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Picture Perfect - 3 Dukes Cottage, Grade 2 listed with 4 star Gold Award

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

3 Dukes has a cosy living room with 2 comfortable leather sofas and a log burning stove set in a feature fireplace. Wi-Fi access is available in the cottage should you wish to use it and for relaxing nights in, there is a flatscreen TV and DVD player. On sunny days the sunroom is the perfect place to relax with a coffee which adjoins the lounge, or to enjoy the outdoors there is an enclosed rear garden which has a garden seat for you to sit out and relax. The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge freezer, double toaster and dishwasher as well as a dining table with seating for six.

On the first floor the master bedroom has a beautiful wooden bed, a large wardrobe and a dressing table. The twin bedroom also benefits from plenty of light and built in storage space. The third bedroom has bunk beds and is ideal for families. The cottage has two modern bathrooms, one with a shower over a bath and one with a shower cubicle.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitley Bay 7 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle International 16 km, Nearest railway: Newcastle Central Station 14 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Living Room: Two comfortable leather sofas, coffee table, flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player, lamps, dresser, and a stone fireplace with a large log burning stove.

Sun room: Two rocking chairs, wicker chair, lamps, and French doors opening into the garden.

Kitchen: Spacious kitchen with gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine (tumble dryer found in cupboard just outside kitchen) and back door leading to the garden.

Master Bedroom: Double bed with bedside tables, large wardrobe and dressing table.

Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with bedside table, chair and large built in cupboards.

Bedrooms 3: Bunk beds, chest of drawers and chair.

Bathroom 1: Shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bathroom 2: Electric shower (both showers can be run at the same time), wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Further details outdoors

There is a private enclosed garden to the rear of the property with garden furniture.

Further details

There is a welcome pack in the cottage containing instructions and details of local attractions.

Northern England region

Newcastle City centre is close by and with its shops, bars,restaurants, museums and galleries. Access to the city can be via car or taxi and is approx. a 20 minute drive.

Europes largest shopping mall Metro Centre is a 20 minute car journey and has ample free car parking.

The historic town of Alnwick is only 30 miles away (approx. 45 mins) where you will find a thriving, historic market town with something a bit special! Even if you are not green fingered, a visit to Alnwick Gardens is a must, where you can stroll around the stunning gardens and waterfalls. Harry Potter fans of all ages should visit Alnwick Castle (or Hogwart's School) and relive some of the favourite scenes from the popular films.

The Heritage coastline is dotted with castles and villages and stunning beaches – ideal for walking all year round. Tynemouth beach is only 5 miles away.

Tynemouth has many restaurants, bars and coffee shops and weekly markets.The Priory, which has recently hosted concerts with Rhianna and Beverley Knight performing. Also the Blue Reef aquarium, which has over 40 living species of sea-life on show. There is a boating lake and crazy golf. Longsands has an award winning beach which is famous for its surfing and windsurfing.

Cullercoats bay is well known for its pristine sandy beach which is very popular with families. The piers are undergoing a restoration project to conserve the north east coastline. The bay area also has plenty of eateries and bars from which to admire the views!!!

Whitley Bay is also only a short drive away and has plenty of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, skating rink and a waves leisure pool complex.

The following attractions are a short drive :

Beamish Museum

Durham Cathedral

Alnwick Castle and Gardens

Angel of the North

Hadrians Wall

Backworth

Backworth is a pretty village located just 5 miles north east of the Newcastle upon Tyne.

Newcastle and Gateshead are united by seven rivers across a stunning riverscape. Together they have become a single vibrant visitor destination. There is a huge range of attractions from ancient monuments to dynamic centres for music and the arts. The city is renowned for its fantastic shopping, and vibrant nightlife. There is always something going on with a year round programme of events from family festivals, sporting events and must see exhibitions and performances.

Backworth is one of number of traditional North Tyneside villages which grew out the coal mining industry. With coal mining a distant memory in these parts, villages such as Backworth have retained their character and charm, but modernized to make them attractive as places to live and visit. The villagers in Backworth are very welcoming and there are several warm and friendly pubs in and around the village.

This village is ideal for those who wish to explore both Northumberland and County Durham, or for those who wish to stay in a picturesque rural location but remain within easy reach of Newcastle upon Tyne. The village is only 5 miles west of the coast so is well situated for a walk along Tynemouth beach to Cullercoats or Whitley Bay.

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1 Apr 2014

5/5

"5 star doesn't do it justice!"

Just had a long weekend with friends and two dogs at no.3, Gordon & Caroline (the owners) really do go the extra mile to make guests feel welcome and comfortable! Everything you could need is provide… More

25 Mar 2014

5/5

"Perfection"

A fantastic place to stay. The cottage was gorgeous, very tastefully decorated. Cosy, clean, well designed, large lounge with beautiful fireplace, lovely little conservatory with two rocking chairs wh… More

16 Jul 2012

5/5

"Beautiful Base to Explore Northumberland"

We stayed in 3 Dukes Cottages last year (August 2011) with our two very young children and a family relative. My husband was born in Northumberland and we wanted to show our relative the area, aswell… More

24 Feb 2012

5/5

"Gold star accomodation"

One on the best holiday cottages I have stayed in. Everything is there for home from home holiday for a comfortable time. Everything clean and tidy. The very helpful owners live next door, but you … More

20 Feb 2012

5/5

"Worth going Back to Backworth"

Just had the most wonderful stay in 3 Dukes Cottage. It is warm and cosy with plenty of room to relax. The decoration and furnishings are delightful and very romantic which was especially nice for val… More

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Calendar last updated:22 Aug 2014

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