Durham holiday house rental with internet access, walking and log fire and TV

Shutters Luxury Holiday Home

from £58 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

20 reviews

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 287488

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Shutters is now the proud owner of a TripAdvisor® *CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE*, awarded for first class hospitality and outstanding traveller reviews. We'd like to thank all of our past guests who have taken the time to complete a review on Holiday Lettings.

Ideally located for those wanting to discover the delights of Durham, the Dales and the Northumberland Coast, Shutters is a 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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Tynemouth, 30km
Access Car advised
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
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The County Durham 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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15 Oct 2015


"Superb accommodation and facilities."

Ideally located to visit many attractions in County Durham and Northumberland this cottage had everything we could wish. The personal touch by way of contact from the owners both before and during our stay was much appreciated. The spotlessly clean accommodation was warm and welcoming and it felt as if all the needs of the guest had been fully considered and catered for. One felt at home almost as soon as one walked through the door. Although the weather didn't prove to the best of friends to us during our stay it didn't prevent us from thoroughly enjoying the countryside and the coastal scenery, all within very easy access of the cottage. It would be hard to imagine anyone not enjoying a stay in this lovely cottage.

29 May 2015


"Chillin in Beamish"

I now appreciate the accolades this property has had lavished on it. The experience was first class from the get go. The owner was attentive and flexible who allowed our group to drop its baggage off early after a long overseas flight. We were met by an intelligent capable young lady who showed us the ins and outs of the property and provided good advice on what to do where. The property was immaculate. Everybody loved the exceptionally well appointed kitchen but loved eating out in the conservatory even more as we cooked many meals using local fare mainly bought in the Durham Market (fishmongers was excellent). This relaxing property is very quiet and serene enhanced by a beautiful garden with outdoor seating . Durham is very close. Newcastle (Discovery Museum worth a visit) , Hadrian's Wall, the coast, a ton of great golf courses, good local restaurants and Pubs, and of course the nearby Beamish Museum round out more than enough entertainment for even the most discriminating traveler.

28 Apr 2015



Excellent value for money. Location just right for plenty walking with Beamish Open Air Museum.only a ten minute walk away from cottage.

5 Mar 2015


"Back to the blissful Beamish retreat"

This was our second week at this lovely house and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. The setting is beautiful-to look out of the window at the manicured garden and beyond that into the fields with horses is such a delight. The gas fire means that the living room becomes warm and cosy even when temperatures are frigid outside. The kitchen is a wonderful working space and with everything you need. The bedrooms are comfortable and the bathrooms luxurious. We did enjoy the Stables restaurant with private brewery which is just up the road. The communication from the owner before and after the visit was exemplary. I can highly recommend this property for a relaxing holiday in this area.

17 Sep 2014


"Sheer bliss"

A wonderful cottage lacking for nothing. A peaceful location but close to all amenities. A perfect place to chill; comfortable sofas and an enchanting garden. The bed to die for. The finest self catering holiday we have ever taken.

30 May 2014


"Brilliant cottage"

There were 4 of us staying in Shutters Cottage in Beamish and we were all delighted with the cottage. It had everything we needed, plenty of space and we couldn't have had a better stay. The communication with Andrea before we went was extremely good and she answered all our questions and provided lots of information for us. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone visiting the area.

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.

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.

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