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High Church Hill

(Ref. 952976)

Witton Gilbert, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing property, fantastic hot tub with lovely views."

    Our second time staying at one of Chris’s cottages, both places are great with everything you need there. Attention to detail was spot on, from the towels provided, ample toilet rolls, etc. - most holiday cottages lack these so these little extras really set this property apart. High end and upmarket cottage, you can tell no expense was spared. We’ll be back again next year thanks!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jan 2024

  • "The house and surroundings were superb, very accurate, comfortable and just what we needed."

    The sofa was cosy, and the kitchen had every utensil you could think of. With glorious views and lots of space inside it was a fantastic stay. Oh and the underfloor heating was such a treat. Thank you !!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2023

  • "A glorious house for five adults."

    The views were amazing. The area around the house was lovely and quiet. More instructions in the house folder about how the heating is timed and recycling bins would be useful.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Nov 2023

  • "Our property was stunning, with lots of space for 5 of us and 2 dogs."

    So close to Durham and Beamish we would highly recommend. Whoever bags the main bedroom is on for a treat with a stunning floor to ceiling wall of windows with views over the fields. The other 2 bedrooms were also lovely each having their own shower rooms. The owners were also very helpful and accomodating.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Stunning, superb, spectacular!"

    Photographs don’t do it justice. Do not hesitate to book it if the price is right for you. We will definetly be back.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing week in this beautiful property."

    Very high spec, we certainly were spoiled and lacked for nothing. Lovely setting, very friendly area.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic from start to finish."

    Great communication from the hosts and the place is to die for. Great for our large family and dog. Will be back for sure. ❤️❤️

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a fabulous house."

    This was our second visit to Witton Farm and it won’t be the last. We cannot praise the owners high enough. They are so nice and friendly and make you extremely welcome. There is everything you could conceivably need in the house it is so well appointed they have thought of absolutely everything. So as someone once said ….we will be back !

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were very happy with our stay, a few minor issues which we did report back to the owner."

    Nothing of significance that spoilt our week. The bedroom with the large bath was very warm and few windows could be opened. We bought a fan to help keep it cool. We did have a particularly warm week. Hot tub excellent. Fantastic kitchen and lovely enclosed grass area for the dogs. Good walks from the doorstep. Two local pubs. Travellers Rest was good for food, Glendenning Arms for drinkers. Both welcome dogs. Best to get the bus into Durham, 10 mins and half hourly service most times. Lanchester worth a visit. Excellent food at the Kings Head. Beamish museum, 25 mins by car, is a must and prepare to be there for the day. We hope to return again to this property, or one of the others on this excellent complex.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay at High Church Hill would definitely recommend."

    Extremely well equipped, huge enclosed garden that was perfect for our lab, stunning views and was bliss watching the horses and alpacas from the patio with a cup of tea in the morning. Will certainly be returning!

    Reviewed by Gena5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this property."

    Ideal for families, we had our 4 year old grandson with us, loads of space for him to play. He loved the animals in the field opposite. Kitchen very well equipped. Highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful holiday home with all we needed to enjoy a restful week as a family."

    Spacious, well equipped and luxurious. Fantastic property with a friendly host.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent place very helpful"

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jan 2023

  • "Me and my husband and two dogs absolutely loved our stay here, the place was clean, well equipped with lots of space and the owners left fizz, chocolates, milk and eggs, which was a very nice touch."

    The garden was fully enclosed so we didn't have to worry about our dogs escaping and could enjoy the lovely evenings in the hot tub. Have already recommended the place to friends and family and would love to come back in the near future!

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning place, was made to feel very welcome."

    I would highly recommend you.

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous! We’ll be back!"

    ! Had the best week.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2022

  • "An amazing property and probably the cleanest we have ever visited."

    All the equipment we needed to cook too, and a lovely space to live in both inside and outside. Loved the hot tub too, but most of all the views, the tranquil location and the beautiful animals! All the fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality, really amazing home from home. The only slight downside was that in the two bedrooms of a similar size the bathrooms smelt 'eggy' almost like a sulpher like smell. Is it worth looking at the drains maybe?

    Reviewed by A5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property."

    So clean & spacious beautiful decor with everything you could possibly need. Outdoor space is also great our dog loved it! Added treat of the hot tub which was well used and the views were just stunning. Lovely seeing the horses, alpacas & chickens too. Will definitely recommend & we will be back!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2022

  • "I don’t know where to start the place was just amazing everything was more than perfect!"

