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Huckleberry Cottage - Durham

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 19 reviews

Huckleberry Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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)
Access Car essential
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
Access Secure parking
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.

Ample Parking.

Further details

Booking form to be completed on booking.

Please enquire for last minute bookings for less than 3 nights.

May accept pets, please enquire first.

An extra £10 cleaning charge applies to those who bring a dog.

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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Review 1-10 of 19

8 Sep 2014


"Fabulous Cottage"

We rented the cottage the first week in September, this was our 4th Visit to this fabulous cottage. This cottage is like home from home, well equipped with everything you could need. It had a new sofa… More

1 Aug 2014


"Lovely stay"

We had a really good time Weather was warm & sunny The cottage was everything we wanted , beautiful , very spacious Very private and quiet , oh and a great pub 2 mins away !!! We had a lovey meal … More

24 Jun 2014



To all, as an avid outdoor couple this cottage has a little bit of everything to offer good walks and cycling a beautiful railway on the door step. On the other side the social content has again everything in the form of local hostelries for good food and beers and wines. While using the conservatory and being in total relax mode the wildlife and birdlife are outstanding!

26 Mar 2014


"fabulous cottage"

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


"Nice cottage"

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



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

Review 1-10 of 19

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