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The Nutshell

(Ref. 1098644)

Pelton Fell near Chester-Le-Street, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic , Fiona the owner was always on hand if you had any queries, we would definitely recommend a stay ."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful quirky little cottage in a great central location for Beamish and other County Durham attractions."

    The standard of the facilities was excellent. The owner, Fiona, had provided lots of thoughtful touches for the whole family. The garden is also a delight.We will be back!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our short stay at The Nutshell."

    It is a gem of a property which has been done up brilliantly inside. The little touches made it very homely soon as we walked in with the kitchen/diner and master bedroom absolutely stunning! Also, the garden was a very nice surprise out the back! The complimentary cookies were a nice touch and the dogs loved their treats too!! Even a bottle of milk in the fridge ready for a cuppa on arrival! The house was spotless and Fiona was happy to pass all her contact details in advance in case we had any issues. If we ever visit the area again we will be checking The Nutshell first to see if it is available.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Aug 2023

  • "The nutshell was the perfect home from home."

    Very nice and clean and well looked after property it had everything we required as a family. Fiona the property owner was alway easy to contact and very helpful. We will definitely be back again. Thanks Kevin

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a really lovely time at The Nutshell, every little thing had been thought of and the cleanliness was excellent!"


    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1x king size bed , 2x single beds
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker with oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed, rear garden with patio, lawn and BBQ area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles and pub 0.5 miles
  • Please Note: The garden has low fences, so may not be suitable for larger dogs. Please note: The garden has a small pond, children and dogs must be supervised at all times
  • Please Note: There are steps into the property and into the courtyard

The property

Chester-Le-Street 1.9 miles.

Resting in the heart of Pelton Fell village, just 3 miles from Beamish World famous Open Air Museum, located in County Durham is The Nutshell.

This delightful, dog-friendly, mid-terrace property, full of charm and character, benefits from an enclosed rear garden, roadside parking and a welcoming interior, beautifully decorated, it lies near the many wonders of the North East and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty, ideal for families, friends or couples looking for a getaway.

Cross the threshold into your quirky home-from-home, where you can relax after your journey in the spacious sitting room, browse the welcome book and start planning your adventures.

Head into the fully-equipped cottage style kitchen where you can whip up delicious meals for the whole family, and then dine together at the breakfast bar.

The enclosed garden has and outdoor dining area, a small shed with garden games, a little bridge over a small pond, children will love to explore down the winding path, through the secret gate to the bottom of the garden to discover a further private patio area, small sand/water play table (seasonal) the perfect area for a BBQ/fire.

After a full day of exploring simply savour the evening with a glass of wine in hand in the beautiful garden or view the sunset from the Juliette balcony in the master bedroom, overlooking surrounding fields.

When stars appear overhead, travel upstairs to wash off the day in the family bathroom, and drift off to sleep in either the spacious master bedroom, with king size bed, high beamed ceiling and a lovey view or choose the cosy twin bedroom, perfect for another couple, friends or younger guests.

Begin your morning with a coffee or cup of tea on the front patio, which is a suntrap.

During the day venture into the heart of Chester-Le-Street where guests can stock up on all of their self-catering essentials, local stores and supermarkets.

Within walking distance is The Moorings Pub, which is dog friendly in the downstairs bar area.

The upstairs restaurant, Ariano’s, serves Italian cuisine, it has many special offers, great prices and is family friendly.

Enjoy a well-earned break from the kitchen with delicious food, live music and a beer garden, and it's only a short downhill walk back home to The Nutshell.

Spend a full day at Beamish Open Air Museum to immerse yourselves in the past, a fun day out for the whole family including your fury friends, take a trip on the trams, watch how traditional sweets are made, visit the animals, go down the mines, and see into the lives of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian history with live actors, with more being developed constantly, the latest addition, a 1950’s village with play park for the children.

Your passes last for a full year so you can return as many times as you like during your visit.

Continue the historic excursion in the beautiful city of Durham where you can tour Durham Castle and Cathedral, the Oriental Museum or the Botanical Gardens.

The Riverview walk has many restaurants and bars, historical Durham is a great day or night out.

The attractions housed in Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne are also within reach, including The Angel of the North, as is the coastline at Seaham, Roker and South Shields, and further north, the Northumberland coastline has some of the most beautiful beaches.

If you are a seasonal ticket holder for the National Trust, Gibside is 8 miles away and is a fantastic day out for all ages.

Experience all this and more from The Nutshell.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Durham 7 miles

Chester-le-Street is a great north market town in County Durham. It is home of the Durham International Cricket Ground hosting more than fifty days of domestic cricket from April to September. There is the Heritage Trail to follow taking in the history of Chester-le-Street as well as St. Cuthbert’s Church to visit with its displays of Roman, Saxon and Medieval times. Chester-le-Street is situated close to Durham city itself. The city is home to the magnificent Durham Cathedral, with its breathtaking vaulted ceiling and splendid architecture. The cathedral is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the whole of Europe. Durham Castle stands side by side with the cathedral, encircled by the wooded slopes of the River Wear below.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas