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View of the property across the courtyard
Stylish and comfortable lounge
Warming woorburner for cosy evenings in
Enjoy a relaxing break
Beautifully bright open plan design
Perfect get away
Dining in
Enjoy a family meal
Sink in to bed
Breakfast in bed?
Catch up TV in bed
Spacious
Twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds
Twin bedroom with en-suite
En-suite bathroom with shower
Uninterrupted countryside views at the rear of the properties
Enjoy space and comfort
En- suite bathroom
Take a trip to the historic City of Durham for a stroll around the riverbanks
1 / 19  View of the property across the courtyard
2 / 19  Stylish and comfortable lounge
3 / 19  Warming woorburner for cosy evenings in
4 / 19  Enjoy a relaxing break
5 / 19  Beautifully bright open plan design
6 / 19  Perfect get away
7 / 19  Dining in
8 / 19  Enjoy a family meal
9 / 19  Sink in to bed
10 / 19  Breakfast in bed?
11 / 19  Catch up TV in bed
12 / 19  Spacious
13 / 19  Twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds
14 / 19  Twin bedroom with en-suite
15 / 19  En-suite bathroom with shower
16 / 19  Uninterrupted countryside views at the rear of the properties
17 / 19  Enjoy space and comfort
18 / 19  En- suite bathroom
19 / 19  Take a trip to the historic City of Durham for a stroll around the riverbanks

Burnhill Smiddy Shaw Cottage

Durham (12mls NW), County Durham
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful cottage in a lovely rural setting, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Ideal for exploring County Durham
  • Perfect for visiting Alnwick Castle, Raby Castle and the Bowes Museum
  • Close to Derwent Reservoir, making it a great spot for anglers
  • An ideal base for a relaxing holiday
  • Just fifteen miles from the popular, historic cathedral city of Durham
Property code: SMIDC

This beautifully converted period property is set on a working farm, surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it an ideal base to enjoy exercise, adventure, relaxation and culture.

Enjoy a home from home in County Durham, where friendly owners welcome you to stay on their working farm. Find the farmhouse property filled with spacious rooms, quality linens and welcoming treats, enjoying restful evenings in with the family after long days of walking and mountain biking. The house, which comfortably sleeps four, is located on a complex of four properties – ideal for families and friends holidaying together.

This charming farmhouse property offers original features throughout, including unique arched windows and exposed stone walls. Each spacious room has been tastefully decorated with a neutral colour scheme creating an entirely welcoming home. On the ground floor, you'll find a sociable open-plan living area, where resting, cooking and dining can be enjoyed as a family. Prepare picnics for the day ahead or relaxing evening meals in the well-equipped kitchen, before choosing a board game and curling up by the warming wood burner. Find two pretty bedrooms on the first floor, both offering stunning country views and TV/DVDs. When blessed with good weather be sure to make use of the generous shared courtyard and the private garden with comfortable seating.

An array of outdoor activities are available within close reach, including fishing on the Derwent Reservoir (11 miles), golf at Slaley Hall (12 miles) or a variety of walking and biking routes in the surrounding North Pennines. You may want to head a little further afield and visit the Northumberland National Park (27 miles) for long walks through beautiful scenery. For those who prefer an indoors stay, popular cities of Newcastle and Durham can be found 19 and 15 miles respectively, both offering fantastic tourist attractions, rich histories and plenty to see and do.

  • Part of a complex of 4 properties set on a working farm
  • 2 bedrooms with TV/DVD: 1 double (zip-and-link which can be made into a twin on request) and 1 king-size
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and Dulci Gusto coffee machine
  • Wood-burner in lounge. Initial supply included. Additional logs available for an additional contribution
  •  Lounge with TV/DVD
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath and WC Separate WC on the ground floor
  • Travel cot available Highchair available
  • Enclosed store room for bikes
  • Large shared courtyard and gardens with private seating area for each cottage
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Woodburner. Initial supply included. Additional logs available for an additional contribution
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles
  • WiFi included- Due to location, speed and connection can vary
  • Entranced shared with another property

Marie Heffernan

This property is personally managed by Marie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by TRACY 23rd October 2020

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Fantastic - peaceful, relaxing location with walks from the cottage. Everything has been thought of in the welcome pack. Immaculately clean and all finished to a high standard. Will definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Andrea 16th October 2020

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Fabulous cottage - clean, all the kitchen equipment you could ever need, comfortable beds and pillows and a very friendly and helpful owner. Would recommend to anyone wanting some isolation, beautiful walking countryside and close to the sea too!

Reviewed by David 18th September 2020

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Absolutely stunning interior to the cottage. Superbly equipped. Everything has been thought of and considered. Very cosy, heating good, furniture/beds comfortable. Plentiful supply of hot water, lovely towels, toiletries provided, etc. A very enjoyable stay with lots to do in the area.

Reviewed by Jenny 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by EF 4th September 2020

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We had a great break here. The farm is well off the beaten track, so very peaceful and relaxing, but within easy driving distance of shops and amenities. A really good base for exploring the north east. The cottage was fabulous and exceeded our expectations. It was very clean, comfortable and well equiped with all you could possibly need when away Read morefrom home. Jayne had thought of everything and the fresh flowers and delicious cakes upon arrival were a lovely welcoming touch. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 1st September 2020

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Beautiful interior, every attention to detail with equipment and utensils. Fresh flowers and Brownies on arrival were a thoughtful touch. Clean, fresh, minimal decor. Beautiful views from the rear of the property. Shame there wasnt direct access to the patio/ garden area but it does make this clear on the details. This wasnt a huge issue for us butRead more could be for some people. Great to have log burner and underfloor heating too. The owners have made every effort to consider Covid restrictions. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 7th August 2020

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Really pleased with our week at Smiddy Shaw Cottage. It was very clean and well furnished. It came fully equipped with everything we needed, including foil, salt and pepper, dishwasher tablets, kitchen cleaner, toilet rolls, soap, bath and shower gel, nice fluffy towels, even a coffee machine, milk, cake and flowers. All in all very good value. TheRead more farm is in a beautiful location on the edge of the Pennines, with open fields with lots of sheep, horses, cows, rabbits. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 31st July 2020

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Beautiful cottage,spotlessly clean with lovely views over the surrounding countryside but within easy reach of all amenities. Fully equipped to a high standard with everything you need for a wonderful holiday

Reviewed by James 7th March 2020

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Just lovely wanted a quiet weekend a bit off the beaten track and this was perfect liked the look of the cottage from the photos but they really didn't do it justice immaculately finished spotlessly clean and everything you would need the owner was very friendly and helpful and I would struggle to find a fault in fact I have and I cant

Reviewed by Emma 19th February 2020

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was beautiful! We particularly loved the wood burner and underfloor heating.

Reviewed by Graham 30th December 2019

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The cottage was really nice, in tranquil surroundings, peaceful and away from the road. It was clean and ideal for a family or like us friends having a short break. The log burner made cosy nights in. The nearest shop is quite a way but in the car not a problem. The area is good for walks and strolls. Feel we made the right choice and would return.Read more The owner very polite and friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 27th September 2019

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Beautiful cottage, immaculately presented, loved it!

Reviewed by Heather 6th September 2019

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Beautifully refurbished comfy & cosy cottage with a lot of nice little extras, such as full range of toiletries & cake and fresh flowers on arrival. Quiet location on working farm set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, It's a few miles from village & shops but a beautiful location for walking, wildlife watching, dark skies and peace. Pretty Read more& interesting villages nearby and loads of history from Romans onward not least on farm itself which was requisitioned during WW2 it's a great place! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 20th July 2019

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Reviewed by Margaret 6th July 2019

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One of the most comfortable cottages we have ever stayed in. Friendly, accommodating owner and an interesting history.

Reviewed by Andrew 14th June 2019

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Reviewed by Tom 31st May 2019

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Reviewed by Hazel 10th May 2019

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Comfortable and well designed stone barn conversion. Well equipped for a comfortable home from home stay. Secluded location which is accessible from main road via farm roads but relatively easy to find. Shared outdoor space with BBQs available to guests. Shopping in Consett approx 20mins away. Restaurants also similar distance. Numerous walking andRead more cycling trails close by. Hide

Reviewed by Phil 3rd May 2019

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Wonderfully comfortable and clean.

Reviewed by Anna 19th April 2019

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Beautiful cottage. Spotless. Very well equipped. Lovely and peaceful but a little rural if you want to be close to amenities, which we didnt.

Reviewed by Suzanne 12th April 2019

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Lovely cottage, spacious, large kitchen & lots of cupboards. The flowers, cakes, milk & toiletries were very welcome. Comfortable overall, but with a couple of disappointments. On arrival, we discovered this cottage shares an entrance with Hishope. This was not mentioned in the details, though the cottage itself, is lockable. Also there is no door Read morefrom the property to the garden, you have to go outside and round and no private seating area. It is all communal. You will have dogs all around you. Hide

Reviewed by Frances 29th March 2019

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Reviewed by Susan 22nd March 2019

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The best cottage we have stayed in. It is very spacious, comfortable, cosy and in a great location for visiting many interesting places. A lovely surprise to find toiletries and face cloths supplied. The beds are very comfortable and the towels are luxurious. I can highly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Ann 16th February 2019

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The cottage was perfect. From the welcoming cake and coffee to the log burner on a chilly February evening.

Reviewed by Laurie 30th November 2018

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We have rented 5 holiday cottages in 5 different locations in the last 6 months, this has to be one of the best and should be 5 stars at least. Because the description matches the brochure 100%

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View of the property across the courtyard
Stylish and comfortable lounge
Warming woorburner for cosy evenings in
Enjoy a relaxing break
Beautifully bright open plan design
Perfect get away
Dining in
Enjoy a family meal
Sink in to bed
Breakfast in bed?
Catch up TV in bed
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Location

Map
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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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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