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4 Ford Street

Lanchester, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1037615)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JohnMay 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 BryanMay 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 SusanApr 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 LouiseApr 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 ElizabethMar 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 JanetMar 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 JacquelineFeb 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 JohnFeb 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 MikeJan 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 DavidJan 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-marieDec 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 RosaDec 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 SarahOct 2021

  • "Comfort facilities and location ."

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

    Reviewed by AnneOct 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 PaulSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by DavidSep 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 JacquelineSep 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 MikeAug 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 GraceAug 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 JohnJul 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 RichardJul 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 NeilJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by JohnMay 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 KellyOct 2020

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

    Very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by GuySep 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 SusanAug 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 EmmaAug 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 GeoffreyJul 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 SueJul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x doubles
  • 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
  • Off-road 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

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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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