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County Durham Self Catering cottage, Orchard Cottage, Durham, sleeps 8

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Orchard Cottage
County Durham

Orchard Cottage, Durham, County Durham

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £701.00

This barn conversion is located close to the city of Durham and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.

Orchard Cottage is a Grade II listed barn conversion near the city of Durham in North East England. The cottage sleeps eight people and has two ground floor king-size double bedrooms (one with woodburning stove) and two first floor king-size doubles. There is also a ground floor wet room and first floor bathroom.

Also in the cottage is a kitchen with dining area and sitting room with woodburning stove. Outside is ample off road parking and a lawned garden with patio, wood-fired hot tub, furniture and barbecue. Situated in one of the most beautiful counties of England, Orchard Cottage is a lovely family holiday cottage at any time of the year.


Amazing cottage and hosts
This cottage is perfect. There are 4 huge double bedrooms so plenty of space for at least 8 people. The hot tub is fab. The hosts were really lovely, greeting us with a bottle of Prosecco was a lovely touch. They were there to ensure everything was ok but never encroached on our privacy. There is a little play area for the kids too. The cottage itself is lovely inside. We also loved our daily visit from Honey & Nutty xxx

Fantastic week in this wonderful cottage.
The owner was very welcoming and helpful on arrival and the cottage was well equipped, clean and spacious, exactly as shown in the pictures and description, everything perfect, we couldn't fault it. Good location to visit Durham, Beamish and surrounding areas. The hot tub and nearby river with pebble beach was a hit with all the family, especially my grandchildren. Would definitely recommend this cottage and would stay here again! Thank you

Issues with Hot Tub and electricity
We booked this as a group of 5 women who enjoy some down time in January and always look for a good hot tub. The hot tub did not work Wednesday or Thursday and we had issues with electricity (including a sparking light switch). The offer of compensation was a 50 discount on a future visit! I understand that things happen but felt insulted that it was felt OK that we had to spend more to get any recompense for not getting the relaxing time we booked A real shame as i convinced our party to go having been there before

Family Weekend Away
Had a great family weekend in a fantastic property. The care and attention to detail in the conversion has made the property perfect for a short stay. The owner couldn?t do enough to help us settle in despite a small issue with the hot tub (which was sorted by the Saturday morning) and the facilities were first class. Would definitely stay here again.

Annual Mummy Trip Away
A group of tired mummy's visited the cottage for a 2 night stay on the 25th January for some much needed relaxation. The Cottage was absolutely beautiful and finished to a very high standard with all the rooms being spacious and tastefully decorated. The owner was very welcoming, greeting us on arrival to show us the facilities and also recommended some local takeaways given that we'd arrived fairly late on Friday evening. Although the owners live on the same estate as the cottage and were on hand should we have needed anything, they were not intrusive and we were left to quiet enjoyment! We were visited by the owners dogs who were absolutely lovely and keen for tummy rubs and lot of fussing. :-) The (electric) hot tub was fabulous and the wood burning stove in the living area was perfect after getting out of the hot tub on a very cold and wet January evening in Durham! Durham town centre was only a 15 minute drive away but if you wanted to avoid the hustle and bustle then the cottage was well situated close to river and a number of walks. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage and will definitely be visiting again. Thank you!



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



Central heating provided by ground source heat pumps with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburning stoves
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Ample off road parking
Lawned garden with hot tub, furniture and BBQ, plus shared garden with play area
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
Note: Play area to be used at own risk and children to be supervised at all times
Note: No stag/hen or similar
Note: No stairgate provided Customers required to bring if needed
Note: neighboring dogs are kept nearby, not tethered

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

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

Durham Museum and Heritage Centre - 1.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Durham Cathedral - 1.9 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

Durham Castle - 2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Durham Town Hall - 2.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Crook Hall - 2.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Brancepeth Castle - 2.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Finchale Priory - 5.2 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Binchester Roman Fort - 6.1 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Auckland Castle - 6.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Escomb Saxon Church - 7.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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