The Old Post Office
“Village location, a warm family feel at this character guest house” - AA Inspector
LANCHESTER, COUNTY DURHAM
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
In our small (3 room) B&B, we have provided wipe-clean folders in each room, with details of our enhanced cleaning procedures and information about the virus and about actions that we expect them to take whilst staying with us. We have reconfigured the breakfast room with extra tables to allow guest groups to sit at least 1m apart from each other, removing furniture to make this possible. We have not removed cushions or extra blankets as we feel this would impact on guest comfort, but have committed to extra washing and sanitising procedures to ensure that these items do not harbour the virus.
Our Inspector's view
Located in the historic town of Lanchester, this Grade II listed building dates back to 1788 and has been lovingly restored by the current owners. Bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable, with thoughtful extras provided as standard. Great care is taken when choosing suppliers for breakfast items. The delightful gardens to the rear add to the quality of this wonderful property.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 3
- Family bedrooms: 1
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- Children's play area
- High chairs
- Laundry facilities
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- Open parking
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Open all year
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About the area
Discover County Durham
County Durham reaches halfway across England, from the North Pennines in the west, to the sea in the east. Much of it is very sparsely inhabited, and is naturally beautiful; a mix of rolling hills, monumental valleys, lush farmland and unforgiving moors. It’s strong on industrial heritage as well, and remnants of the now all-but-vanished mining industry are everywhere.
The City of Durham has a magnificent Cathedral which can be traced back to the establishment of a church in the 10thcentury as the final resting place of the miraculous remains of Saint Cuthbert. The Cathedral, alongside the city’s Castle (an 11th-century structure that now houses University College), were created a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The area’s mining past is fully documented at the Durham Mining Museum; an amazing resource. Bishop Auckland is the other major settlement, and for centuries was run almost as an independent state by the powerful Bishops of Durham. These days it is still a bustling town with plenty of shops, historical interest and events like the annual food festival. The coastal town of Peterlee is unusual; it was set up as a new town to house Durham miners after WW2.
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