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Sheep Pen Cottage

Durham, Northumberland (Ref. 946713)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Review(s)

  • “We had a wonderful stay at Sheep Pen Cottage,very peaceful and we loved watching all those hares!”

    It was a very good location for us to visit our family in Durham and we were in a perfect place to go farther afield to High Force and Middleton on Teesdale where we had a lovely Afternoon Tea.We also went to Seahouses and had a fabulous boat trip around the Farne Islands.What a lot of seals and delightful Puffins! Best Fish and Chips from Gills in Seaham! Such beautiful countryside and Heritage Coastline and lovely weather;England's Best Kept Secret!We hope to return as soon as we can!

    - Mr Jackson, July 2021

The property

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.



Bedroom 4.10 x 3.30 13'5" x 10'10" Kitchen/Diner/Lounge 8.75 x 4.10 28'8" x 13'5" Bedroom 4.90 x 3.95 16'1" x 13'0" En-suite En-suite


  • 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.
  • Biomass eco central heating with woodburner effect electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, radio, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 2 miles.

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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.

Region Information

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