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Orchard Cottage

(Ref. 919585)

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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73 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic Holiday property."

    Very close to town but just removed enough to enjoy the peace. The owner went above and beyond for us and was very pleasant. The property itself is spacious and a great historical and modern representation. We were 3 generations staying together from Canada and it was a big hit with all of us. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Bridget4.4Jul 2024

  • "Lovely place."

    Will be back with Family next time. Never seen such friendly sheep and dogs!

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Jul 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, clean and had everything we needed."

    The group especially liked our friendly furry visitors (nearby dogs) thank you for a wonderful break away

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2024

  • "A Fabulous house, in a beautiful location, full of charm and welcoming."

    It had everything we needed for our stay. Meticulously clean and very well equipped. Very comfortable beds. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2024

  • "An amazing weekend at Orchard Cottage, 8 of us went for wifes 30th."

    . The cottage was faultless, very well maintained and was extremely clean upon arrival…Durham city centre is 10 minutes in a taxi costing £17! The owner was polite and helped with any queries we had, he provided a choice of speakers when ours died and we didn't have the charger! I will be looking to book up next year for mothers 60th, had an excellent weekend!

    Reviewed by Drew5.0May 2024

  • "The tiled border in the wet-room around the shower sticks out too far and on quite a few occasions I nearly tripped over it."

    Small dogs can get through the fence surrounding the property. Otherwise we loved it and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Apr 2024

  • "We all enjoyed our 2 night stay at this lovely little cottage for a hen weekend it was clean and we loved the log fire at night, we were given a bottle of prosecco on arrival which was lovely."

    The hot tub was very clean and everything there that we needed in and around cottage was there. I would come stay here again. Only thing was where the rubbish is kept in a shed at back of cottage there wasn't much room for household rubbish and recycling it was already nearly full when we needed to dispose of rubbish but this is just a minor thing.

    Reviewed by Danielle4.4Mar 2024

  • "This cottage is stunning."

    The hot tub was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The pictures don’t do the cottage justice. The only negative is the fencing around the property. The fence has gaps between the slats. Our dogs are large and couldn’t escape, but other dogs could go under the fence and get in to the garden. This meant we couldn’t let our dogs out freely as they react to other dogs, but it didn’t spoil our stay at all.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Orchard Cottage."

    Cottage was amazing, the owners were so helpful and lovely. Hot tub is added bonus. Defiantly coming back again.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely warm and cosy cottage ideal for a winter getaway."

    Clean and spacious in an attractive rural setting, ideal for walks. Close to Durham for shopping and restaurants. Ample parking for multiple cars. Highly recommended, great for a family get together. Nothing is too much trouble for friendly staff who attended at check -in.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a wonderful find this cottage is."

    We were a family of 6 adults and 2 children and we never felt cramped. It’s very specious, very clean and the hot tub is lovely. Lots of extras that we’ve not come across before on similar properties such as coffee pods, dishwasher tablets and supplies for the washing machine. Had a lovely walk by the river (bring your wellies in winter months) the log fire was a treat in November. Only 3 miles from Durham but felt like we were in the middle of nowhere as it’s so peaceful yes so accessible. We will be back in the summer hopefully. Thank you to the host Peter

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great property in excellent condition."

    Well maintained. Nice touch to have cupboards with essentials like tea, coffee & sugar etc. WiFi a bit intermittent at times - possibly due to the rural location. Lovely location for walks along the river and easy access to Durham and the surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2023

  • "The photos don't do this gorgeous cottage justice."

    The bedrooms are spacious with the most comfortable beds. The lounge area was cosy and the log burner warmed the cockles after a dip in the Hot Tub. We stayed over Christmas and the kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, utensils and dinnerware - enough to cook and serve a feast. The Owner was on hand to service the Hot Tub and sort the leaking shower and the Christmas decs added to the festive spirit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with next level service from booking to leaving.

    Reviewed by Martyn4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, just what we needed for our stay."

