The Shed

Coxhoe near Durham, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 4452)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A stunning, stone and brick-built detached barn conversion, set on a working beef and sheep farm on the edge of Coxhoe, 6 miles from Durham. Fully renovated and lovingly restored, this Durham cottage offers first-class accommodation; the spacious sitting room features beautiful contemporary styling with large expanses of glass, and doors leading to the garden. The dining room boasts old ceiling beams and a lovely snug. Add to this the ground floor sleeping facilities and shower room and three stylish first floor bedrooms, and this Durham cottage is sure to delight. The beautiful coastline of Northumberland is an easy drive from this Durham cottage. Nearby is Durham, with its renowned Norman cathedral and 11th century castle, plus riverside walks and the shopping centre - a great day out. This is a superb Durham cottage, and an ideal base to explore the area, visit attractions, enjoy the coast or savour the peace and tranquillity of the nearby moors. Note: Cottage can be booked with Ref. 4542 and Ref. 8019, together they sleep 16.


Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x king-size double with single sofa bed, TV & en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x twin with TV, walk-in wardrobe & en-suite bath, shower over, basin & WC, 1 x double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Kitchen. Dining room with snug. Spacious sitting room.


Gas central heating. Range cooker with electric oven & gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x flat screen TVs, 50" TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi. Fuel & power inc. in rent, Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair. Ample off road parking. Spacious patio & garden with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pubs 10 mins walk. Note: Some traffic noise from the A1(M) is audible from the garden.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Amazing place to stay”
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    • “we stayed here with family for my husbands 40th birthday, the place is amazing, you walk through and it just keeps getting better. My son (11) loved the just dance game that was in the provided wii. We all enjoyed the hot tub which we used every day, (need to book with proprietors separately)! My mother in law fell head over heels with the gorgeous farm dogs! And the excellently equipped kitchen was used to full advantage, when we cooked dinner Saturday night and then we all sat round the huge dining table for an amazing family meal. Only downside was no wifi and extremely rare phone reception!”

    GizzyL, Grimsby, United Kingdom, February 2015

    • “Excellent”
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    • “Stayed here with 5 friends. What a lovely, big, comfortable house. Plenty of space, well equipped and nicely decorated.......home from home. Very nice, friendly and helpful owners. Hot tub was a bonus. Would highly recommend this place.”

    Chrisnsteve, North Yorkshire, April 2014

    • “Excellent”
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    • “Stayed here with 5 friends. What a lovely, big, comfortable house. Plenty of space, well equipped and nicely decorated...home from home. Very nice, friendly and helpful owners. Hot tub was a bonus. Would highly recommend this place.”

    Chrisnsteve, North Yorkshire, April 2014

    • “Lovely weekend break in a beautiful cottage”
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    • “Just got home from girly weekend at The Shed. It's a fabulous, spacious cottage situated on a working farm. We paid the supplement for the hot tub and it was worth every penny- very relaxing! The cottage is very spacious, every bedroom having it's own bathroom! Towels were supplied soft, fluffy and smelling gorgeous- better than most hotel towels I've used! Special attention paid to making this home from home - wii console/games, DVD player and DVDs plenty of books and magazines. I would definatly recommend staying here as well as dining out at The Old Mill where we were served a delicious Sunday lunch!!”

    J0J0P, Darlington, March 2014

    • “Fabulous!!!”
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    • “'The Shed' is a fantastic place to stay. We hired the property for my 40th birthday. There is not one thing I would change. The hot tub was also amazing. I will definitely be booking up again in the future!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle Upon Tyne, December 2012

    • “Really really nice!”
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    • “This is a very spacious property, even for a group of 8. It is done up lovely. With the Wii and loads of DVD's and books there was enough to do in the house while it was raining outside. The only thing I missed was wifi/internet access, I just assumed it would be there and it was a bit of a nuisance that it wasn’t.”

    T0niB, Leicester, United Kingdom, June 2012

    • “Attention to detail makes this holiday home a fabulous place to”
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    • “This was one of the most comfortable homes I have had the pleasure to stay in. everything about the property is designed for your comfort. The lovely bed linen, the great bedroom sizes, the tv and all the little Extras such as books and videos etc. the attention to detail doesn't stop there, the fabulous cooker in the kitchen made me wish I could stay much much longer. I couldn't fault this property.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Dalkeith, April 2012

    • “Spacious, modern and stylish barn conversion”
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    • “This very spacious rental suited us very well, we were a group of 8 of which 3 children aged 4 -6. Lots of space for kids to entertain themselves inside and out. Stylish interior design, nice sheets, towels, bedspreads etc. I appreciated the fact that it was mentioned that some motorway noise can be heard. The weather wasn't so good that we spent time sitting in the garden, so I don't know if the sound would have bothered us. We did have games and sports in the garden without even noticing the sound. Very friendly and helpful owners. Tips: the dishwasher is too small for 8 people and didn't clean very well. More sizeable pans would be good. The lighting inside on the groundfloor can be improved in the living room and in particular the dining area was either too dark or too bright. One last thing that would have made it even better for us: we only needed the house for 4 nights, frustrating to have to pay for the whole week.”

    CSchut, Voorburg, The Netherlands, August 2011

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    • “Centrally located property for exploring the local area. The property itself is beautifully presented and a real home from home. We would definitely go back and would highly recommend.”

    Mr Thomson, Gorebridge, July 2015

    • “The property is very spacious and ideal for a large group without everyone falling over each other. There is a good selection of books and games to occupy everyone. The Shed is in a good location to explore surrounding areas and the addition of the hot tub is a fun, relaxing way to unwind after a busy day.”

    Ms Jayasekera, Tayport, May 2015

    • “Every person loved the accommodation and all said they would return and recommend to others. It was great value for money which was a big factor. A truly amazing weekend.”

    Mrs Bridon, Birkenhead, March 2015

    • “The place was amazing, we walked through the house on arrival and it just kept getting better.”

    Mrs Lowe, Grimsby, February 2015

    • “Could not fault the cleanliness of the property along with the layout. Amazing house, we all agreed we would love to live there! Absolutely beautiful.”

    Miss Blake, Newcastle Upon Tyne, January 2015

    • “We loved the spacious layout of the property and the fact that the bedrooms all had en suite facilities. The hot tub was a real bonus.”

    Mrs Rook, Cranbrook, June 2014

    • “Spacious, comfortable and warm accommodation. Well equipped. Owners very pleasant, friendly and welcoming.”

    Mrs Grainger, Nottingham, April 2014

    • “The shed is perfect. Lovely property, a home from home. Large living room is a perfect space for all to relax even all 8 of us. The hot tub space was very nice and a great addition to the property. The farm it sits on is a bonus as the children can visit the sheep, cows and peppa pig when ever they wanted. Would look to book again.”

    Mr Moore, Spalding, April 2014

    • “Very lovely, roomy accommodation. Well decorated, friendly and helpful owners. Great to have the use of a hot tub. Good location, would recommend and return again.”

    Mrs Palliser, Thirsk, March 2014

    • “The Shed is a fabulous place to take 4 generations of our family. It has plenty of space, privacy for each family group and the bathroom facilities are great. Hot tub is amazing, biggest we have seen.”

    Mrs Musk, Washington, March 2014

    • “Carefully furnished, comfortable and spacious house. Great place for a large group.”

    Mrs Lane, London, January 2014

    • “The holiday was fabulous.The hot tub is amazing!”

    Miss Howe, Chester, December 2013

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About the location


Durham 6 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 20 miles; Barnard Castle 23 miles.

The village of Coxhoe is six miles from Durham city, situated between Bowburn and Cornforth, and close to the A1(M) motorway, offering excellent road links for days out. There are pubs and shops within the village, which is in an ideal location for exploring the natural beauty of the north east of England, with the coast 17 miles away and the moors 23 miles away. There are lots of visitor attractions in the area, such as Durham Cathedral and Castle, Beamish Open Air Museum, Killhope Lead Mine, Witton Castle, Diggerland or the Locomotion National Railway Museum, to name only a few.

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