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2 Bedroom Restored 13th Century Byre in Easington, East Durham, England

Easington, County Durham, England, Europe
The Byre exterior
2 Bedroom Restored 13th Century Byre in Easington, East Durham, England
Byre exterior Feature window Mirror Kitchen diner
Bedroom Living room Bedroom Living room
Kitchen Bathroom Hare Shared garden
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Price: From £100 per night Minimum stay 3 nights
Property Info
Accommodation Type
Property Setting
Village / Rural
Exterior Facilities
Interior Facilities
Internet Access
  • Beach nearby
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf nearby
  • Walking
  • Watersports
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One-Off Feature

The Byre is a two bedroom cottage in a restored 13th century barn, one of three cottages available for holiday rentals.  Sleeping four people, it’s a ground floor cottage (two further cottages, also each sleeping four people, are in the same building) just a couple of miles from the Durham coastline.

General Info

The owners have lovingly restored this beautiful 13th century building, preserving lots of original features including a Saxon window, ancient door and oak beams dating back to the time of King Henry VIII.  The cottages adjoin the family farm which is located within Easington Village.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

Tithe Barn is about three miles from the coast so you have excellent access to the beautiful Durham coastline from your holiday let.  There is a National Trust coast path which runs the length of the Durham coastline and includes Seaham, which is famous for its sea glass.  The beach at Easington, your nearest beach, is an excellent place to collect sea glass.  On a clear day there are views from Easington village green all along the coast to Whitby in North Yorkshire.  The next door village is Easington Colliery, where the film Billy Elliot was shot.  The cottages are well positioned between Durham, Sunderland and Hartlepool, all of which are about 15 mins drive.  Newcastle and the Metrocentre are a 30 minute drive.  You can reach North Yorkshire or the Northumberland coast in an hour, and the Lake District National Park in two hours.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
The entrance to the cottages is on the B1283, accessed from the larger A19.  Detailed directions provided on booking.

Nearest Beach:

Nearest Train Station:
Seaham (3.5 miles) or nearest mainline station is Durham (9 miles)

Nearest Restaurant:
Pub in Easington (400m)

Nearest Shop:
Easington (500m)

Car Hire:

Accommodation Details

Interior Details
The Byre has two bedrooms, all on the ground floor.  The entrance area has a feature stone alcove which leads through to a spacious open plan living room / kitchen / diner.  The sitting room has an electric wood burning effect stove. The kitchen is well equipped with oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washer dryer and dishwasher.  The main bedroom has a super king size bed (zip and link, so can be a twin if required) with a large feature window with window seat, looking out onto the grade I listed former Manor House Seaton Home.  The second bedroom has twin beds.  There is a family shower room (with an illuminated feature ancient door) and a separate cloakroom.

Exterior Details
Fenced in garden with tables and chairs shared between the three cottages.

Further Details
Tithe Barn Cottages are grade II listed and have been in the owners’ family, on and off, for over 80 years.  It’s believed that the main building might have originally been a place of worship during Norman times whilst a church was being built nearby.  Tithe Barn Cottages has also been a retreat for monks, and was once used to collect tithes (taxes payable to the church), and had close links with the church and Durham cathedral.  In more recent times it was incorporated into a colliery farm and the building was split in three, as it is today - the farmhouse, the Byre and the Hayloft.  The current owners bought it in early 2016 and put a huge amount of work in to convert it into three charming holiday lets.

Conditions of Rental
Check in from 3pm.  Check out by 10am.  25% deposit payable on booking.  Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.  No pets and no smoking.  Linen, towels, electricity, heating and hot water included.  A complimentary basket of logs for the woodburning stove is included and then additional logs available for a small fee.

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