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Prospect Cottage

Lanchester near Durham, Northumberland (Ref. 2618)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine


49 Customer Reviews

  • "Spacious comfortable cottage in a great location for exploring the area."

    Quiet and private with great facilities and good off road parking. The listing would benefit from more interior pictures, to show how spacious and attractive the property is. The external picture is a few years old, and the trees have seriously grown, but the garden is still nice. We had a lovely time and wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2020

  • "This cottage is truly wonderful, indeed more mansion than cottage."

    Comfortable and well appointed with everything you need and looking forward to booking this cottage again. Lanchester is a lovely village and a great location for visiting Durham and the region.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2020

  • "I would like to thank the staff at sykes as I changed the cottage and they were very helpful."

    as for the cottage it was very nice very well equipped but would benefit greatly with a shower in the upstairs bathroom and a shower tray in downstairs shower. the television aerial was intermitant and there is no wi fi

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018

  • "Both my husband and myself felt that the location of the property was absolutely perfect for a holiday in County Durham."

    We had a very busy week, sightseeing, walking, visiting National Trust properties, plus the 'eateries' in Lanchester were very nice. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2018

  • "The cottage was freezing cold the TV areal failed to work at times and the photo ..."

    The cottage was freezing cold the TV areal failed to work at times and the photo of the cottage was a very old one as the conifer trees in the garden were huge making it very dark inside the owners of the property were very helpful

    Reviewed by K JMar 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely , larger than we thought Plenty of places to eat in such a small village."

    The kings Head pub had a good choice of food .Great location for visiting other places. Beamish Museum well worth a visit. Park and ride ideal for Duhram. Overall a lovely break.

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2017

  • "Great location easy 2 min stroll into the village Cottage was great, all you needed for a holiday"

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2017

  • "Comfortable spacious cottage ideally placed for sightseeing."

    Could be even better if Wifi was available and the TV reception would be greatly improved if connected to a proper aerial rather than the inside one as at present.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2017

  • "Cottage was amply supplied."

    Local pubs, restaurants, very pleasant people. Cottage also located perfectly, nice and quiet. Very central for anywhere in the north east. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2016

  • "A fabulous cottage in a great location."

    The cottage is well furnished with super style to reflect the area. The overall space in this cottage is remarkable and families can all find their own space within it. The cottage is great value for money.

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2015

  • "A cosy yet spacious property in a good situation with helpful owners."

    Reviewed by RhodaJul 2015

  • "I have stayed in several cottages over the past four years and Prospect Cottage ranks as one of the best."

    The layout allows for excellent flexibility with its two bathrooms and separate bedroom in the old hay loft. It provides a perfect location to explore County Durham.

    Reviewed by AntonyJun 2015

  • "We were impressed with Prospect Cottage."

    It was clean, well equipped and very welcoming. It was a bonus having such nice owners living next door (loved their little Jack Russell!). Lots of shops in the village including a 'Spar' and there are excellent restaurants just a two minute walk away. The cottage is well situated; Durham is just a few miles away, Cathedral and Castle are a 'must.' We used the Park and Ride to Durham Railway Station and got on a train into York. 'Beamish' is well worth a visit for folk of any age, the entrance ticket gives you a whole year unlimited access, great value.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJun 2014

  • "Excellent cottage for families sharing, it gave both families privacy."

    Very well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2013

  • "The cottage met our needs perfectly."

    Great location, close to Durham, and all the North East has to offer.

    Reviewed by GlynisJul 2013

  • "A generously sized 3 bedroom cottage, nicely decorated, well equipped and well furnished."

    Off road parking. Easy access to Durham, Gateshead and Newcastle.

    Reviewed by FabioFeb 2013

  • "Situated in a nice village with good amenities."

    Reviewed by LyndaDec 2012

  • "The cottage was in a great location and very spacious for 6 people."

    The fact it had 2 separate upstairs was great for the grandparents to get some peace away from the children. It was well decorated and the owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2012

  • "The cottage was was exceptional it was clean, tidy, very well decorated and presented, facilities were excellent."

    We arrived in a snow blizzard and the cottage was well heated with the radiators blasting out more than sufficient heat to deal with the snow,ice and extreme weather conditions during our stay. The owners were very friendly and considerate,we were not bothered by anyone and the cottage was quiet and tranquil. There are shops and cafes/restaurants pubs and a club. The locals are very friendly and happy to point you in the right direction if needed. We have and will be recommending the cottage to friends and family and we are already looking to book again some time in 2013. I certainly recommend this cottage to prospective holiday makers who are looking for a cottage that ticks all the right boxes.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2012

  • "Northumberland is a wonderful county to visit with so many things to see."

    The cottage was a very comfortable and well equipped base. It was very conveniently located within easy walking distance of local shops and restaurants. We hope to explore the area more in the future.

    Reviewed by SusieJul 2012

  • "The house is spacious and very comfortable with great heating."

    The kitchen is large and a pleasure to use. Decor well above the standard one expects in a holiday rental. Nice to come 'home' to after a day of sightseeing.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2012

  • "Another fantastic stay at Prospect Cottage!"

    As always the owners are very welcoming and the property is amazing. We will certainly be returning again in the future. We would definitely recommend a visit to High Force waterfall, the place is stunning.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2011

  • "The cottage was extremely spacious and comfortable."

    It was very convenient for the local shops, pubs/restaurants and bus service. We enjoyed lots of walks in the beautiful countryside and visited Durham, Newcastle, Corbridge and Hexham. A very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2011

  • "A great location."

