• About The Briar Rose

    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.

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    Key information
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      Cottage

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Television
      Television
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    • Home from home
      Home from home
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "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. All on \nground floor.\n\n\nLiving room \nWith electric coal-effect fire 32 Freeview TV and DVD player.\n\nKitchendining area\n With electric cooker microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer 32 Smart TV and tiled floor.\n\nBedroom 1\n With double bed.\n\nBedroom 2\n With single bed and pull-out single bed.\n\nBathroom\n With bath shower cubicle toilet and heated towel rail. \n 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. \n \nPerfectly 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.\n\nPerfect 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.\n\nOnly 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.\n\nLocated 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.\n\nWithin 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.\n\nFor 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.\n\nFor alternative entertainment Lumley Castle nearby hosts medieval banquets and a-la-carte dining in the vaults.\n\nAll 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. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/106/840/10695886.jpg UKC589

    The Briar Rose reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.3 out of 10 – based on 3 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.3

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.3

    Location

    8.7

    Cleanliness

    9.3

    Value for money

    8.7

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    8
    out of 10

    1st impression was good. Clean with excellent kitchen and bathroom. Good TV and WiFi signal. Very quiet street. Location is great useful for visiting Durham,Seaham, Newcastle etc. Happy to,recommend.

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    2018-09-22

    10
    out of 10

    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.

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    2018-07-16

    10
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    2019-01-14

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