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 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

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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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Lanchester
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See what guests loved the most:

  • George
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Nice comfortable homely feel to the place and attentively attended to by Helen. Was recommended by friends and firmly lived up to expectations.
  • Julie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely welcome, beautiful house, excellent breakfast
  • Harvey
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Brilliant accommodation in a lovely village setting
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Host Information

Host review score

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

Facilities of The Old Post Office, Lanchester
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Alarm clock
  • BBQ facilities
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cycling
  • Darts
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Entertainment and family services
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

The Old Post Office, Lanchester takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 16:00 to 22:00


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Cash 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
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

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.

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 is 100 yards from the centre of Lanchester. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • 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