Exterior | The Old Post Office, Fir Tree, near Crook
Living room | The Old Post Office, Fir Tree, near Crook
Fir Tree, near Crook

The Old Post Office

  • Sleeps up to 8
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 1 pet allowed
Pets stay free
Car parking on site


out of 5

A lovingly restored country cottage ideally placed for friends and families to enjoy special occasions and make holiday memories.
1 step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room: Freeview TV, Nintendo Wii, Sofa Bed (Double)
Kitchen/dining room: Gas Cooker, Range, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Snug: Snug With Seating, Log Burner And Board Games
Bedroom 1: 2 x Single (3ft) Beds
Separate Toilet.
First Floor:
Living room 2: Smart TV
Bedroom 2: Double (4ft 6in) Bed Ensuite: Double Shower, Heated Towel Rail, Toilet
Bedroom 3: Sleigh Kingsize (5ft) Bed
Bathroom: Bath, Double Shower, Heated Towel Rail, Toilet
Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Doggy welcome pack. Enclosed patio with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars (additional parking available). No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the grounds.
Welcome to this charming holiday cottage, a historic gem dating back to the early 1800s and formerly the beloved village post office. Nestled in the heart of Fir Tree in County Durham, this spacious semi-detached cottage has undergone restoration to the highest standards, providing the ideal retreat for families or small groups seeking a memorable holiday.
As you enter, you’ll be greeted by a large traditional-style kitchen adorned with oak beams and a gas range, perfectly complemented by a dining area featuring a generously sized oak table. The kitchen opens up into a cosy snug, complete with a leather Chesterfield and a high back wing chair, creating a perfect spot for relaxation and board games by the wood burner. For entertainment, a second living room awaits, equipped with a high-quality double sofa bed which can fold out on an evening to provide additional sleeping and a TV and Wii games console. On the ground floor, there is a twin bedroom, along with a convenient downstairs toilet and a utility/boot room, ideal for accommodating dogs and storing bicycles securely. Your furry friends are more than welcome to join in on the holiday fun!
Upstairs opens into a spacious lounge with far-reaching views across to Hamsterley Forest and the picturesque Durham Dales, offering a tranquil setting to unwind in and appreciate the beauty of the surroundings. The first floor also features a comfortable double bedroom with its own en-suite, a spacious kingsize bedroom, and a well-appointed family bathroom for your convenience.
With an abundance of walks and cycle routes nearby, there is much to do for the outdoor enthusiast. Out and about the rolling countryside offers a wealth of bridleways, public footpaths and cycling routes. Just a short stroll from The Old Post Office is a dedicated dog-walking paddock and a new children’s play area. Take a picnic and enjoy a stroll across the fields down to the River Wear. Nearby, Hamsterley Forest has a wide range of activities with walking trails, cycle routes and horse-riding trails, all levels of fitness and ability are catered for. Conveniently, right on the main A68 route allowing visitors easy access to destinations both north and south, a mere one-hour drive to Hadrian’s Wall, and under three hours to Edinburgh.
The historic city of Durham, with its magnificent cathedral and river boat trips, the market town of Barnard Castle with its 12th-century castle, and medieval Raby Castle are all just a short drive away. The open-air Kynren Medieval spectacle takes place just 5½ miles away in Bishop Auckland and is hugely popular with visitors to the area. The award-winning Beamish Open-Air Museum is just 30 mins and is well worth a visit. Newcastle and Gateshead Metro with excellent shopping and are only 27 miles away. Visit the pretty Dales villages of Wolsingham, Frosterley and Stanhope with charming independent shops, tea rooms and riverside walks. For your convenience, there is a local shop within the local garage and for those who prefer to let someone else do the cooking within a short stroll are two options for dining, both serving an excellent selection to suit all tastes. With so much to do, you will return time and time again! Pub and restaurant 175 yards.


Cycle Store
Decorated at Christmas
Enclosed Garden or Patio
Fishing Nearby
Garden or Patio
Golf nearby
Horse Riding nearby
Newly Listed Property
Open Fire or Woodburner
Parking - On Site
Pet - More Than Dog Friendly
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please