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Brookside Byre

(Ref. 946712)

Durham, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (7)
  • great (6)
  • eco (6)

20 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable place to stay with everything you could need."

    High quality products provided. Good location near to lots of attractions and plenty of information about the area. I would have found it useful to have some local pubs or restaurants recommended.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "Dear Team The property overall is extremely well equipped and comfortable the beds especially."

    Showers absolutely great. Tv programs limited as not a Smart tv and no Freeview. Poor signal. It was strange that there was no toilet roll holder on wall just on the floor which could be very awkward if you have a disability eg arthritis We have suggested a clothes prop for washing line, and an egg slicer. Outstanding views. We met owner Dave who was a star, so very friendly.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.1Apr 2023

  • "Brookside Byre is better in person than the photos show."

    Very spacious, comfortable and excellently equiped Kitchen. Lovely welcome of easter decorations with easter eggs, eggs from their chickens and milk in the fridge and a detailed welcome book. Fantastic setting with lovely walks (map in the welcome book), being very rural but only a short drive to local facilities and we had ordered an ASDA delivery for the first nights stay. Highly recommended location for visiting Brancepeth Castle, Raby Castle, Beamish, Durham etc. Vickie popped in to welcome us with recommendations of local attractions and takeaway restaurants. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "We were very happy with the accommodation, the house was lovely, clean and well equipped."

    I particularly appreciated the great showers and extremely comfortable beds. It was perfect for our needs.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2023

  • "It was a beautiful cottage and location."

    It was very comfortable with great facilities. The hosts were friendly and helpful. Pretty walks from the cottage including a disused railway. So much to do in the area it's hard to choose. They were working on the heating but it was very hot in there and the beds were very hard. Otherwise a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Liz4.4Oct 2022

  • "What a superb property."

    I could live there. Spacious, clean, well equipped. Rural but not too far from places of interest. Mrs Jackson popped in to brief us on the first day and later with a gift of fresh eggs. Entirely suitable for a guest in a wheelchair. (My wife)

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation in a quiet & secluded part of the Durham countryside."

    Surrounded by lovely farming land & within walking distance of Brancepeth village. Very hospitable & helpful hosts. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to visit Durham City & explore the Durham countryside.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "This accommodation is perfect for a family stay."

    It's very clean and comfortable, and made the perfect base for touring County Durham and the wider area. The owners are lovely and really helpful, and were happy to recommend places to visit in the area. We all had a really enjoyable time.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2022

  • "Gorgeous well maintained property with lovely views."

    Plenty of amenities & places to explore nearby to keep the grandchildren occupied. Kids loved having a look around the farm site and seeing the machinery especially the tractors. Slight issue with Intermittent wi-fi but did not spoil our stay.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely host."

    Beautiful views. And a peaceful farm. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and grew ever fonder of the accommodation throughout the week.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7May 2021

  • "I don’t normally use holiday cottages but due to the pandemic I decided to book a short break at Brookside Byre."

    The cottage is located in a very peaceful and beautiful part of the country with the cities of Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle a relatively short drive away. The cottage itself was immaculately clean and furnished to a high standard, it had all the necessary equipment and more, as we did not find ourselves wanting for anything. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough and if you are looking for a break in the Durham area then this is the place to book.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Apr 2021

  • "Brilliant location, high standard of accommodation, and excellent hosts."

    We plan to stay in Brooksides Byers again on our next visit to Durham.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2019

  • "The accommodation was even better than the photos suggested."

    We are two small families who are great friends and like to go on holidays every two years, as we live a long way from each other. Thus a big shared communal space is vital as we love to cook together and play games of an evening. One of us has mobility problems also, so the accessibility of Brookside Byre was excellent.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Holiday cottage was really lovely and had fantastic time."

    Very good service from Sykes and had a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, the view was spectacular."

    on arrival the owner had left a home made lemon drizzle cake for us. Also a jug of milk in the fridge, which was a most appreciated gesture. The kitchen was well stocked. Loved the bathrobes. The furniture in the lounge was not the most comfortable as it all sloped backwards. Would go again.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Mar 2019

  • "Wonderful barn conversion cottage, fabulous facilities."

