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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
Bungalow
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
Interaction with guests
The Briar Rose is managed by our housekeeper who lives nearby and is available to help should guests require som assistance or advice. Both the owner and housekeeper are available via telephone and email if advice is required else we will respect your privacy and allow you to enjoy your stay without interruption.
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Reviewed 28 August 2021

Lovely comfy, well equipt bungalow in a quiet location, ideal for touring the area. Great having more than 1 tv and loved the spacious kitchen. Will definitely be back.

Date of stay: August 2021
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Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2021

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It was very much appreciated. We were glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

We have had a brilliant week at Briar Rose, helped along by fantastic weather. The bungalow was immaculately clean (much appreciated in the current climate) and covid procedures were very well thought out and reassuring. It is very well equipped, WiFi works well and good...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2021

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of the Briar Rose and attractions nearby. I’m sure this will be of significant value to those planning visits to the area. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Welcome back.

Reviewed 22 April 2021

I needed to rent a place while my house was being refurnished. The bunglow was extremely comfortable and relaxing. It exceeded all my expectations. All requirements needed were available. A lovely place to stay and I can highly recommend it to anyone needing to rent...More

Date of stay: March 2021
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Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am pleased we were able to cater for your needs and that your stay with us was enjoyable. Welcome back.

Reviewed 17 January 2021

Stayed here for 2 weeks. Great location in a quiet residential area, the bungalow provided everything we needed, bedding, towels, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher you name it this place had it. Immaculately clean. Good WiFi and reception on all the tv’s Very friendly, helpful...More

Date of stay: January 2021
Thank Mazza08
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2021

Many thanks for your glowing review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay The Briar Rose and appreciated our efforts to meet your needs. Welcome back.

Reviewed 8 November 2020 via mobile

The bungalow was a great place to stay. It was warm and had everything and more that any guest would need. The little extra additions, like milk, bread, butter biscuits, cereal was very generous. It was perfectly located for everything I wanted to do and...More

Date of stay: November 2020
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Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Thank you Angela for taking the time to send in a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Briar Rose and look forward to welcoming you back. Very best wishes. Ray

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Reviewed 24 August 2020

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 11 September 2020

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 18 August 2020

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
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Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2020

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 24 August 2020

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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
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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
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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
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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Frequently Asked Questions about The Briar Rose - your home from home

The Briar Rose - your home from home is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

The Briar Rose - your home from home has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Briar Rose - your home from home has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at The Briar Rose - your home from home must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.