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The Briar Rose - your home from home

Bungalow -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Washington, Tyne and Wear, England
The property had a total renovation in 2016, taking 6 months. 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 and Newcastle

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 P...
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About the Owner
Ray P
Languages spoken:Norwegian, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
Interaction with guests
The Briar Rose is managed by our housekeeper who lives nearby and is available to help should guests require som assistance or advice. Both the owner and housekeeper are available via telephone and email if advice is required else we will respect your privacy and allow you to enjoy your stay without interruption.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 6 December 2018


Date of stay: November 2018
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago


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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The place was very clean and had everything needed for our stay. Cooking facilities were good and lots of condiments etc. had been provided. The beds were comfortable and the sitting room lovely. We could not fault it and our stay was superb.More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Budine
Extraordinary655320, VR Owner at The Briar Rose - your home from home, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for your excellent review. We do try to go the extra mile for our guests and it gives us great satisfaction to know our efforts are appreciated. We hope you will choose The Briar Rose for any future visits to the north east,...More

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
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...
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 King
    1 Twin
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  • Damage Deposit: S$174 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
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, Newcastle and Washington, Beamish and other nearby places.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 30.0 km
Railway: Durham: 17.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle: 21.0 km
By car, travelling from North or South on the A1(M), take exit Junction 63 Chester-Le-Street turnoff, and take the A183 signposted to Sunderland. Drive for 4.5 km to the first roundabout, take the second exit then the first road on the right into the estate. Take the second left and the property is located in Briar Lea, a short distance on the right.
Cars may be parked on the drive and also on the street.
Activities nearby
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, Nearest Beach: 13.0 km.
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