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The Briar Rose - your home from home

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Good front garden for extra privacy.
Sheltered and private rear garden
Lumley Castle,  Medieval banquets and a-la-carte dining 5 minutes from the bungalow.
1 of 19Good front garden for extra privacy.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The property had a total renovation in 2016. The Briar Rose is a very comfortable well equipped bungalow with ample parking space in an excellent location for those wishing to explore the variety of sights, activities and cultural events the area has to offer. On the cusp of Durham and Tyne & Wear it is equidistant between Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead and Newcastle. It is close Washington, Chester-le-Street and Houghton-le-Spring. Seaham, Hartlepool, Bishop Auckland and Weardale are short drives from the property. The bungalow has a large well equipped modern kitchen diner, and a modern bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle. The kitchen opens onto a south facing patio and sheltered garden for those relaxing moments. The bungalow is very comfortably furnished throughout. The bu...The property had a total renovation in 2016. The Briar Rose is a very comfortable well equipped bungalow with ample parking space in an excellent location for those wishing to explore the variety of sights, activities and cultural events the area has to offer. On the cusp of Durham and Tyne & Wear it is equidistant between Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead and Newcastle. It is close Washington, Chester-le-Street and Houghton-le-Spring. Seaham, Hartlepool, Bishop Auckland and Weardale are short drives from the property. The bungalow has a large well equipped modern kitchen diner, and a modern bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle. The kitchen opens onto a south facing patio and sheltered garden for those relaxing moments. The bungalow is very comfortably furnished throughout. The bungalow is set in a quiet small residential area on the edge of Shiney Row, a hamlet in Houghton-le-Spring parish. It lies within strolling distance of the village amenities (9 minutes), and Penshaw Monument (20 minutes). There are plenty of rural and riverside walks and a number of country pubs within a short distance of the property. The NE has so much to offer, great shopping, sporting attractions, restaurants, nightlife, nature and of course a wealth of history. The Briar Rose is an excellent location to make the most of the variety on offer.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Parties and large social gatherings are not allowed at the property. The property can not be used for business purposes, it is solely for residential use of paying guests. The property is in a residential area and guests are required to be considerate of neighbours, particularly with regards to noise and parking.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Ray P
Languages spoken:English, Norwegian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed from 16th to 23rd August...and very much enjoyed our visit. The Bungalow is above and beyond regarding cleanliness and comfort, with everything you need. Lots to do and places to visit. We had good weather overall, and the sheltered patio made for a...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Pat E
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. It is very much appreciated. We are pleased that you had a good visit and hope to welcome you back to The Briar Rose again. Ray.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location for mum and I to visit the county, easy to get to Durham and the coast including some lovely days spent at South Shields, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay. Lovely to have a proper home to come back to at the end of each...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank janetmV3507QO
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay it’s us and hope to welcome you back in the future. Ray

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Date of stay: August 2020
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 9 December 2019

Spotlessly clean, really comfortable, very well equipped, and in a great location for visiting Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: December 2019
1  Thank Alison5562
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2019

Thank you for your review Alison. We are pleased you had a good stay with us and look forward to your return in 2020.

Reviewed 9 December 2019

The most thoughtful and accommodating Landlord with spotless premises with two TV sets and lots of channels to choose from. The fridge is well stocked, at no charge, as is the pantry and lots of soap in the bathroom etc etc Daily rental also very...More

Date of stay: October 2019
1  Thank PierreP2392
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2019

Thank you Pierre. We really appreciate your positive comments and look forward to your return.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Great country and riverside walks, with plenty of good country pubs serving good quality meals. 15 minute drive to the seaside with miles of great beaches and good facilities nearby.
Getting around
Good bus services are available to Sunderland, Washington, Gateshead, Newcastle, Chester-le-Street, Beamish, Crook, Houghton-le-Spring and other nearby places. The A1 and A19 trunk roads are within 5 minutes from the property making it an excellent base for touring the regions dales, coasts and cities.
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