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.
Just wandering happily around the garden this morning in the sunshine! Come and share it with us! The roses are flowering in the little rose garden and everything is bourgeoning! We have lot's of availability over the summer still; give us a call (01207 528420) to check dates if you are searching for the best time.
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?
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.
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.
Our team includes experts within property management, cleaning services and food.
Our Food Team - Introducing Lesley the Baker
Introducing Lesley the Baker
Although Pauline bakes our scones and cakes, which have been recent introductions, the bulk of our baking is done by, our friend, Mrs Lesley Hughes.
Our Food Team - Introducing Ian our Fish Merchant
Introducing Ian our Fish Merchant
Fish, and particularly oily fish, are a very important part of our diet as they are rich in Omega 3, an essential fatty acid that helps protect our brains and hearts. Omega 3 must be ingested, we cannot produce it ourselves. Both Salmon and Herring are high in Omega 3.