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
Twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds
Twin bedroom with en-suite
En-suite bathroom with shower
View to the 4 properties across the courtyard
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  Stylish and comfortable lounge
2 / 19  Warming woorburner for cosy evenings in
3 / 19  Enjoy a relaxing break
4 / 19  Beautifully bright open plan design
5 / 19  Perfect get away
6 / 19  Dining in
7 / 19  Enjoy a family meal
8 / 19  Sink in to bed
9 / 19  Breakfast in bed?
10 / 19  Catch up TV in bed
11 / 19  Spacious
12 / 19  Twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds
13 / 19  Twin bedroom with en-suite
14 / 19  En-suite bathroom with shower
15 / 19  View to the 4 properties across the courtyard
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
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
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.

An abundance of activities and days out can be found at nearby attractions including Alnwick Castle and Beamish Open Air Museum. Anglers have a choice of fishing spots at Waskerley and Derwent Reservoirs, and there are numerous routes for cyclists, hikers, peaceful strollers and dog walkers. You can enjoy a luxurious relaxing spa treatment at Slaley Hall or play a round of golf at their prestigious 18 hole course. Those seeking a more relaxing break can enjoy a visit to the nearby Knitsley Farm Shop, Wheelbirks Jersey ice cream farm or Bywell smokery. The cathedral city of Durham is 15 miles away. You can also take trips to Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall or the Yorkshire Dales.

On entering this lovely, spacious cottage, you will find yourself in the welcoming and bright open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Delightfully furnished and with a traditional wood burner and TV/DVD, the cosy lounge is ideal for relaxing in. There’s a stylish dining area, and a kitchen fully equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and Dulci Gusto coffee machine. You will also find a ground-floor WC. There is an enclosed store room for bikes. Going upstairs, you will find two cosy bedrooms, each with TV/DVD and en-suite bathrooms with shower over the bath and WC. There’s a double room (zip-and-link which can be made into a twin on request) and a comfy king-size room.

Stepping outside, there’s large courtyard which is shared with the other properties on-site, and there’s also a garden with private seating area for you to relax in. Also, guided wildlife walks with a local expert can be arranged by prior arrangement with the owner. Clay pigeon shooting may also be available by prior arrangement with owner, subject to availability.

  • 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
  • Lounge with wood burner (logs provided) and 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
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles
  • Guided wildlife walk with local expert can be arranged by prior arrangement with owner
  • Clay pigeon shooting may be available by prior arrangement with owner, subject to availability

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Margaret 6th July 2019

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

Reviewed by Hazel 10th May 2019

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

Wonderfully comfortable and clean.

Reviewed by Anna 19th April 2019

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 Susan 22nd March 2019

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

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

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%

Reviewed by Frances 13th November 2018

This accommodation was one of the best we have used in terms of cleanliness, equipment and comfort. It was welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Helen 1st November 2018

The cottage is beautiful - spotlessly clean and cosy, exceptionally well equipped and to a very high standard (high quality linen, lovely kitchenware, excellent appliances, useful supplies of washing up liquid, dishwasher and laundry tablets, foil and clingfilm, and so on) and extra touches such as fresh flowers, tea and coffee supplies and cake! ARead more very peaceful location in the middle of beautiful countryside. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 20th October 2018

A lovely, well equipped cottage in a quiet location. Very helpful owner.

Reviewed by Brenda 7th October 2018

If you want a beautifully furnished cottage in a quiet, remote location this will fit the bill. Downstairs is open plan with a fully equipped kitchen area & a cosy lounge area with log burner. Bedrooms with ensuite are roomy & comfortable - lovely quality bedding! No WiFi & don't rely on sat nav to get there!

Reviewed by Simon 28th September 2018

We booked Burnhill Smiddy Shaw Cottage as my wife and I wanted somewhere quiet, but not too far from Durham where our son was to start his university course. The cottage was immaculately clean and very well equipped for the longest stay. We were bowled over by the information folder illustrating the conversion from very run down, even partially colRead morelapsed, farm buildings to state-of-the-art holiday cottages. Recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Ted 21st September 2018

Lovely location-very central to everywhere.

Reviewed by Katharine 7th September 2018

Spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Fresh flowers, cake, milk and tea & coffee on arrival was a lovely touch. Loved the fact it was a fabric sofa. Location was fairly remote and as expected from details on the website but there are major supermarkets in Consett and it was a good base for exploring the area in all directions.

Reviewed by Caroline 17th August 2018

A very well appointed and spacious cottage, pleasantly remote but an easy drive to Consett. The owner is to hand should a need require, but a lovely tranquil location, convenient to lots of family attractions, the Roman wall and many interesting towns and cities.

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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
Show 7 moreTwin bedroom with zip-and-link beds


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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