I am now proud to announce that Pembroke Cottage, Ebchester, County Durham, England has now, for a second year running achieved a 2018 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE from TripAdvisor, as well as in 2017. BOOK a SHOPPING get away, the cottage is just 7 Miles from The Metro Centre for all your CHRISTMAS shopping - Voted BRITAINS BEST and BIGGEST SHOPPING CENTRE - All under one roof. Or visit BEAMISH MUSEUM to go back in time for CHRISTMAS, only 9 miles away. This one bedroomed 17th Century Holiday Cottage is especially designed for a romantic getaway for couples. It is located in a lovely historical village called Ebchester in County Durham, England. There is a Roman Fort buried beneath the grazing field at the back of the cottage and Red Kite birds are frequently sighted flying around the area, these birds are under a protection programme. The birds have become synonymous with the area and have been embraced, so much so that there is a pub named after them, a red kite bus service and red kite bronze sculptures designed and displayed in the area. The cottage has consistently achieved a 4**** rating over the years. The cottage is a 17th Century holiday cottage in a semi rural setting, in the village of Ebchester, which is a conservation area and is steeped in history. The village has a couple of local pubs serving good quality food, wines and ales and an old historical chiming church and a well stocked little village shop and post office, which is a pleasant walk, just a few hundred yards away passed the horses, so you can go and get your little home comforts and essentials and morning papers. The cottage has a lovely, far reaching, scenic, countryside outlook at the back, where you may have the opportunity to see horses roam in the field at the back of the cottage, weather and welfare permitting. The field at the back of the property has a Roman Fort buried beneath it, where the horses graze and the surrounding areas are peppered with historical artefacts, there are lots of bits of pottery, and possible metal detecting finds, you never know. The Cottage is close to The Derwent walk and The North Pennines is close by, which is a short car drive away, and is an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and a walkers paradise. You may come across some Alpacas on your travels, and plenty of sheep just roaming around. There is a lovely tranquil river just around the corner, down a steep bank, which is part of the Derwent River. It is lovely to just sit and absorb the sounds of nature and peace or where you could try your hand at fishing or go on some lovely local countryside walks and explore. You may come across an artists gallery to take a peek into and some little piggies and other animals, so you might want to take some pennies with you and some carrots and apples. The cottage has a romantic double bedroom and large bathroom with twin sinks and a deep roll top bath that can easily accommodate two people, should you be inclined to share a fragrant candlelit bath with your loved one. It also has a feature cosy, gas coal effect inglenook fireplace in the lounge to snuggle up to in the cosy winter months, central heating with instant hot water and a well equipped kitchen. A TV and DVD player and good library of CDS,DVDS and books are provided and a selection of board games. The cottage can be reached off Vindamora Road, down a quiet pebbled lane and has it's own parking space at the side of the property. There is a pretty bijou cottage garden at the front of the cottage where the infamous 'canny cannon' proudly stands. There is a seating area, in which to enjoy your morning coffee and listen to the birdsong or your evening glass of wine watching the sunset and the stars come out. There is parking for one car situated at the side of the property.The property can be accessed down a quiet pebbled lane. You can be assured of a warm welcome when you stay at the Cottage with a welcome tray being provided on arrival, with tea and coffee facilities and some tasty treats. An inviting chocolate treat is placed on each pillow in the bedroom. And if that's not enough there will be fresh linen and freshly laundered fluffy towels for your use, as well as an intoxicating bottle of wine in the lounge, all complimentary. The Cottage gives you the chance to get away from it all for a while, for some well needed peace and quiet, recreation and quality relaxation time. Romantic cottage for couples near River, Countryside views, Red Kites, Sea Glass
Romantic Cottage near River Countryside views village shop pubs walks Pennines
Pembroke Cottage - TripAdvisor CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2017 & 2018
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Why Pembroke Cottage - TripAdvisor CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2017 & 2018 chose Ebchester
The cottage's location is steeped in history, having a Roman Fort buried beneath the grounds at the rear of the property and lots of artefacts found peppered around the area, and offers visitors lots of choices to visit town, country or beaches and also to have a fantastic shopping experience to The Metro Centre or visit all the sites that Newcastle upon Tyne or County Durham have to offer. It resides in a semi rural setting, with countryside walks and views from the door and a river around the corner which forms part of the Derwent River, where you can fish, picnic, explore. It has the convenience of a village shop, a chiming historical church and local pubs and restaurants near enough on the door step. It is also very close proximity to The North Pennines, which has the worthy title of being an AONB. And some beautiful beaches just a short drive away which would be of special interest to sea glass collectors, as there are lots of finds to be found, specifically in some areas of the North East only. People travel from far and wide to find these treasures.
What makes this Cottage unique
I am now proud to announce that Pembroke Cottage, Ebchester, County Durham, England has achieved a CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE from TripAdvisor in 2017 and now 2018. Pembroke Cottage is a quaint 17th Century one bed romantic cottage for couples and has far reaching countryside views to the rear and a Roman fort buried beneath the field at the rear of the cottage, where horses roam. Apart from having part of The Derwent River around the corner with countryside views and walks from the door, The North Pennines AONB a short drive away, good local amenities, in the form of village shop, pubs, restaurants etc, a fantastic shopping experience at The Metro Centre, one of the biggest and best indoor shopping centres in Britain and some interesting landmarks and places to visit, such as The Sage and The Baltic at Newcastle Quayside, The Angel of the North, Beamish Museum, to name but a few.................. It also has some fantastic beaches to visit and explore just a short drive away, with boutique shops, arts and crafts, pubs, restaurants. I mention the beaches because, some of them bestow upon us treasures of sea glass which I know the sea glass hunters will enjoy immensely, some travelling from different parts of the country and world to explore the beaches and collect sea glass which can only be found in certain areas of the country and this is a particularly enjoyeable if addictive past time. You can view the photos of some of the treasures, you can find, collect and take home, with just a days hunting. Quite impressive! Also, Pembroke Cottage is perfectly situated for bird watching. One of the unique attractions in the area, are the Red Kite Birds, that are unique to the area. So much so that there is a bus service, a pub and restaurant and red kite bird sculptures that were especially commissioned.
