This is a lovely family-friendly holiday house and easily accommodated our large extended family of 13 adults and 6 children. We particularly loved the bar, pool table and massive dining room. The location is great too and we enjoyed days out to Beamish, Durham and Hartlepool Marina. We all had a great New Year holiday!
As a family of 20 ,we needed a large place to accommodate our family.this was perfect,beautifully restored and very relaxing.we had our very own bar and everything we needed to cater for our meals.Xmas decorations were a lovely touch.
The room were named after local tourist attractions, we stayed in the Durham room, our kids stayed in Beamish. The rooms were all of a large size with foldaway beds which meant we could easily accommodate all the different family groups. We put the teenagers in the annexe, which they loved as they had their own space. Although there were 20 of us, there was so much space you never felt crowded. The men spent most of the time pulling pints which meant the girls could chill in the sitting room. The pool table was brilliant and very well used . The kitchen was fully equipped and the double oven and extra oven meant we could easily cook a full Xmas dinner without any issues.
The place is new and is easily the best large property we have used over the year's.
We were fortunate to be invited to join a family Christmas Day gathering at Durham House and what a cracking day. This is a pub conversion making absolutely the most of the interior space, maintaining a great atmosphere whilst offering all the facilities guests could require. All rooms have been thoughtfully presented to give a wonderful warm feel and easily accommodates a large group or family with room enough for adults and kids.
Although we were unable to stay overnight we loved each of the bedrooms which have some lovely features and decor plus en suite facilities throughout.
Durham House also benefits from ample private parking, another plus.