    Nice area more in country but easy access to the towns by car. Owner was nice and welcoming, would go back if we were to go back to the area

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2022

  • "Love staying here this is our second stay and we will definitely be back the ..."

    Love staying here this is our second stay and we will definitely be back the property is comfy and cosy and the hot tub is an added bonus

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Dec 2022

  • "Orchard Cottage is a beautifully renovated cottage with superb facilities."

    All the rooms were very spacious and had unique features. The property is surrounded by fields but only 10 minutes to get into Durham. The walks through the woods surrounding the cottage were worth getting muddy and finding the sculptures were a challenge. The hot tub was a delight and very welcome after getting soaked during the day!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely place - we stayed here for our annual get together."

    The cottage is really lovely , clean, spacious, each room has a double comfy bed and the hot tub is big and fits all 8 of us in . The kitchen has a dishwasher and plenty of space to cook. The lounge area has a fire and plenty of seats for guests . 2 bathrooms one upstairs and one down - clean and well designed. Towels provided for both showering and hot tub . The location of this property is fantastic only 10/15 mins drive in to Durham centre. I will be coming back to this place. It’s ticks all the boxes for us. There is really nice walk , gated entrance to a near by field that takes to the river and short incline to the wicker man. Highly recommend this place and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous Cottage, location and facilities."

    Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a spacious and well equipped property set in beautiful countryside, yet only a few minutes drive from the centre of Durham."

    It proved to be the perfect place for our weekend family gathering: the huge parking area was a real bonus as we all made our way there separately in four vehicles. The owner was friendly and approachable, and his advice about the local area was invaluable during our short stay ( particularly his intimate knowledge of the best place to park for a speedy getaway after attending the Great North Run!) Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Overall, we had a lovely time at Orchard Cottage, thank you Peter for checking in on us just after we arrived."

    Overall, the cottage suited our holiday plans and size of group. The indoor facilities were generally excellent. Some minor points which may be worth considering, or instructions amended: there is only one standard sized cupboard for dry food storage in the kitchen; the refuse bin was not collected as per instructions left; there is not an extraction fan in the upstairs bathroom, shower door opened onto the sink so access was somewhat limited into the shower, on our day of arrival, there was very limited hot water available for evening bath/showers (for a group of six); rooms were spacious but dusty; the hoover is fairly ineffective on carpet; the dishwasher needed rinse aid and salt on our day of arrival; the freezer needs defrosting. The outdoor facilities were generally excellent. Some minor points which may be worth considering, or instructions amended: the hot tub is kept at temperature constantly - this must be energy hungry?; the perimeter fencing is not consistently secure; another neighbour’s dog was repeatedly in the garden which impacted on us letting our dog outdoors, we also had to pick up dog waste not originating from our dog; the sheep were moved mid-week to the paddock adjacent to the garden, it would have helped our planning (ref our dog) to know in advance that was going to happen; the washing line would benefit from additional pegs.

    Reviewed by Emily4.1Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in superb location with amazing walks and hot tub."

    A few things need to be addressed: The fridge is woefully too small for 8 adults and 2 infants over the period of a week, we had to throw some food and milk away as it had gone off. The dustbin is a standard domestic wheelie bin and one only and was almost full on arrival though emptied on the following Tuesday after our arrival the previous Friday and only the standard kerb side box for bottles. The cleaning of the premises wasn’t great either I could write my name on the bedside lamps bases on arrival and the bathroom cabinet was very dirty inside. None of this detracted from our wonderful stay celebrating my sixtieth birthday and generally the cottage is beautiful and I would not hesitate to return and recommend.

    Reviewed by David3.8Jul 2022

  • "We booked the cottage for a family birthday."

    Beautiful setting & cottage, just as described online. Would definitely book it again & recommend to anyone. Great space for the dogs.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Apr 2022

  • "I booked this one for my dad's 60th and could not have been happier with my choice."

