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Pig Run Barn in Beamish, County Durham, North East England

Pig Run Barn, Beamish, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £580 to £ 674

Self catering accommodation in Beamish sleeps 4.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Set amidst rolling countryside and enjoying peace and tranquillity on the owners’ 200 acre farm where you can enjoy its many footpaths and cycleways these renovated cottages provide excellent accommodation. Lying down a sleepy country lane these stone-built cottages were converted from farm barns and have been tastefully and thoughtfully furnished giving the perfect base that’s both relaxing and ideal for exploring the diverse attractions this region has to offer. Only 20 minutes from the many attractions of Newcastle and Gateshead - home to the Sage music venue Baltic contemporary art gallery and excellent shopping. The renowned Beamish Open Air Museum that vividly recreates life in the North of England in the late 1800s and early 1900s is just 3 miles away and is an essential day out. The historic city of Durham with its magnificent cathedral which is regarded as the finest Norman building in Europe is a mere 10 miles away. Durham is one the most beautiful cities in England with spectacular architecture tree-lined river bank walks and winding streets boasting a great selection of cafés restaurants and shops. Durham Cricket ground which hosts many international matches is just 10 minutes away. The Durham Dales with wonderful scenery great hill walking and cycling is only a 20 minute drive while further afield you can discover Hadrian’s Wall Alnwick Gardens and the castles and gloriously unspoilt coastline of Northumberland – all under an hours’ drive. Shop and pub serving food 2 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link can be twin) with en-suite shower room and toilet 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Lapwing Cottage in Beamish, County Durham, North East England

Lapwing Cottage, Beamish, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £407 to £ 559

Self catering accommodation in Beamish sleeps 2.

Features include: • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Set amidst rolling countryside and enjoying peace and tranquillity on the owners’ 200 acre farm where you can enjoy its many footpaths and cycleways these renovated cottages provide excellent accommodation. Lying down a sleepy country lane these stone-built cottages were converted from farm barns and have been tastefully and thoughtfully furnished giving the perfect base that’s both relaxing and ideal for exploring the diverse attractions this region has to offer. Only 20 minutes from the many attractions of Newcastle and Gateshead - home to the Sage music venue Baltic contemporary art gallery and excellent shopping. The renowned Beamish Open Air Museum that vividly recreates life in the North of England in the late 1800s and early 1900s is just 3 miles away and is an essential day out. The historic city of Durham with its magnificent cathedral which is regarded as the finest Norman building in Europe is a mere 10 miles away. Durham is one the most beautiful cities in England with spectacular architecture tree-lined river bank walks and winding streets boasting a great selection of cafés restaurants and shops. Durham Cricket ground which hosts many international matches is just 10 minutes away. The Durham Dales with wonderful scenery great hill walking and cycling is only a 20 minute drive while further afield you can discover Hadrian’s Wall Alnwick Gardens and the castles and gloriously unspoilt coastline of Northumberland – all under an hours’ drive. Shop and pub serving food 2 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link can be twin) bedroom. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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The Old Chapel Retreat in Staindrop, County Durham, North East England

The Old Chapel Retreat, Staindrop, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £808 to £ 2083

Self catering accommodation in Staindrop sleeps 12.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: The Old Chapel Retreat, a charming, detached, 19th-century chapel has been skilfully restored to retain much character and charm throughout. It provides quirky, clever holiday accommodation whilst retaining some original stone floors and walls. Perfectly located in the heart of this pretty picture postcard village with quaint inns and tearooms, and family butcher. Within walking distance is the medieval grand fortress of Raby Castle with its 200-acre deer park surrounding the castle. Barnard Castle, a thriving market town, is only 5 miles with exciting shops and pubs. Auckland Castle, home of the Bishop of Durham and the wonderful nature reserve at Low Barns, is also close by. Beamish Museum lies only 20 miles away where life in the 18/1900s can be relived in this working museum. Motor enthusiasts may like to visit Croft Circuit only 12 miles. Durham city, only 17 miles, has a magnificent castle dating back to 1072, a beautiful cathedral, fine shops, galleries and eateries. Try a day exploring the magnificent Roman Wall country in Hexham and Corbridge, easily reached in under an hour and close to the Pennines. A little further venture to Northumberland taking in the magnificent heritage coastal route, stopping off to see Alnwick and explore the castle used to film Robin Hood, Harry Potter and Elizabeth. Meander through the cobbled streets, or visit the enchanting Alnwick Gardens with one of the largest Treehouse restaurants and water fountains. Relax with a drink and barbecue in the enclosed courtyard area after a day out exploring this exciting area or head up to the top floor for a relaxing game of pool in the games room. Shop and pub 25 yards.

