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Secluded luxury family holiday cottage in County Durham countryside.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Ideal for families, walkers, cyclists, golfers, horse riding & National Trust

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.

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. Within walking distance to award winning local restaurant the Black Horse Beamish as well as several other fabulous country pubs.

XXXXXX Certificate of Excellence 2014 Winner - read

Happy to accept one well behaved dog, please ask.

More info on the endless activities to do in the area please visit:

More Details

Grace Fountain
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a lovely short break at Huckleberry Cottage. Arrived at The Black Horse Pub to pick the keys up and was welcomed by a freindly face. The cottage was well equipped with everything you can possible need for a comfortable stay. Log fire was very cosy at night and the property even has under floor heating. The beds were very large and comfortable and the linen was of a very high standard which is a must for me. Bathroom was very clean but could of done with some nice big bath sheets a towels were abit small. My daughter enjoyed exploring the fields around the cottage and we all felt very safe and secure duing our stay. Felt like you were in the middle of no-where but lots of local ammenities including The Stables bar, Beamish Hall, Italian restaraunt and shops just a short drive from the cotage. Would highly recommend this rental to friends and family and will hoping to stay again ourselves.
Aug 2012
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Stanley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The family bathroom has a bath with shower overhead. We even have hair straighteners and of course hairdryer!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed
  • 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. High chair and travel cot available on request.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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. 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.


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Secluded luxury family holiday cottage in County Durham countryside.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay at the cottage and we were delighted to see that there were so many improvements such as the track leading to the property and up to the Black Horse being tarmaced. Several changes in the cottage itself were also much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calgary, Canada

A countryside gem!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful house in a quiet, rural location. Well equipped and well situated to visit family in Durham. All amenities with a pub/restaurant just a short walk up a hill on the same property. Watched the horses in the neighbouring property as we had our coffee/tea in the morning. Spent the evenings in front of the gas fireplace with access to TV and Netflix after a day of exploring castles and sights!

A high recommend from these Canadians. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was in a lovely location surrounded on all sides by fields but at the same time near to everything. From the conservatory we could sit and watch horses, rabbits, pheasant and in the early evening bats. The bedrooms were smaller than expected but as there were only the two of us we managed but using the other bedroom for addition storage. We needed to buy tea towels and kitchen towel as these were not supplied unlike the property we rented the week before. There were no manuals for any of the kitchen appliances, the dish washer was easy enough to work out and we went on-line to find instructions on how to use the washer/dryer. Even with instructions we could not seem to get the dryer cycle to work so we sent the owner a text message but we never received a reply. The gas fire was cosy during the cooler evenings which is just as well because we really could not get on with the under floor heating the instructions made no sense..

The area is well served by numerous pubs and restaurants we found the Blue Bell Inn which is only 5 minutes away particularly good for food.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Visiting Northumberland

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is amazing. We couldn't believe that this was the cottage we had booked. The location is ideal, the staff at the Black Horse were great, and the setting was amazing. Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, cosey little cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We had a fab stay at Huckleberry cottage! There wasn't really anywhere or anything in the cottage that we didn't like but we absolutely loved the conservatory! The bedrooms were comfie but far too hot at night and the upper bunk in the smaller room had a bit of a sway on it if you move in bed. That said they are minor little bits and certainly didn't really impact on our stay. We would definitely recommend the cottage to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Third stay at Huckleberry Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

It was our third stay at Huckleberry Cottage so we know the place well and once again we have had a really smashing time. One small comment I would make - from experience we know that the cottage does not provide hand towels so we take our own - however I find that quite surprising as I would have thought that hand towels were a necessity.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Newcastle International Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Stables - Beamish Hall
Nearest Ferry
28 Kilometres
North Shields
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Beamish Golf Club
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Durham Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Black Horse Beamish
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
South Shields
Car: necessary

Beamish has easy access to the A1, which will take you further north to Alnwick & the Heritage Coast, where a day can be spent exploring the many historic castles and friendly villages set amongst unspoilt golden sandy beaches. Not far away is the MetroCentre - one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. For cricket fans, Durham County Cricket Club’s ground, ’The Riverside’, is a short drive away at Chester-le-Street. The city of Durham with its lovely Cathedral and river walks should not be missed. Beamish Museum, the open-air ’Living Museum of the North’ recreates life in the North East over various points in history, including a working coal mine, village, farm and tram system. The Beamish Valley is one of the most important archaeological landscapes in England. A picturesque river setting, it boasts country inns and gastro pubs such as Black Horse Beamish serving home cooked food. A 2 minute drive away you will find Tanfield Railway the world’s oldest working railway & engine shed.

Other Activities: Quad biking, Beamish ropes

Golf: Located within the heart of the north east of England’s countryside, Beamish Park Golf Course is the ideal escape for golfers of all ages and abilities.

The 18 hole parkland course will test the accomplished golfer whilst still proving an enjoyable challenge to beginners.

Beamish Park Golf Club always provides a warm and relaxing welcome to golfers and non-golfers.

The clubhouse is designed to offer a whole host of facilities that will accommodate our members, guests and visiting parties.

The comfortable lounge offers beautiful views of the surrounding course whilst the bar area includes a snooker room, television area, and a range of conditioned beers and fine spirits.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.85

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

Please enquire for last minute bookings of less than 3 nights min. stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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