    Would love to return

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2018

  • "Extremely comfort cottage with everything you need for a great family holiday."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location!"

    Friendly welcoming owners, we had the perfect holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2018

  • "Brookside Byre is a fantastic base for a family or large group."

    The cottage is well equipped and has everything you need in a home from home. The cottage is situated in beautiful scenery and the attention to detail inside is excellent. Very nice owners who are more than happy to assist without being intrusive. I wouldn’t hesitate to book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2018

  • "My holiday at brookside byre was great."

    This was the second time i have stayed here and would do again. The little extras provided like arriving to a home baked cake and milk in the fridge just make it that bit special. The underfloor heating keep it warm if a bit hard to figure out to start with. The kids took full advantage of a tv in each room but also loved feeding the chickens. My only complaint is a personal preference as i like a softer bed and the beds are definitely on the firm/hard side but my husband was happy as he likes firm. My parents came and joined us for a few nights and again was perfect as all on one level so no problems with stairs and a seat for the shower is provided. A footstool in the living room i think would have made it even better but i really am getting picky. Thankyou for a lovely stay i hope we get to come again in the future its a lovely place to visit.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Apr 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite wet room with bath, shower, basin and WC, 2 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen area, dining area and sitting area.
  • Biomass eco central heating with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 2 miles.

The property

Durham 3.5 miles.

Brookside Byre is a spacious, luxury barn conversion surrounded peacefully by open countryside, on a working family farm close to the city of Durham.

Perfect for friends or families wanting to spend time together in this beautiful region.

The cottage lends itself to larger families and groups as it allows you to spend time together yet also enjoy your own space.

Brookside Byre is all ground floor accommodation enjoying three super king-size doubles with a zip/link facility to enable the flexibility to be six single beds, if needed.

The master bedroom has an en-suite wet room including a bath and the other bedrooms enjoy a large Jack-and-Jill shower room.

Brookside Byre is ideal for the less nimble with extra wide doors, lower beds and open plan living all on one level.

With a fully fitted kitchen and dining space for six, Brookside Byre has a country style with exposed beams and designer light fittings.

Spacious, open plan facilities allow the whole party to spend quality time together whilst the nominated chef prepares a warming, gastronomic delight.

Once supper is finished, why not retire to the comfortable sofas and begin planning your route for the next day’s activities exciting activities?

Brookside Byre has a private patio to the rear and a private lawned garden to the front, perfect for relaxing after a busy day.

The barn is surrounded by a network of footpaths and cycleways which are bursting with wildlife and connect to national cycle trails.

Whilst being set in the countryside, the cottage is also near a bus route so you can also enjoy car free days.

The city of Durham is just a short drive away with its historical cathedral, theatre, restaurants, inns and shops.

There is much to explore whilst staying at Brookside Byre such as the award-winning Beamish Museum, Bowes Museum, Kynren at Bishop Auckland and the Durham Dales.

A little further afield there is the Metrocentre in Newcastle upon Tyne and Hadrian's Wall to explore as well as a host of National Trust and English Heritage properties.

Brookside Byre is in a superb location for touring the Durham area and perfect for a get together at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with 946713, together they sleep 10.

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About the location


Chester-le-Street 11 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 21 miles;

Situated in one of the most beautiful counties of England, Durham city is one of the jewels in England’s crown. Dominated by the historic centre, a World Heritage Site, the city is home to magnificent Durham Cathedral, with its breathtaking vaulted ceiling and splendid architecture. The cathedral, the final resting place of the Venerable Bede, is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the whole of Europe. Durham Castle stands side by side with the cathedral, on a prominent hilltop site, encircled by the wooded slopes of the River Wear below. The city itself offers elegant buildings and fascinating narrow streets with excellent shopping, eating and drinking to suit all tastes. Add to that the ease of access to the rest of this historic county, “Land of the Prince Bishops”, and Durham has much to offer the discerning traveller, from Medieval castles to marvellous landscapes and scenic walks. Durham city is the ideal location for discovering this beautiful county.

Please note, this property is only accepting 7 night or more bookings over the Christmas and New Year weeks.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute