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Cottage Sleeps 5 , Close To All Amenities

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Cottage Sherburn Village near Durham City England. Country Location, 3 Miles To Durham City

Lovely country cottage, yet close to Durham city. 3 lovely bedrooms, sleeps 5. 2 bathrooms, 1 with bath, 1 with shower. Large kitchen with electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge and freezer, gas central heating, smoke alarms upstairs and down, lovely front garden, off street parking, short walk to shops. Car not essential, there are local buses to Durham City. TV with Freeview. Free Wifi.

Violet Harrison
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About Violet Harrison

We are a couple, with children who have 'flown the nest'.

We now have time to share the delights of Durham and Northumberland, with other people, by offering a lovely comfortable cottage in our area.

In our properties, we apply the same standards that we would expect, if we were staying there.

Violet Harrison purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Violet Harrison chose County Durham

We are in the lovely county Durham countryside, yet within a short distance of historic Durham city, and the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, as well as international air and sea links.

What makes this cottage unique

In all weathers, this cottage is easily accessible, and close to all major road and rail routes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'lovely accommodation, in the wonderful northeast countryside' JH Edinburgh.

'fabulous contrast to the hustle and bustle of London' LT London
Sep 2014
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Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Great cottage, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I booked the Cottage in Sherburn for my colleagues who were working in the area. The booking was made very last minute and the owner Violet couldn't have been more helpful, nothing was too much trouble and communication was great which made everything very easy. They were very happy with their stay in the cottage and we would be delighted to return for future bookings.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Violet's cottage in Sherburn Village is lovely. The location is great for getting into Durham either by car or bus. We used the bus a few times to go to Durham, the service is really good. The location is also great for exploring the North East as it's not far from the A1. The local shops (Co-op and bakery) are very handy and are just a two minute walk away. One evening we had a really good Indian takeaway delivered. The cottage is spacious, airy and very nicely decorated. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds are lovely and comfortable and there is Wi-fi. This was a great place to stay during the Christmas holiday. Violet was very helpful and answered my emails quickly. I would recommend this property and would definitely like to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

The property did not live up to its description :-

Some of the 'fully fitted kitchen' equipment was unusable e.g. a number of the cooking pots were badly rusted. Some basic items like a cullender was missing.

The promised off road parking was permanently occupied by another vehicle.

There was no mention made of the bedrooms facing a main road that disturbed our sleep.

The property had no rear garden, only a small front garden that consisted mostly of gravel.

I have photos illustrating all of the above.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: [1] These guests had the option of several parking spaces (at east 6), within a FEW STEPS of the front door. Sorry that someone else had the space at the door. [2] The details state (twice) that there is a lovely FRONT garden; I kindly allowed them to bring their dog, so the fact that we do not have a large garden, seems an unfair criticism - there are fields on the doorstep. [3] This is a country village, and nowhere near the motorway, so much sound from traffic? no one has mentioned this before. [4] I was at the end of the telephone at all times, they could have requested anything, at any time. [5] Past reviews confirm all the positives of us and our cottage.
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Light, airy and delightful

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for revisiting old haunts, round and and about. The cottage was well appointed and my son, his two ancient Labradors and I were very comfortable indeed. Thankyou, Violet, for making us so welcome

We would certainly recommend to friends

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

A warm well kept beautiful cottage, for not only Durham but the whole of the North East with easy access to the A1.

Violet the owner is a very friendly helpful person, our welcome pack was such a pleasant surprise thank you, we really enjoyed our stay, we will recommend the cottage to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week over Easter 2016 and really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is clean, spacious and well equipped to cater for a family of four.

Violet left chocolates for our arrival which was a lovely touch. The location is great for visiting everywhere in the North East and not far from the A1.

We would recommend to others and stay again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 1
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
Bookings nightly (min 2 nights), weekly, or monthly.
Deposit of 50% payable on booking, balance due one week before occupation.

Changeover Day:
Changeover - Saturdays.
Departure by 11.00 a,m.
Arrival from 3.00 p.m.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sherburn Village in North East England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash hand basin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , wash hand basin and storage cupboard
  • Bathroom 1 with bath, toilet, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, window and cupboard Bathroom 2 Toilet, shower unit, radiator, and wash hand basin and window.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bed in first bedroom. 2 single beds in second bedroom. One single bed in third bedroom.
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Quiet convenient location, short walk to shops and pubs, and 3 miles to Durham City Easily accessible, with plenty of off street parking. Plenty of room for 5 people. Newly refurbished, with smoke alarms (no smoking indoors) Outside: Lovely front garden with space to relax. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaned weekly. Towels and linen can be provided. Other: Front entrance hall with storage cupboard

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