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The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast

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27 Front Street, Lanchester DH7 0LA England
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A warm welcome awaits you at The Old Post Office; luxurious rooms, comfort and delicious food in a charming characterful bed & breakfast. An experience with unusual hosts with real food flair and backgrounds focused on making your stay pleasurable, knowledgeable and healthy. The Old Post Office has 3 lovely individually designed en suite bedrooms. Easy access to Beamish Museum, Durham Cathedral, Durham County Cricket Ground, 5 restaurants in the village (within 200m walking distance) and public transport.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 39 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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lmc wrote a review Feb 2022
Strabane, United Kingdom2 contributions
The owners have created a comfortable and welcoming bed and breakfast with superb attention to detail. They have managed to effortlessly combine modern conveniences such as a large walk-in shower with traditional decors that reflect the history of the building. The refreshment tray in the room was generous and the selection of drinks, chocolates and home made treats was as good as any 5* hotel I have stayed in. The breakfast selection was comprehensive. The owner sourced several vegan options for me which were cooked to perfection and served at exactly the time I had requested. This is a gem of a place and should I be in the area, I will definitely being staying. Keith, the owner is kind, friendly and genuinely interested in his guests. A big thanks to him for making the stay so lovely.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 20 Feb 2022
Hello Lynne. It was a great pleasure looking after you and I'm so glad that I was able to handle your dietary needs that enhanced your stay. Pauline and I like to pride ourselves that we fulfil our guests needs. Our chats were a bonus. We hope we will see you again. Keith & Pauline.
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nigel_duthie wrote a review Dec 2021
Fife24 contributions18 helpful votes
We were driving to SE England from Fife for a family Christmas, and randomly selected the Old Post Office as a stopping off point. What a great decision that was. From arrival to departure, we were delighted by host Keith and his wonderful home. We managed to park right outside, a great start. Keith took us to our room, explaining all the facilities (wow) in a professional and kind manner. The Penny Red was a joy, with a massive walk-in shower and all sorts of goodies to enjoy in the evening. After a very good sleep (I was half-expecting some noise from the next-door pub but didn't hear a cheep, we could have been on a desert island), we had a fantastic breakfast, all cooked to order and ready exactly when we'd asked. We didn't stop raving about the B&B for the rest of our break, I also posted effusively on Facebook !!! Well done, Keith, and thank you so much for allowing us to stay with you. A word about Lanchester itself ... what a great little village, everybody so friendly which makes all the difference in these difficult times. We will be back to see more of this charming place, and we will definitely look forward to another stay in this B&B.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 9 Jan 2022
Thank you Nigel for your fabulous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities we feature. It was a pleasure looking after you and we look forward to hosting you again. Keith & Pauline
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Johwill2161 wrote a review Aug 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom152 contributions108 helpful votes
This B&B exceeded our expectations on all fronts. Our visit started with a warm welcome; we stayed in a very well equipped and comfortable bedroom and we had an outstanding breakfast. A great deal of attention was paid by our hosts, Kieth and Pauline, to the fine detail of the accommodation. It included very good tea and coffee making facilities in the room with fresh milk and delicious homemade biscuits; high quality towels and bath robes and a very comfortable bed. The WiFi signal was strong and we could park directly in front of the house. The breakfast menu included a good choice of dishes with locally sourced ingredients, including home made bread and marmalade. The standard of cooking was high. The B&B is very well located in the centre of Lanchester close to restaurants and small retail outlets.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 9 Jan 2022
Thank you for your lovely review. You have captured all the features that we hold dear for a guests stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again. Keith & Pauline
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Mathew G wrote a review Aug 2021
Newmarket, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a perfect stopover on our way to Scotland. We had a very warm welcome and were were well looked after by our hosts, Keith and Pauline. The room was lovely and we had one of the best breakfasts we have had away from home. We will definitely stay the next time we are in the area. Thanks Keith and Pauline.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 3 Aug 2021
Hello 890 mathewg Thank you for your excellent review and warm comments which are much appreciated. We would be very happy to host you again in the future when you are in the area. Keith & Pauline
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Ricci T wrote a review Jul 2021
Lancaster, United Kingdom28 contributions22 helpful votes
My friend and I were cycling the coast to coast on our e-bikes and needed a place to stay for the final leg of our journey. Although a little out of our way, it sounded like it would suit our needs, so we booked. How glad we are! There is not one element that could be improved about this guest house and is quite possibly the favourite of all the ones I have stayed in, and there have been a few! Keith was more than helpful when I called to ask if there was somewhere safe to lock our bikes up and ask for evening meal recommendations. He explained about where we could put the bikes and about places to eat. Then booked us in to the fabulous restaurant next door. Pauline’s touch is clear throughout The room which has two very comfortable twin beds that can be made into a super king size bed. There is a kettle, coffee pod machine with a selection of pods, delicious homemade biscuits and even a box of chocolates! The en-suite had a wonderful selection of high end products that were magic after a gruelling day of cycling on the hottest day of the year! The fresh robe hanging in there was heavenly to sit and relax in too. Keith’s cooked breakfast was absolutely perfect and set us up for the day as well. You can’t beat a proper free range egg, nicer still to know that they come from Keith and Pauline’s own hens! There are many more elements that make The Old Post Office fantastic. There will most definitely be a return visit where the local area can be appreciated more fully. Thank you Keith and Pauline, you are wonderful hosts! Ricci & Jayne x
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 27 Jul 2021
Thank You Ricci and Jayne for such a comprehensive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we could set you up with what you needed to complete your Coast to Coast experience. You will be most welcome when you return. Keith & Pauline
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Antony H wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
On a short 2 day work trip me and a colleague stayed here for 2 nights,we were late to check in and up early but this was no problem,run by a lovely couple we were shown where everything was and how it worked along with all the extra treats provided.getting an early night on budget bedding is normal to us but not here,as a life long sufferer of back problems I melted into the bedding and had the best nights sleep in a lifetime,I woke up and floated down stairs to a 5 star breakfast.highly recommended to anyone
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Keith Gill, Owner at The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast
Responded 29 Jul 2021
Many apologies 368antonyh for the delayed response to your review. I'm afraid we had a communication breakdown with Tripadvisor that was only resolved recently. Thanks for the great comments and we are so pleased that you had such a restful sleep. I seem to remember that Pauline gave you advice on our beds and sheets so I hope that worked. All the very best Keith & Pauline
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Freeman172 wrote a review Nov 2020
Durham, United Kingdom47 contributions47 helpful votes
Being quite local to Lanchester I didn’t know this wonderful place existed. It was my husbands birthday and we were going for a meal at a nearby restaurant and rather than taxi backwards and forwards we decided to stay overnight at the Old Post Office. We were not disappointed. I received a phone call from owner Keith just prior to our arrival. He gave us instructions on parking etc and assured us they were Covid safe. On our arrival his wife Pauline welcomed us showed us to our room. The room was lovely. A very comfortable room with four poster king size bed, plenty of space in which to relax. Extensive coffee and tea selection with a complimentary box of chocolates and homemade biscuits. A fridge is provided on the landing which fresh milk (so much nicer than UHT milk in my opinion!). There were so many nice little touches in the room. The en-suite bathroom was very nice with a lovely large shower and really nice toiletries and big fluffy towels and bathrobes. Breakfast the next morning freshly cooked by Keith was wonderful. Using local ingredients it was cooked to perfection. All in all we had a perfect stay and Keith and Pauline are perfect hosts. Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Keith Gill, Owner at The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast
Responded 29 Jul 2021
My sincere apologies for the late response to you wonderful review Freeman 172. It appears that we had a communication breakdown between Tripadviser and our B&B until recently. Thank you for your detailed and comprehensive review. We hope that you would consider visiting us again in the near future. All the best Keith & Pauline.
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Rose W wrote a review Oct 2020
Horsham, United Kingdom20 contributions16 helpful votes
This is an excellent B&B with lots of “extras” like coffee machine and selection of coffees, homemade biscuits, torches and earplugs, wine and water glasses and teacups as well as mugs. Very comfortable bed, all spotlessly clean. And an amazing breakfast offering, so much better than many hotels we have stayed in. Cannot recommend highly enough.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 3 Oct 2020
Hello Rose W. Thank you so much for your review and listing all the features in the room we offer. I enjoy making the breakfasts with local produce so I think you can taste the difference. Hopefully we shall see you again soon. All the best Keith & Pauline
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Paul H wrote a review Aug 2020
Bury17 contributions2 helpful votes
The Old Post Office is a brilliant place to stay. We only stayed for one night but wish we could have stayed longer and we are now looking forward to our next stay. Keith and Pauline are very friendly, very welcoming and keep a very clean house. Their Covid-19 coverage is second to none. We had a lovely room, very tidy and very clean. Our breakfast was very tasty and healthy with plenty of local produce. We also had time to view what we called 'The Secret Garden' that was very deceptive, as you dont realise how big it is until you explore and we had the friendly chickens to guide us around.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded 3 Oct 2020
Hello 904PaulH Thank you for your very helpful comments. Apologies for the delay in responding but we had a technical fault with TripAdvisor and only just regained access. We are looking at hosting you again soon. All the best Keith & Pauline
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KathMac64 wrote a review Jul 2020
Chester, United Kingdom18 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay at The Old Post Office. Keith and Pauline are wonderful hosts, very friendly and extremely helpful. They have Excellent Covid 19 safety measures in place which was very reassuring. We particularly liked the two comfortable sitting chairs in our room. Look forward to visiting again!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded 3 Oct 2020
Thank you KathMac64. Apologies for the delay in response but we have only gained access to TripAdvisor again after a technical fault. We really appreciate your comments and very happy that you felt covid secure with us. We have always looked at having two chairs in a room as we felt that this feature was a weakness in rooms when we were guests. We're happy that you liked them too. Hopefully we will see you again. Keith & Pauline
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US$100 - US$118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCounty DurhamLanchester
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Lanchester Country Homes & Gifts (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ravello Ristorante, Crinnions, and King's Head.
Is The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Lanchester.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Post Office Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens (4.1 miles) and Durham Viaduct (3.2 miles).