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Woodstock Lodge

Mainsforth near Ferryhill, Northumberland (Ref. 1055300)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Guttentag

    “Fabulous house for a large family, incredible amount of living space; comfortable, modern and full of character.”

    - Mr Guttentag, October 2020

The property

Ferryhill 2.1 miles.

Resting in a rural location from which to explore the countryside of County Durham, Woodstock Lodge can be found resting within the village of Mainsforth, in easy reach of Ferryhill's fantastic amenities.

North of Darlington, south of Durham city, this all-ground-floor converted stable property is ideally situated for exploring all that this wonderful location has to offer with your family or as a group of friends.

Enter through the impressive gates before parking up on the gravelled area outside the property, taking in the wonder of this historic property, before heading inside to make yourselves at home.

There are ample social spaces within the property where you can enjoy spending quality time with your loved ones; keep the chef of the group company with a glass of wine in hand in the spacious kitchen, equipped with every essential appliance for a self-catered stay, before moving into the characterful living/dining room where you can sit beneath the rustic beams of the room to enjoy a family-favourite meal at the dining table.

End your evening by sinking into the inviting corner sofa before the television equipped with Sky, while the little ones make the most of the neighbouring games room, a true haven where they can while away the hours on the Xbox for a relaxing evening in.

The cottage also benefits from the conveniences of a utility hosting both a washing machine and tumble dryer making a great spot to house your canine companions too, as well as a cloakroom, while the family bathroom boasts all of a bath, shower over, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, so you can choose how best to prepare for your day.

Take your pick from four well-presented bedrooms, made up of a master king-size double with its own en-suite bathroom boasting the same facilities as the family bathroom, two further doubles and a twin, offering a flexible sleeping arrangement for a variety of group needs.

Spend your mornings out in the fresh countryside breeze on the front lawned area while your canine companions stretch their legs ahead of a day of adventure.

The local area is extremely idyllic, with plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and wildlife watching, the nearby Castle Lake at Bishop Middleham being particularly great for birdwatching, while the Ferryhill Carrs Nature Reserve boasts beautiful landscapes to explore by foot as well as even more bird watching wonders with willow warbler, blackcap, lesser white-throat, and yellow hammer being seen here regularly.

Ferryhill is also home to all of the amenities you could need for a self-catered stay, with a choice of shops and eateries, as well as a weekly Friday market where you can pick up sweets, clothes and household goods.

The town also hosts a range of wonderful events throughout the year such as an annual summer gala, Christmas market, parading of miners banners, vintage car rally, art and photography exhibitions and many more, providing something for a range of different tastes well-worth exploring while in the area.

Venture over to the coast to find the port town of Hartlepool where you can mosey along the picturesque marina before indulging in a celebratory meal in one of its waterside eateries, while the Hartlepool Museum and the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool can be found here too for those seeking a spot of history.

Visit Bishop Auckland for fantastic golfing experiences and even more amenities, or make your way to Durham to find even more history in the form of its Romanesque Durham Cathedral and Norman Durham Castle, with plenty more to explore here too.

Choose Woodstock Lodge for a memorable escape with your loved ones to County Durham.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and separate WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room
  • Games room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, TV with Sky, TV, Xbox, pool table and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available upon request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front garden with lawn and gravelled area with sheltered outdoor seating
  • Safe secure bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Note: There is one step down to the bedrooms
  • Note: There is a double sofa bed available on request
  • Note: Even though all ground floor there are two steps at both entrances

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About the location


Bishop Auckland 6.9 miles; Durham 7 miles; Hartlepool 16.7 miles

Ferryhill is a wonderful town found in County Durham, with a rich past surrounding its coal mining history, it now offers its visitors a beautiful base for exploring the countryside with plenty of scenic spots in easy reach. The town boasts a charming community spirit, with various events held throughout the year well-worth exploring while in the area such as an annual summer gala, Christmas market, parading of miners banners, vintage car rally, art and photography exhibitions and many more, catering to a variety of tastes with plenty of fun to be had by all. The town also hosts a weekly Friday market in the Town Centre market place where you can browse sweets, clothes and household goods, as well as there being a good range of shops, pubs, bars, takeaways and restaurants to take your pick from too. Be sure to explore the Ferryhill Carrs Nature Reserve where you can roam amongst diverse landscapes such as fen, open water, ancient semi-natural woodland, grassland and scrub habitat, with plenty of spaces to enjoy a scenic picnic, with plenty of bird species to observe such as willow warbler, blackcap, lesser white-throat, and yellow hammer, while the Thrislington National Nature Reserve is in easy reach of here too. Visit the nearby Bishop Middleham Quarry a Site of Special Scientific Interest with even more scenic sights, or enjoy a day at the coast with Hartlepool being just a drive away where you will find its very own museum as well as the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, plenty of retail experiences and restaurants to indulge in along the waterside, a picturesque marina and so much more. With access to Bishop Auckland, Durham and beyond, Ferryhill makes a fantastic base at any time of the year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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