    The cottage is surprisingly big and easily accommodates up to 8 people, it has a lovely riverside walk that starts right next to the cottage and a hot tub. What more could you want? Also you're only a short drive from Duhram, which is definitely worth a visit or three. The only issue we had was solved in the first few hours we were there by the owner (Peter) who notified me that there was an issue with the hot tub pump and that he was already on the way to pick up the new part (on a bank holiday, what a legend) safe to say it wasn't a problem for long. Also, throughout the day you're likely to get visited by the friendliest dogs ever who just want your love and definitely not that pizza crust you have left over. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean, exactly what we wanted."

    Great location, easy access into Durham. Hot tub was lovely. Only one thing we said was it could have done with a full length mirror.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really lovely property was equipped with everything you could ask for."

    Hot tub was great but weather was not kind and a covered pergola or something would have been perfect but it certainly didn’t stop us getting in. Every bedroom was immaculate and beds very comfortable . Would highly recommend and will book again for our annual school reunion . Thankyou to the hosts for the lovely touch of a bottle of bubbly on arrival much appreciated .

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely peaceful weekend away with my friends."

    Peter gave us a very warm welcome and we had a 4 legged friend that visited through out the weekend. Lovely walks followed by a chill in the hot tub. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just came back from staying in this beautiful cottage had an amazing time the house is beautiful and well equipped has everything you need."

    The beds are comfy and really soft bedding. We really enjoyed the hot tub and walks down to the river. Owners are really friendly and helpful. And to top it off having visits from the two dogs honey and nutty everyday was a bonus .

    Thank you for your feedback. Happy that you had such a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful, clean country property just outside of town."

    Friendly host.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Nov 2021

  • "The beds were like bricks other may like this but not us."

    With such a wide a range of guests we choose mattresses that would suit the majority. I am sorry to hear that they were not to your liking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Sep 2021

  • "Orchard cottage is very comfortable and well thought out."

    It’s ideally placed for exploring Durham and the surrounding area, it’s near to the park and ride yet it’s totally rural setting ensures it is quiet and peaceful. With woodland and river side walks from the door it’s also an ideal place to bring a dog. The friendly welcome from a helpful owner was the icing on the cake of a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent facilities, closely situated to many attractions and brill days out."

    The only thing is there wasn’t enough large pans to accommodate cooking for 8 adults, but we managed!

    Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you had a good time. Extra large pans have been put in the cupboards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2021

  • "It lovely beautiful cottage and perfect for location to Durham and other places."

    What I paid for I expected sofa be nice comfortable squeeze in. As it hard arm. Very worn. Bed mattresses need new one for two bedroom because got stained on it not acceptable. I got my grandad with us chair far too low for old people to sit. Apart from that everything is lovely cottage and hot tub. Friendly people in area.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Jul 2021

  • "A really great location, and very comfortable house"

    Reviewed by E Catriona5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a fabulous place to stay, a stunning cottage in stunning surroundings."

    Perfect base for our stay. Will definitely stay again and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2021

  • "Peter our host was very friendly & helpful in every respect"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting, perfect for dog walking."

    Short drive into lovely city of Durham. Hot tub was fab, weather wasn't great while we stayed so maybe a wooden/other material gazebo type structure over to keep rain off in bad weather would be nice. Would definitely return and recommend to others

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay nice and quiet with great facilities all the Family had a ..."

    Lovely place to stay nice and quiet with great facilities all the Family had a great time owner very helpful hope to revisit again soon would highly recommend it as an excellent place to stay

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely wonderful!"

    We had a fantastic time, great facilities. Everything you would need to feel at home. The owner was lovely. We were greeted with a bottle of prosecco and coffee treats on arrival. The cottage was surrounded by wildlife and we really couldn't have wished for a more peaceful environment. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2021

  • "What a wonderful cottage, we absolutely loved our stay and would definitely return."

    Reviewed by Nikki4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely stay, just as described."

