- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
The Farmhouse at Tithe Barn is one of three grade II listed cottages in the village of Easington on East Durham’s Heritage Coast. Beautifully converted, with cosy interiors, it’s superbly positioned for exploring the Durham coastline. With the three cottages all part of the same building, you can rent all three at once for a larger group holiday (6 bedrooms / up to 12 guests).
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.
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.
The entrance to the cottages is on the B1283, accessed from the larger A19. Detailed directions provided on booking.
Nearest Train Station:
Seaham (3.5 miles) or nearest mainline station is Durham (9 miles)
Pub in Easington (400m)
The Farmhouse can sleep four people in two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a super king size bed, feature oak beams (carbon dated back to the reign of King Henry VIII) and a spectacular gothic arched window. This bedroom has a luxurious ensuite bathroom with walk in shower and roll top bath. Bedroom two has zip and link beds which can be made up as a twin or a super king. This bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom. There is a spacious open plan living room / dining room with woodburning stove, feature window and window seat. The kitchen / breakfast room is well equipped including oven, microwave, hob, fridge freezer, washer dryer and dishwasher.
Fenced in garden with table and chairs shared between the three cottages.
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.