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13th Century Longhouse converted into three two bedroomed self

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Three two bedroomed historic holiday lets

Tithe Barn Cottages are located within the courtyard of the adjacent Seaton Holme (former Manor House)

This 13th century building is reputed to have been build by the Prince Bishops of Durham as a retreat for the monks from the nearby Durham Cathedral. Since this time it has had a number of uses prior to being sympathetically converted into three separate holiday lets known as the Farmhouse, the Hayloft and the Byre.

Each has its own private entrance and will accommodate up to 4 adults.

The Farmhouse is the largest of the three with two queen size bedrooms both with ensuite facilities.

It has a large lounge diner with wood burning stove a separate kitchen and downstairs cloakroom.

The Hayloft is situated on the first floor on the east end of the longhouse. It has a Queen size bedroom and a twin room. Both bedrooms have ensuite facilities. The Hayloft features a vaulted ceiling and an open plan living/kitchen and dining room area which benefits from a the addition of a wood burning stove.

The Byre is situated on the ground floor at the east end of the building. It has a Queen size and a double bedroom, an open plan living/kitchen/dining area, shower room and separate toilet.

A private car park for up to five cars with ample additional car parking if required.

To the east of the building is a private garden for the use of guests.

The building is situated on the perimeter of a working farm run by the owners.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

Why The Owner chose Peterlee

First lass accommodation

What makes this cottage unique

Historic features such as ancient exposed roof beams carbon dated to reveal that they were felled during the reign of Henry Vlll


Peterlee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • All bedrooms sleep up to two persons
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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13th Century Longhouse converted into three two bedroomed self
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fabulous roomy unique

  • 5 of 5

This was my favorite of all the places we stayed. Bits of ancient times peer out at you from exposed beams or rock faces. The kitchens and baths are modern and very nicely done. The rooms are airy and spacious. The Byre is particularly nice. The location is a quiet unassuming but ancient village, within easy driving distance of Durham, Sunderland, and Newcastle, should you be looking for something different than the wonderful quiet view across the adjoining farm field in the early morning or late evening hours of summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect new year getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a find! We had all 3 cottages for a New Year getaway with friends. The hosts were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for you ! Lovely little touches like a little food/drink welcome pack. The cottages were tastefully decorated very quaint and beautiful with all the original beam work and traditional quirky cottage touches throughout! Great location with few local pubs nearby and only 10 minute drive from Seaham! We could not recommend these cottages enough... one word amazing!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Barpub
450 Metres
The Half Moon
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
North Shields
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
450 Metres
The Half Moon
Nearest Beach
4 Miles

Great base to visit the World Heritage Centre at Durham, the beautiful North East Coast, Hadrians Wall, Beamish Open Air Museum, North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire and Durham Dales.

Also fantastic shopping at Newcastle and the Metro Centre.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $382.46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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