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Nes Cottage

Witton Gilbert, Northumberland (Ref. 1016967)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Nes cottage is delightful."

    Owner has thought of everything, lots of little touches which made our family holiday more comfortable and therefore more special. Dogs were made very welcome as were we. Thank you

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2022

  • "We have just spent the loveliest week at Nes Cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and we'd been left a range of items for our stay, this included, cake, biscuits, coffee, fresh fruit, flowers and a bottle of sparkling wine. Our dog also loved his welcome pack. The hot tub was a huge hit with everyone and we throughly enjoyed visiting the area. We'd also strongly recommend the Travellers Rest for food. Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely cottage.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and for choosing to stay at our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanJul 2022

  • "We have just spent a lovely week at Nes Cottage."

    The cottage is fantastic. It is very comfortable and the decoration, fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard. It has everything you need. The outside of the cottage is very private and well kept and has a lovely garden. The hot tub was a nice addition and was the first time we had been in one. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Lovely to have met you & your family and thanks for staying. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MayJul 2022

  • "Excellent in all respects."

    Super property and facilities, with a generous welcome package. We also met the owner who was most attentive and friendly. Everyone in our group had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by JJul 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay, ideally situated to visit Durham and surrounding areas."

    Extremely clean and well equipped. Hot tub was a real hit with the family. Great food at the local pub and lots of lovely dog walks right from the property. Owners very friendly and nice touches with a welcome bottle of fizz. Will definitely recommend to our friends.

    Thank you for your positive feed back, I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2022

  • "Nes Cottage has a well-designed spacious layout, has been finished with very high quality fittings, and was presented in a spotlessly clean condition."

    Located down a quiet leafy lane, the cottage is a 3 minute walk to a bus stop where a regular bus service has you in the centre of Durham in 10 minutes. I would strongly recommend Nes cottage for any family or group looking for quality accommodation in the Durham City / County Durham area.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely meeting you & your friends. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RonaldMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, with great walks and bike rides nearby."

    Travellers rest pub has lovely food too. Lots to do in the area and on the coast. Our dog loved the river walks down past the church. Hot tub lovely . There were a few midges in the area, but they didn’t bite ! I think it was just because the weather warmed up that week. I would definitely recommend this cottage and go back.

    Thank you for kind feedback, we really appreciate your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 2022

  • "One of the best holiday properties we have stayed in - everything provided - super clean and comfortable."

    Great location for exploring the area. Gillian was a gracious host and available if needed.

    Thank you very much for the great feedback. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanMay 2022

  • "Simply stunning."

    Nes Cottage is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and has everything you need for a wonderful stay. Communication with the owner was excellent. We had 2 young boys and 2 dogs with us and it couldn’t have been more perfect, an enclosed garden, hot tub and a nature reserve and woodland walk just over the road meant we didn’t have to go far to keep them entertained for a long weekend. Perfect location for exploring nearby attractions, we will definitely be back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by KellyApr 2022

  • "Beautiful place - Truly home away from home Very beautiful place and elegant home."

    The welcome gift was so thoughtful. Absolutely loved our stay - a very strategic location, 8 mins drive to the town centre, 2 mins walk to many beautiful countryside areas and the hot tub was the best. Thank you so much and we will come back.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RubyniApr 2022

  • "This was a high quality property,?"

    Well maintained and lots of helpful information. In particular the facilities were ideal for someone with mobility problems (all ground floor and no door thresholds and walk in shower) and such properties which can be difficult to find. Would happily recommend.

    Thank you Margaret for your kind feedback. I'm so pleased the property worked out so well for you and you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2022

  • "This is an absolutely beautiful property."

    It is kept immaculately clean throughout as is the hot tub. The village pub does amazing food which is a must to try if you stay here. Wr had a lovely restful stay. Thank you x

    Reviewed by KeeleyMar 2022

  • "NES Cottage is gorgeous."

