Enjoy the peace with your four footed friend
Relax in the generous lounge
Contemporary open-plan kitchen/diner
Dine in style in the bright kitchen/diner
Plan your next adventure in comfort
Pretty dining area
The spacious master double bedroom
Thoughtfully furnished throughout
Comfy twin bedroom with garden views
Country living
Have a nice bath after the day's exertions
Lovely homely touches
1 / 12  Enjoy the peace with your four footed friend
2 / 12  Relax in the generous lounge
3 / 12  Contemporary open-plan kitchen/diner
4 / 12  Dine in style in the bright kitchen/diner
5 / 12  Plan your next adventure in comfort
6 / 12  Pretty dining area
7 / 12  The spacious master double bedroom
8 / 12  Thoughtfully furnished throughout
9 / 12  Comfy twin bedroom with garden views
10 / 12  Country living
11 / 12  Have a nice bath after the day's exertions
12 / 12  Lovely homely touches

Millfield House

Durham (9ml NW), County Durham
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Lovingly refurbished 19th century home with many original features retained
  • Beautiful views of Durham Vale and the surrounding countryside
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and a BBQ for al fresco meals
  • Excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep
  • 1 mile from the pubs, restaurants and cafes in Lanchester
  • 15-minute drive from the bustling city of Durham
Property code: CN129

This flexible and dog-friendly property is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists in search of a peaceful setting just a stone’s throw from exciting Durham.

Millfield House is a beautifully presented, warm and welcoming property for up to 4 guests. Built in 1850, the cottage has been lovingly refurbished to a luxury standard and still retains many of its original features. There are two light and airy bedrooms, the master with a King size bed and a second with twin beds and both bedrooms benefit from dual aspect windows, making the most of the lovely views of Durham Vale and the idyllic, surrounding countryside. A lovely welcome pack will be there to greet you and luxury bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are available during your stay.

Outside to the rear, there is lovely, enclosed patio which leads to an enclosed lawned area, outdoor seating and a BBQ, ideal for enjoying al fresco dining or a glass a wine! This is a great choice for families, friends, a couples retreat or a business stay and the area is also ideal for walkers and cyclists, with easy access to the nearby scenic C2C route! Secure storage for bicycles is available too.

The cottage is situated just one mile from Lanchester, in County Durham where you will find all the essential local amenities, pubs, restaurants and coffee houses. You are only 15 minutes drive from Durham’s Cathedral City, Durham University, the many river walks and a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars. Newcastle upon Tyne’s vibrant and culturally rich city centre is also within easy reach (30 mins by car). Staying at Millfield House means you are never far from the stunning Northumberland beaches and pretty harbour villages.

Nearby, the world famous and award-winning Beamish Museum, is a must!! and there are 25% discounts available for guests.

Millfield House is dog friendly.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • TV in the lounge
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Pubs and shops within driving distance
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawn, BBQ and garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 medium-large or 3 small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Bed linen included
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • 20% discount voucher for Beamish museum included and 10% discount off nearby Pip Stop- a local Craft Beer, Wine, Spirit and Home Brew shop

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by S 8th November 2019

This property is ideally placed for access to places of interest and visitor attractions and we appreciated the welcome pack goodies the owners provided. The excellent public transport links were beneficial to get into Durham easily.

Reviewed by Angela 7th June 2019

Wonderfully clean,lovely welcome gifts even for the dogs. Would certainly recommend and will be booking for next year soon.

Reviewed by Debbie 17th May 2019

Cottage was comfortable and spacious, very nice welcome pack, no faults or complaints! Would go again .

Reviewed by Rachel and family September 2018

We had a lovely stay in your beautiful home which had everything we needed, and it was a perfect base for visiting familly and Beamish. Thank you!

Reviewed by Bob and Janice August 2018

Home from home, loved our stay here. Perfect location. We will book to stay again when we visit our daughter. Thank you!

Reviewed by Ellen, Fromtaiwan 5th September 2017

We enjoyed our stay here. The house was cozy and beautiful, we felt extremely warm and comfortable. Thank you very much.

Reviewed by R And R From Australia 25th August 2017

Had a great stay in the lovely Millfield House. This is an ideal spot to visit Durham, Beamish Museum and to do some walking. Thanks for the welcome pack & vouchers!

Reviewed by Alison K 12th August 2017

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. Co. Durham & Northumberland has surpassed our expectations. What a beautiful part of the Country. We will definitely be back, if you will have us! Thank you so much for your hospitality.

Reviewed by Ian D 28th July 2017

Milfield House is a lovely house in a location that's really convenient for lots of places within easy reach.

Reviewed by David And Margaret, Spain

Millfield House is a beautiful cottage and had a super Christmas/New Year atmosphere. Easy to get to Newcastle to meet up with family and old friends too! All in all , we had an excellent time. Thank you.

Reviewed by Mark, Bath

Lovely Stay for Xmas with family. Will definitely come back again!!

Reviewed by Mrs S

We stayed here to visit family who live nearby. We have rented a few different places over the years but this was by far my favourite. It was like a home from home, only it was nicer than my home! The welcome pack of home made scones and wine was wonderful and much needed. The views from every room were beautiful. It is decorated to a very high staRead morendard with lots of lovely touches. The nearby village of Lanchester has a great garden centre which kept my toddler entertained all morning and the German coffee shop is well worth a visit. We can't wait to book up again! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs B

I stayed at Millfield house for 2 weeks. The property was VERY clean. The furniture and appliances are of good quality. . The downstairs is perfect for those with pets as easy to clean floor. Comfortable sofa.... The house is on a fairly busy country road but after 10pm is quiet. There is a regular bus service, I had a hire car so I didn't use. I pRead morearticularly liked the upstairs bedroom furniture which is old but in excellent condition. The owner lives next door so reassuring if you are on your own. Very central for the Metro Centre and Durham. Hide

Reviewed by Wolfgang S

It's a comfy cottage that has been lovingly furnished and decorated. It is also a rather quiet and sunny place and Maccine gave us a very warm welcome. We were very satisfied and felt at home in this cottage and your kind services for us are highly appreciated :) The cottage first reminded me a bit of "Wuthering Heights" as it is located on top of Read morea hill where you have lovely sights on many sides. It is lovingly furnished and decorated and equipped with everything you will need. There's a big Tesco in Annfield Plain (just a few miles down the road) and a nice, little village -Lancaster- just down the hill where you will find restaurants, a post office, a cafe, etc. Durham with its famous cathedral and castle are not too far. You can explore famous sites such as Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Holy Island Lindisfarne and the ancient royal seat of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria Bamburgh Castle and of course Alnwick Castle, the seat of the Percy family (dukes of Northumberland). All these attractions are "lined up" at the A1 motorway. A must is for me also Hadrian's Wall and its excellent Roman forts and museums. All this may be reached from this lovely cottage. If you are a lover of historical sites there is a plenty of attractions and if you like walking, you will find an awesome nature. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Neil Mci

Lovely cottage, especially enjoyed local countryside and attractions of Durham.

Reviewed by Mrs Lorna S

We enjoyed staying at the cottage and visited Locomotion, Beamish, Durham, Newcastle, Hall Hill Farm and Lanchester. The discount vouchers that were waiting in the cottage for Beamish were great. Being able to catch buses to Newcastle from near cottage was fantastic. Hosts were brilliant not intrusive but available if necessary.

Reviewed by Simon W

Maccine was very welcoming after our long journey, the house was warm and comfortable, great to have somewhere that our dog was accepted.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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