Large living room with electric ‘wood burner’ and wooden floor. Dining room. Large well-equipped kitchen with TV, Rangemaster (for cooking), breakfast area, granite worktops, original stone floor and patio doors. Study/snug. Utility. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed and wooden floor, one with 5ft bed, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom with wooden floor. Twin bedroom with wooden floor. Single bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for +1) and wooden floor. Bathroom with free standing bath, shower cubicle, toilet and wooden floor. Second floor: Games room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), TV, high ceiling and beams.


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The Dairy Cottage in Castleside, County Durham, North East England

The Dairy Cottage, Castleside, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £232 to £ 559

Self catering accommodation in Castleside sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Four Poster Bed • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Peacefully set amid the rolling countryside of a 200-acre sheep farm this collection of cottages have been converted from the old farm stables bakery and dairy have their own individual character and retain many of their original features. The tranquil location makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind while the many foot paths and cycle routes are an excellent way to enjoy the surrounding countryside and views. Situated on the Durham/ Northumberland border Derwent Grange is ideally located for exploring the many attractions both counties have to offer. The historic city of Durham with its magnificent cathedral and river boat trips and the market town of Barnard Castle with its 12th century castle; and Medieval Raby Castle are all just a short drive away. The award winning Beamish Open Air Museum is just 13 miles away and is well worth a visit. Newcastle and Gateshead offer an array of museums and art galleries along with excellent shopping and are only 18 miles away. The breathtaking scenery of the Northumberland National Park is within an half an hours’ drive as is Hadrians Wall. A little further a field are Alnwick Castle and Gardens while the castles and gloriously unspoilt coastline of Northumberland are around an hours’ drive. Shop and pub serving food 1 mile.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Dairy Cottage in Stanhope, County Durham, North East England

Dairy Cottage, Stanhope, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £267 to £ 513

Self catering accommodation in Stanhope sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: In the heart of Weardale an area of outstanding natural beauty these two delightful byre conversions sit just a 5-minute stroll from Stanhope’s village pubs and shops. Set adjoining the owners’ farmhouse home the cottages offer wonderful fell walking from the doorstep and an ideal base from which to explore the area’s attractions. The Dales Centre is found in Stanhope itself which also boasts a popular open air swimming pool and cycling golf and riding can all be enjoyed nearby. The fascinating Killhope lead mining centre is close by and the Lake District historic city of Durham Beamish Museum and Newcastle are all under an hour’s drive.

Accommodation Detail

Shared entrance conservatory with living area. All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link can be twin) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Dove Cottage in Barnard Castle, County Durham, North East England

Dove Cottage, Barnard Castle, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £195

Self catering accommodation in Barnard Castle sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Fishing near by • Golf near by • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Dove Cottage is a delightful character cottage nestling in a peaceful location in the historical market town of Barnard Castle. The cottage is only a short stroll from the town centre which has numerous bars and restaurants. Great care has been taken in the refurbishment of this compact cottage to ensure a cosy and welcoming holiday.


