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The Byre

(Ref. 8019)

Coxhoe near Durham, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Missing second TV from the bedroom, towels left out on the bed were smaller than the TV, ok to dry your face but useless for 5 night stop."

    We had to go out and buy some suitable bath towels for 3 people. The listing is out of date, no longer a working farm but next to a new housing development. Messaged the owner with update of our arrival time, and about the lack of suitable towels, received nothing back, this put a damper on our stray and we decided to cut our loses and leave a day earlier. First time we have rented a cottage from Sykes and had no communication from the owners.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Cosy and spacious. Very private and good location for visiting Durham and the North East. Will probably be returning in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "Wat a great time love to come back soon"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very comfortable and clean cottage with everything we needed would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this very comfortable cottage."

    The hosts were extremely helpful when we got a flat tyre. We would definitely recommend. Thank you Rita and Dougie.

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable and spacious cottage, a home from home regarding appliances and ..."

    Comfortable and spacious cottage, a home from home regarding appliances and facilities, located a short walking distance from all the village amenities, quiet indoors and other than a little motorway hum a peaceful place to stay

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely time great Cottage well equipped and excellent location for both Durham and getting to the coast."

    We would definitely visit again - I would say the cottage is bigger than the photos suggest and having two bathrooms is great

    Reviewed by Karenann5.0Jul 2022

  • "We booked the Byre and Shed to cater for a family reunion."

    The Byre was mainly used as extra sleeping rooms and housed one family group. All family activity mornings and evenings after days visiting the sights around the Northeast was in the Shed. Hot tub was used regulary.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in the Cottage."

    It was warm & cosy. The bathrooms were clean and the towels were fluffy! We loved the animals. Our daughter really misses the lambs. It is a perfect location for exploring Durham & the area. We would definitely return....

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2022

  • "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 Carole5.0Aug 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 Sheona5.0Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 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 Martin5.0Sep 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 Carole5.0Aug 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 Lisa4.4Aug 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 Sarah4.7Jul 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 John5.0Aug 2019

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

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 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 Susan5.0May 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 Baron4.7May 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 Alison3.4Apr 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 Maria5.0Nov 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 Tracey4.7Jul 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 Lynne4.7Mar 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 Allan5.0Jan 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 Gillian5.0Oct 2017

  • "Loved the place."

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

    Reviewed by Rosalie5.0Sep 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 John4.8Aug 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 Christopher5.0Jun 2017

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

    Reviewed by Terence3.8Sep 2016

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  • 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.

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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas