Durham 3.5 miles.
A delightful, luxury cottage on the owners' working family farm near Durham city.
This cosy cottage is ideal for couples and families wanting a countryside break amidst peaceful surroundings.
Located just outside Brancepeth village yet within the historic city of Durham boundary, this stone cottage is surrounded by countryside with a network of footpaths and cycleways.
Sheep Pen Cottage is all ground floor with two en-suite bedrooms and as the beds are all zip/link, they can be arranged as a king-size double and a twin, two king-size doubles or two twin rooms.
There is a well-equipped kitchen and open plan dining area, where you can prepare meals and socialize with the family, before settling down in the comfortable sitting room and continuing to enjoy the views over the local countryside.
There is a charming enclosed private courtyard area of grass and paving with this attractive cottage.
You can enjoy the views over open countryside, Brancepeth Castle and village and it is a real sunspot in the summer.
Sheep Pen Cottage has countryside walks from the doorstep, a short cycle down the farm track and you are onto the railway lines which lead you onto the extensive cycle paths that are available in Durham County.
An easy drive from Sheep Pen takes you to the centre of Durham with an array of shops, pubs and restaurants or the Roman town of Chester-le-Street.
The Beamish Museum, our "Living Museum of the North" is a must and is only twenty minutes away.
Twenty minutes in the other direction you can visit the attraction of Kynren, the open air live show at Bishop Auckland.
A little further afield are the Durham Dales, Newcastle upon Tyne, Hadrian's Wall, the Heritage Coast, Cragside at Rothbury and the North York Moors.
This lovely cottage is the perfect place for that relaxing holiday break.
Note: This property can be booked with 946712, together they sleep 10.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms both with TV: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner effect electric fire.
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.