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Arrow Cottage in Witton le Wear, County Durham, North East England

Arrow Cottage, Witton le Wear, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 17
Weekly prices from £694 to £ 1857

Self catering accommodation in Witton le Wear sleeps 17.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 17

Accommodation overview: Set in the heart of the ‘picture-postcard’ Anglo Saxon village of Witton-le-Wear - steeped in history with its 12th-century tower, Norman church and views of the 15th-century Witton Castle - this attractive large house (built circa 1780) provides spacious living accommodation for families to get together or to celebrate a special occasion. Adjoining another property, Arrow Cottage has lovely gardens to enjoy together with river walks and the renowned Low barns Nature reserve nearby where visitors can relax and unwind, making this is a tranquil and peaceful holiday retreat. It is perfectly located to explore this magnificent Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - starting in the quiet picturesque village, which has a good real ale pub on hand. The Wear Valley Area is noted for its outstanding natural beauty and diversity of wildlife together with beautiful breathtaking scenery, peppered with small villages bustling with hospitality for locals and visitors alike. Hamsterley Forest, with its pathways, cycleways, bridleways and numerous sporting and leisure activities, lies 4 miles to the west. Durham city is 15 miles away with its majestic cathedral, cobbled streets, eateries and galleries. Raby Castle with its 200-acre deer park and fine medieval interior is a short drive, while Barnard Castle - a bustling market town famous for The Bowes Museum, is a 30-minute drive. Newcastle (55 minutes), and York (90 minutes), both have fine museums, shops and galleries. Crook 5 miles. Bishop Auckland 4 miles. Shops 1 mile, pub 50 yards.

Beamed living room with decorative cast-iron fireplace, wooden floor. Beamed dining room with decorative cast-iron range, wooden floor. Step down to large well-equipped kitchen with Rangemaster cooker, slate floor, and door to patio. Sitting room with open fire, wooden floor, door to patio. Steps down to beamed games room with TV, slate floor and access to garden. Stairs to twin bedroom with additional guest bed (for +1 child) with en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with decorative fireplace; one with high beamed ceiling, 5ft bed and additional single bed (for +1), one with four-poster bed, additional single bed (for +1) and wooden floor. Two twin bedrooms; one with decorative fireplace, one with wooden floor. Bathroom with cast-iron claw-foot bath, bidet and toilet. Walk-in fully-tiled shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.


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Rivers Edge Cottage in Shotley Bridge, County Durham, North East England

Rivers Edge Cottage, Shotley Bridge, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £256 to £ 632

Self catering accommodation in Shotley Bridge sleeps 6.

Features include: • Internet Access • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: This delightful detached single-storey barn conversion, set in a leafy glade in an idyllic peaceful setting by the river (permits available), enjoys its own attractive garden in the owner’s grounds. Totally refurbished and equipped to the E.T.C. ‘4 Star’ standard, it retains much character, beamed ceilings and unique features including a circular bathroom. Beautiful countryside (with many cycle tracks nearby) surround this is the ideal holiday location. Beamish Museum, Metro Centre, Newcastle city centre, Hexham, Durham close by. Northumberland coast within a 1-hour drive. Shops 1 mile.

One step to entrance. Spacious beamed living room with sofa-bed (for +2) and electric fire in feature fireplace. Farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.


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Scargill Castle in Scargill, County Durham, North East England

Scargill Castle, Scargill, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £326

Self catering accommodation in Scargill sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Romantic Breaks • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

Scargill Castle details

Scargill Castle nestles in the beautiful Teesdale landscape close to the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Built in 1560 on the site of an earlier medieval castle, it has recently been restored from a crumbling ruin into a delightful retreat for two which combines historic character with all the cosiness and comfort expected in the 21st century. Private parking leads through a gate into your own sheltered courtyard gardens created from the old Tudor manor house.


The castle is approached via a farm track which also leads to Scargill Castle Farm. Private parking is provided and guests enter the castle through a gate into your own sheltered and fully enclosed courtyard gardens created from the remains of the old Tudor manor house.


From the garden the arched entrance hall leads into a dining hall with long oak table; take a moment to admire the ornate roof beams carved from oak trees felled over 400 years ago! From here you can wander into the sunny kitchen which overlooks the Tudor gardens.


The stone spiral stair leads up to the living room with oak floor and a wood burning stove set within a Tudor fireplace. Two deep set windows pierce the ancient thick walls and overlook the Tudor courtyard gardens to the east and the rolling landscape of Teesdale to the west. Further up the spiral staircase is the romantic bedroom with double bed on an oak floor adorned with Persian rugs. The rich colours reflect the Tudor love for golds, reds and rich greens which are highlighted with mood lighting enhancing the exposed timber beams above. Windows to east and west provided views of the walled garden and the high moors beyond.

To find out more about Scargill Castle and perhaps enhance your stay with a unique Tudor dining experience, visit Scargill's own web site at www.scargillcastle.com


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The Byre in Castleside, County Durham, North East England

The Byre, Castleside, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £196 to £ 467

Self catering accommodation in Castleside sleeps 4.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Peacefully set amid the rolling countryside of a 200-acre sheep farm this collection of cottages have been converted from the old farm stables bakery and dairy have their own individual character and retain many of their original features. The tranquil location makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind while the many foot paths and cycle routes are an excellent way to enjoy the surrounding countryside and views. Situated on the Durham/ Northumberland border Derwent Grange is ideally located for exploring the many attractions both counties have to offer. The historic city of Durham with its magnificent cathedral and river boat trips and the market town of Barnard Castle with its 12th century castle; and Medieval Raby Castle are all just a short drive away. The award winning Beamish Open Air Museum is just 13 miles away and is well worth a visit. Newcastle and Gateshead offer an array of museums and art galleries along with excellent shopping and are only 18 miles away. The breathtaking scenery of the Northumberland National Park is within an half an hours’ drive as is Hadrians Wall. A little further a field are Alnwick Castle and Gardens while the castles and gloriously unspoilt coastline of Northumberland are around an hours’ drive. Shop and pub serving food 1 mile.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional bunk. Shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Castle Garden in Barnard Castle, County Durham, North East England

Castle Garden, Barnard Castle, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £327 to £ 621

Self catering accommodation in Barnard Castle sleeps 5.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: A comfortable mid-terraced holiday home situated in the oldest part of the ancient Teesdale market town of Barnard Castle home to the Bowes Museum and its acclaimed national art collection. Its true asset is the conservatory looking out onto the secluded garden with garden furniture and raised decking area offering castle-wall views great for al fresco dining. Barnard Castle has a wonderful selection of specialist retailers cafes restaurants and antique centres all within walking distance and an 18-hole golf course leisure centre with pool and horse riding nearby. It is ideally placed for varied walks and exploring outstanding areas including the Yorkshire Dales (8 miles) Teesdale the North Lakes (50 mins) and Raby Castle (7 miles). Shops and pub serving food 500 yards.

Accommodation details

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area. Conservatory. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Beamish Cottage in Beamish, County Durham, North East England

Beamish Cottage, Beamish, County Durham, North East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £407 to £ 559

Self catering accommodation in Beamish sleeps 2.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Set amidst rolling countryside and enjoying peace and tranquillity on the owners’ 200 acre farm where you can enjoy its many footpaths and cycleways these renovated cottages provide excellent accommodation. Lying down a sleepy country lane these stone-built cottages were converted from farm barns and have been tastefully and thoughtfully furnished giving the perfect base that’s both relaxing and ideal for exploring the diverse attractions this region has to offer. Only 20 minutes from the many attractions of Newcastle and Gateshead - home to the Sage music venue Baltic contemporary art gallery and excellent shopping. The renowned Beamish Open Air Museum that vividly recreates life in the North of England in the late 1800s and early 1900s is just 3 miles away and is an essential day out. The historic city of Durham with its magnificent cathedral which is regarded as the finest Norman building in Europe is a mere 10 miles away. Durham is one the most beautiful cities in England with spectacular architecture tree-lined river bank walks and winding streets boasting a great selection of cafés restaurants and shops. Durham Cricket ground which hosts many international matches is just 10 minutes away. The Durham Dales with wonderful scenery great hill walking and cycling is only a 20 minute drive while further afield you can discover Hadrian’s Wall Alnwick Gardens and the castles and gloriously unspoilt coastline of Northumberland – all under an hours’ drive. Shop and pub serving food 2 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only)/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link can be twin) bedroom. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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