The Old Post Office offers a pleasant village setting just 20 minutes’ drive from the historic city of Durham. This pretty Grade II-listed property offers uniquely decorated rooms and lovely gardens with a courtyard.

Each of the rooms at The Old Post Office features beautiful printed fabrics and artefacts. They offer lots of light and space, a TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as a private bathroom with a shower.

Breakfast includes locally sourced produce including eggs from the property’s own free-range hens.

You can relax in the property grounds and stroll into the village centre, where you will find restaurants and shops.

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is a 25-minute drive from the property, while the Northumberland coastline is around 50 minutes’ drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Old Post Office, Lanchester has been welcoming guests since 27 Jul 2014.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Free parking available on-site


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A warm welcome awaits you at The Old Post Office; luxurious rooms, comfort and delicious food in a charming characterful bed & breakfast. Situated in rural Co Durham, only 7 miles from Durham city, Lanchester is a picturesque village with many local amenities and restaurants. An experience with unusual hosts with real food flair and backgrounds focused on making your stay pleasurable, knowledgeable and healthy. The Old Post Office has 3 lovely individually designed en-suite bedrooms. There are plenty of books, maps and local tourist information for you to browse through and Keith and Pauline are very happy to help you plan your day to make the most of your time in Co Durham. Throughout the house there are beautiful textiles, a mixture of antique and contemporary furnishings and original artworks.
The Old Post Office B&B is located in a small living and thriving country village of Lanchester, with a history that goes back to 140 AD with the ruins of a Roman fort called Longivicium, the derivation of Lanchester. With the River Browney running through the village that links with the River Wear, the site was ideal for a settlement for people. Lanchester lies in the Vale of Durham with easy access to many visitor attractions as well as having it's local restaurants and access to walking,
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Beamish Open Air Museum
    5.3 miles
  • Beamish Museum
    5.3 miles
  • Lanchester Road Hospital
    5.5 miles
  • University Hospital of North Durham
    6.4 miles
  • Gibside
    6.8 miles
  • Durham Castle
    7.4 miles
  • Palace Green Library
    7.5 miles
  • Palace Green
    7.5 miles
  • Durham Cathedral
    7.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Crinnions Bistro
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Deano's Trattoria
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Yanni's Greek Cafe
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar Kaffehaus Amadeus
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Lumley Castle
    7.9 miles
  • MetroCentre
    9.7 miles
  • Utilita Arena
    10.9 miles
  • Newcastle Train Station
    11.3 miles
  • Sage Gateshead
    11.5 miles
  • Theatre Royal
    11.6 miles
  • St James' Park
    11.6 miles
  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
    11.7 miles
  • Northumbria University
    12 miles
Public transport
  • Train Durham Train Station
    7.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Newcastle International Airport
    14.9 miles
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport
    25.1 miles
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Facilities of The Old Post Office, Lanchester
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Alarm clock
  • BBQ facilities
  • Dining table
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cycling
  • Darts
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules The Old Post Office, Lanchester takes special requests - add in the next step!


16:00 - 22:00


Until 11:00 hours


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Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
£10 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
£15 per child, per night
2 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
£15 per child, per night
16+ years
Extra bed upon request
£30 per person, per night

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa The Old Post Office, Lanchester accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

The property does not accept American Express cards.

Children 12 years and older will be charged GBP 30 per night in an extra bed.

Please inform The Old Post Office, Lanchester in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply. Learn more.

FAQs about The Old Post Office, Lanchester

  • Check-in at The Old Post Office, Lanchester is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at The Old Post Office, Lanchester may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Old Post Office, Lanchester offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment

  • Guests staying at The Old Post Office, Lanchester can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish

  • Room options at The Old Post Office, Lanchester include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Quadruple

  • The Old Post Office, Lanchester is 100 yards from the centre of Lanchester.