About The Briar Rose – Vacation Rental – Holiday Cottage – your home from home in North East England

Located on the cusp of Durham and Tyne and Wear in North East England this highly rated property is perfectly located for those wishing to explore this fantastic part of the country, be it for business or pleasure. Only 5 minutes (3 miles) from the A1(M), close to Durham, Washington, Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle and South Shields, the Briar Rose holiday cottage is in an excellent position to get about the region. Nearby bus stops will take the traveller to Sunderland Hospital,  Sunderland University, Sunderland city Centre, Washington, Gateshead and Newcastle. Guests wishing to explore the Tyne Tees region would be challenged to find a better base given its proximity to the major towns, blue flag beaches and northern dales. The property was awarded a Certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor during 2017 thanks to the excellent reviews from our guests.

The Briar Rose Self Catering Accommodation Holiday Rental and Short Term Let –  Details

The property was totally refurbished in 2016. It is a semi detached two bedroom bungalow with front and back gardens, set in a quiet residential area in the village of Shiney Row. It comprises:

  • a new very well equipped  large modern kitchen diner with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, drier, and smart TV;
  • a new bathroom with shower cubical and separate bath;
  • a large comfortably furnished lounge that seats 8. The lounge contains a TV and DVD player and has an electric fire to give extra warmth and ambiance.
  • a large master bedroom with a king size bed,
  • a second bedroom with a double bed, 
  • a fold away bed and ample bedding is available on request for a 5th guest, ; 
  • a comfortably furnished lounge with TV and DVD player.
  • The south facing enclosed rear garden and patio provides a sheltered and secluded sitting out area.
  • Network connections and hi speed wifi are available. 
  • The bungalow has gas central heating and hot water on demand.
  • Bed linen and towels are supplied and a daily housekeeping service is optional.

Things To Do In North East England

The area has lots to offer the visitor; From June to mid September Bishop Auckland has its Kynren festival; In July there is the Tynemouth festival, the Tall Ships event in Sunderland and the annual Sunderland air show. In October there are the Sunderland Illuminations and the Durham Book Festival. There are weekly farmers markets in Durham, Washington and Gateshead.

Lumley Castle with its medieval banquets and shows, and the Riverside Cricket ground are both on the doorstep. Within 20 minutes of the property there is the choice of; major sporting attractions, sporting activities, shopping facilities, clean pristine blue flag beaches, abundant country and coastal walks, parks, nature reserves, museums, pubs, restaurants, night life, theaters – in fact something for everyone.  The bungalow is ideally situated for our guests to explore and experience many of these. We suggest visiting the following website to get a flavour of the area.   http://www.visitnortheastengland.com/

Travelling Around Co. Durham & Tyne & Wear

Ample parking is available at The Briar Rose. The property driveway can easily accommodate 2 cars. It is in close proximity to bus routes with direct links to Sunderland, Washington, Gateshead and Newcastle. The closest Metro station is South Hylton, a short taxi ride, which provides a link to Newcastle airport via Sunderland and Newcastle. Local shops and amenities are only a 9 minute walk away and there are several good country pubs within a 3 mile radius.


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