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Burnhopeside Hall

Self Assessed
Durham Road, Lanchester, Durham, Durham, DH7 0TL, United Kingdom

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4.9/5 from 113 Reviews

100% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Room service
  • Desk working station
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Double room-Premium-Ensuite with Bath-Countryside view

  • Sleeps up to: 2
  • Bathtub
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Whether for a honeymoon or as a special treat, these rooms are sure to delight any guest staying with us. Traditional decor, suited to the house, yet a modern en suite bathroom with free standing bath and walk in shower.



  • Free toiletries
  • Towels
  • Roll top bath
  • Rainfall or massage showerhead
  • Towels - extra fee
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower cap
  • Hot water
  • Alarm clock
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Sofa
  • Large desk
  • Wine/champagne available


Burnhopeside Hall

(113 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.8
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.9

Review Overall Rating

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Burnhopeside Hall Information


Burnhopeside Hall is a GradeII* listed building of Historical interest, having been the home of William Hedley, Engineer. A working model of his "Puffing Billy" railway engine is at Beamish Museum (5 miles North). The original can be seen in the Science Museum in London. The Country House provides a beautiful setting for a peaceful & relaxing stay for business or holiday travellers.It is surrounded by 18 acres of gardens and woodland, which merge with the Estate's farmland and woodland, providing 475 acres of private areas for walking and cycling and 3/4 mile of river. The Farm rears outdoor free range pigs, chickens, ducks and geese. A Walled Garden built in 1893 provides produce for the house, so that most of what is provided in the house is home grown or reared. The property is heated by biomass boilers using wood chip, which is harvested from our own woodlands. The property is warm and comfortable throughout the year, with traditional open log fires in all downstairs rooms. The four bedrooms are large and comfortable with super king double beds, traditional furniture and modern en-suite bathrooms. Breakfast is served in the dining room around a large circular table seating 8 people or can be enjoyed in your bedroom. The top floor of the Hall offers a self catering apartment. This is somewhere to stay when you want to escape to the country but not be too far from the town. We are located 6.5 miles west of Durham City,a World Heritage Site and Newcastle & Gateshead are 16 miles north.They offer excellent restaurants,The Sage & Theatre Royal.Hadrian's Wall is an easy distance and there are a number of local golf courses in the surrounding area. On the Estate, we can stable your horses, kennel your dogs and provide shooting days. A number of good hunting packs are within driving distance and on our doorstep. We can arrange walking with birds of prey. We offer something rather different and want you to enjoy your stay.


  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Room service
  • Stables
  • Wakeup call
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station
  • Fax machine
  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Theatre
  • Walking


Check in: 12:00 till 23:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 11:00
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Pets welcome
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
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  • Road from Durham City (6.5 miles)
    Please take the A691 towards Lanchester. You will pass straight on through a number of roundabouts. The last one has a turning for Langley Park, but still staying on the main A691 road, you are 3 miles away. Using mileage as your guide, you will notice a parking lay- by on your left. Passing the lay- by, start slowing down and look for a long hedge after 150 meters on the left. You will need to turn left into our long driveway. Take the entrance into the wood and drive down to the house.
  • Road from Newcastle upon Tyne & Gateshead (16.0 miles)
    Take the A167 from Newcastle through Low Fell to the Angel of the North Roundabout and join the A1(M) South towards Durham. At junction 63 take the slip road to Chester le Street, passing under the motorway on the A167 towards Durham.After a series of roundabouts, take a right turn for Nettlesworth on the B6312. Travel through Sacriston straight over at the traffic lights to Witton Gilbert. Turn right at the roundabout for Lanchester on the A691. After 2.7 miles our driveway is on the left.
  • Train from Durham (7.0 miles)
    Durham railway station is our nearest station. A hire car or taxi are the best means of transport from there (please see directions for by road)
  • Air from Newcastle airport (20.0 miles)
    Newcastle International Airport is our nearest airport. A hire car or taxi are the best means of travelling from there. (Please see directions for by road )

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