Plawsworth Hall is situated near a once small farming hamlet, now a village known as Bowburn and can be located in County Durham, in the U.K. Bowburn, a village named after the shape of a small stream that flows through it, has a history closely tied to coal mining, much like other villages in the region. Although several coal mines were established in the area during the 19th century, significant development did not occur until the construction of a new Bowburn Colliery in 1906. As a result, Bowburn marked its centenary on July 23, 2006. In order to get to Bowburn, it has great transport links and you are able to get there from London by train in 3 hours.
It is a 7 minute cab ride from Durham train station which most major trains can come into when travelling from London and costs £52-£283. If you’d rather take the scenic approach, Megabus travels from London to Durham University and takes 7 hours and 30 minutes and can cost anywhere from £41-£52, if you are opting for a cheaper alternative then this would be the ideal way to get there. Of course if you choose to travel by car then this will take 4 ½ hours and will be at the comfort and convenience of your own time and space.
Places to visit
Durham Cathedral is the place to visit for anyone interested in history, architecture, or nature. It is open to people of all ages and faiths and provides a captivating experience that leaves children in awe due to its mysterious and respectful atmosphere. The Cathedral houses the remains of Cuthbert, a seventh-century bishop, and the tomb of Bede, the first English historian. Visitors can take guided tours and explore various exhibits, including The Treasures of St Cuthbert, Monks’ Dormitory, and The Cathedral Library. Family trails and pre-booked family tours are also available. Additionally, visitors can enjoy scenic walks around the nearby woodland and riverside, where they can see various landmarks such as the Corn Mill and the Fulling Mill, Prebend’s Bridge, charming boat houses, and The Count’s House folly.
At Durham Botanic Garden, you can explore an impressive array of plant collections from all over the world, including China, Japan, North America, South Africa, New Zealand, and Chile. Additionally, the garden boasts a woodland garden, alpine garden, and bamboo grove. Inside the glasshouses, you’ll discover a diverse collection of tropical rainforest plants, desert plants, and Mediterranean flora. For those interested in insects, the garden also houses some tropical bugs, scorpions, and tarantulas. During late summer to early spring, you can even witness rare breed sheep grazing in the arboretum. Be sure not to miss the stunning monkey puzzle tree that takes centre stage in the garden, and make sure to visit the apiary as well.
Self Catering accommodation near Bowburn UK
If you’re looking for a unique and charming place to stay near Bowburn then Plawsworth Hall which is located in Plawsworth Hall Farm, Chester-le-Street in County Durham is the perfect place to be. Offering a range of accommodation choices, from furnished holiday cottages and apartments in the picturesque village of Plawsworth, surrounded by stunning Durham countryside to apartments. Our accommodations include one and two bedroomed apartments and three bedroomed cottages, all fully equipped with everything you might need during your stay. We provide ample car parking, a weekly housekeeping and linen changing service, and an on-site office/reception to assist you with anything you may need. When at Plawsworth Hall it’s important to enjoy the use of our communal gardens and explore the beautiful 40 acre estate surrounding the properties on one of the many walking tracks, families are welcome to bring their dogs on this trip as the accommodation is dog friendly and the trails would make for a great doggy day out!
Our exquisite two-bedroom apartment offers a spacious and contemporary design.
The apartment boasts two generously sized bedrooms, each furnished with a super king bed, en suite bathrooms, and ample storage space. The living area is expansive and tastefully furnished, complete with a widescreen colour TV and high-speed wireless internet connection for your convenience. The fully-equipped kitchen and dining area are also roomy and come with electric hobs, electric oven, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, and all the necessary cooking utensils and crockery. It’s perfect for preparing meals and enjoying them in the privacy of your own space. Additionally, the apartment includes an automatic washer/dryer, iron, and ironing board for your convenience. This new development building ensures you have your own personal space and plenty of it, a refreshing alternative to the small quarters of a hotel room.
Our Durham accommodation presents a charming three bedroom cottage, complete with an en-suite in the master bedroom that can comfortably sleep up to five or six guests.
The cottage is centrally heated with gas and features a stylish lounge area furnished to the highest standards, perfect for relaxing, listening to music, watching TV or simply unwinding. We also provide a high-speed wireless internet connection for your convenience. You’ll have plenty of personal space to enjoy, which is a refreshing alternative to a hotel room. The fully fitted kitchen/dining area is spacious and equipped with all the modern amenities you would expect, including gas hobs, electric oven, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, and crockery. We also provide a freezer, automatic washer/dryer, iron, and ironing board.
You’ll feel right at home with all the independence, freedom, and flexibility you desire, as well as the privacy you deserve. We look forward to welcoming you at Plawsworth Hall.
For more details about Plawsworth Hall, please visit our website or email us – we would be happy to assist you.