowing on the River Wear.

The booming city of Newcastle is home to a lively community, complete with booming bars and clubs, a variety of restaurants to dine out in, and plenty of shopping opportunity, alternatively, there's sight-seeing opportunities like Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Beamish open air museum, Hadrian’s Wall Path, and the iconic Angel of the North statue.

Make the most of quality time with your loved ones at 4 Ford Street, a charming hidden gem deep within County Durham.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Durham 8 miles; Newcastle 14 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 14 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas