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The Shed

Coxhoe, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 4452)


Very good

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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

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "We only have one thing to say is needa light by the bookcase."

    Reviewed by AudreyNov 2021

  • "The shed was a great house for our multi generational holiday."

    The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook. My daughter loved playing with dogs. The hot tub is a great bonus!

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2021

  • "The accommodation is very good but was not as rural as we anticipated there is now a housing development being built adjacent to the property and the garden is overlooked."

    There is a constant noise from the A1 if the property windows are opened otherwise an excellent accommodation with lots of space

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2021

  • "The Shed is a very spacious 4 bedroom converted tractor shed."

    All bedrooms have own bath/shower rooms. Huge kitchen/diner and living room. Lovely garden with outdoor seating, a bbq and a great covered hot tub. Spotlessly clean throughout. Best equipped kitchen I’ve ever experienced. Lots of books and DVDs. Best part for our kids was playing with the very friendly farm dogs and feeding the Llamas, goat and sheep in the nearby paddock. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Great location for visiting Durham and surrounding countryside. Some road noise but not intrusive. Ideally, would be nice to upgrade to a Smart TV so the kids can watch Netflix and Prime Video. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "Directions could have been better"

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 2021

  • "Huge, Tardis of a property!"

    Well equipped, kids loved the animals on the farm! Rita and Dougie were available yet unobtrusive hosts.

    Reviewed by BillAug 2020

  • "Had a fantastic stay here was far better than we expected upon arrival and throughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back again!"

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2020

  • "The accommodation was extremely good ideal for our party of 8."

    It's location was ideal for touring the North East being well connected to all routes.I would recommend the accommodation to anyone. The only improvement i could recommend is an upgrade to the Wi-Fi provision which limits usage to the main living room only. Other than that we would book a second visit.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2019

  • "Couldn't have wished for better accommodation,immaculate & very warm."

    Would highly recommend the shed we will deffo be coming back.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2019

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at the shed."

    The owners were really nice and showed our children their new puppies. Thank You!

    Reviewed by AaronAug 2019

  • "This place was amazing could just do with better internet with 8 people all using was very slow"

    Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was great, it had everything you need(apart from a pizza wheel), felt like home from home."

    There's a bit of road noise from the A1 but doesn't bother you while your inside x the beds were comfy . We have a great relaxing time ,thanks to the owners. Would definately go back .

    Reviewed by ShirleyNov 2018

  • "The Shed was a lovely property, with really good facilities."

    There were two things which stopped me giving top marks for comfort: The wooden floor in the hall, approaching the living room is very, very creaky and was disturbing for anyone in bed, whilst others were still walking around. The second point was hidden dog poo, from the owners’ dogs, in the yard outside the cottage/ car parking area. This was partly concealed because of the fallen leaves. However, I don’t think there should be any dog poo lying around outside a holiday cottage. This problem led to us accidentally walking in the mess and, on one occasion, walking it into the car, necessitating extensive cleaning of car mats, shoes and throwing away a handbag! These points aside, we really enjoyed staying in the property and would consider doing so again, if the dog poo problem could be eliminated.

    Reviewed by JeanNov 2018

  • "The shed at coxhoe was fantastic, it has everything you could need."

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2018

  • "A great place to stay ."

    Lovely cottage. Ideally located for many places to visit in the North East.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2018

  • "The Shed is a great place to stay."

    It has easy access to a host of different activities. There were 6 adults, 2 preschool children and one toddler in our group. The enclosed garden was great as the children had a free run. They also enjoyed seeing the animals in the farm yard. I would highly recommend this cottage for a large group.

    Reviewed by KimMay 2018

  • "Awesome cottage - spacious and very well equipped - the perfect place to relax with friends and visit the surrounding area."

    We had hoped to have more interaction with the owners and see round the farm, so were surprised that they didn’t introduce themselves. However, this could be a positive if you want time away without intrusions! A lovely holiday

    Reviewed by KateApr 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time in an extremely spacious comfortable property."

    The children loved the animals and my 6 year old grandson who was afraid of dogs now wants one. Plenty of toys, games, football net in the garden. All the equipment you could need in the kitchen. Very rural but not far from shops and take a ways in Coxhoe. The only criticism is that cottage is not in the Yorkshire Dales but the Durham Countryside. Lots of places to visit, we went to Finchale Priory, Hamsterley Forest, South Shields, Seaton Carew, Durham City, The Angel of the North, Gateshead Saltwell Park as well as a family wedding.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2017

  • "It was a great house and fab location for us, as family was close by, the owners were very nice, and we had a very good time!"

    excellent place to stay!

    Reviewed by PaulineAug 2017

  • "The cottage was really lovely, the photographs do not do it justice."

    A fantastic holiday. We would love to stay at The Shed again.

    Reviewed by MargaretFeb 2016

  • "The Shed has an excellent lounge and dining table."

    Perfect for a large group. Would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2016

  • "Centrally located property for exploring the local area."

    The property itself is beautifully presented and a real home from home. We would definitely go back and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2015

  • "The property is very spacious and ideal for a large group without everyone falling over each other."

    There is a good selection of books and games to occupy everyone. The Shed is in a good location to explore surrounding areas and the addition of the hot tub is a fun, relaxing way to unwind after a busy day.

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2015

  • "Every person loved the accommodation and all said they would return and recommend to others."

    It was great value for money which was a big factor. A truly amazing weekend.

    Reviewed by GraceMar 2015

  • "The place was amazing, we walked through the house on arrival and it just kept getting better."

    Reviewed by GiselleFeb 2015

  • "Could not fault the cleanliness of the property along with the layout."

    Amazing house, we all agreed we would love to live there! Absolutely beautiful.

