Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 35 View Larger Image
  • Bramble Cottage - Northumberland - 1001395 - photo 1

Bramble Cottage

Shadforth near Durham, Northumberland (Ref. 1001395)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Show on map


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

13 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was perfect as planned"

    Reviewed by KJun 2022

  • "Lovely owners, couldn't do enough for you."

    Reviewed by DorothyApr 2022

  • "The owners were friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was clean and warm. The fresh eggs were delicious! The location was perfect for us. Whilst a dishwasher, washing machine and extra shower would be nice, they weren't necessary for a lovely short break. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AllisonFeb 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Bramble Cottage and felt very comfortable and welcomed there."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and spacious and the welcome basket including tea, coffee, biscuits and milk was very appreciated by a big family like ours. The owners, who live in an adjacent property on the farm, were friendly and helpful, recommending local places to visit and things to see and do. They also gave us homegrown lettuce, onions and potatoes from the farm which we thought was so kind (and the produce was delicious!) The cottage is well located just a short drive to Durham city centre and is surrounded by gorgeous landscape and some lovely pubs. The Farmers Arms, a 10 minute walk away, was our favourite. We also enjoyed a trip to the nearby dairy farm to buy flavoured milk from their bespoke vending machine. We would definitely recommend this accommodation as well as a visit to this beautiful part of the UK.

    Reviewed by DaveAug 2021

  • "We had a great holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the location and the cottage."

    The Cottage owners are wonderful and very helpful, supportive and friendly people on hand for a chat and guidance as needed. The cottage is lovely and it was spotless throughout, from the location we could easily access the coast, Durham and Newcastle - a great place to explore the area. From a constructive feedback point of view the only suggestion we would make is in relation to our group which comprised 6 adults. To enhance the property further an additional shower, larger fridge and a dishwasher would have been helpful. Overall though a lovely place in a great location - would happily recommend.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "What a wonderful week we had."

    We hired both bramble and bracken cottages, with 6 adults in each and they were perfect, with plenty of space and the outside decked area was perfect for us to get together as a group. The owner, Ian and his wife could not do enough for us. Very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be booking again and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "The accommodation was spotless and really well kept."

    The owners could not do enough for you, and they were very nice people.

    Reviewed by TerrySep 2020

  • "I would highly recommend this beautiful little cottage we had an amazing time."

    The place was spotlessly clean, lovely comfortable beds and the owners were very nice, helpful people. We will be definitely coming back.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "Exceptionally clean and tidy accommodation in nice setting."

    Very well organised, immaculate grounds. Felt very safe in terms of potential transmission of Covid 19. Parking good. Owner on site and available, very friendly - but not intrusive. Everything looked newly decorated and all furnishings including those in the kitchen were pristine. There were a few things which would improve the experience - but none would prevent us from staying again. These include: Lounge much smaller than looks on pictures with TV set way too high in wall to be watched comfortably - usually not an issue for us, but with poor weather it presented a slight problem. Only one tea towel and one towel per person which may have been deliberate due to current infection risks - and may have been indicated in blurb about property, but if it was I missed it. No washing machine/drying facilities other than heated towel rail. No dishwasher - which was not a problem and certainly not a deal breaker, but surprising given amount of space available in the kitchen. Fridge and freezer way too small for 6 people (total number of potential guests). If some of these suggestions could be taken on board , we would give the facilities a 5 star rating.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2020

  • "Very comfortable stay and a very enjoyable holiday."

    The host was both helpful & knowledgeable & provided a plethora of fresh eggs from his hens.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "Very happy with stay at Bramble Cottage."

    The accommodation is in very good condition and was very clean. The location is in the countryside but only a few miles from Durham. Property manager lives on site and was very helpful. Cottage well equipped. Plenty of parking space and there is a decking area to spend time outside. Only build would be a larger fridge for a 6 person cottage.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely holiday cottage."

    Very peaceful and easy to get to lots of places. The owner Ian was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by BeverleyJul 2020

  • "We were greeted on arrival, after a long 8 hour drive, by a lovely couple who opened the cottage and gave us a pint of milk."

    They are there if you need them but otherwise you are left alone. Bags are provided for the kitchen rubbish and collected daily if put outside. There were tea bags, coffee and delicious, quality biscuits to welcome us. The cottage was roomy, warm and comfortable for a cold November. The area is very quiet, horse in a field in one direction and cows and sheep in others. A very rural area with just a country road passing by. The village of Sherburn with Coop, post office and wonderful bakers is nearby and a sizeable village shop in Ludworth, even nearer in the other direction. There was just two of us but the cottage sleeps six and we could choose our bed! A double and a twin are upstairs with lovely views over the countryside. The double has an ensuite with sink and toilet. The bathroom down stairs is a good size. The whole place is tastefully decorated and very modern, it is spotlessly clean. Plenty of good towels match the bathroom decor. We were very contented there. The couple came out of their cottage in the same grounds to say goodbye when we left at 7am after our 12 night stay.

    Reviewed by JoanieNov 2019

Show more


  • 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

The property

Bramble Cottage is an exceptional barn conversion resting on the outskirts of the village of Shadforth, in County Durham.

Look forward to relaxing and unwinding in the sitting room, whilst catching up with your favourite shows, or enjoying a family movie night.

Walk through to the open-plan kitchen, housing...

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.

View on map

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