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Lovely cottage. Enjoyed a nice peaceful break after the hussle and bussle of Christmas.
Thank you so much Debbie for your 5 star review, which is very much valued and appreciated as are you as a guest. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Pembroke Cottage and got time to relax and be peaceful at the cottage after Christmas and New Year. You are welcome back any time and please feel free to invite your friends and family too. Best Wishes.
This cottage is in a lovely quite village with a local pub just across the road.
The cottage itself although lovely and snug it is dated and needs some TLC. The bathroom is lovely but no shower, the windows need replacing in the bedroom and the small sofa in the living room is not very comfortable.
There is a nice restaurant in the adjoining village and a lovely walk nearby but I would say to get the full benefit of the location transport is needed.
We enjoyed our short stay and a few tweaks to the property would make a big difference.
Another happy stay at Pembroke Cottage
This was our third visit - so you could conclude we like it; in fact we love the homely feel of the cottage, its quiet location and the horses grazing outside the window. We just wish we lived a little closer! The location is perfect for visiting the area - you can get to Whitley Bay by bus and Metro in just 90 minutes; Hexham Abbey and Housesteds (Roman Fort) are a short and scenic drive away - and there's fascinating history at Beamish, Bamburgh Castle (fabulous décor and artefacts) and Holy Island too. And there's an excellent restaurant (Santonio's) just a short walk along the road.
The whole experience is a real tonic......and seems to take years off our faces every time we stay.
Phil and Sue
Thank you once again Philip. I am so pleased you enjoy your visits to Pembroke Cottage and I hope to hear from you again some time in the future, as a valued guest, to perhaps make a further booking to stay at the cottage. Best Wishes.
We enjoyed our stay walking cycling and day trips from the cottage. The Derwent Walk and Anchor inns
Were superb for food and chilling out. The property could benefit from a Walk in shower cubicle The window frames require cleaning all round and minor repairs are necessary
Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at this lovely old 17th century quaint cottage, which is very much loved and appreciated for its historical age, quaintness and beauty. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a walk in shower cubicle as you mention and is not advertised as having one, so I'm sorry the cottage did not meet your expectations in relation to a walk in shower cubicle. It does however, have a very lovely deep Victorian style free standing bath, large enough for two people with shower fixings as mentioned in the listing, which is very much enjoyed by the guests and of course the two sinks, which is quite rare to have in a holiday cottage. Your comments are noted and thank you and Best Wishes.
Great place, great location, friendly neighbours
Everything you need for a relaxing break. House was comfortable & welcoming, definite home from home. Pub over the road, nice beers, lovely staff & has just started serving food on Mondays. Gin nights, live music etc. Pub up the hill opposite also great but a bit far to walk unless you're fit! Lots to do in the area, would highly recommend Mining Art Gallery in Newton Abbot.
Thank you for your 5 star review of Pembroke Cottage Michael, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and made the most of what the cottage and the local area has to offer. As a valued guest, please feel free to visit again and recommend Pembroke Cottage to your friends and family. Best Wishes.
A lovely cottage, in beautiful countryside yet close to both Durham and Newcastle.
Cottage was clean, comfortable and equipped with all we needed. We also appreciated the complimentary bottle of wine! Tucked away on a quiet lane yet only minutes from village store and buses to Newcastle. Ideal as a base to explore Northumberland and we even managed a day trip over the border into Scotland!
Thank you so much for your 5 star review Dawn, it is very much valued and appreciated as are you as a guest. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and enjoyed your visits locally and further afield. The cottage is situated in an area which allows the flexibility and diversity to travel to and visit, explore and enjoy, different places and locations. It is a great base to travel to and from but also a lovely cosy peaceful cottage to come back to after a day of adventure and discovery and to just enjoy. You are welcome back any time and please recommend Pembroke Cottage to your friends and family. Best Wishes.
The cottage has lovely countryside walks and views from the door. Red Kite birds can specifically be seen flying around the area, which is a rare treat for bird watchers or enthusiasts. The Red Kites have been embraced by the area, so much so that there is a bus service and pub named after them and artist sculptures of these beautiful creatures have been commissioned and erected to celebrate the Red Kites. The North Pennines can be reached a just a short drive away which is well known as an AONB, and that it is. There are some great walks and places to explore among the heather and with the sheep and cattle roaming freely and maybe you may see an Alpaca or two on your travels. The cottage has a local village shop, an historic chiming church, and pubs and restaurants on the door step. The Metro Centre, which is the biggest and best in door shopping extravaganza in Britain, will serve you well if you have a love of shopping. The cottage being in a conservation area and with historical routes, has a Roman Fort buried beneath the grounds at the rear, where horses roam and has far reaching views of the countryside to the rear. You may find items of interest peppered around the area. The cottage is well situated for town, country and beach pursuits. The North East is blessed with some stunning beaches, which can be reached approx 20 miles away by car from the cottage. You will find arts and crafts, farmers markets each weekend at Tynemouth Station, some lovely boutique shops, pubs and restaurants to discover and explore. For any sea glass collectors or enthusiasts, there are a few beaches that will definatly delight you and you will soon be adding some pieces to your collection, i'm sure. These beaches are few and far between, so we are very blessed.