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5 & 4 Star Self Catering Cottages Near Beamish Durham & Newcastle Gateshead

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 & 4 Star Cottages Sleeps 2 - 9 Persons on family farm near Durham & Newcastle

Riding Farm is set amidst rolling countryside and enjoying peace and tranquillity on our family 200 acre farm, where you can enjoy its many footpaths and cycleways, these renovated cottages provide excellent accommodation. Sleeping between 2 - 9 persons . Most of the cottages enjoy en suite bedrooms with large comfy beds which can be arranged as king / twin. All the cottages enjoy a patio some with gardens as well.Lying down a sleepy country lane, these stone-built cottages were converted from farm barns and have been tastefully and thoughtfully furnished giving the perfect base that’s both relaxing and ideal for exploring the diverse attractions this region has to offer. Beamish Museum Durham Cricket and The Angel of the North on our doorstep .Only 20 minutes from the many attractions of Newcastle and Gateshead - home to the Sage music venue, Baltic contemporary art gallery and excellent shopping. The renowned Beamish Open Air Museum that vividly recreates life in the North of England in the late 1800s and early 1900s is just 3 miles away and is an essential day out. The historic city of Durham, with its magnificent cathedral, which is regarded as the finest Norman building in Europe, is a mere 10 miles away. Durham is one the most beautiful cities in England, with spectacular architecture, tree-lined river bank walks and winding streets. Durham Cricket ground, which hosts many international matches is just 10 minutes away. The Durham Dales with wonderful scenery, great hill walking and cycling is only a 20 minute drive, while further afield you can discover Hadrian’s Wall, Alnwick Gardens and the castles and gloriously unspoilt coastline of Northumberland – all under an hours’ drive. Shop and pub serving food 2 miles

Louise Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2017

About Louise Johnson

Angus and I have lived at Riding Farm for 25 years but the Riding Farm has been in Angus family since his Grandfather. We have been doing Bed and Breakfast and holiday accommodation for 10 years as well as farming

Louise Johnson purchased this cottage in 25

Why Louise Johnson chose County Durham

We decided to develop the barns and cottages as a diversification plan we have for the family farm and its ideal location so near to everything yet set in peaceful countryside, yet so close to all the cities and major attractions in the area. Beamish Museum and Tanfield Railway on our doorstep. Durham Sunderland and Newcastle Gateshead are all within as easy 25 minutes.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the Riding and have done ever since we moved here in 1989. it is ideal location near enough to be near far enough to be away from everything - you always switch off once you arrive


Stanley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Both bedrooms are ensuite
  • All the bathrooms have showers some are separate and some are over the bath Brooksides Byre has a wet room with good wheel chair access All towels and White Company smellies - perfect for a relax
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , bed is a kingsize zip and link so can be arranged as a twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , can be either a king or twin
  • Bedrooms are spacious with en suite bathrooms some with separate bath and shower some with shower over the bath, we do have a cottage that has 3 bedrooms as well
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The farm has a network of fottpaths and cycleways for you and your party to explore


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

5 & 4 Star Self Catering Cottages Near Beamish Durham & Newcastle Gateshead
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great Place; Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 adults visiting the area during Rugby World Cup-2015, and wanted to stay for 1-week to explore rural northern England, away from the hustle and bustle. We could not have chosen a better place for our objectives. The owners (Louise and Angus) were just great (thanks for the welcome cake), the accommodations was top rate. Highly recommend if peace and quite is your game. Your own transportation is essential.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Ravensworth Arms
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
North Shields
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Chester le Street
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Stables
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: recommended

Riding Farm is an ideal location to explore the North East -with award winning attraction Beamish Museum on our door step, world heritage site of Durham Cathedral and Castle and Hadrians Wall, International Cricket at Chester le Street, shopping at Newcastle/Gateshead to name but a few ...........

Only 10 minutes from...

Beamish Museum award winning museum ideal for a day out and more for all the family - only 7 minutes from Riding Farm

Angel of the North the welcome arms of the North East's which can been seen from the garden of Lapwing and Beamish Cottages

Durham County Cricket Cricket Ground - The home of International cricket at Chester le Street

Only 20 minutes from...

Durham with the heritage site of Durham Cathedral & Castle

Newcastle with art galleries of the Baltic & Laing museums night life shopping. & The Sage

Gateshead home of the largest shopping centre in Europe Metro Centre

Sunderland - art galleries shopping night life home of the National Glass Centre & Sunderland Football ground - Stadium of Light

Further a field ....

So easy to visit with excellent public roads perfect for a day out

Hadrian's Wall,AlnwickGardens, Northumberland's castles and coastline.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $129.36
Tax Rate 20.0%
Stay tax 20.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

All rates are subject to change
Special rates for bookings over a week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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