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Grace Fountain

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Secluded luxury family holiday cottage in County Durham countryside.

9 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

County Durham Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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:

http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/what-to-do/

http://www.thisisdurham.com/things-to-do

http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/things-to-do

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Grace Fountain (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Secluded luxury family holiday cottage in County Durham countryside.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 12 reviews
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Beamish cotage

  • 4 of 5

Huckleberry Cottage was ideal. we were given good instructions as to how to get there. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Surroundings were quiet and peaceful. In all, everything you would wish for. The owner has been very helpful, but unfortunately I can't say the same about HomeAway who appear to be unable to refund the deposit even although the owner told us it had been processed.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Stunning Property

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as it looks in the pictures - it is stunning. The under flooring heating means the cottage is lovely and warm. It is very well equipped right down to a picnic basket and blanket.

You can walk to the Black Horse pub just up the track from the cottage and the food is excellent - catering the children as well. There is a playground and childrens meals on the menu.

The location is great for getting out and about in the area - on a 5 minute drive to Beamish.

I would definitely recommend staying here - we will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Very impressed! Will 100% stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Went for 2 nights in Feb with my husband and my two young children!

We loved our stay, the house was very well located and so clean and warm!

I have told all my friends and family about this little gem and can't wait to go back for a relaxing few days again!

10/10 couldn't fault it :)

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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A week in February

  • 4 of 5

February in Durham may not be everyones idea of a great holiday but Huckleberry Cottage was a great place for us to stay. It was as advertised; quiet, warm (the conservatory not so much, as it doesn't have underfloor heating and needs to be heated up with a heater first - but it is Feb!) had all conveniences and was just the right accommodation for family down time. The wifi signal is via satellite, which got knocked out once due to weather but was relatively easy to reset once the owners told us where it was and how to reset it. Walkable to the Beamish outdoor museum, near to Durham and Newcastle. We ate at the Black Horse pub (2 mins walk away) - the service was friendly and efficient and the food was good

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Excellent peaceful holiday venue.

  • 5 of 5

A well appointed cottage in wonderfully quiet and peaceful surroundings. Wild life abounds and all amenities close by. Weather great, blue sky on most days, no rain

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Tolles Haus in toller Lage

  • 5 of 5

Ein tolles Haus, mit allem ausgestattet was für einen schönen Urlaub notwendig ist, hochwertig und geschmackvoll ausgestattet.

Die Lage traumhaft inmitten von Wiesen, abgeschieden, aber dennoch nur zwei Kilometer bis zum nächsten Ort mit allen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Geldautomaten etc.

Für unsere Hunde ein Paradies, für uns Erholung pur. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder.

Der "Black Horse Pub" mit gutem Essen, freundlicher Bedienung und typisch englischem Flair nur wenige Minuten zu Fuß entfernt.

Eine tolle Zeit in einem tollen Haus, sehr empfehlenswert

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

City of Durham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Holidays 2016
Jul 29 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$145
From
$171
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,120
 
 
September 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$145
From
$171
Fri,Sat,Sun
$857
 
 
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$138
From
$158
Fri,Sat,Sun
$613
 
 
October Half Term 2016
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$692
 
 
November -December 2016
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$138
From
$158
Fri,Sat,Sun
$613
 
 
Christmas + NY 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,120
 
 
Jan - Feb 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$152
Fri,Sat,Sun
$560
 
 
February Half Term 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$692
 
 
March 2017
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$152
Fri,Sat,Sun
$560
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$857
 
 
April - May 2017
Apr 24 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$138
From
$158
Fri,Sat,Sun
$758
 
 
May Half Term 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$889
 
 
June - July 2017
Jun 5 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$158
From
$184
Fri,Sat,Sun
$988
 
 
Summer Holidays 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,120
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$198
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13

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

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

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Amenities

County Durham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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!
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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