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16 person house with own bar (sleeps 26 when booked with Hayloft and The Croft)

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6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
26 guests
1 night minimum
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Please note we are able to work within government guidelines regarding social distancing for larger groups. It is important to note that hotels, restaurants and pubs are allowed to host groups of more than 26 guests providing they are able to maintain social distancing between family bubbles. We have assessed our property and believe that we meet government requirements. We have separate bedrooms and toilets for separate families. We ask you to stay within your family groups whilst in the property and continue to social distance in shared areas . Only one family at a time should be in the kitchen area. CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Sympathetically renovated from a former public house, this property is ideal for families and groups of people looking for a base within a larg...Please note we are able to work within government guidelines regarding social distancing for larger groups. It is important to note that hotels, restaurants and pubs are allowed to host groups of more than 26 guests providing they are able to maintain social distancing between family bubbles. We have assessed our property and believe that we meet government requirements. We have separate bedrooms and toilets for separate families. We ask you to stay within your family groups whilst in the property and continue to social distance in shared areas . Only one family at a time should be in the kitchen area. CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Sympathetically renovated from a former public house, this property is ideal for families and groups of people looking for a base within a large rural village less that 100 yds from local shops/village pubs and restaurants. Stylish and comfortable, it boasts both traditional elegance and modern living, ensuring you have a relaxing stay. For birthday parties and anniversaries or simply to catch up with old friends, Durham House simply provides the ideal setting within one fantastic space. The ground floor consists of a large dining area with window seating. Seating for everyone ensures that there is ample opportunity to spend quality time together, whilst enjoying meals or playing games. Serve a pint at your very own Nag's Head bar complete with pool table! We can provide kegs of lager, real ale and cider at an additional cost. A truly unique experience. Adults can relax in the sitting room away from the kids, where folding-doors lead out into a enclosed seating area complete with BBQ, comfortable seating and picnic tables. The kitchen is fully equipped with all expected mod-cons and is of adequate size to cater for larger groups. The two ovens and two dishwashers ensure that cooking is simple and easy, giving you more time to chill with family and friends Durham House sleeps 16. For bookings of 17 to 25 people, The Hay Loft (sleeps 6) and The Croft (sleeps 3) are available at a reduced rate. The Croft is wheelchair accessible with full disabled facilities including bathroom and kitchen. The Croft can be used with Durham House, but please note Durham House is an old building and does have steps. Please contact us directly for further information. (Door width 720mm. Access into kitchen (small lip) to dining area, bar, and dining room) The outside area is gated ensuring children can play safety. There is a large outdoor seating area with BBQ. Upstairs: All rooms are either double or twin. The additional beds are pull out beds which can be made up to suit your party. Please see detailed floor plan so you can see the bedroom layout in more detail. All bedrooms have their own bath/shower with the exception of bed 5 and 6 who share a large bathroom with corner bath. Break down of bedrooms Durham: King with single pullout bed and shower room. Beamish: 2 twins which can be pushed together with pullout bed and shower room Hartlepool Marina: 2 twins and shower room Hardwick Park: 1 king and shower room Hamsterley and Nag's Head: 2 twins in Hamsterley and a double in the Nag's Head. There are two pullout beds which can either be put separately into the Hamsterley and the Nag's Head or both put into the Nag's Head to make a double and two singles. There is a shared bathroom with bath and shower. Please note there is a charge of £3 per set of towels. For bookings of 17 or more, you have use of The Hay Loft and/or The Croft within the grounds of Durham House (within the same enclosed grounds). Hay Loft description: Downstairs: bathroom (shower) and cloakroom Upstairs: lounge with double sofa bed, 1 double room and 1 single room with pullout bed. The Croft: Ground floor open plan apartment. Wheelchair accessible throughout including bathroom. STRICTLY NO STAG PARTIES More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
NO STAG PARTIES. We reserve the right to request a noise request for adult only groups.
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

An absolutely fantastic venue for any family / friends gathering. This house is very spacious, beautifully presented and well equipped to cater for large numbers. We used both Durham House and The Hay Loft which was ideal. The grounds are safe and the 'beer garden'...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank ColinR839
Management response:Responded 17 May 2018

Thank you for the fantastic review. Our cleaner was also very complimentary of you as well! We are so pleased you had a great family get together and hope to see you soon. Lesley and Neil

