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Cottage Sleeps 5 , Close To All Amenities



Updated: 20-Sep-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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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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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews



  • 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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Ideal clean & nothing was too much trouble

  • 4 of 5

Excellent cottage, very clean and ideal for what we needed. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner. Will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage in Country Village convenient for visiting all areas of the North East

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this charming little cottage to visit family at Christmas. It is located in a lovely little village, convenient for Durham and Sunderland and the surrounding areas. The cottage is quite deceiving, it is a lot bigger inside than it looks from the outside. It is very clean and well maintained, all the rooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped with everything you need. There are a few handy shops nearby and we would recommend the local pub The Lampton Arms, which was just a short walk away. The owner Violet was exceptionally helpful and welcoming. We would highly recommend this fab property if you are visiting the lovely North East.


  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your fantastic feedback Kim, I appreciate it. By the way, we've decided not to sell the property, so you can tell others about us! Kind Regards, Violet.
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Durham Cathedral
Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground
Beamish Museum
Stadium Of Light
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle
The Alnwick Garden

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Durham Cathedral and Castle:

15 minutes drive


Half an hours drive

Cricket: 15minutes drive to....

Emirates Riverside International Cricket Ground : 15 minutes drive

Washington Old Hall:

20 minutes drive

Alnwick Castle and Garden:

45 minutes drive


Nearest airport: Newcastle international airport, 18 miles away

North Shields ferry port to Europe

use of car recommended, but not essential, as there is public transport. (there is so much to see in this area)


Village location

Durham city is the nearest, some 3 miles away.

Newcastle city is 15 miles away

Northumberland and Durham countryside are on the 'doorstep'

Further Details:

Some facilities available in the village. All other facilities available in Durham city, 3 miles away.

Close to the historic city of Durham with it's Cathedral, Castle, university, museums, restaurants, leisure facilities.

Short distance to all county Durham villages, Beamish Museum, Washington Old Hall, Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum, as well as Raby Castle.

Historic Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island and Lindisfarne, can be visited, on the northeast coast.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 20-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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