3 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

1 bathroom

Tally House

in Houghton-le-Spring


(22 Reviews)

Tally House is a two bedroom holiday home with style in abundance. Boasting a Scandi design throughout, this beautiful property is the ultimate sophisticated retreat. Located in the village of West Rainton, just a short 15-minute drive from Durham, Tally House sleeps three guests making it perfect for a romantic escape, family staycation or a getaway with friends.

Trip Details

Property Highlight #1

Beautiful Scandi Style Interiors

You'll find stunning minimalist interiors throughout Tally House to create a truly relaxing feel.

Property Highlight #2

Close to Durham City Centre

Tally House is nestled in a quiet village, just a short 15-minute druve from Durham so you really do have the best of both worlds!

Property Highlight #3

Enclosed Decked Garden

Tally House benefits from an enclosed decked garden at the rear of the property where you can enjoy alfreso meals during your stay.

The Space
Guests will love lounging around the living room at Tally House. With comfy seating for everyone, it’s the perfect spot to kick back and relax in front of the TV which is equipped with Freeview and Netflix.

The kitchen is a modern space within this traditional property. It has all the appliances you need for a self-catering stay, as well as an inglenook fireplace, a breakfast bar dining area, and a wonderful bright appearance that makes you feel right at home.

Tally House’s first bedroom is a cosy space furnished with a double bed and a large wall-mounted flat-screen TV. The second bedroom is a single room with an additional bed that can be made up on request, which will form a king-size bed. There is also a good-sized mirror for helping you to get prepared for the day ahead.

The family bathroom at Tally House features a bathtub, separate shower, wash basin and a WC.

The property has a fully enclosed decked garden to the rear. Ideal for enjoying the sun and fresh air in the warmer months, there is a comfortable seating area for guests to relax.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during bookings. For this reason, we require all of our guests to transfer a £250.00 Damage Deposit (subject to a £10.00 administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver for £25.00 which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

West Rainton has an intriguing and ancient history; a place where direct ancestors of Her Majesty the Queen lived at one time. Located between Durham and Houghton-le-Spring, you’ll find plenty to do close by.

A number of scenic walks can be accessed from West Rainton so the village is a great base for those looking for hiking and cycling holidays.

Known as the ‘perfect little city’, Durham has the best mix of everything and it all blends seamlessly. It retains its mediaeval heritage but it also has a modern and vibrant twist. It boasts lush green landscapes but it also has busy cobbled streets with independent shops, bars and restaurants.

Durham has plenty of history within its walls. One of the most spectacular historic sites is Durham Cathedral. Constructed between 1103 and 1133, this towering building is a shining example of Norman architecture. The cathedral is now the oldest surviving building with a stone vaulted ceiling of such a large scale.

Getting Around
The closest train station to West Rainton is Durham Train Station. From here, you’ll have direct access to Newcastle. A number of connecting routes can also be found from these stations so getting to other locations around the UK could not be easier.

There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

The 20 bus route runs through West Rainton, providing a route between Durham and Sunderland.

  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Village
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Heating
  • Free parking on street
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Bathtub
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • Bed linens
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Desk
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Rural
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Private entrance
  • Garden or backyard

Guests have access to the full property. The property is accessed using a key safe and full details will be provided before your arrival date.

Free on-street parking is available nearby. No permit is required.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

From the guestbook


(22 Reviews)



Great place to stay
Clean and very much as per the pictures Definitely stay there again if working in the area

Marita O.


Sehr schönes helles comfortables Reihenhaus. Altbau, sehr gut renoviert und ausgestattet. Funktionell und sehr geschmackvoll. gemütliches Wohnzimmer.
Lage direkt neben Durham. Gute, ruhige Lage für Ausflüge in die Umgebung, an die Küste , nach Durham und Newcastle.



Great place to stay
Lovely clean and looks even better in the flesh than the pictures & that’s perfect



Hi lovely stay, had everything we needed. Cozy and very clean.
Really good communication
Would stay again



Very nice property in good location. Disappointed that the heating wouldn’t work initially but further disappointed when I found on my return that the boiler had been switched off! I had no heating or hot water until I switched it back on. I felt very uneasy about this. Just to note also, I was staying 4 days it was on day 3 I requested support with the heating as it wasn’t working re the guide. I’d not had the heating on at all until this point! I was very disappointed to find that someone had entered the property whilst I was out on the pretence they were fixing the heating, only to turn it all off!



Very comfortable house, good for access to Durham. However, it would’ve been nice to have some more personal touches like capsules for the coffee machine etc.



Lovely decor. The kitchen was fully stocked with essentials so felt like a home from home. Sadly the shower leaked through into the kitchen ceiling and the additional cost for ‘damages’ was a shame to include after your upfront costs.



Well equipped - clean - tidy - modern - very homely



Our stay was lovely! The place looks fantastic and the owners have clearly put a lot of work in. Kitchen is perfect for dinner settings and sofa was really comfy to lounge in the evenings. We got in touch for a wee bit of help with a minor issue in the bathroom and someone came right away. He was so lovely and helpful! Would most definitely come back and recommend for anyone looking for a quiet stay. Thanks for having us!



Mooi fris, licht en schoon huis in een rijtje. Recent gerenoveerd, alles wat je nodig hebt is er (behalve koffie). Maar gelukkig was de buurtsuper dichtbij.
Rustig straatje, je hoort 's avonds alleen de kerkklokken.

Bed te kort voor 1 meter 90.



Great Location



Nice cottage. Location worked for what we needed.
Parking was a bit tricky.
Bed was small, but ok.



Beautiful interior design, comfortable beds and sofa, has lots of light flooding in. The whole property was breathtaking.



Cute village house



Lovely weekend getaway. Great distance from Durham.



Immaculate, sympathetically updated cottage. Ideal location for visiting Durham to the South and Beamish to the North.
No private parking is the only slight negative but the village is quiet so street parking not too much of an issue.



Really cute cottage in a quiet location. Very well equipped and comfortable. Enjoyed our stay very much!



Ideal for our short stay

David T.


The property was very clean and welcoming and ideal for what my family were looking for in the Durham area with easy driving access to local amenities.



5 star little getaway! Perfectly located for seaside & trips to Durham!



stayed here for work purpose and did a good job. communication 5*

Annaliese P.


The house itself is Immaculate, recently refurbished and tastefully done.
The back garden is not the same standard as the house itself but did not affect our stay.
The location is a good base to see the surrounding areas.

Home Truths

Tally House doesn't have on site parking but there is free on-street parking available nearby.

The property doesn't have a separate dining room but it does have a kitchen diner with a kitchen island and four stools.

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