    Reviewed by EllenJan 2015

  • "We loved the spacious layout of the property and the fact that the bedrooms all had en suite facilities."

    The hot tub was a real bonus.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2014

  • "Spacious, comfortable and warm accommodation."

    Well equipped. Owners very pleasant, friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2014

  • "The shed is perfect."

    Lovely property, a home from home. Large living room is a perfect space for all to relax even all 8 of us. The hot tub space was very nice and a great addition to the property. The farm it sits on is a bonus as the children can visit the sheep, cows and peppa pig when ever they wanted. Would look to book again.

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2014

  • "Very lovely, roomy accommodation."

    Well decorated, friendly and helpful owners. Great to have the use of a hot tub. Good location, would recommend and return again.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2014

  • "The Shed is a fabulous place to take 4 generations of our family."

    It has plenty of space, privacy for each family group and the bathroom facilities are great. Hot tub is amazing, biggest we have seen.

    Reviewed by AnnMar 2014

  • "Carefully furnished, comfortable and spacious house."

    Great place for a large group.

    Reviewed by IsobelJan 2014

  • "The holiday was fabulous."

    The hot tub is amazing!

    Reviewed by MelanieDec 2013

  • "Had a lovely weekend with friends."

    The hot tub was an added bonus. The Shed was beautifully furnished with lots of space. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by AshleighOct 2013

  • "The property was great."

    The location meant we could travel to everything we wanted to do in a short time. The owners could not do enough. It was such a great holiday.

    Mr EmanuelAug 2013

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Shed."

    The property was nicely decorated, there was loads of space and great facilities and we loved spending time in the hot tub in the garden. It was great that there was also an electric socket and a roof over the hot tub so we could play music.

    Reviewed by DanielleMay 2013

  • "Just came back from a weekend away with the girls at The Shed."

    What a fantastic place, very spacious, equipped with everything you could possibly need - DVD's, games, books, wifi, and most of all the hot tub. We will definitely be going back and will recommend to others.

    Reviewed by KimMar 2013

  • "The 'Shed' is anything but a shed."

    It is warm, superb and comfortable. Just like a Tardis one room leads to the others and is extremely spacious. The facilities are excellent and the location is great. The owners are friendly and helpful. I would recommend this property for anyone wanting a holiday in the area.

    Reviewed by DoreenFeb 2013

  • "Beautiful accommodation, very spacious, loved the fact all the rooms had en-suite, hot tub perfect."

    Reviewed by VivienneJan 2013

  • "We all had an amazing weekend!"

    The hot tub was amazing, the animals are awesome and we didn't get bothered by anyone.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2012

  • "The owner was very laid back and didn't bother us the whole weekend, but we felt as if we needed help or assistance, they would have been more than happy to oblige."

    The sitting room was lovely and spacious for entertaining. I would definitely come back here.

    Reviewed by GraceNov 2012

  • "Fabulous cottage, well appointed and very spacious."

    The hot tub was brilliant, the kids and adults both agreed it was the highlight of the break. The animals on the farm are also good for the kids to explore.

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2012

  • "'The Shed' is a fantastic place to stay."

    We hired the property for my 40th birthday. There is not one thing I would change. The hot tub was also amazing. I will definitely be booking up again in the future!

    Reviewed by Tracy LSep 2012

  • "Location excellent, enabled wife to invite family living in area over."

    Access to great areas of interest for children and adults.

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2012

  • "The property is situated in an excellent spot with a very good bus service in to Durham, we hardly used our cars at all."

    The owners are very helpful and the house was perfect for us, we would not hesitate in returning.

    Reviewed by RonnieJul 2012

  • "There was plenty of room for the number in our party."

    Plenty of books, games and electronic technology to keep everyone happy. The use of the hot tub was a bonus.

    Mrs MarchMay 2012

  • "For a party of 7 the entire experience was first class."

    Excellent accommodation and very helpful owners. The hot tub was a particularly nice touch. Could not be faulted.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2012

  • "A truly great property with exceptional facilities."

    Great for families with plenty of space for everyone.

    Reviewed by IreneFeb 2012

  • "The space The Shed offered was excellent."

    With a baby and 2 sets of grandparents it was important that there was plenty of room and en suite bathrooms. We will be using the property again in the future when visiting family in this area.

    Reviewed by AnnaNov 2011

  • "We received a very warm welcome from the property owners, lots of small touches that made a massive difference, the hot tub and location."

    We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by VanessaAug 2011

  • "Lots of space!"

    Modern furnishings and a warm, cosy house! Good entertainment facilities, Wii and table football, lots of books and very friendly people.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2011

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The property

A stunning, stone and brick-built detached barn conversion, set on the edge of Coxhoe, 6 miles from Durham.

Fully renovated and lovingly restored, this Durham cottage offers first-class accommodation; the spacious sitting room features beautiful contemporary styling with large expanses of glass, and doors leading to the garden.

The dining room boasts old ceiling beams and a lovely snug.

Add to this the ground floor sleeping facilities and shower room and three stylish first floor bedrooms, and this Durham cottage is sure to delight.

The beautiful coastline of Northumberland is an easy drive from this Durham cottage.

Nearby is Durham, with its renowned Norman cathedral and 11th century castle, plus riverside walks and the shopping centre - a great day out.

This is a superb Durham cottage, and an ideal base to explore the area, visit attractions, enjoy the coast or savour the peace and tranquillity of the nearby moors.

Note: Cottage can be booked with Ref. 4542 and Ref. 8019, together they sleep 16.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x king-size double with single sofa bed, TV & en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x twin with TV, walk-in wardrobe & en-suite bath, shower over, basin & WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with snug
  • Spacious sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven & gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x flat screen TVs, 50" TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent, Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Spacious patio & garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & 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

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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