Durham House

This fantastic former pub has been sympathetically renovated with larger groups in mind.

Lesley was born and raised in pubs and is Neil an interior designer, a match made in heaven when it comes to designing the perfect self-catering property.

With a stylish dining room seating up to 26, comfortable sitting room, board games and fully working bar with pool table, there is plenty to keep guests of all ages entertained.


Dining room: Seating up to 26 guests banquet style, large chimney breast, snug window seats to relax and watch the world go by. We have a large selection of board games available for use.
Sitting room: large flat-screen TV with DVD player, bi-folding doors leading to
Outside area: BBQs, comfy sofas/chairs and picnic tables.
Bar area: Pool table, table football, large flat-screen TV, bar tables and bar stools, drinks fridge, two working pumps, one for lager/cider, one for real ale.  Please contact us direct regarding kegs and setting up the pumps.
Fully equipped kitchen: Two dishwashers, one range oven, one integrated oven, larder fridge, chest freezer, microwave. Leads to outside area.
Downstairs toilet.
Cupboard with washing machine, ironing board, iron.


Our 6 individually themed rooms are based around local attractions in the area. Fold out beds are on wheels, which means you can configure the bedrooms to suit your own needs. Stair gate at top of stairs.

Durham Suite: King size bed with foldout bed on wheels; ensuite shower and toilet.
Beamish: Twin bed with foldout bed on wheels; ensuite shower and toilet.
Hartlepool Marina: Twin bed; ensuite shower and toilet.
Hardwick Park: King size bed; ensuite shower and toilet.
Hamsterley: Twin bed with foldout bed on wheels; leading to
Nag’s Head: Double bed with foldout bed on wheels; shared family bathroom with bath and shower. Shared bathrooom with Hamsterley.


Large gated area with enclosed outdoor space, seating area and BBQ. Ample parking for up to 8 cars.

Dogs: Two well behaved dog are allowed by prior arrangement. They must remain downstairs and guests are responsible for ensuring that any excess hair is removed. Any dog mess must be cleared away from the grounds before departure.

  • 3 Star ETB Graded
  • Sleeps 16 people
  • Gas central heating, electricity
  • Bed linen included. In order to be eco-friendly, we encourage our guests to bring their own towels. However, we can supply towel sets (1 bath and 1 hand towel) for £3 a set.  Please let us know at time of booking.
  • Freeview TV & DVD
  • Free Wifi
  • Large range oven and integrated oven & microwave
  • Dishwashers
  • Fridge, freezer, iron & ironing board
  • Gated outdoor area
  • Garden furniture and BBQ available for use
  • Two well behaved dogs allowed. (Please inform us when booking.)
  • No Smoking
  • Two high chairs & 2 travel cot
  • Dog crate available on request
  • Strictly no Stag Parties
  • Decorated at Christmas
Disabled access:

Due to the age and nature of the building, we recommend those who require wheelchair/level accommodation also book The Croft.  (Please contact us for prices).

Door widths are standard 720mm.  There is access to the Durham house through the kitchen door which is 720mm wide. There is also ramped access to Durham House through the bi fold doors which can be opened to accommodate a wheelchair. This will give access to the sitting area, however, there are then 2 steps and a standard door through to the bar area and the dining room.  Please contact us directly to discuss your individual needs. The outside area is flat and wheelchair friendly.

Contact Us:

if you have any questions regarding Durham House, please get in touch:
07856 625007