• Green light set for luxury holiday lodge scheme

    Green light set for luxury holiday lodge scheme

    Plans to create a luxury holiday lodge complex near the Beamish Museum look set to go ahead.

    The application to create 24 holiday units is earmarked for a nine-acre site on land to the North West of Beamish Hall Hotel.

    A reception building is also proposed alongside the lodges, which will include a waiting area, staff bathroom, office and storage space.

    The holiday homes will be a mixed of six two-bedroom lodges, 14 three-bedroom lodges and four four-bedroom lodges and each unit will include a decked area to the front with a hot tub.

    A report, which will be scrutinised by Durham planning committee, said that Beamish, which shows life in the North East from 1820-1950, makes a “significant contribution” to the local economy attracting tourism to the area as well as raising awareness of other tourism assets.

    Source: Insider Media