    It’s contemporary, spotlessly clean and well designed. The cottage is well equipped and had everything and more that we needed. We really enjoyed relaxing in the spotless hot tub and then sitting in front of the lovely wood burning fire. The owner was friendly, provided good information and couldn’t do enough to ensure our stay was perfect. We highly recommend NES Cottage. We will certainly be returning.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely meeting you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PMar 2022

  • "Nes Cottage is a dream to stay at."

    We are a group of tired Mummies in need of some downtime, and that's what we got! The welcome hamper was a lovely touch, as well as plenty of wood for the fire. We all really appreciated the super comfortable beds and bedding that smelt spring fresh. We will most definitely eve making a return visit to this hidden gem!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it’s so appreciated. Glad you had a nice restful time x Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2022

  • "We loved the cottage and its situation - excellent walks nearby (so sorry not to have the dogs with us this time) and so handy for exploring Durham, which is a friendly city."

    A generous welcome from the owners in the shape of milk, wine and fresh fruit as well as checking out how we were getting on. We will happily recommend to friends and will almost certainly book again.

    Thank you for your generous feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the cottage and it's location which proved great for visiting your daughter at Durham University. Hopefully you'll be able to return with your dogs next time!. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianaFeb 2022

  • "Lovely week at Nes cottage."

    The cottage has great facilities and there are excellent walks from the cottage itself. Very much enjoyed the hot tub. One issue to highlight is that the double bed in the room without an

    Thank you for your response, I'm glad you enjoyed your time at Nes Cottage. Since you highlighted the issue of the mattress, I have replaced it with a brand new one. Apologies for this, we were unaware there was a problem, thanks for pointing it out. It should be lovely and comfortable now and perfect for a great night's sleep. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinFeb 2022

  • "NES Cottage is beautiful and absolutely immaculate with fantastic facilities."

    The area is lovely with great amenities. The only improvement I feel that could be made is the hot tub is very small, only 4 seats with the cottage sleeping 6, this meant we couldn’t all be in the hot tub together which was a shame. The kitchen was really well equipped with everything anyone could ever need, however, there was very little space in cupboards to put food etc that we had brought. Overall excellent cottage and would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by SherylJan 2022

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage, extremely comfortable with everything you could need and more."

    We had a fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by JemmaJan 2022

  • "Spent the New Year at Nes Cottage with friends, the cottage was immaculate."

    The location is perfect for discovering Durham and beyond. The hot tub was the cherry on the cake and made our weekend more fun.

    Reviewed by MaxineDec 2021

  • "Perfect cottage for family (5 adults)."

    All brand new and very, very comfortable. Hot tub under the stars :-) Very close to Durham, but you’ll need a car.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2021

  • "This cottage was amazing, it was exactly what we needed and the kitchen had all the equipment in that we needed to make dinner and breakfast each day, the decor was gorgeous, we loved the little Christmas touches, and it is one of the best cottages we have stayed in!"

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmyDec 2021

  • "A beautiful place to stay - it had everything we needed and more."

    Everywhere was spotless, with some lovely welcoming touches such as the dog treats and prosecco in the fridge - treats for all the guests! Lovely location close enough to Durham and other tourist attractions but also great countryside on the doorstep for walking and enjoying nature.

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by HelenaJul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and finished to a very high standard, the best we have stayed at and the welcome gifts from Gillian including fresh fruit, flowers, fizz and doggy treats were a lovely touch."

    Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by NadiaJul 2021

  • "Nes cottage was beautiful, very well furnished with style and for comfort."

    We had great weather and used the hot tub every day, a lovely treat. I would definitely recommend this place, Gillian the owner, lived nearby and was very helpful. We have stayed in many Sykes cottages, this was one of the best. Thank you for a memorable week.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage attention to detail was outstanding."

