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Corona Virus

We obviously understand the reasons why so many of our guests have cancelled their stay with us this month and next, but if you do need or wish to stay at The Old Post Office, please rest assured that the rooms and everything in them, will always be cleaned to the highest standards,
We will keep our distance and you can have breakfast alone, away from anyone else who may be staying.
We are both healthy and well and have had no recent contact with anyone who has been abroad in the past month.
Take care and keep safe!

Creativity and Inspiration

Family Friendly - The Old Post Office has a 'magic cave' where dressing up and play for our younger guests can provide a pleasant interlude for children and parents alike. The 'resident magician' is our Grandson, who makes sure we keep things fresh and up to date. Imagination is a pure joy and he is blessed with much. Here are some of the characters that have visited our play room in the last few weeks. Dr Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters) and Captain Jack Sparrow amongst others Enjoy!! and come and join the fun.

We have the highest rating Bed & Breakfast in the area!

We are very pleased and proud that we have retained our impressive guest rating of 9.8 with Booking.com for 2016! TripAdviser reviews also continue to rate us at the same level; we love the fact that our guests have such a good time when they stay with us. The excellent restaurants and bars and the range of shops in our beautiful village also contributes to a wonderful guest experience. And with Durham City, Beamish, Newcastle, Durham Dales, Northumberland and more on our doorstep, what's not to love about a relaxing break here?

A brief history in time


The picture shows The Old Post Office from the outside

The Post Office - Origins

The General Post Office (GPO) was set up in 1660 by Charles II and extended its remit from England & Wales into Great Britain in 1707 and finally to the United Kingdom from 1800 until 1969, which then transferred all the assets to The Post Office.

Taking local produce seriously with a large pinch of fun - The Team

You know running any enterprise involves building a strong team around you and our little Bed and Breakfast is no different.

Pauline and I are the 'front end' of our guests' experience but we have 12 other people around us to make sure that the people staying with us are comfortable, hearty and happy and in an environment which is welcoming, friendly and homely.

The Team

Our team includes experts within property management, cleaning services and food.

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