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Nes Cottage

Witton Gilbert, Northumberland (Ref. 1016967)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • “Had a wonderful stay in Nes cottage.”

    Beautifully clean and very well equipped. A lovely welcome gift for us and our dog was a wonderful touch. The owner Gillian was always on hand with any queries. All in all we had a well rested stay and would love to come back.

    Beautifully clean and very well equipped. A lovely welcome gift for us and our dog was a wonderful touch. The owner Gillian was always on hand with any queries. All in all we had a well rested stay and would love to come back.

    - Mrs Bilsborough, July 2021

The property

This stunning, all ground-floor, newly renovated barn conversion is situated in the quaint village of Witton Gilbert, just over three miles from the city of Durham, which is easily accessible from the property.

Nes Cottage, named after the owner's mother’s Norwegian hometown, follows a stunning Scandinavian theme, offering unique and contemporary accommodation for a family or group of up to six wanting to explore the city of Durham and nearby North Pennines AONB.

The driveway leads to a private parking area; park up and head down the paved path to the front door, where you'll be met with a lovely entrance hall with coat hooks for hanging your belongings.

You will notice the contemporary, Norwegian style of this property, along with underfloor heating providing a homely feel to the space as you make your way towards the open-plan living area, passing a handy cupboard containing a washer/dryer, ironing board etc., should you require them.

The high spec kitchen has tasteful blue cupboards, a Range cooker with double oven, a convenient dishwasher and an array of other mod cons to take care of all of your culinary needs.

The stylish dining area has seating for six, beneath a fantastic chandelier-style light, encased in a quirky wooden frame, while the sitting room has a sofa and loveseat to relax on while watching the built in smart TV, with a top-of-the-range Chilli Penguin woodburning stove crackling in the distance and bi-fold doors that open up onto the patio area of the garden and transforms the space, filling it with natural light.

The property has three bedrooms; a master double with an en-suite shower room, a further double and a twin, each with smart TVs, storage space, beautiful feature wallpaper, quirky light fixtures and views onto the garden.

The high-quality family bathroom suite has beautiful marbled tiling and a choice of bath and large walk-in shower to prepare you for each day.

Outside is a pretty front garden with a lawn, patio area with stylish furniture, hot tub and a barbecue, ideal for enjoying a sunny day dining alfresco and makes a perfect relaxing end to a day of exploring your surroundings.

This property is well-placed for discovering Durham, just off the A691, which provides simple access directly into the city, where you will find an 11th century castle, Norman cathedral, a stunning botanic garden, the 13th century manor house and picturesque gardens of Crook Hall, riverside walks beside the River Wear, along with a selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, cafés, tearooms and bars in this thriving university city.

The peaceful village of Witton Gilbert provides a convenience store, two pubs, one of which serves excellent food and a takeaway, while the disused railway forms part of the National Cycle Trail Route 14.

Explore the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark on foot or bicycle and discover varied landscapes of heather moorland, rivers, meadows, deep dales and charming stone-built villages, plus attractions such as 14th century Raby Castle, Beamish Museum, Hamsterley and Whinfell forests, Egglestone Abbey, Talkin Tarn Country Park & Lake and the National Trust's Acorn Bank.

The bustling city of Newcastle is a short drive away, or you can take the train from Durham station, with plentiful shopping, dining out and nightlife opportunities, as well as the iconic Angel of the North statue, Life Science Centre and contemporary Gateshead Millennium Bridge, a pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the River Tyne.

Well-placed for discovering cities and countryside, Nes Cottage is a stunning base for your next holiday to the Durham region.


  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with smart TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with smart TV, 1 x twin with smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with Chilli Penguin woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating
  • Chilli Penguin woodburning stove with own mini oven, range double electric oven and gas hob, built in microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 4 x Smart TV and WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn and gravel with Hot Tub, furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, Pub 0.2 miles
  • Please note: No stag or hen parties
  • Note: check-in at 16.00 and check-out is at 10.00

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Durham 3 miles; Newcastle 16.5 miles

This quiet village conveniently sits in between the North Pennines AONB and the magnificent city of Durham. Witton Gilbert provides a convenience store, two pubs with one serving food, and a Chinese takeaway. The village's old disused railway station now forms part of the National Cycle Trail Route 14. Durham sits just three miles away, dominated by its dramatic castle along with plenty more striking architecture, this spectacular city also offers a wealth of high-quality amenities. Lovers of the outdoors can explore the North Pennines AONB which leads towards the Yorkshire Dales National Park should you wish to travel further afield. For a more lively, bustling day out, take the trip to Newcastle where you can take advantage of its multitude of shops and things to do.

Region Information

Please Note: No stag or hen parties

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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