House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
*Easter bookings are flexible. Please contact me if a short stay is required*
Ideally located for those wanting to discover the delights of Durham, the Dales and the Northumberland Coast, this beautifully re-furbished and spacious holiday home at the end of a small private close offers guests a unique combination of tranquil countryside, vibrant city life and historical sites. The famous open air living museum of Beamish, recreating early life in the North East is a short walk away and a great day out.
This tranquil property is perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the idyllic Beamish Conservation Valley, beautiful woodlands and cycle paths. Beamish boasts several fabulous country inns and Northumberland's sweeping sandy beaches and famous castles are within easy reach.
Fabulous holiday location, ideal for walkers, cyclists, golfers and National Trust members.
Accommodation consists of a large living room with gas 'wood burner' and french doors to private garden with seating areas. Spacious, well-equipped, open-plan contemporary kitchen/dining room with breakfast bar, granite worktops, Belfast sink and wooden and tiled floor. Light and airy conservatory with additional dining area for 6. First floor: Two double bedrooms, master with King Sized 5ft bed, dressing room area and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate tiled walk in shower room and toilet. Pretty private garden with outside eating areas. Walking distance to local restaurants during the day (a short drive at night) which include The Black Horse, The Stables at Beamish Hall and the South Causey Inn. Shop/P.O ½ mile.
The Beamish Valley is a beautiful conservation area with a picturesque river setting, woodland walks, cycle paths and the Tanfield Steam Engine Railway. Beamish has easy access to the north east coast and the A1, which will take you further north towards Alnwick (Harry Potter was filmed at Alnwick Castle), and where a fabulous day out can be spent at the Heritage Coast, exploring the many historic castles at Bamburgh, Warkworth and Lindisfarne all set amongst unspoilt golden sandy beaches - stunning! If you like shopping the Metro Centre - one of the largest shopping centres in Europe is a 10 minute drive and for cricket fans, Durham County Cricket Club is also just a short drive away. The cottage is in an ideal location for exploring all the north eastern counties, while the city of Durham with its historical cathedral and river walks is a must see.
Minimum 1 week booking (7 days). Changeover Saturday
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tynemouth, 30km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle International 25 km, Nearest railway: Durham Train Station 21 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Northern England region
The Durham / Northumberland area
Beamish has easy access to the A1, which will take you to Durham, Newcastle and further north to the Northumberland Heritage Coast, where a day can be spent exploring the many historic castles and unspoilt golden sandy beaches. Durham with its ancient castle, historic cathedral and revered university makes it a beautiful place to visit. The River Wear flows through Durham town and beautiful picture postcard walks can be taken along the pathways by the river. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern England is the Hadrian's Roman Wall which spans England's peninsula between Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne in the east, and Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. Derwent Reservoir is also near-by; a 1000-acre, three-mile long reservoir and lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the North Pennines. If it's shopping you want not too far away is the city of Newcastle and also the Metro Centre - one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. Durham County Cricket Club ground, The Riverside is a short drive away at Chester-le-Street where you will also find the medieval Lumley Castle. So much to see and do Shutters is perfect for exploring all these areas and more.
Beamish Conservation Valley is located in beautiful woodland with a wealth of walks and cycle paths to explore. There is so much to do and see and here are some of our favorites to give you a guide for making the most of your stay:
- Beamish Open Air Museum provides the perfect day out for the whole family. Visit the town, colliery, village, working farm, Pockerley Manor and 1825 railway, recreating life in the North East in the early 1800's and 1900's.
- Beamish Hall is set in 24 acres of beautiful grounds. There is a wild birds of prey conservation centre and ropes activity course! You will also find the Stables Bar which has its own micro brewery and great food and wines.
- Tanfield Railway is the world's oldest working railway. The surviving 1725 Sunniside to Causey section is still running, the oldest part was 1647 with over 300 years of coal traffic.
- Several equestrian centres; the most accommodating riding school for a one-off lesson or a hack is the South Causey Equestrian Centre.
- Beamish Woods are directly behind Shutters which are great for local walking there is also the famous Cycle Path which runs from Coast to Coast.
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13 Mar 2014
"Beautiful country retreat"
The house is lovely-comfortable and attractively furnished. The kitchen is huge and well equipped. It was too cold to use the conservatory, but it certainly was an inviting space. The views from the living room and main bedroom are beautiful with a well kept garden and fields beyond. The gas fire meant we could quickly warm up the living space in the evenings. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the bathrooms luxurious. Communication with the owner was timely, friendly and informative. We found everything as described on the website. We did not spend much time in the local area as we were commuting to Durham; both Durham and the Newcastle area are within easy reach by car.
21 Nov 2013
"Fabulous house in a quiet but accessable location"
The Shutters is a fantastic house in a great location. The house more than matches up to the pictures and ad on the holiday guide - you will not be disappointed!The decoration, furniture, fittings and facilities are all 1st class.
We stayed in November and the house was lovely and cosy - the gas wood burning stove is a great addition as it gives a direct heat to anyone sitting relaxing in the lounge without the rest of the house being stifling hot.
The location is ideal for visiting Northumberland, Durham, Teesside and many parts of Yorkshire. For horse racing enthusiasts, the location is great for visiting many courses including Newcastle(30mins), Sedgefield(30 mins) and Hexham(40mins). The coast is within easy striking distance and would recommend a visit to the Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn by the Sea.
A return visit is definitely on the cards.
26 Oct 2013
"Ideal location & beautiful property"
Having decided to go to stay in Beamish for an exploration of North East England, we couldn't have stayed in a better property. It was clean, beautifully presented, spacious and had both a wonder… More
25 Oct 2013
"Fantastic rental property which matched all our needs"
We have rented many cottages both home and abroad and "Shutters" must rank amongst the best. The comfort, cleanliness and general facilities were second to none. The location was ideal for… More
30 Sep 2013
"Enjoyed a fantastic week in a beautiful cottage in very peaceful quiet surroundings."
Fantastic accommodation. Very quiet and peaceful. Great base for touring and shopping. Was sad to leave. Hope to return next year.
25 Sep 2013
"Well appointed house in a quiet location."
Andrea was excellent to deal with & the property was as good as the pictures show - well furnished, well equipped, warm & comfortable and everything worked perfectly. Central for visiting many places - we went to High Force, Bowes museum, Barnard Castle, Durham, Tynemouth, Angel of the North, Hadrians Wall & Belsay Hall. Quiet location with lovely private garden. We had everything we needed.
8 Sep 2013
A beautiful, clean and modern house, very good accommodation. Superb kitchen great walk-in shower, nice quiet location. Lovely conservatory.… More
17 Aug 2013
"Beautiful home in a great location"
Everything about the experience exceeded expectations. The owner was a pleasure to deal with both by email and telephone prior to our visit. The house was immaculate and equipped with everything we could possibly have wished for. The gardens were stunning and well cared for. In addition, the location is great for exploring County Durham, Newcastle and Northumberland. I would whole-heartedly recommend this property as a stylish home from home and I hope to return again one day.
2 Jul 2013
"Great base for Durham Area."
Four of us (two couples) stayed a week and had a great time. House is well situated for exploring the area and is only twenty minutes from Durham. The beds are very comfortable and it has a great feel… More
10 Jun 2013
"Wonderful cottage, great base for Durham and Northumberland"
Excellent, very spacious cottage with everything you could need. It's in a quiet position with a lovely garden, a great place to relax and unwind.
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