    Greeted by the owner with a gift, everything just as described on booking. Would recommend a stay which could be enjoyed anytime of year. We’ll definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Sep 2020

  • "Superb house, wonderful setting."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2020

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay & have no hesitation in recommending."

    The owner lives next door and welcomed us with a bottle of bubbly, as one of our party was celebrating a birthday 4 huge bedrooms and an enormous kitchen, great for socialising. Hot tub was enormous and easily fits 8! Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Caron5.0Jan 2020

  • "Excellent property."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2020

  • "We did enjoy our stay with you however!"

    we didn't feel the cottage was of a high standard of clean ... the side of the sofas had food down the side and under sofas was dirty overal was a cery standard clean, also felt the sofas was ready for replacement was well past there time . felt like some of kitchen equitment needs replacing ,frying pans ECT wasn't able to cook in them without buring things ! also found there was 3 dogs roaming around outside by themselves which made me feel a little worrid with the children and left dog poo which kids kept standing in ! the property was a lovely building and a nice area but got room for improvments inside. felt for the money we paid we was slightly disappointed.

    Reviewed by Emma3.1Oct 2019

  • "Perfect location for a relaxing break."

    We loved it. The stay was made all the more special with visits from the neighbours dogs, Nutella and Honey. We can highly recommend Orchard Cottage.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2019

  • "A lovely cottage that is brilliantly situated."

    The location and views exceeded all expectations. The cottage was very well equipped and we didn’t want for anything during our stay. The hot tub was a great plus and well maintained. Two minor niggles and these are probably personal preference things - we found the beds hard and not terribly comfortable, and the chairs around the dining room table were too high (or the table too low) to easily / comfortably get your legs underneath!

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jun 2019

  • "Just arrived home after a fantastic weeks holiday at Orchards Cottage."

    Cannot recommend this cottage enough. It is in the perfect location for great walks, days out to Beamish, the hot tub is the icing on the cake, both adults and our children thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage and surrounding areas were just stunning."

    Everything we needed for a relaxing girls weekend away. Would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Mar 2019

  • "We were a group of 4 couples and all of us were blown away by the property!"

    Plenty of room throughout, 4 proper kingsize beds, 2 bathrooms which worked great as the 2 downstairs bedrooms used the downstairs bathroom! Plenty of parking space. Beautifully restored property with great entertaining space. The hot tub was amazing too, we happily sat out in the cold March weather

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Mar 2019

  • "A group of tired mummy's visited the cottage for a 2 night stay on the 25th January for some much needed relaxation."

    The Cottage was absolutely beautiful and finished to a very high standard with all the rooms being spacious and tastefully decorated. The owner was very welcoming, greeting us on arrival to show us the facilities and also recommended some local takeaways given that we'd arrived fairly late on Friday evening. Although the owners live on the same estate as the cottage and were on hand should we have needed anything, they were not intrusive and we were left to quiet enjoyment! We were visited by the owners dogs who were absolutely lovely and keen for tummy rubs and lot of fussing. :-) The (electric) hot tub was fabulous and the wood burning stove in the living area was perfect after getting out of the hot tub on a very cold and wet January evening in Durham! Durham town centre was only a 15 minute drive away but if you wanted to avoid the hustle and bustle then the cottage was well situated close to river and a number of walks. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage and will definitely be visiting again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jan 2019

  • "It was in a lovely position the house was also very good and comfortable."

    The children had a wonderful time Plenty of space to run around in.The owner was very nice friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jan 2019

  • "Had my 70th birthday with my family at Orchard cottage."

    What a fantastic house and location.It catered with all our needs .And the hottub made the stay.Thank you to the owner Peter who surprised me with a bottle of fizz for my birthday .what a lovely man he is .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2019

  • "Excellent weekend break."

    Everything you need is already in place in the cottage. Fantastic cottage we will definatley be back.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Dec 2018

  • "The hot tub is very large, comfortably fitting 8 people, well positioned by the back door with lovely views."