    Lovely quiet setting in the lane church at end worth a visit weather awful so not able to use hot tub or sit outside so spent time visiting all the areas. A must see is drive up in the hills scenery was stunning. Would recommend this cottage and would return. Local pub food was good for takeaway and when opened up inside dog friendly too. Owners very helpful and friendly. Immaculate cottage.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2021

  • "Very very nice cottage, immaculate inside."

    had everything we needed, including fresh coffee, biscuits and even some treats for the dogs. highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndyMay 2021

  • "We had such an amazing time at NES Cottage."

    The cottage itself was beautiful and an absolute treat. Everything was so clean and presented beautifully, credit to the owner. We used the hot tub everyday and it was great. The cottage is a short walk away from a lovely restaurant called ‘the travellers rest’ they serve delicious food and a 10/15 minute drive into Durham town centre. The owners of the cottage are very helpful and friendly. Would 100% recommend! :-)

    Reviewed by KatieApr 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, done to a very high standard."

    We really enjoyed our stay, very relaxing and cosy. Very welcoming host. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by AnnmarieOct 2020

  • "Nes Cottage is an exceptional property, beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean."

    Designed throughout with class and quality. It is also perfectly located, being in a quiet village just out of Durham with numerous country walks right on the doorstep. Holiday accommodation does not get better than Nes Cottage.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

  • "NES Cottage is a lovely holiday home, very comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    The showers are clean and efficient, bedding very comfortable and the kitchen is superbly equipped in every way. Also, lots of goodies provided for both humans and dogs. There are even alarm clocks in the bedrooms plus good quality clothes hangers in the wardrobes and soap, hand soap and hand sanitizer all provided plus all cleaning products including dishwasher tablets and products for the washing machine, a rare luxury! The warm water outside tap is also great for us dog owners. If we had one small issue, there were no power points for shavers and electric toothbrushes. We will certainly book Nes Cottage again if we come to the area again.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2020

  • "Excellent facilities, so clean and well prepared, we really could have asked for nothing more."

    Even the weather exceeded expectations since on the whole it was better than expected with advance forecasts predicting rain towards the end of the week which didn't really come to much. Nes cottage provided a very comfortable home from home being equipped as well as most homes. It is nice to come away and find enough crockery and pans to be able to prepare meals as required particularly in these coved aware days when unfortunately eating out is not the easy option that would normally be first choice for most families for several meals. The local stores were sufficient to supplemented our initial Tesco delivery so we were not struggling to provide meals for the four to six people we had with us. The welcome pack was well thought out and even included a little something for our Daughters small dog who is a very important part of her family.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "This is a beautiful cottage that has high quality decor / facilities."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly and ready to help answer any of our queries. The beds are really comfortable and the kitchen / smart tvs / internet were all great. A great location for visiting Durham and Beamish museum. We also made trips to High Force waterfall, Raby castle and Hadrians wall / Roman fort. There are some lovely walks available straight out from the cottage - we investigated an old priory that was around 20-30mins walk from the house through the woods. The Travellers Rest pub is a short walk away and the food their is great. Very happy with our stay - would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "Cottage was immaculate, very well equipped and well set up for our dog."

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2020

  • "Nes cottage is amazing, me and family spent a week in this little gem and it was such a fabulous week!"

    !!! The property was spotless and the decor is upto a very high standard. Gillian the owner has really thought of everything and she can’t do enough for you! The welcome gifts on arrival were so lovely Thankyou. Can’t wait to return to this amazing cottage

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "Nes Cottage was 5 stars all round!"

    We were welcomed with fresh fruit, milk in the fridge and a lovely chilled bottle of prosecco. The cottage was immaculate, comfy beds, beautiful attention to detail, well appointed furnishings and a fantastic equipped kitchen. We loved the easy to use wood burner! The cottage was in a quiet and secluded part of the village but within easy reach of Durham. The hosts were very helpful and attentive. We would highly recommend Nes Cottage.

    AnjaliJul 2020

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  • 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

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.

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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