    The owners were lovely and always made sure we was okay, the place it’s self was amazing and couldn’t of asked for a better holiday/getaway and it’s was that perfect it was perfect to get engaged to my partner! The farm was so clean and tidy and you could tell the owners have a lot of pride in their farm and holiday homes everything is done to a high standard, me and the Mrs had amazing time and even shaddy our dog loved it and will be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "We stayed here for our silver wedding anniversary."

    The house is absolutely gorgeous. We had a wonderful time and already planning to return. The views are gorgeous and the local pub serves lovely food, especially Sunday lunch. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous property would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous accommodation set in beautiful countryside."

    Immaculate property with all needs catered for. Had a wonderfully relaxing week and wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property with great views ."

    Immaculately clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing break . Hot tub was a great addition. Lots of places to go and convenient for shops, pubs . Would definitely recommend and come back , Nice touches such as a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge and box of chocolates .

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2022

  • "Location and setting is amazing, so much to do around the area or to just spend your days taking in the breathtaking views, watching the alpacas and horses within an arms reach is so calming."

    The property had everything you could ever need. One of the best weeks of my life never felt so relaxed and in luxury. Perfect for our family of 6 and two dogs. Couldn’t recommend enough!

    Reviewed by Romy4.7Mar 2022

  • "Wow this place is beautiful."

    Not only is the cottage everything you could ask for, and more, the views from every window are stunning and the owners were really welcoming and friendly, as were the locals. The garden is large and our dogs really enjoyed running around playing and watching the horses and alpacas in the adjacent fields. There are lots of dog friendly walks in the area and also a cycle path near by. We visited a couple of farm shops in the area that sold lots of fresh local produce to cook in the lovely well equipped kitchen. We are planning to stay here again in the future and highly recommend this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Mar 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, en-suite freestanding bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with TV, en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with TV, en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and electric fire
  • Ground source heat pumps with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wine chiller
  • Smart TV with Netlix, speakers, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawned area, decking, hot tub and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.2 miles (10 minute walk)
  • Note: There are steps up to the decking, please take care
  • Note: The en-suite in the master bedroom is open-plan with the rest of the room, please consider this when booking
  • Minimum 3 night stay

The property

This luxurious holiday home, High Church Hill, is situated on a farm in Witton Gilbert, Northumberland.

The converted former grain store provides the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors with the family, within easy reach of the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

After parking up in one of the off-road spaces, take in your marvellous countryside location, with views of the rolling hills beyond.

Make your way inside to find a beautifully decorated open-plan living space, where everything you need can be found at your fingertips!

Make your way over to the contemporary, well-equipped kitchen, a space that is superbly fitted for any culinary task, owing to its range of integrated appliances, such as a dishwasher and wine chiller.

After the chef of the group has prepared a mouthwatering meal, enjoy it around the breakfast bar as a quick treat before heading out, or as a sit-down affair, over a glass of wine at the nearby dining table.

In the evening, kick back and unwind in the fabulous sitting area, where chic seating rests in front of a flatscreen TV; switch on the electric fire for extra warmth!

As the day winds to a close, ascend the stairs to find three excellent bedrooms, the first of which is a light and airy king-size, thanks to the floor-length windows and vaulted ceilings; this magnificent space opens out to an en-suite area, where leisurely soaks amongst the vista can be enjoyed in the amazing freestanding bath.

Two further bedrooms can be found close by, both of which feature a king-size bed and enjoy access to their own en-suite bathrooms.

Concluding the property's interior is an additional cloakroom, perfect for avoiding those morning queues!

A highlight of the property is its landscaped garden, where a hot tub welcomes you with a relaxing soak at the end of a day packed with excursions.

The local village of Witton Gilbert has a variety of eateries, including The Travellers Rest, a pub serving up hearty meals, as well as a convenience store, so you'll be well-catered to throughout your stay; additionally, the Malton Picnic Area, Diggerland, and the historic house and gardens of Ushaw are all close by.

Continue to Durham, where you'll find the attractions of Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral, as well as the renowned Oriental Museum, 10-hectare Botanic Garden, and the River Wear, where you can enjoy idyllic, riverside strolls.

Spend some time in Chester-le-Street, a market town with numerous historic buildings, including St Michael's Church, and beautiful green areas, like Riverside Park and Lumley Park.

For additional city fun, visit Newcastle, a place boasting a plethora of activities for all ages; alternatively, for some outdoor pursuits, visit the North Pennines AONB, which has abundance of hikes and cycling routes, or travel to the coastal towns of Sunderland or Whitley Bay to enjoy seaside escapades.

Create everlasting memories with a stay at High Church Hill.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 951105, 952973 and 952975, together sleeping up to 24 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.

Minimum 3 night stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas