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The Old Powerhouse
County Durham

The Old Powerhouse, Durham, County Durham

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £263.00

This cosy detached cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, in the hamlet of Plawsworth, six miles from Durham.

The Old Powerhouse is a cosy detached conversion in the owners' three-acres of landscaped grounds. The property has a double bedroom on the mezzanine level, while downstairs is a compact room with adult bunks, family bathroom, well-equipped compact kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and electric fire. Outside is off road parking, a rear decked area with furniture and shared use of the owners' landscaped grounds. The Old Powerhouse makes a wonderful base for friends or couples for enjoy Durham city, beautiful countryside or amazing coastlines at any time of the year.


A very peaceful property, but close to all amenities and attractions of the area.
Mrs Clark

In a convenient location for visiting Durham City and surrounding area. Comfortable and cosy accommodation, with local pubs within 1 mile, all excellent and value for money. Would recommend.
Mrs Spruce

Excellent facilities in a very pleasant location. Quiet and well positioned for travelling around Durham with easy access to main roads.
Mr West

Finish good but basics poor.
Lovely looking cottage in a beautiful setting ideal for touring County Durham. Nicely decorated and furnished and spotlessly clean. On the down side, the mattress was old, hard and lumpy and a high round window facing the bed let in light at dawn. Also, the fridge/freezer is in the living room, diagonally opposite the kitchen - not ideal. Kitchen cupboards abnormally high - ok if you're tall. Bedding not ironed, oven not particularly clean. On balance wouldn't go again. Definitely not 4*.
Gail J

This is a lovely little cottage in an excellent setting which is private but close to everything. The Red Lion nearby is good for food. The cottage is very comfortable. We will be back
Mr Duggan



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Bunk Beds


Electric convector heaters throughout, additional heating from electric fire in sitting room
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, telephone (charged to visitor's own phone account via BT Call My Bill), selection of books, games and DVDs
All fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 2 cars
Shared lawned garden to front and side, decked area with furniture to the rear
Sorry, no smoking and no pets
Shop and pub 1 mile

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Nearest Attractions

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

Finchale Priory - 1.5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Crook Hall - 2.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Durham Castle - 3.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Durham Cathedral - 3.4 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

Houghton-le-Spring, St Michael and All Angels - 4.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Washington Old Hall - 5.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Hylton Castle - 8.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Gibside - 9.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Low Elswick Church Tower - 9.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bessie Surtees House - 10 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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