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Secluded luxury family holiday cottage in County Durham countryside.

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

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Stanley - Huckleberry Cottage - Beamish

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.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Grace Fountain
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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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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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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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 :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Bantorf, Niedersachsen, Deutschland

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Stanley, County Durham

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Term 2016
22 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November -December 2016
31 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas + NY 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan - Feb 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February Half Term 2017
18 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2017
27 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April - May 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half Term 2017
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June - July 2017
5 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stanley in North East England

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • 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 , Bath with 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 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 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 - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • 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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