Certificate of Excellence for 2018

We have just heard that The Briar Rose has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for 2018. We have received this award for a second consecutive year thanks to the excellent reviews left by our many satisfied guests.

New beds for 2018

As part of our continuing improvement strategy based on customer feedback we are pleased to inform you that our guests will now enjoy the comforts of a Myers back care king size bed in the master bedroom.

Guest Bedroom
Master Bedroom with King Size Bed

The guest bedroom has also had a face lift and now contains a quality double bed.

Guest Bedroom
Guest Bedroom

A fold away bed is still available on request for a fifth guest .

New for 2018: Fully Refundable Bookings

Is there uncertainty as to whether or not you can take a planned trip. Fear not.  In conjunction with our much improved terms and conditions regarding refunds and our new low flat rate deposit, we are following in the footsteps of the hotel sector and have introduced an optional fully refundable pricing list. This can be viewed alongside our standard pricing list on our website. Please note these options and terms and conditions are only available when booking direct. There’s never been a better time to book this highly rated holiday and short term let.

2018 Prices and Terms and Conditions

Front Garden

New for 2018: Low fixed deposit, attractive cancellation rates.

Based on our customer feedback we have made some significant changes to our booking and cancellation charges which are now probably rank alongside the best available  in the industry (and are significantly better for the customer than any offered by our agents).

A deposit of only £50 is required to secure a booking, irrespective of the length of the booking.

50 Pounds

Full details can be  seen on our revamped terms and conditions

**** The Briar Rose – 4 star grade ****

Each year holiday homes, B&B’s, hotels and other accommodation are independently graded. In December 2017 The Briar Rose was reviewed by an independent agent and awarded a four star listing (same as 2016). All aspects of the property were awarded 4 stars except the kitchen diner which was awarded 5 stars.  This is a high quality property for a very reasonable price – so much more than a hotel

Four Stars

Upgraded broadband to a fast 55 MBS

Great news. BT have finally upgraded the broadband network in the area. From January 2018 guests at the Briar Rose will now be able to access the internet at lightning fast speeds allowing excellent data streaming and  conferencing connections.

Network & Wi-Fi

North East Events

The 2017 Durham Lumiere was another big success and enjoyed by a large turnout. This may now be ended but there are lots of new adventures and activities going on in the region. Want to find out more then visit our Facebook page for lots of up-to-date information.


The Briar Rose Holiday Accommodation – Renovation

In December 2015 work began on renovating the property to get it ready to bring to the market as a holiday let.  The Kitchen and garage were demolished and the interior of the house guttered. The garage was re-built and a new larger kitchen was built incorporating part of the patio.  On tying the new kitchen roof into the main roof, issues were identified resulting in a new being roof put on The new gas boiler relocated into the garage and the entire house was rewired and ne plumbing installed. All walls and ceilings were plastered and or skimmed, and the entire house decorated with new flooring and carpets being laid. All work done was inspected and passed as good and certificates issued.  Finally in July 2016 the patio was laid and the drive was widened to enable easier parking.



Places to Visit nearby in North East England

Attractions on Wearside

Penshaw Monument is visible for miles around. Built in 1844 on Penshaw Hill between the districts of Washington and Houghton-le-Spring, within the City of Sunderland, North East England, this folly is dedicated to John Lampton(1792–1840), 1st Earl of Durham and the first Governor of the Province of Canada. The monument dominates the local landscape as a half-sized replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. It is floodlit at night and within easy walking distance of The Briar Rose.


Attractions on Tyneside

Newcastle and Gateshead have a thriving entertainment sector with numerous theatres and other venues to choose from A good starting place would be Gateshead Quays, home to the Sage,  a concert venue and also a centre for musical education, located in Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the North East of England. It opened in 2004 and is tenanted by the North Music Trust.