    Great wood burner so lovely warm living room to go back into.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage and location are just perfect to get into Durham ,Newcastle and surrounding area."

    We went out sightseeing each day to return to a perfect tranquil location.It's just perfect.

    Reviewed by Jaki4.7Sep 2018

  • "Amazing couldn't have wished for better"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2018

  • "Overall suited the needs of our group on this occasion but not sure we would stay again."

    Looked stunning but could do with some TLC. Kitchen surfaces are poured concrete but don’t seem to have a resin coating so surface is porous, can’t be wiped clean. The entire kitchen was a bit grubby and sticky. Sealant around sink missing and or black with mildew. Chipped china, only 5 large plates for a property sleeping 8 people. Broken blender and other odd assorted kitchen items in cupboards. Fridge smelled and was not clean when we arrived. Oven very dirty. Big old coffee machine that we couldnt get to function properly, a simple cafetière would have been better. Downstairs bathroom has stone floor with stone ‘ledge’ around shower which was very easy to stub toes on. Shower floor was slimy and mouldy. Sofas look very tired/worn and some of the mattresses were lumpy and uncomfortable. Not very child friendly due to slippery wooden staircase and uneven stone floor downstairs. Owners live on site and very welcoming. Ideal location for Durham. Very pretty surroundings.

    Owners Response Thank you for your feedback :- 12 sets of new tableware have been bought. The worktops are sealed, but we have taken the precaution of another coat. The kitchen and shower sealant now stripped and re-sealed. New blender purchased. Added a new cafetiere and Nespresso machine are now available. Repairs to existing Sofas completed and new Sofas planned for 2019 season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire3.4Aug 2018

  • "Great location , loved the extra thought in the hot tub ."

    Cosy cottage with good facilities and a kitchen that had plenty of equipment to assist when self catering .

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2018

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Beautiful location. Well equipped and very friendly owner. Luxury hot tub and gorgeous dogs who greeted us on arrival and made our stay even better. Perfect for families and groups. Stunning, just stunning.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jun 2018

  • "Orchard Cottage was really lovely."

    It was well placed for some wonderful walks - both short meanders and longer jaunts. It was peaceful and relaxing but also close to other facilities and activities, with Durham being just over 3 miles away. The owners were helpful and on hand but not intrusive. The cottage itself was comfortable and the accommodation was flexible in meeting the needs of our multi generational family group. We also had 2 dogs which loved the open space available to them. The hot tub was now an electric one rather than wood fired and this was actually much better and an added bonus to the stay. Would highly recommend Orchard Cottage for a relaxing holiday/short break.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2018

  • "Owner was helpful & flexible."

    Cottage was perfect for our needs, spacious & comfortable, stylish & practical.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was idyllic, tranquil location but near enough to the city."

    Very helpful owners. We were all sorry to leave, it was the perfect break.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Feb 2018

  • "I booked the cottage to allow myself and my grown up family to get together and spend quality family time together."

    Owner was respectful of our privacy but nearby if we needed anything. Orchard Cottage provided us with space in 4 large bedrooms, large kitchen with appealing kitchen table to share meals together, spacious lounge and enormous hot tub! The facilities were excellent and my son-in-law loved the stoves! An ideal location with peaceful surroundings and walkways yet not too far from home and work places for all meaning we could stay the Sunday night and also travel home each day to feed our elderly cat ! A family trip to Beamish nearby was fun and Durham was visited via Park and Ride just up the road. Will definitely consider a revisit and have told friends at work about the cottage too.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jan 2018

  • "Lovely farm house could live there ,could do a little extra cleaning owner could not be nicer very well equipet"

    Reviewed by Michelle4.0Dec 2017

  • "The only negative thing to report is that there was only 1 toilet roll in each of the 2 bathrooms which was very frustrating on our first night, other than that everything was excellent!"

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Nov 2017

  • "Owner is so happy to help."

