Charming exterior with pretty garden
Enjoy a cosy evening in front of the fire
Curl up with your book and look onto the garden patio from neat  sun room
Spread out and relax in the welcoming lounge
Prepare your favourite meal in the well equipped kitchen
The dining area is perfect for a meal in together
Dining area is just off the kitchen
Master bedroon with double bed and lots of character
Sleep well
Pretty twin bedroom
Feels light and bright
Enjoy a nice long shower
Relax in a bubble bath or take a shower
Cosy bunk bedroom
Sit, relaxing in the cottage garden
Front view of this beauoful listed building
1 / 16  Charming exterior with pretty garden
2 / 16  Enjoy a cosy evening in front of the fire
3 / 16  Curl up with your book and look onto the garden patio from neat sun room
4 / 16  Spread out and relax in the welcoming lounge
5 / 16  Prepare your favourite meal in the well equipped kitchen
6 / 16  The dining area is perfect for a meal in together
7 / 16  Dining area is just off the kitchen
8 / 16  Master bedroon with double bed and lots of character
9 / 16  Sleep well
10 / 16  Pretty twin bedroom
11 / 16  Feels light and bright
12 / 16  Enjoy a nice long shower
13 / 16  Relax in a bubble bath or take a shower
14 / 16  Cosy bunk bedroom
15 / 16  Sit, relaxing in the cottage garden
16 / 16  Front view of this beauoful listed building

3 Dukes Cottage

Whitley Bay (4mls W), Newcastle
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A spacious and welcoming holiday cottage in a tranquil village
  • An idyllic base for a fantastic holiday exploring the Northumberland region
  • Visit the Beamish Museum, Bamburgh Castle, Cragside, and Hadrian's Wall
  • Close to beautiful beaches including Tynemouth and Whitley Bay
  • Just a short drive from the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Ideal for visiting popular towns including Gateshead and Durham
Property code: CN011

This charming Grade II listed holiday cottage lies in a delightful and picturesque village on the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne, making it ideal for exploring the beautiful Northumberland coast.

Dukes Cottage is a charming, 4 Star Gold awarded, Grade II listed building situated in the village of Backworth which was designated a conservation area over 40 years ago with Roman and 12th century connections. The village is located on the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne and so is an ideal base for easy access to the city centre, as well as the coastal towns of Whitley Bay and Tynemout. Here you will find a welcoming retreat for up to 6 guests with plenty of home from home comforts and the cottage is tastefully decorated throughout

Relax in the spacious lounge sitting round the beautiful, feature fireplace with a large, log burning stove. Or, why not catch up on some reading in the sun room overlooking the tranquil enclosed garden.

The small, friendly village has a convenience store, pub and hairdressers and is less than 10 miles from Newcastle and only 4.5 miles to the nearest beach at Whitley Bay on the glorious North East coast. If you’re keen to explore a little further, then just a short drive north will bring you to beautiful, rural Northumberland, popular with walkers and nature-lovers.

Backworth village has it’s own 10 hole golf club and beautiful parkland and allows visitors to play and walk during the week.There is a Sainsbury’s two minutes drive away and a park and ride bus to Newcastle city centre

3 Dukes Cottage offers free Wi-Fi, is dog and family friendly and has efficient central heating making this warm and cosy property an excellent choice for all the family all year round.

This cottage accepts two well behaved dogs. Owner may consider a 3rd small dog- feel free to ask out team.

Please note, that for larger groups, this cottage can be booked alongside other similar cottages.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedroom 1 double bed, 1 twin , and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, toaster, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • Sun room
  • Utility cupboard with tumble dryer
  • Garden area with patio
  • Pubs and shops a short drive away
  • Bed linen included
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • 2 dogs welcome. Owner may consider a 3rd small dog- feel free to ask out team.
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Bookings must be a minimum of 3 nights for this property

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dorine 2nd November 2019

This cottage was ideal for a family also great for dogs The reception on arrival could have not been better and all the basic items required were there. The garden ideal for family & pets We will return again

Reviewed by Patricia 22nd December 2018

We had a very comfortable stay in 3 Dukes Cottages over Christmas week. It was decorated beautifully for Christmas which we really appreciated. It was also located conveniently close to Newcastle to visit relatives and to the beach (Seaton Sluice and Whitley Bay) to walk the dog. Everything we needed in the cottage was provided, the kitchen especiaRead morelly was extremely well equipped which really helped as we did a great deal of cooking while we were there. We would love to return one day. Hide

Reviewed by Helen B 1st September 2017

The cottage is beautiful. It has a tranquil, traditional feel to it and is in a great location, close to the coast and Northumberland yet twenty mins from Newcastle city centre. The cottage itself is very spacious with a lovely garden. We were provided with plenty fresh towels, hand wash, toilet rolls etc. Everything you could possibly need us cateRead morered for. E.g. the kitchen was well stocked with equipment, crockery, condiments even all the ingredients to make a cake! This is super helpful as you don't need to bring essentials like kitchen roll, foil, tea bags with you. The owners were on hand should we have needed them. All of this added to a stress free holiday. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Naomi G

The cottage is clean and big and warm and welcoming! 3 Dukes Cottage was perfect. Homely with a beautiful fireplace and plenty of room for 6 adults. Thoroughly recommend!

Reviewed by A Harris

: A warm cosy cottage, well sited for the key local sites of Beamish, Bamburgh Castle and Cragside, all of which are well worth a visit, as well as Hadrian's wall, in particular Housteads, Chesters and Vindolanda. The cottage is close to Newcastle making it easy to access the city by Metro from Northumberland Park. The beds were comfortable and theRead more provision of a shower room in addition to the bathroom was useful with a number of adults sharing the property. The Kitchen is well equipped, with the majority of the items I would expect to find (although a T cosy would have been useful). The Garden was well laid out and tidy and would be ideal for a summer Bar B Que. Hide

Reviewed by Vanessa R

Good first impression, happy with the cleanliness and very happy with the facilities. I would definitely consider another break here and recommend 3 Dukes Cottage to others.

Reviewed by Tim V

We have stayed many times in Dukes Cottages, both 3 & 4, and we feel that they cannot be bettered. Both cottages are immaculately furnished, they are exceptionally clean, and they are a true home from home. The cottages want for nothing in terms of utensils, and home comforts. Caroline and Gordon are the most generous and helpful people that you woRead moreuld ever wish to meet, a truly lovely couple. These properties (3 and 4) cannot be recommended more highly, as they are truly outstanding. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew Chevassut

3, Dukes Cottages was a delight to visit. The 'full English' welcome pack set the tone for a most enjoyable visit in this immaculate, superbly well equipped, and beautifully decorated cottage. We rented the cottage during an extended family visit. Our recommendations to other visitors would include the beach, (Whitley Bay and Druridge Bay both recoRead moremmended), ice cream from Di Meos and Fish and Chips from Pantolinis in Whitley Bay, and a meal at the Beehive near Earsdon. We would recommend 3 Dukes Cottages without hesitation, and may well return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Carol Robinson

Cottage was spotless, everything you needed for a hassle free break! We had a great stay, cottage had everything we needed and was very spacious and the owners were really welcoming.

Reviewed by Hall Family

A great home from home. ideal for both coast and country exploring

Reviewed by Ray And Pat

Wonderful time in a wonderful cottage a real home from home

Reviewed by Saunder Family

What a delightful cottage wish we could have stayed longer. we enjoyed all the comforts of home.

Reviewed by The Mcgee Family

Arrived on a rather dreary, wet evening to a wonderful welcome for Gordon and Caroline. They made us feel so welcome. The cottage is s o comfortable charming and accommodating every need. We have had a lovely few days here and will be booking up to come again. Thank you very much

Reviewed by Pastors Family

We really enjoyed our stay in your wonderful cottage. It is the most beautiful holiday home we have ever stayed in. Thank you very much for your warm welcome and all your friendly extras. We felt at home immediately.

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Charming exterior with pretty garden
Enjoy a cosy evening in front of the fire
Curl up with your book and look onto the garden patio from neat  sun room
Spread out and relax in the welcoming lounge
Prepare your favourite meal in the well equipped kitchen
The dining area is perfect for a meal in together
Dining area is just off the kitchen
Master bedroon with double bed and lots of character
Sleep well
Pretty twin bedroom
Feels light and bright
Show 4 moreEnjoy a nice long shower


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

Home to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to challenging hikes, horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of the region’s greatest draws.

There is a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted, whether you take a boat ride to the Farne Islands to admire the colony of Atlantic grey seals and puffins, or explore the Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to magnificent ospreys. If it’s history you’re looking for, the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Castle are undoubtedly worth a visit.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking the bright lights of a city adventure, Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to go. Here, you can experience world-class culture, outstanding attractions, superb shopping, impressive live shows, top entertainers and delicious cuisine in abundance.

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