The Best County Durham Bed & Breakfasts

recommended B&Bs and guest houses in County Durham


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a Grade II listed manor house of historical interest set in 18 acres of quiet grounds; bedrooms are spacious and traditionally furnished

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elegant, beautifully presented Victorian manor providing sumptuous rooms, a comfy lounge and hearty breakfasts and evening meals

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well positioned, countryside setting just off the A1(M) and close to the Angel of the North, family-run inn with smart rooms and hearty food

The Bell

Horden

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stay in stylish rooms with contemporary d├ęcor at this smart bar and lounge ideally located for exploring the Durham coast and countryside

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offers stylish, well-presented rooms, most with countryside views, a relaxed and informal restaurant as well as an on site beauty salon

Bonners Lodge

West Butsfield

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in a peaceful spot on the edge of the Durham Dales yet just two ticks from the A68, rooms are beautifully presented and the hosts welcoming

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in a hamlet 4 miles south of the town of Barnard Castle, enjoy the warm hospitality and superior comfort at this traditional Georgian farmhouse

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boasts an excellent location surrounded by woodland yet within a 10 minute walk of the city centre; rooms are modern and well-appointed

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this pretty 18th Century guesthouse is chic and comfortable, breakfast is a major event here and there is an extensive choice offered

The Lambton Worm

Chester-le-Street

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the rooms are chic and quirky at this well placed inn, close to the A1(M), Newcastle, the Metrocentre and Beamish are all easily reached

The Old Mill

Metal Bridge

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located with easy access to the A1(M), a traditional inn with a welcoming atmosphere and a warm and intimate bar with cosy alcoves

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a popular inn with visitors and locals, situated 5 minutes drive from the coast, with modern, stylish rooms situated in an adjoining building

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Aycliffe Village

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offering a friendly, relaxed environment, this elegant restaurant provides tastefully decorated rooms, quality food and drink and is near the A1(M)

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it's just a five-minute walk to Durham Cathedral from this fine inn, with its Victorian character retained in the high quality rooms and cosy bar

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characterful Victorian mansion, offering shipshape, traditionally styled rooms, some with impressive views, and an Indian restaurant and bar

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find chic and luxurious bedrooms upstairs and a seafood restaurant and wine bar on the ground floor at this character, Georgian town house

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overlooking the Saxon church of a quiet village, this 18th century inn prides itself on its hospitality, great food and stylish modern rooms

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located within easy reach of the A1(M) and the city centre by frequent buses that stop nearby, this welcoming, traditional B&B is well placed

The Cricketers Arms

Barnard Castle

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on the historic high street of this pretty market town and offers homely rooms and a popular bar hosting regular entertainment and live music

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400 year old, former coaching inn, located in a quiet village just off the A66 near Barnard Castle, rooms are in converted stables or the main inn

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