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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
Rental Home
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
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Reviewed August 24, 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 September 11, 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 August 18, 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 September 11, 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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Reviewed August 10, 2020

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Date of stay: August 2020
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2020

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Reviewed December 9, 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 December 17, 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 December 9, 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 December 17, 2019

Thank you Pierre. We really appreciate your positive comments and look forward to your return.

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Reviewed December 9, 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely stay . Was very clean and very well equiped. Beds were lovely and comfy. Great as we could get up and have breakfast when we wanted without having to keep to hotel times. We loved it and have booked again already.

Date of stay: November 2019
1  Thank lorryh156
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2019

Thank you so much for leaving this review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the comforts of The Briar Rose and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed October 8, 2019

A very well-equipped bungalow in a quiet location at Shiney Row. Good central heating and double glazing makes for a warm, cozy interior. Close to public transport, if needed, to get to a range of nearby attractions and shopping centres. Beamish Open-Air Museum, Penshaw Monument,...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Ian and Maureen F
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2019

Thank you for your review Ian and Maureen. I understand you had a lovely time with us and enjoyed the comfort of The Briar Rose. Welcome back.

Reviewed September 9, 2019

Four of us stayed here for the first time for a long weekend. Lovely quiet road, spacious well equipped kitchen, lovely modern bathroom and pretty back garden. The owner was very helpful and promptly resolved a few minor problems we had on arrival to ensure...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank JAN C
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

We really appreciate you sending in this great review and look forward to hosting you at The Briar Rose again. Many thanks.

Reviewed June 15, 2019

This was our second stay at Briar Rose and again we found the bungalow lovely and clean and so well equipped with loads of towels and extra bedding & pillows etc. Also there is lots of supplies in the bathroom & kitchen. We love this...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Bunnyrat527
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really do appreciate it. We do try to go the extra mile for our guests and it’s great to know our efforts are so well appreciated. We look forward to your return.

Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights over New Year to see family in the area that we couldn't stay with this time. It is a lovely, homely bungalow on a quiet street. It had very comfy beds and the bedrooms had lots of storage. The kitchen...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank mrsgeordio
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Briar Rose and hope to see you again. Welcome back.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Yard
Stove
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 neighborhood
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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