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Mill Race Cottage

(Ref. 1126020)

Shotley Bridge near Consett, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

5 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely property and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The kitchen is well equipped and the property is clean, tidy and well thought through. There were a few minor elements that really let it down. Bed sheets were ripped at the seems. Not all beds had mattress protectors and not all pillows had cases. Some mugs and utensils in the kitchen were incredibly dirty, although this was easily remedied by cleaning ourselves. One of the blue cushions seemed to be covered in dried snot. The carpet on the fifth step up from the bottom floor was also detached from the gripper. This needs fixing as a matter of urgency. Hand soap seemed to be watered down and there were minimal cleaning supplies available. I’d recommend staying because the property is beautiful and competitively priced but do bring along a few essentials to make your stay more comfortable.

    I’m sorry to hear some things were not up to standard . I have noted your issues and will address immediately. I apologize , we have been extremely busy and unfortunately I don’t visit the property myself. I rely on reports from house keeping . I was unaware of these issues and damaged /missing items . Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madeline4.1Nov 2023

  • "Lovely house in a delightful location which allowed us to explore the local countryside and Durham, Newcastle and Hadrian’s Wall."

    Any issues were dealt with promptly.

    Reviewed by Jean4.1Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is in a superb location."

    It’s a very quiet area and the sound of the river flowing is very relaxing. The outside area is a great place to sit and take in the surroundings. We had no problems finding things to do and the furthest we travelled was to Holy Island which was about an hour and 20 mins away. Lots to do without having to travel too far. The house is well decorated although there were a few areas that needed touching up. It was really interesting reading up on the history of the house too. We really enjoyed our stay although there are a few minor tweaks that could be made to improve things even further. In the main bedroom there’s only one bedside cabinet and no real storage space. There were a lot of coat hangers however, which was a plus. The house could do with a bit more storage space generally. The property needs more cutlery (I think a previous review mentioned this). A welcome pack would have made a difference too considering the property is not a cheap option. A few more pictures/furnishings would make the house feel a bit more homely. These aren’t major issues however. Overall the house definitely has the wow factor, the riverside location is fantastic and we’d definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are working to address many of your points and are giving mill race a make over in the new year . Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jul 2023


    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2023

  • "I can count on one hand the number of stays we have had in places where, on the first day we knew we would be sad to leave, this was one of them."

    What an amazing house, in a brilliant location, with super friendly locals. Thank you so much for sharing your house with us.

    Thank you for your kind words Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jun 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen/diner
  • Lower-ground-floor sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven and six-ring gas hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lower-ground-floor, riverside decking with picnic table and side patio with bistro table
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles and pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: There are stone steps down to the lower-ground-floor decking or it can be accessed from the patio doors
  • Note: A river runs along this property, children and dogs must be supervised at all times

The property

Consett 2.4 miles.

Boasting a breath-taking setting right on the River Derwent in Shotley Bridge near Consett, Durham, is Mill Race Cottage.

This stylish, dog-friendly holiday home is split over three levels and offers guests a welcoming and contemporary interior completed by four beautifully-appointed bedrooms, a fabulous, riverside decked area and an excellent location with easy access to the wonders of County Durham and Northumberland, the perfect choice for families or friends.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and travel to the lower-ground-floor to discover the sleek, fully-equipped kitchen/diner where you can set about preparing a delicious meal for the whole family.

Dine here or step through the patio doors to indulge in an alfresco affair in a unique setting with the sound of the flowing river next to you.

When the sky darkens, head back inside to warm up in front of the open fire and Smart TV in the sitting room before heading back upstairs to choose between four sumptuous bedrooms.

There are two doubles on the ground-floor one with en-suite bathroom the other with en-suite shower room and a further twin and single on the first floor serviced by a shower room.

Find a local store nearby in the village where you can stock up on all your self-catering essentials and a few restaurants including Sale Pepe the perfect place for the nights when you need a break from the kitchen.

The cottage is surrounded by an abundance of walking, hiking and cycling opportunities; join the Derwent Walk or venture into the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to find a hike leading to Wharnley Burn Waterfall, Derwent Reservoir and Horseshoe Hill.

Venture further afield to the thriving city of Newcastle to visit the Life Science Centre, the Discovery Museum, the iconic Tyne and Millenium Bridge and a whole host of unique bars and pubs which are perfect for those seeking more vibrant nightlife.

All this and more awaits at Mill Race Cottage!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Durham 13.3 miles; Newcastle-upon-Tyne 14.6 miles; Sunderland 22.8 miles

A charming town sitting in the north west of County Durham, Consett can be found resting high on the edge of the Pennines, providing beautiful views and an extremely scenic base from which to explore the North East of England. Nestled above the rural Derwent Valley, this quaint town is a walkers paradise, with easy access into the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there's so much splendour waiting to be discovered in and around the area. The town boasts a good selection of amenities, catering to the needs of its welcoming residents and its visitors from all over, including a selection of food stores, restaurants, cafés and pubs with names reflecting the town's steel-making history, catering to all of your cuisine requirements, as well as a scatter of shops where you can while away the hours searching for that perfect gift to bring back home. Consett is also home to the impressive Empire Theatre, one of County Durham's oldest theatres, it's well-worth visiting to experience one of its remarkable shows from eye-watering comedies to beautiful ballet shows, or simply enjoy a day at the cinema here with all the latest films on offer for your enjoyment. For a day filled with outdoor excitement, make your way into the North Pennines AONB where you will be greeted by stupendous scenery and a wide range of attractions to keep all ages entertained. Uncover the rich mining history at the Killhope Museum, a multi-award winning Victorian mining museum letting you discover our own minerals followed by a tranquil walk through the woodlands, or choose to tackle the mountain peak of Cross Fell if you're feel more adventurous, the ramble well-worth the outstanding views. Newcastle-upon-Tyne can also be reached via a scenic car journey, a major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution, it now offers its visitors a vibrant atmosphere scattered with shops, wonderful nightlife and even a beach to spend your time relaxing on, with its history evident in many of its landmarks and attractions throughout the city. With access to the county of Durham, Sunderland and more, Consett is perfectly positioned for exploring the wonders of the North East of England.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas