Huckleberry Cottage - Durham
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Set in the idyllic Beamish conservation valley with fabulous panoramic views over the rolling countryside. Ideally located to discover Durham, Newcastle, Northumberland and the Dales, offering tranquil countryside and city life, with an abundance of wildlife and rare birds such as a pair of red kites. Also within walking distance to the lovely award winning local country pub the Black Horse Beamish as well as several other fabulous country inns.
Fabulous holiday location, ideal for walkers, cyclists, fishing, wildlife watching, golfers, horse riding and National Trust members.
Within walking distance to the famous and largest open air living museum of Beamish, recreating early life in the North East as well as Beamish Wild & Birds of Prey for more family fun.
Only short car journey to Durham and Northumberland's Heritage coast and castles - Bamburgh / Alnwick. Durham City (15-20 minutes drive), Newcastle City (15 minutes drive), Durham Cathedral, The Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Tanfield Railway - worlds oldest railway, Hadrian's Hall, Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Durham International Cricket Ground, Newcastle Racecourse.
World-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture are all linked here! So many wonderful places to enjoy City, Countryside and Coastal!
Accommodation consists of lovely large open plan kitchen and lounge with central fire place. Kitchen has all mod cons. Adjoining conservatory and dining room with large table seating 6. Master bedroom has beautiful French King Sized bed and matching furniture. Second bedroom sleeps 3. Stunning surrounding garden with plenty of space for dining alfresco and BBQ.
Happy to accept one well behaved dog, please ask.
More info on the endless activities to do in the area please visit:
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||South Shields 26 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle International 25 km, Nearest railway: Durham Train Station 21 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The open plan kitchen and living area with vaulted ceiling is a lovely space to get together, we have a gas burner in the lounge with room to get cosy and enjoy a book or movie, perfect for autumn/winter breaks. The property also has full underfloor heating which can be controlled room by room, and as a recent conversion (July 2011) has all the modern levels of insulation, and effective lighting levels, water heating and includes internet access for those that just can't do without their emails.
The kitchen has all mod cons including double oven range cooker and slow cooker, prepare your dinner then go and enjoy the day and come home to a lovely meal! We hope we've thought of everything you'll need in the kitchen to prepare a sandwich or a gourmet meal for 6, but if you'd rather get the caterers in we'll be happy to put you in touch with someone who'll provide you with just what you need.
Following through from the kitchen and lounge we have the most beautiful orangery with dining table suitable for 6 guests. Always lovely and warm at all times of the year and the most relaxing place to sit, read a book and take in the stunning green countryside. The Orangery also has two sets of double doors leading straight out on to the patio and garden area.
Entertainment in our cottage includes, Freeview TV in lounge with DVD Player, lots of games, books and DVDS for your enjoyment along with DAB Radio with Ipod dock. There is also a flat screen Freeview TV in the master bedroom.
Master bedroom has gorgeous French furniture with King Size 5ft bed. Luxury Egyptian cotton bedding and towels provided. The second bedroom has a bunk bed with double bed underneath, suitable primarily for children unless you don't mind bunking up. Both bedrooms are very light and airy and have double doors leading onto the outside patio area. The family bathroom has a bath with shower overhead. We even have hair straighteners and of course hairdryer!
High chair and travel cot available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
BBQ and Picnic Set provided.
Outdoor seating for 8 on the patio.
The property has CCTV and a secure gate.
Booking form to be completed on booking. Out of high season long weekends available min 3 night stay. A cleaning charge of £35 applies to all bookings. An extra £10 cleaning charge applies to those who bring a dog.
May accept pets, please enquire first.
Northern England region
Beamish has easy access to the A1, which will take you further north to Alnwick and the Heritage Coast, where a day can be spent exploring the many historic castles and friendly villages set amongst unspoilt golden sandy beaches. Not too far away is the Metro Centre - one of the largest shopping centres in Europe with an abundance of shops and eateries. For cricket fans, Durham County Cricket Club’s ground, ’The Riverside’, is a short drive away at Chester-le-Street. The cottage is in an ideal location for exploring all the north eastern counties, while the city of Durham with its lovely cathedral and river walks should not be missed. Shops ½ mile, pub and restaurant 2 minutes walk.
Beamish Museum, the open-air ’Living Museum of the North’ which recreates life in the North East over various points in history, including a working coal mine, village, farm and tram system, makes a great day out. The Beamish Valley is one of the most important archaeological landscapes in England. A picturesque river setting, it boasts country inns and gastro pubs serving home cooked food. A 15 minute walk up the back road and you will find Tanfield Railway the world’s oldest working railway and engine shed.
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26 Mar 2014
Stayed here for 1 week in march weather was fantastic family and friends came and we sat outside and had food and drinks in the lovely sunshine whilst the dogs ran around in the field. Great place for… More
27 Jan 2014
Stayed at Huckleberry for 3 nights in January. Cottage is smaller than what you imagine from photos but big enough for 4 people. Décor is nice and kitchen is well equipped. Underfloor heating is exce… More
27 Sep 2013
"Amazing, wonderful, peaceful cottage"
This was our 3rd stay at Huckleberry Cottage and it did not fail to wow us again. Very spacious, well equipped large kitchen, 2 lovely bedrooms. It was as always clean and tidy. Situated in a huge mea… More
27 Aug 2013
"Peaceful, well located and well maintained"
We must have followed the last guests - as when we arrived everywhere was spotlessly clean, the grass was cut and the 200 yard walk from the pub didn't seem to treacherous. We visited to be near … More
27 Aug 2013
"Lovely Relaxing Break with a Very Handy and Excellent Pub!!"
Nicely situated in meadowland not overlooked by anyone so very peaceful, property well equipped - perhaps 3 piece suite could do with replacing but otherwise extremely happy with all the facilities - … More
15 Aug 2013
"A BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE SPOILT AND UNLOVED!"
I booked this what looked like fabulous cottage for my 60th birthday, picked up keys for the pub cottage is reached over a very bad track from the pub, no handover! Outside the cottage is untendered d… More
18 Jun 2013
"Enchanting, Wonderful, Amazing Cottage & Location"
Huckleberry Cottage is in the middle of a wonderful meadow, in an amazing quiet location. It is wonderfully decorated, with quality bedding, throws, cushions and tiles. Leather furniture in the living… More
11 Jun 2013
Set right in the middle of a meadow, with wonderful views and a few minutes stroll from a friendly pub. Generally very well equipped, warm, cosy and comfortable. Bedrooms are on the small side but y… More
19 Apr 2013
"Superbly appointed holiday cottage, ideal for a relaxing break."
My wife and I stayed for two nights, and wish it had been more. The cottage was comfortable, clean, had everything we needed (and more) and we wanted for nothing. The proprietors (who also own the excellent gastro-pub just a few minutes stroll away) were friendly and helpful, and I can thoroughly recommend this property. I have no doubt we will stay there again.
12 Mar 2013
"Beautiful and cosy"
This cottage is an absolutely beautiful place to stay. It has been decorated to a very high standard, beds are great, plenty of (large) towels, kitchen well equipped. The conservatory was wonderful: even at this time of year the sun would warm it up quickly and we could enjoy our lunch 'outside', in spite of English weather. And in the evening, we enjoyed the gas fire and the cosy living room.
The Black Horse provided great meals all through the day, just a few minutes walk uphill. Certainly a place we would like to revisit!
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