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The Briar Rose

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Shiney Row, near Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets0
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Description

Ideal for a couple or a small family wishing to spend time in the city of Durham and explore the whole of County Durham, with easy access to Northumberland.


Perfectly positioned on a quiet residential estate in the peaceful town of Houghton–le–Spring, guests will find The Briar Rose on the cusp of County Durham and Tyne and Wear. Almost equidistant between the cathedral city of Durham, 7 miles, and the city of Sunderland, 6 miles, there really is plenty of opportunity to explore and enjoy the attractions of the north east.

Perfect for small families, the popular Beamish Living Museum is only a 10-minute drive away and is open all year. Ideal for walkers and cyclists, there are many paths and walks that cross through the area. Sunderland is nearby and offers beautiful beaches, a harbour, shopping centre and the National Glass Centre, as well as a cinema complex and bowling alley.

Only a 20-minute drive away is the historic city of Durham with the magnificent cathedral and castle, definitely worth a visit, as is the Gala Theatre. Packed with restaurants, bistros, cafés and bars, Durham is a thriving city with plenty of entertainment all year. Enjoy the bi-annual Lumiere Festival, Annual Book Week, jazz festival, arts festival, miners’ gala, as well as the weekly farmers’ market and pavement artists that line the streets and market place. For retail therapy, visitors will find some beautiful boutiques, along with many high street names and designers.

Located just over 13 miles away is the thriving city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne with its historic bridges and architecture, as well as attractions including The Sage (a venue for live music), Newcastle Metro Arena and The Centre For Life, an interactive science museum. The Metrocentre in Gateshead is only 12 miles away, and guests will find themselves spoilt for choice with designer brands, high street stores, cinema, bowling alley and restaurants.

Within a one-hour drive there is the opportunity for guests to visit the magnificent Northumbrian coastline, Northumberland National Park, Holy Island, Alnwick, Hadrian’s Wall, the Scottish Borders, Durham Dales and Cumbria.

For sporting enthusiasts, there are several golf courses nearby, horse riding and major sporting events ranging from football and cricket clubs to athletics and rugby, with dog and horse racing, and speedway venues in the area. The annual Sunderland Air Show is a big event, along with a display by the Red Arrows.

For alternative entertainment, Lumley Castle nearby hosts medieval banquets and a-la-carte dining in the vaults.

All on one level, The Briar Rose is cosy, warm and welcoming, and is the ideal destination for guests of all ages at any time of year. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor.
Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 32" Smart TV and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull-out single bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car or 2 small cars; additional on road parking available.

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Features

  • Bungalow
    Bungalow
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site


Customer Comments

  • 10

    16/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    Excellent comfortable clean cottage. Has everything you could need. We had a slight problem closing one of the windows and the caretaker, Fiona, came really quickly to sort it.


  • 10

    23/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 22/12/2017
    We were very impressed by Brian Rose - it was a warm, welcoming and very comfortable place to stay and extremely well equipped. We particularly appreciated the provision of fresh staples such as bread, butter, milk and jam. The modern kitchen was superb, spacious and with every possible utensil provided! We were visiting family in Sunderland so it was ideally situated for us, but it was also an easy drive to visit either Durham or Newcastle.


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9.3 out of 10 – based on 3 reviews collected by Reevoo
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