    Very friendly owners, great cottage for a split group with two self-contained 'wings' off the main living area.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2011

  • "The friendliness of the villagers - especially in the church - and of people everywhere; the village facilities; the secluded but not isolated position of the cottage; the helpful owners; the well-equipped kitchen; the lovely countryside and interesting places to visit."

    Your courteous efficiency.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2011

  • "The location of the cottage was superb in a very pretty village with good amenities."

    The road networks were excellent and a 2 minute walk to the bus stop with very regular buses. The surrounding countryside was very scenic but not far from larger towns and cities (best of both worlds). The cottage was lovely - 'chocolate box' from outside and very spacious and comfortable inside.

    Reviewed by VanessaAug 2011

  • "Very spacious and well equipped cottage."

    It was excellent accommodation; very helpful owners, super location which was handy for amenities. Good local restaurants and bus service. Lovely walks from our front door. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by GillJun 2011

  • "Spaciousness and decor of the property."

    It was stylish and modern but entirely in keeping with the cottage overall.

    Reviewed by AliceMar 2011

  • "The location was great, close enough to walk into the centre for an evening meals - either a take away or a lovely Italian restaurant."

    The cottage was of a very good standard, great hot shower and very comfy beds.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2011

  • "The cottage was far bigger than we ever imagined."

    It went on forever. It was warm and cosy when we got there, despite the thick snow outside, and the owner was friendly and greeted us to give us the key. The cottage was very clean and there was lots to keep us occupied, books, games and dvds. The pub on the village green did very good food. Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2010

  • "The property was very clean, comfortable and cosy with an effective heating system."

    It's location was perfect for the places we wanted to visit and the village itself had some good basic eating places and shops. Based on this experience we would certainly use Sykes Cottages again.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2010

  • "A lovely cottage, ideal for our needs."

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2010

  • "Very relaxing stay, good central place for us to visit family and friends."

    Reviewed by KateJul 2010

  • "Very comfortable and spacious cottage, good location."

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2010

  • "Very cosy cottage."

    Good base. 'Kings Head' has excellent selection of food, just a 5 minute walk.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2010

  • "The house was kept well heated when the general weather was quite cold."

    It was well situated.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2010

  • "The cottage was in a wonderful location, just secluded enough to be a great getaway but also close enough to Durham and Newcastle for you to go out for the day."

    Would recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by GinaFeb 2010

  • "The cottage was really lovely and the setting fantastic - would have liked to stay longer."

    Reviewed by JaniceFeb 2010

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated and furnished, and very spacious."

    The owner was very helpful and always available. It felt luxurious. Very close to Durham and in the nice little village of Lanchester.

    Reviewed by AngelaJan 2010

  • "We have visited the property twice now, and would thoroughly recommend it to everybody."

    The property itself is beautiful and situated in a very quaint little village. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2009

  • "The cottage far exceeded our expectations - it was so spacious."

    The owner was really friendly and couldn't do enough to make our Christmas special - a wonderful find and we shall certainly return!

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2009

  • "Very close to the many amenities of the local village, friendly owners available to deal with any queries."

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2009

  • "The cottage was beautiful, really homely and comfortable."

    It was bigger than anticipated and we enjoyed a relaxing week.

    Reviewed by ZoeNov 2009

  • "First time we'd booked with Sykes and we would definitely do so again."

    Lovely cottage in a great location.

    Mrs RentonSep 2009

  • "The cottage was clean and beautifully furnished with everything we needed."

    Durham was a lovely place with a fantastic Cathedral and Castle well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2009

  • "The quality of the cottage was a surprise, as it was a last minute booking, and a very competitive price."

    We didn't expect such a beautiful cottage. I think Prospect Cottage was the best we've ever stayed in. It was spacious, beautifully presented, both inside and out, extremely comfortable, well equipped with high quality furnishings, and fittings. We would definitely return to this cottage, and recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by SylviaAug 2009

  • "We liked the position of the cottage, just a few minutes from the town and the fact that it was off the road with little traffic noise."

    The cottage itself was exactly what we were looking for, the decor and furnishings were of the highest standard (far better than most holiday properties). We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2009

  • "A lovely house in very nice surroundings."

    A credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2009

  • "We liked that it was situated in a village with all the basic amenities plus a few restaurants within walking distance."

    The cottage was warm and cosy and the owner was very helpful.We also liked that it was near the Lanchester Way for walking.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2008

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The property

A stone-built, terraced property adjoining the owner's home in the village of Lanchester, in the heart of lovely County Durham.

Prospect Cottage offers warm and comfortable accommodation from which to explore the surrounding area.

There is an attractive garden to the front, and an enclosed yard to the rear while inside the property has been well decorated and furnished to make a charmingly cosy base.

A visit to the historic city of Durham, just 9 miles away, is a must, and within easy driving distance are the Wear Valley, Wolsingham, Derwent Reservoir, Diggerland and the Roman Wall.

The Riverside Durham County Cricket Ground, which features International and Test matches, is less than 30 minutes' drive away, while further afield but worth the trip are the spectacular beaches and castles of the Northumberland Heritage Coastline.


  • Three bedrooms: 3 x double rooms, each with a double bed
  • Please be advised that this bed configuration can not be changed
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburner-style gas fire
  • Sitting room with gas woodburner-style fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fires
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Enclosed rear yard with furniture, front garden area
  • Cot and highchair if requested at booking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Note: Max
  • 5 people, plus 1 infant
  • Note furniture configuration can not be changed with the property.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

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Note: Max. 5 people, plus 1 infant.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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