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Very Good

All reviews (35)

89% would recommend it to a friend


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  • maria c

  • July 2015

Beamish Break

Janet and Marian were very helpful and the stay was lovely.

Although they no longer provide food there are plenty of good places to eat. Morrisons just down the road serve a really good breakfast for £4.50!


  • March 2015

The Old Manse Guest House

Excellent location at an excellent price easily the cheapest in the area.

  • Ibrahim Z

  • February 2015

The Old Manse Guest House

Basic room really, but breackfast was hardly acceptable, as the kitchen staff had diluted apple juice so much, that it was water, and as this is pointed to them, they got us, undiluted juice, and the difference was striking in colour and taste, I thought that this was a shame really.

  • J Guthrie

  • December 2014

Excellent in every way made to feel very welcome staff very helpful would recommend to family and friends

  • Lee Van Achter

  • November 2014

Very welcoming!

The room was very nice, perfect for young family.

Host was very friendly and couldn't fault the guest house would def recommend.

  • A James

  • September 2014

You do get what you pay for , after reading other reviews not what I expected , booked the family room

The pull out bed had to stay out so hardly any room for four people , first impressions count and maybe a bit of heating in the building would change the atmosphere when you first go in , booked breakfast for 1 st morning , Janet was ok until I asked if bacon and eggs could be well done then she became rather put out by that request , she did try in the end but customer service lacked to start with , morning 2 asked for teabag and coffee and similar attitude to first day , it served its purpose a bed to sleep in , things could be a lot different there

  • a mosedale

  • September 2014

My boys and I were warmly welcomed by Janet, who is lovely.

I could honestly chat to her all day over a cuppa. Our room was on the ground floor, and very comfortable. We didn't see any other guests, the hotel is under a huge renovation but this did not disturb us in the least. My only issue would be children over 10 are required to have their own room. As a single Mum, I am used to always sharing, even though my boys are 12 and 14, partly due to one having adhd and an erratic sleeping pattern and also common security. Janet kindly let this oversight go and was extremely accomodating.

  • J Lowe

  • August 2014

lovely stay

We Arrived at the guest house at and was greeted with a smile and a warm welcome, rooms were all a very good size, with flat schreen tvs with built in dvd player wich was good for the children.

Breakfast was very good. No complaints at all, would stay again definatly.

  • beryl jones

  • August 2014

family getaway

we had a great time here.

it was very close to the trips out we had planned. we went to Beamish museum and Diggerland. Room was comfortable and close to all amenities.

  • James A

  • August 2014

4 pleasant days

Handily placed for many attractions - Washington Wetland Centre, Durham City, Angel Of The North, Beamish Open Air Museum and one we really enjoyed, Diggerland.

We went to the Greyhound races nearby too and enjoyed that. Regular buses to Durham and Newcastle. The accommodation is in a separate house to the owners (next door) but we were greeted as we got out of our car on the parking spaces at the rear. Clean room, not cramped, plenty of plug sockets. Would certainly use again.