    This cottage is so well equipped and having the hot tub was a great bonus. We are a family aged between 14 to75 we all thought this was the best property we have stayed at.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Nov 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage in a peaceful yet convenient location."

    Tranquil and friendly we couldn’t have wished for much more.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2017

  • "Very spacious and comfortable cottage."

    Good location, close to places of interest yet in a countryside setting. The area around the cottage is open and not overlooked.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2017

  • "There was a fault with the hot tub not heating as high as it should be."

    The owner of the cottage was fantastic and hired us a replacement hot tub for the remainder of our stay. Can't thank him enough

    Reviewed by Sandra4.8Jun 2017

  • "We had a fantastic holiday we had everything we needed the owner was very ..."

    We had a fantastic holiday we had everything we needed the owner was very helpful and attentive I would recommend this cottage to anyone we would definitely go back our children cried when we had to leave they enjoyed it so much

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Apr 2017

  • "Lovely cottage with a very friendly owner"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2016

  • "Owner brilliant so helpful"

    Reviewed by Christine4.8Nov 2016

  • "Would definitely recommend this cottage."

    The owner was accommodating and the cottage itself was very clean and spacious and in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 2 x ground floor king-size double (one with woodburning stove)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Central heating provided by ground source heat pumps with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with hot tub, furniture and BBQ, plus shared garden with play area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Play area to be used at own risk and children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: No stairgate provided Customers required to bring if needed. Note: neighboring dogs are kept nearby, not tethered

The property

Durham 3 miles.

This stunning Grade II listed, detached barn conversion with hot tub is surrounded by countryside, next to the owner’s home, on a non-working farm, close to the city of Durham.

This is a lovely cottage offering an escape from everyday life for a family or group of friends wishing to explore this lovely part of the country.

This beautiful cottage has been lovingly renovated, with special attention being paid to retaining some of the building’s history, along with boasting countryside views and easy access to the city.

There are rustic flagstone floors, exposed stone walls, beams and original trusses throughout the house.

The sitting room has a cosy woodburning stove and boasts views out to the garden and play area, making it a cosy place to relax at any time of the year.

The farmhouse-style country kitchen, with beautiful tiled floor, Belfast sink and all the usual appliances, also has a large dining area.

There are two ground floor king-size bedrooms, one with a cosy woodburning stove, a ground floor wet room and two first floor king-size bedrooms with fine views over the countryside, with both sharing a bathroom.

French doors from the sitting room lead on to the patio area with private hot tub and furniture.

Relax with a refreshing drink or dine alfresco after preparing a wonderful meal on the barbecue.

Everyone will love the hot tub, a perfect place to unwind and gaze at the wonderful rural views.

The city of Durham is only three miles away with an array of shops, pubs and restaurants, and a short drive will take you to the Roman town of Chester-le-Street or Beamish Museum.

A little further afield are the Durham Dales, Newcastle upon Tyne, Hadrian's Wall, the Heritage Coast, Cragside at Rothbury and the North York Moors.

Centrally located this cottage is the perfect place for that relaxing holiday break.

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About the location


Chester-le-Street 11 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 21 miles;

Situated in one of the most beautiful counties of England, Durham city is one of the jewels in England’s crown. Dominated by the historic centre, a World Heritage Site, the city is home to magnificent Durham Cathedral, with its breathtaking vaulted ceiling and splendid architecture. The cathedral, the final resting place of the Venerable Bede, is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the whole of Europe. Durham Castle stands side by side with the cathedral, on a prominent hilltop site, encircled by the wooded slopes of the River Wear below. The city itself offers elegant buildings and fascinating narrow streets with excellent shopping, eating and drinking to suit all tastes. Add to that the ease of access to the rest of this historic county, “Land of the Prince Bishops”, and Durham has much to offer the discerning traveller, from Medieval castles to marvellous landscapes and scenic walks. Durham city is the ideal location for discovering this beautiful county.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas