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The Byre

Coxhoe near Durham, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 8019)



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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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


38 Customer Reviews

  • "Location is difficult to find as satnav takes you ttbackof enclosed new housing estate , we searched for a farm house which is deceptive."

    Clearer direction needed.

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2021

  • "We’ve now stayed 4 times at The Byre."

    Since we last stayed there’s been. Lot of changes on the farm with a new housing estate being built. It didn’t change our experience. This cottage is excellent value for money. Two en-suite bedrooms and all the facilities you need. It’s perfect for a quiet week away to recharge the batteries.

    Reviewed by SheonaJul 2021

  • "Great location Friendly owners Well stocked fridge and kitchen generally"

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "The little extras provided (milk in fridge,tea bags , coffee etc) unexpected and appreciated."

    Great base for exploring. A great cottage and credit to the owner. Spotlessly clean and well equiped and furnished. Recommended

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2020

  • "The Byre is well equipped, clean, comfortable and spacious - much more so than website images show, especially the downstairs double bedroom and the kitchen."

    We really appreciated the reliable Wi-Fi and the outside space too, making good use of the garden furniture on our patio. During our stay in August we had a couple of questions which the owners responded to promptly and helpfully. The farm dogs and Lottie the Llama were very friendly and a big hit with our daughter. The Byre is in a great location for days out to the seaside or to nearby Durham and Newcastle, providing lots of variety for activities.

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and exceeded our expectations and was very clean."

    Owner we saw briefly and was friendly. Although aware it was near a busy road we didn’t realise just how noisy it would be. ( We live near a busy city road and are well used to noise but this was really loud.) The farm sold Fireworks all year round which made me nervous. The cottage is right next to a new estate being built so again it was very noisy. We hope that the building work finishes soon for the owners. We chose the cottage as it advertised not for pets. We chose the cottage as my son is allergic to dogs. Unfortunately the long garden was well kept but unclean. To sum up, great cottage which is being let down by road and building works.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay here."

    Good base for Durham, Newcastle & the North East Coast. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. Really comfortable beds! Lots of outdoor space & friendly dogs on the farm - a big hit with my sons! Would definitely stay here again if needed accommodation in this area.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "We have stayed at the Byre several times and always enjoy our stay here."

    It is clean and comfortable and it is within easy reach of Durham and other popular areas in the North East.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "This was the first time we had visited this part of the UK, Durham, the coastal walk was amazing"

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well set up with everything you need. Plenty of parking and a well kept outdoor patio area and large flat, enclosed garden. We enjoyed our holiday here.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2019

  • "A great location just south of Durham and on a regular bus route into town (no 56), countryside walks / public footpaths within easy reach."

    Our day of arrival was a chilly one, but the cottage was nice and warm and a fresh bottle of milk in the fridge for that essential cup of tea/coffee. Good TV reception and good Wi-Fi. The A1 is close by and therefore there is traffic noise but it is not that intrusive and after a while you do not notice it. Thermostat on the lounge wall controls the heating, a note to say that the heating is solely controlled by this and not by a timer would be useful and probably save the owners from occupants wasting fuel. We had everything that we needed, the lounge was comfy and kitchen equipment served us well. Beds were fine too. Only two minor gripes about upstairs and both are related to my height - I am not that tall (6'2") but the bathroom mirror over the sink is far too low making shaving difficult and the metal bedframe bar at the foot of the single bed was a nuisance when I stubbed it with my toes. These two minor gripes aside it was a super place to stay, would we return ? Yes indeed we would without hesitation.

    Reviewed by BaronMay 2019

  • "The cottage was a nice cottage however it could do with a bit of TLC."

    Cleanliness could have been better such things as windows cleaning,skirting boards dusty and showerheads could do with replacing or cleaning.The paintwork in some rooms could also do with refreshing. We did however have an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2019

  • "Would just like to say how beautiful the cottage was so clean and well equipped ..."

    Would just like to say how beautiful the cottage was so clean and well equipped I will definatly be back , to be honest I would have loved to have stayed longer , loved the animals outside and the peace and quiet was great just absolutely loved it there can’t Waite to book up again so thankyou x

    Reviewed by MariaNov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for seeing all the sights of the North East."

    Enjoyed seeing the farm animals every day.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2018

  • "The Byre is a comfortable and well-equipped cottage, set on a farm in County Durham."

    The only thing missing is a dishwasher, and the sink for washing-up is small and poky. It is on the outskirts of Coxhoe, a small County Durham town with basic shops and a quirky Italian restaurant. Getting into the city of Durham itself is about a 15 minute drive. It is not in the Yorkshire Dales as your emails implied! Richmond at the bottom of Swaledale is at least a 30 minute drive.

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2018

  • "Ideal base for exploring this part of the country."

    Durham, Gateshead/Newcastle, Beamish and the coastal footpaths are all within easy reach. The nearby restaurant, The Old Mill, was excellent. Noise from the nearby A1 is mentioned in the write up,and as we visited in the winter was not a problem, but if you are used to a quiet existence, it could be intrusive if bbqing outdoors in summer. The main reason for putting we would not be re-booking is we prefer to try different places each time.

    Reviewed by AllanJan 2018

  • "Great location, directions were great till we got to the farm as it was dark it was difficult to know where to go."

    The cottage itself was excellent, cosy and clean. We will certainly be back

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2017

  • "Loved the place."

    Very friendly relaxing vibe. Close to local village. Easy to access main roads.

    Reviewed by RosalieSep 2017

  • "Having spent two holidays at this cottage we knew what to expect."

    This cottage is good value for money on a working farm.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and perfect base for touring the area."

    Situated just off the A1 made most of our journeys north or south really easy.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2017

  • "No information at all on the Electric Cooker, Microwave/Grill, very frustrating if you are all Gas."

    Reviewed by TerenceSep 2016

  • "Being on a farm was excellent for young children."

    The property was welcoming and we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by SianJun 2016

  • "The property was clean, comfortable and warm."

    It was very convenient for visiting Durham. There was a working farm atmosphere which we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2015

  • "A beautiful cottage and gorgeous garden."

    The owners were friendly. Fantastic.

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2015

  • "A cosy, comfortable, and very pleasant cottage."

    Reviewed by AndraiJun 2015

  • "Loved everything about the cottage and surrounding area."

    Really comfy, cosy and peaceful. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2015

  • "Property is a good size, well equipped and ideally located."

    Exceeded expectations all round and fantastic value for money.

    Mr LongFeb 2015

  • "The property was a real home-from-home, warm and cos."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and if in the area again would definitely look to book up again.

    Reviewed by JaniceMar 2014

  • "Just as advertised - a lovely cottage."

    Would stay again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2014

  • "Like a home from home."

    Excellent place to stay. Would come back for sure.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2013

  • "It was comfortable and cosy."

    The owners were extremely pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by JoanOct 2013

  • "The Byre is situated in a quiet corner, privacy is five stars, easy access to everything you need."

    First impressions on entering the cottage were, we could move in here permanently! If you have kids, Hall Hill Farm is good, do not get too close to the llamas though, my son did and got a face full of llama spit. Alnwick Gardens is worth a visit.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2013

  • "The property was clean, spacious and comfortable."

    All that was needed was provided including washing machine and dishwasher. The location is ideal for Beamish Museum, Durham City, Newcastle and the Durham Dales. The owners were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The beds were very comfortable.

    Reviewed by TonyAug 2013

  • "The cottage was very clean and modern and well furnished."

    Plenty of space and two en-suites made it perfect for a family. The cottage was ideally placed , within a short drive from the AI. We liked the cottage so much- we have already booked a week for next year!

    Mrs LewisOct 2012

  • "I had a weeks trip to the area on business."

    As I needed to be in one place for the entire week, I took the chance that a cottage would be more agreeable than a week in a hotel room. I had never rented a cottage before and this proved to turn my business trip into a pleasant holiday! The cottage and the environs were wonderful.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2012

  • "Very spacious comfortable cottage equipped with everything you could need."

    Well situated for exploring the many attractions of the Durham area and close enough if you wanted to visit the coast.

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2012

  • "Spacious accommodation with little extra touches."

    Reviewed by SueOct 2011

  • "Friendly people, a very clean cottage with excellent showers."

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2011

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The property

Set on the edge of Coxhoe, 6 miles from Durham, is this lovely stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion.

Fully renovated and restored, this Durham cottage offers first-class accommodation for a family of four.

At this Durham cottage there are two spacious bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a contemporary sitting room with a beamed ceiling.

The kitchen at this Durham cottage has been well equipped with all modern amenities, whilst the spacious gardens and patio area give you the chance to relax in the evening sunshine with a glass of something chilled.

Just a short drive from this Durham cottage is the stunning Northumberland coast, whilst the city of Durham with its cathedral, castle and riverside walks provides an excellent day out.

A beautiful Durham cottage in wonderful rural surroundings.

Note: Cottage can be booked with Refs. 4452 and 4542, together they sleep 16.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Spacious patio and garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 10 mins walk
  • Note: Some traffic noise from the A1(M) is audible from the garden.

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About the location


Durham 6 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 20 miles; Barnard Castle 23 miles.

The village of Coxhoe is six miles from Durham city, situated between Bowburn and Cornforth, and close to the A1(M) motorway, offering excellent road links for days out. There are pubs and shops within the village, which is in an ideal location for exploring the natural beauty of the north east of England, with the coast 17 miles away and the moors 23 miles away. There are lots of visitor attractions in the area, such as Durham Cathedral and Castle, Beamish Open Air Museum, Killhope Lead Mine, Witton Castle, Diggerland or the Locomotion National Railway Museum, to name only a few.

Region Information

Please note: Building works taking place on the property next door. Some noise may be heard.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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