Reviewed 10 April 2018

A large group of us stayed at Durham House for just over a week at the end of March 2018. We hired the main house and the Hayloft, so it felt spacious and homely for the whole period. As a group, we have a lot...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Lorna G
Management response:Responded 17 May 2018

Thank you for such a great review. We have put a lot of thought into making Durham House an ideal venue for friends and family to meet and our fantastic reviews suggest that it is paying dividends. We also appreciate any feedback and always take...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

Have just returned from a long weekend for my 50th Birthday. Durham House (the old Nags Head public house) did not dissappoint one little bit. Great conversion that easily accommodated 17 of us for the weekend. We also hired the Hayloft so we all had...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank NickAllan45
Management response:Responded 19 March 2018

Thank you for your review ans we are delighted you enjoyed yourself. We definitely have a dustpan and brush, (usually under the sink!) so we get a new one if it has gone walkabout! We are pleased you enjoyed the barrel of ale - it...More

Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had an amazing time at Durham house, 20 of us stayed for my brothers 40th Birthday. The house is in a great village location which has everything you need. The house is well equipped with everything you could need. We had great communication from...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank milsos
Management response:Responded 19 March 2018

We're so pleased you had an amazing time and look forward to seeing you again soon. Lesley and Neil

Reviewed 8 January 2018

We hired this former pub for family Christmas get-together and it didn't disappoint. All the six bedrooms in the main building are roomy and en-suite, they are well decorated and with very comfortable beds. In addition there is an annex with two bedrooms available for...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Steph A
Management response:Responded 10 January 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that Durham House was able to accommodate you all and keep everyone entertained including the dogs. Sedgefield is a great village and we love welcoming people to our village.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We arrived at Durham house on Thursday and the house was ready to go for our family get together. All the rooms were nice and en suite. The dining room had a huge table to fit everyone while eating and the bar area was where...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank paulmM9541RJ
Management response:Responded 3 January 2018

Thank you for your fantastic review. It is great to hear such lovely words and that you and you family had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again (with some sunshine next time!)

Reviewed 27 November 2017

Had a fantastic weekend with 17 family members and dogs. Spacious dining room, lovely lounge and comfortable beds. The bar and pool table provided great entertainment. Fabulous location within easy distance of local shops. Had a great weekend here celebrating my brothers special birthday. We...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank heatherr334
Management response:Responded 27 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had a good stay, and that your brother enjoyed his birthday. The house is ideal for family events and is perfect for all ages. We look forward to seeing you again soon for the next...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is an annual event for us. A week away with the children and grandchildren and what a place to stay !!! We've done a lot over the years and this is probably the best place we've had. Roomy, very well appointed and plenty to...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank jeffreysK6166CO
Management response:Responded 3 November 2017

Thank you for a fabulous review. It is brilliant to know that compared to other large properties you felt it was the best. Praise indeed. We spent a long time thinking about the needs of our customers and felt confident we had ticked all the...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

I booked the Old Pub for our group of engineers working close by, Lesley and Neil couldn't be more helpful with ensuring a comfy and cosy home was waiting for the team at the end of a busy day. Great facilities and we hope to...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank LightPacker731978
Management response:Responded 28 October 2017

Thanks, it is a great alternative to a hotel and we are pleased it was so popular with the gentlemen who stayed there. We look forward to being of service to you again. Lesley and Neil

Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited the Durham House in September for 4 days. We were a group of 14 runners taking part in the Serpentine Race at Sedgefield. It was a fantastic weekend in a wonderful house. The rooms were spacious and clean, tastefully decorated, with enough room...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Vacationer736674
Management response:Responded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review, it is lovely having visitors all the way from Germany coming to visit Sedgefield. We will see you all next year. Prost!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Auckland Castle is situated in the historic town of Bishop Auckland in the Vale of Durham, a lively market town with a fascinating 2,000 year heritage. History lovers can experience Durham’s rich heritage brought to life at award-winning attractions including Beamish Museum, the UK’s largest open air Museum, and Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon. Plus, no visit to the county would be complete without a visit to majestic Durham Cathedral and Castle - a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Durham City. For more dramatic architecture, head to the Durham Dales and uncover the history behind Raby Castle, where the medieval exterior hides the opulent home of Lord Barnard, who still makes Raby his home today.
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