Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

The lovely 4 Dukes Cottage is located in Backworth Village, with its original and beautiful Welfare Grounds nearby and open to the public for dog walking, golf, archery and general relaxation. The cottage is within 4.5 miles of Whitley Bay at the coast and you can reach Newcastle city centre by car within 15-20 minutes.

This traditional style cottage offers quality accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, with free Wi-Fi and plenty of other lovely touches to make your stay comfortable. The lounge has plenty of seating around the cosy, log burning stove which is set in a traditional, stone fireplace. There is a flat screen TV with Free view and a DVD player for all the family to enjoy. There is a dining area at the rear of the lounge, where views out to the garden can be enjoyed through the French doors. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you might need during your stay including gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer and microwave etc.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has been beautifully renovated maintaining some original features. There is a dressing table and built-in double wardrobes. The twin bedroom has a wardrobe and storage unit and the third bedroom has a twin style/midi-bed which is similar to bunk-beds, providing extra space for two more guests. There are two bathrooms upstairs, one with electric shower cubicle and the other with a shower over the bath.

ONE well behaved dog is made welcome at 4, Dukes Cottage, please enquire as there will be a charge.

Accommodation Summary:

Ground floor

Living room: wood flooring with rug, log burning stove, large stone fireplace, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, DVD player, 2 large double sofa’s, coffee table, dining area at the rear of the room with seating for six.

Kitchen/dining: electric range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster and kettle, access to garden at the rear with enough space for a BBQ and seating for warmer evenings.


Master bedroom: King sized bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobes, chest of drawers, original fireplace and dressing table area.

Second bedroom: twin beds, wardrobe, storage unit.

Third Bedroom: midi beds which are similar to bunk beds, giving extra space for two more guests.

Bathroom: Family bathroom, shower over bath, and a shower room.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Whitley Bay 5 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 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 Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

The private kitchen garden provides space enough for a bbq and for sitting out on those warmer evenings.

Further details

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

The 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 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. In 2009 NewcastleGateshead was voted as the UK’s friendliest city. 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 3½ miles west of the coast so is well situated for a walk along Tynemouth beach to Cullercoats or Whitley Bay.

This gorgeous little cottage would be the perfect destination for anyone who is keen to explore the region. It is situated near to Newcastle in a small, friendly village with a convenience store, pub, and hairdressers. The beach is within easy access by car (7km), as is Newcastle city centre (16km). If you're keen to explore further then take a short drive north to find yourself in beautiful, rural Northumberland, popular with walkers and nature-lovers. Backworth has it's own golf club and allows visitors to play during the week.