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Prospect Cottage
County Durham

Prospect Cottage, Lanchester, County Durham

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £313.00

This impressive, three bedroom property is able to sleep up to six people and is set in the picturesque countryside of County Durham.

An attractive, stone-built, terraced property, this charming cottage adjoins the owner's home in the village of Lanchester in the heart of County Durham. The cottage offers warm and comfortable accommodation with an attractive garden to the front and an enclosed yard to the rear. Inside, the property has been well decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, combining modern convenience and traditional charm, and offers three bedrooms able to sleep up to six people.

Other accommodation includes a fitted kitchen, a spacious dining room and a lounge with wood-burning stove. This pretty cottage is ideally situated to explore everything that this diverse and beautiful region has to offer.


Enjoy at your peril!
We (3 sisters) booked this cottage for a week in January. Unfortunately not for a holiday but to visit our critically ill sister in Durham hospital. However we were pleased to be all together and Lanchester is a great place for eateries, near to Durham with a good bus link, not to mention great walks along old railway line. In the cottage, 2 of the bedrooms are up a steep stairwell (no handrails) and these 2 bedrooms were tastefully decorated and very cosy. The third bedroom at other end of cottage was chilly, only heated by a fan heater. This bedroom had no mirror and its shower room downstairs had no shelving or room to put a wash bag etc. Downstairs we loved the square kitchen with its island for eating at. Though one of the stools was definitely wonky! We were disappointed, however, that we had to wash all the wine glasses before using and the fact that the fridge door was broken meant bottles were not stored upright leading to ongoing spillage. Oddly, cottage info - hard copy and on web, had not been updated for some time. Hence my sister arriving from Australia, thinking there was no WIFI had bought into an expensive phone package only to find there was indeed WIFI. Being around during the day, we were finding the cottage cold so we endeavoured to light the gas fire.... eventually we found some instructions which didn?t work due to the igniter being broken. Owners said we had to reach around the back of the bottle and turn on switch on gas bottle itself. We managed this but it was very noisy and as going out anyway, we tried to switch it off, but again would not do so as per instructions. Had to get owner to switch it off. He then, rather belatedly, told us how to override the central heating switch so we could be warm during the day As you can imagine we could have done without the stress. Also not sure gas bottles are allowed inside houses? But could be wrong. Two pointers if you are thinking about taking this cottage, firstly, do not move anything in the cottage......weird I know, but owners don't like it and secondly, take photos of all the ornaments etc when you arrive just in case they accuse you of breaking something which the did with us, even though we categorically had not! And, as for having visitors, well just don't go there. Enjoy at your peril.

Spacious accommodation ideally situated for touring area
Lovely spacious cottage ideally situated for touring area. Set in a pleasant village location there is a small convenience store, 2 pubs and a couple of restaurants. Cottage is about 20 minutes from Durham. Beamish, Newcastle and the Northumberland coast are reachable within an hour or less. The cottage could benefit from the availability of Wifi as it's currently not available (which was a problem for our 2 teenage kids!) and the TV reception would be greatly improved if the indoor aerial was ditched and a proper outside aerial installed. Having said that we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this cottage to anyone who wanted to visit the area.

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.
Mr Samuels

A cosy yet spacious property in a good situation with helpful owners.
Mrs Edwards

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.
Mr Mortimer



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot


Double Beds


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: Maximum 5 people, plus 1 infant
Note furniture configuration can not be changed with the property

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Beamish Open-Air Museum - 5.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Derwentcote Steel Furnace - 6.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Brancepeth Castle - 6.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Gibside - 7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Crook Hall - 7.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Durham Town Hall - 7.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Durham Cathedral - 7.3 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

Durham Castle - 7.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Durham Museum and Heritage Centre - 7.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Finchale Priory - 8.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

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