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Our History

LITTLETOWN came into being as a pit village following the opening of its colliery in 1831 alongside neighbouring colliery villages High Pittington and Sherburn Hill.

All the old colliery terraces have gone. Plantation Avenue, which now houses most of Littletown’s population is a street of mid-20th century semi-detached houses built on the site of the former colliery terrace that was called Long Row in the 1850s and later referred to as Long Street.

At the corner of Long Street and the main road from Pittington to Haswell Plough stands the former Duke of York pub.


Littletown became a pit village following the opening of its colliery with one chapel, a pub and only a handful of colliery streets to house the miners.


The pub, known at different times as the Duke of York, the Ramblers’ Rest and the Mystic Manor, supplied the local cricket and football teams with refreshments.


Purchased as a family home with a view to renovating into a B&B at a later date.


Open for business as Durham's newest Bed & Breakfast!


What our guests say:

“From the extremely warm welcome, super comfy beds and delicious breakfast, everything was perfect. The location is peaceful and beautiful. The shower is grand, the decor simply lovely. I wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely go back!”


“Absolutely stunning location. Proprietors couldn't have been more helpful.”


“The rooms were great! Food was delicious and the owners were very accommodating.”