Tick Tock Cottage

Fir Tree near Hamsterley, Northumberland (Ref. 906673)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Mr Dickinson
    October 2016
    “A lovely place to stay. Lots of ...”
    A lovely place to stay. Lots of sightseeing within an hour's drive. The owners are friendly and very helpful
    A lovely place to stay. Lots of sightseeing within an hour's drive. The owners are friendly and very helpful


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

An attractive upside down, semi-detached cottage, attached to the owner’s home, situated in the small village of Fir Tree, close to Hamsterley Forest.

This Fir Tree cottage has been tastefully furnished to provide a spacious, comfortable retreat for couples or friends hoping to explore this historic county.

On the first floor of this County Durham cottage there is a large living area with sumptuous bed settee and French doors leading onto a balcony area.

From the living room, double doors lead to the well-equipped kitchen, with an island unit and dining area with a small, comfy sofa.

The ground floor of this cottage near Hamsterley offers a spacious twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a separate shower.

Guests are welcome to enjoy the use of the owner’s beautifully maintained garden and try and spot the resident carp in the large lily pond there.

With countryside walks leading right from the doorstep of this cottage near Bishop Auckland, you will find plenty to see and do in the area; including Hamsterley Forest, renowned for its challenging cycle trail.

High Force waterfall is a wonderful spectacle and of course Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum and Durham Cathedral are all within easy reach!

A little further afield are the delights of the Northumberland Heritage Coastline making this charming Fir Tree cottage an idyllic, romantic retreat all year round.

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One ground floor twin bedroom with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC. First floor basin and WC. First floor kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room with sofa bed, electric fire and French doors to balcony.


  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden up to 4ft deep
  • Note: This property accepts max. 2 adults and 2 children

About the location


Hamsterley 5 miles; Bishop Auckland 6 miles; Durham 13 miles.

Fir Tree is a small village in the heart of County Durham, close to the River Wear, just five miles from the pretty village of Hamsterley. The village has two pubs, which both offer delicious Sunday carveries. The Duke of York Inn boasts live music every Saturday night while the Fir Tree Country Hotel has a wonderful selection of real ales on tap. An easy drive away is Hamsterley Forest; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 2000 hectares of mixed woodland and home to an abundance of wildlife. The Forest Visitor Centre, complete with tea rooms, provides visitors with a wealth of information on the many activities available in the forest; including splendid walking, cycling and horse riding trails to suit all levels of expertise. Nearby is Low Barnes Nature Reserve with heronry and bird watching hides. Within an easy drive is Beamish Museum featuring a completely reconstructed Victorian town, trams, drift mine and shops. There’s an abundance of things to see and do nearby with Slaley Hall International Golf Course, Barnard Castle and its famous Bowes Museum, Raby Castle and Auckland Castle with deer parks, Rokeby Hall, Eggleston Abbey and Durham City with its breathtaking Norman Cathedral. A little further afield are the ancient towns of Hexham and Corbridge and the Roman Wall. Fir Tree is an ideal holiday location all year round.

Region Information

Note: This property accepts max. 2 adults and 2 children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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