• Number Nine near Lanchester, Durham
    Sleek, professionally designed outdoor spaces greet you on arrival
  • Number Nine near Lanchester, Durham
    Large open plan living/dining space with cosy sitting area
  • Number Nine near Lanchester, Durham
    Large master bedroom suite in the eaves, with sitting area and grand ensuite bathroom
  • Number Nine near Lanchester, Durham
    A gorgeous master ensuite bathroom in which to truly languish
  • Number Nine near Lanchester, Durham
    Fully fitted kitchen area, with all appliances, leads off the dining area
  • Number Nine twin bedroom
    Number Nine near Lanchester, Durham
    Bright ground floor bedroom suite with twin or superking beds according to request
  • Number Nine exterior and garden
    Number Nine near Lanchester, Durham
    Beautifully designed rear garden with views and sitting areas
  • Number Nine near Lanchester, Durham
    Splendid views over open countryside
  • Retreat Rating
  • 4


  • 2


  • 2


  • No Pets

  • 3

    Child Friendly Rating

Number Nine

near Lanchester, Durham

Open the door to this mid-terraced country cottage, and you won’t fail to sense the taste and attention to detail with which it has been renovated by its new owners. Set in open countryside, overlooking fields, the cottage belies its origins as a former worker’s cottage for the nearby Consett Iron Company, built at the turn of the 20th Century. Now, this high-specification, light and spacious holiday home can comfortably sleep 4 guests, in luxurious ground floor and first floor bedroom suites. The living accommodation is both cosy and airy, leading onto a contemporary landscaped garden with open countryside views.

There are lovely walks and cycle rides from the door, with the local village of Lanchester, with numerous facilities, being within 20 minutes on foot. Add to that, a 15 minute car ride will take you to the centre of Durham city, and guests will be well-placed to visit the Durham, Weardale and Tyneside region.

  • Rural setting with open views
  • High end interior with underfloor heating
  • Two spacious and luxurious bedroom suites
  • Ground floor bedroom can be made up as superking or twin on request and would suit those with low mobility levels
  • Bike storage and ample choice of bike rides from the doorstep
  • Just 15 minutes by car from Durham city, so ideal for business or Durham University visitors
  • Professionally landscaped rear garden with open views and sitting areas
  • Open plan living space has gas-fired log burner for the cooler months
  • TV with Netflix


Ground Floor

  • Double height Entrance Hallway
  • Utility room/Cloaks/WC
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with gas-fired logburner
  • Bedroom Two with ensuite shower room with walk-in shower (flexible twin or superking beds on request, otherwise will be ‘as found’)

First Floor

  • Master bedroom suite with king size bed, sitting area with views, and bathroom with bath and large walk-in shower


  • Front entrance courtyard area
  • Rear landscaped garden
  • Private parking for 1 car and street parking
  • Garage for bike storage

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Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

Number Nine is available for booking on the following durations.


Number Nine is one of the row of twelve Hurbuck Cottages, set in open countryside, bordering the pretty Lanchester Valley walk, which runs along the old Consett to Durham railway track. A 20 minute walk will take you to Lanchester village with its shops, pubs and restaurants. There’s the excellent Knitsley farm shop and cafe also within walking distance in the other direction. You’ll be just 15 minutes’ drive from Durham city, and a similar distance to Beamish Open Air Museum. You’ll be spoilt for choice for walks, cycling and coffee shops and further afield the delights of Weardale and Northumberland are easily accessible. For a comprehensive list of things to do and places to visit, read the owner’s recommendations here.

Try something different by basing your stay around a cookery or gardening course at the wonderful Linnels Farm ( 30 minute drive). Guests qualify for 10% discount off 2021 courses (contact us for details).

Useful Details

See here for what’s included in our Retreats stays
Please note that all of our cottages are non-smoking
No pets allowed at Number Nine
Additional facilities particular to Number Nine

Underfloor heating, Garage for bike storage. Netflix package included on TV

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: 4pm (3pm from Nov-March)

Departure: 10am


Ideal for those seeking a quiet countryside haven with walks from the doorstep, but still within easy reach of Durham, Weardale and Newcastle. Less than half an hour from Beamish Museum. A great base for cyclists, walkers and nature lovers seeking a little luxury. Guests might like to make this part of a two-centre holiday with a few days at Number Nine before or after a sojourn in one of our coastal or Scottish retreats.

Children at Number Nine 3-Star Child Rating

Number Nine welcomes families but there are no special facilities for children. A travel cot (please bring your own bedding) and highchair are available on request.


There is gas underfloor heating throughout the house and a gas-fired logburner in the living room.

Please note: Whilst we take great care to represent our properties and their facilities as accurately as possible, the décor, furnishings and facilities shown in images and video tours may occasionally be subject to minor change.

Candid Comments

At first glance, this may appear to be just a normal terraced house, on a normal street, but inside does feel more like a five star hotel.


Guest Reviews

We are totally smitten! Discussing when we can come back already!

Absolutely gorgeous comfortable cottage in a delightful rural area of Co Durham. A hidden gem. We would love to return. Thanks to Coastal Retreats for recommending. Professional and friendly as ever

Your cottage is a dream, a home away from home 'but' also with some special touches that make it feel like a 5 star hotel! Thank you for everything. We will be back to this wonderful place with lovely people, fab things to do and the most amazing views!

Fantastic post-lockdown getaway in a beautiful cottage. We loved the property, incredibly comfortable and perfectly decorated. Such a great location to explore the area, especially by bike. A very relaxing week with days in the garden enjoying the view in the sunshine and rainy days inside with a book and a glass of wine

Good quality property in beautiful quiet location

We've used Coastal Retreats before. Love the finishes in the properties and find them very well equipped

Absolutely fabulous property, our third time booking through you and your properties are always outstanding. We’ll be back in another one in the future I’m sure!

This has to be the best appointed of all the properties we have stayed at!

We have had the most wonderful week staying in your beautiful cottage. pure luxury!. We hope to visit again soon. Thank you

The cottage was just so perfect, can't think of anything extra to add

We intend to use you again in the future if all your properties are as good as this one!

Coastal Retreats have been a pleasure to deal with.
The cottage is stunning and we have thoroughly enjoyed our short break.
The local area is also stunning, and the cottage enjoys these views.

The cottage was amazing. Beautiful design and decoration. Spotlessly clean. So comfortable especially the beds and the sofas. Excellent quality bed linen and towels. Kitchen extremely well kitted out with top end appliances and cookware. Beautiful garden with choice of seating. Fabulous views. Close to the excellent Knitsley Farm Shop. Very quiet, never heard a neighbour.