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Bracken Cottage

Shadforth near Durham, Northumberland (Ref. 1001398)


(11 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "All in all was good value for money"

    Reviewed by KJun 2022

  • "The cottage is in a lovely rural setting and beautifully clean and very comfortable."

    We had a super welcome from the owners too.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2021

  • "It’s the first cottage we’ve holidayed in without a washing machine,ironing board,iron."

    And for five of us the fridge freezer freezer was the smallest I’ve ever seen inadequate

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2021

  • "The owners really made us feel welcome and looked after us."

    We would be happy to return here again. The place was in a beautiful setting and was exceptionally clean. A brilliant place as a base in order to go and explore as there are plenty of places to visit and see.

    Reviewed by SherylJul 2021

  • "Beautiful property, very clean and comfortable."

    The team on site could not have been more friendly and helpful. We would certainly visit again in the future if the chance arises.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "These cottages are the cleanest place we have ever stayed!"

    Reviewed by PhilippaAug 2020

  • "Fabulous modern cottage with all the home from home fittings and fixtures."

    Quiet and spotlessly clean. Friendly welcome key collection service. Ideally situated for day excursions to Hadrian's Wall. Durham. Newcastle. Holy Island. Beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches and miles of rolling green countryside. The perfect getaway for any type or size family or group.

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time at Bracken Cottage, it was just what we needed to help coming out of lockdown and provide a much needed getaway."

    We also wanted a cottage near the north east coast and was in an ideal position, good enough to be away from crowds and yet only a 15 minute drive to the sea, fish and chips and shops. The cottage was immaculate, quiet and comfy. Ian was a great host and we enjoyed the wonderful eggs available to buy from his own hens. We even took some home. We would recommend the cottage and are planning another visit soon:.

    Reviewed by SaraJul 2020

  • "Great facilities, lovely location."

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2019

  • "We had the most fabulous time, the cottage was very clean, comfortable and well equipped with essentials."

    Great location for sight seeing. Lovely farm setting. We will most definitely be returning. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing family holiday!

    Reviewed by NancyAug 2019

  • "Cottage was fantastic and owners were friendly and helpful."

    We asked for an iron and within 5 minutes had that and an ironing board. Would recommend getting the delivered oj and milk from local dairy. Great base for exploring North East

    Reviewed by DouglasJul 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x first floor master double with en-suite cloakroom with basin and WC and 1 x first floor twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed decking and gravelled area with furniture
  • Charcoal kettle BBQ available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, post office and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: No stag, hen, or similar parties
  • Note: Owner can provide further services at an additional cost; to be arranged directly with owner

The property

Bracken Cottage is a lovely barn conversion situated on the outskirts of Shadforth, near the historic city of Durham and providing an exceptional base for those looking to explore the open countryside.

The kitchen/diner has all the appliances you could need to cook up a storm for the whole family, whilst the adjacent sitting room is the perfect place to curl up with your loved ones and enjoy some quality time together.

The property hosts three well-presented bedrooms...

Bramble And Bracken Cottages

Nestled on the outskirts of the pretty village of Shadforth, near Durham, are two delightful country cottages. Painted a mint green on the outside, this group of barn conversions prove to be an idyllic retreat in the heart of the rolling countryside hills, with greenery in abundance. Located in a conservation area for both wildlife and for historical significance. Identical in layout, these properties boast exceptional open-plan kitchen/diners, with wooden units and sleek white worktops, housing a range of contemporary appliances for you to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole family, to be enjoyed at the dining table, whilst catching up with the day's events over a well-deserved glass of wine. Step through to the sitting rooms, with two leather sofas and an armchair to curl up on and enjoy some quality family time together, whilst keeping up to date with your favourite shows of an evening. There is a deluxe shower rooms with high-quality fixtures and fittings, as well as a double bedroom, ideal for those with limited mobility wishing to stay here; these rooms complete the ground floor. Follow the steps up to the first floor, hosting two further bedrooms, a double and twin, with quality furnishings to store your personal items, with the master offering an en-suite cloakroom. Make a refreshing beverage and enjoy a relaxing evening outside on the decking area, with those spectacular country views as your back drop and simply enjoy the sunset, whilst reading a good book. You are within easy reach of the thriving city of Durham, which boasts a number of tourist attractions that are a must-see during your trip. For a taste of history, venture towards Durham Cathedral, an iconic Romanesque building, and is set on a rocky promontory with sweeping river and country views surrounding. The historic Durham Castle is also popular, dating back to the 11th century and boasting a fine collection of art inside and offering a look into historical architecture. Durham University Botanic Gardens span across 10 hectares and house plants and shrubbery from around the world, with a lovely visitor centre and plenty of opportunities for some scenic walking. Your little ones will delight in the nearby Adventure Valley, offering a kids' indoor and outdoor soft play area, with roller disco, crazy golf and farm animals on-site, sure to keep you entertained for a whole afternoon. You are ideally placed for exploring the open picturesque country sites, whilst also within driving distance to the coastline, where you will discover a number of lovely sandy beaches to spend the afternoon sunbathing on the golden sands. Any one of these barn conversions is the perfect spot for enjoying a relaxing family break to the heart of the countryside.

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About the location


Durham 5 miles; Sunderland 9 miles.

Shadforth is a delightful rural village and civil parish situated in County Durham, in England. Boasting a range of old, traditional country cottages, shadowed by a delightful village green and is within reach of some lovely pubs and eateries. A few miles away are two lovely golf clubs, ideal for those keen sporty types with lovely countryside sites surrounding. Due to its rural location, you are ideally placed for accessing a number of country trails for some scenic walking and cycling opportunities, a haven for keen birdwatchers and photographers. Discover a number of sandy beaches dotted across the thriving coastline, and is only a short drive away. Shadforth is ideally close for your little ones to get involved with the children's play areas nearby, sure to keep them entertained the whole afternoon.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas