Station House



Luxury Holiday Accommodation   

We are temporarily closed due to COVID-19

We are hoping to re-open on 04 July 2020



Station House lies in the conservation area nestled in the heart of Lanchester, County Durham.

Built in 1862, Station House is a former railway station for the iron and  coal mining industry and is set within its own private grounds. 


Carol and Steven, the current Owners purchased the property in 2016. Having fully renovated  Station House, we are proud to open the front door of this truly magnificent building once again and provide a high standard of accommodation to our guests. 


The Former Porters Lodge has been transformed into a stunning one bed holiday lodge with immediate availablilty. 

Station House is a short walk from the thriving village centre of Lanchester, which has many pubs, restaurants and local shops which serve a very close and welcoming community.  


Just 8 miles west of Durham City and situated on the national cycle network, Station House is a  property of historical interest to its local community. We are easily accessible from Durham City with local transport links.


Porters Lodge 

A one bedroom self contained holiday let with an open plan kitchen, living room and dining area .


A cosy multi fuel burner for those cold wintry days.


Stunning views of  Lanchester  village and the valley beyond.


Separate private access via the original platform. 






Porters Lodge is a self catering unit. We can supply a breakfast hamper from a local award winning farm shop at an additional cost. Please ask when booking.


Alternatively, Lanchester has numerous cafes that offer a cooked breakfast. 

Wifi  & Smart TV


WiFi  and a Smart Television is available in Porters Lodge. 



Designated area for guests to enjoy the garden and  view over Lanchester. In particular our Parish Church . Watch the sunset over the Pennines produce stunning skylines. 

Outdoor table tennis is also available weather permitting



Porters Lodge is cleaned after each stay. Once you have checked in, we  leave you to enjoy your short break.  For stays more than 7 nights, we provide fresh laundry and a light cleaning service

On Site Parking 


Free  On-site parking is available.


We also operate 24 hour CCTV system with security lighting. 

Special Occasions

If you are celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, please let us know if we can organise flowers or chocolate for your loved one




Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle
Durhams world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle form one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe.
Durham City is steeped in history. Take a walk around the beautiful university city . 
Beamish Museum
The Living Museum of the North. 

Step back in time at Beamish Museum. From the Edwardian Beamish Town, to wartime at Home Farm, to the Pit Village.


This is a great day out for  all of the family.

We are able to offer our guests a  25% discount voucher during your stay. 

Derwent Valley Way 
National Cycle Route 14


Station House is situated on National Cycle Route 14 which links to the  infamous C-2-C.   

You can cycle to Durham or towards the North Pennines where you will be met with beautiful scenery

The North Pennines (AONB)


Take a drive through this AONB for breathtaking views of a natural landscape.  A designated UNESCO Global Geopark and home to the  North Pennines Stargazing Festival. For the more adventurous a walk or cycle  across the hills is a MUST!

Visit Derwent Reservoir for fishing and for walking. 

Durham Heritage Coast 


Less than 30 minutes drive from the Durham Heritage Coast.


A beautiful landscape that can be enjoyed whatever the weather 




Station House was built in 1862 by North Eastern Railway and was the original Station Masters House, Ticket Office and Waiting Room for Lanchester Station. The Station House is a heritage asset to Lanchester and instantly recognisable with its crowstep gable ends.


The station was designed by Thomas Prosser who was an architect for the North Eastern Railway Company. He was also responsible for designing Goathland Station in Yorkshire which has appeared in the Harry Potter films.


Opened on 01 September 1862 and closed to passengers on 01 May 1939, the station was originally established for the ironworks from Consett to Middlesborough. The Lanchester Valley Railway ran 12 miles between Durham and Consett along the valley of the River Browney and was initially a single line track.


The Lanchester branch opened up the possibility of mining in the Browney Valley and coal was found in 1871. The track at Lanchester was made a double track due to the anticipation of local colliery demand. Local collieries soon formed at Malton, Langley Park, Bearpak and Lanchester itself.


The station was often used by Miners Gala excursions into Durham and the final excursion being 1954.


Lanchester Station ceased to be used for goods traffic in 1965 and the Lanchester Branch was closed completely on 20 June 1966. The line was decommissioed under the Beeching Act 1966 and the line removed in 1967. 


The line is now known as the Lanchester Valley Walk and is cycle route 14 which connects to the infamous Coast-to-Coast (C-2-C) route.




From the A691 turn into Station Road (B6296) signposted to Wolsingham and Satley. After 0.1 mile, after Kaffeehaus Amadeus and a row of terraced houses, turn right through the stone pillared entrance marked 'Private'. Follow the drive up and Station House is on  is on the right hand side. Parking is immediately opposite on the left hand side.


Tel: 01207  520200 or 

07932 830870

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