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
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
  • 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
  • WiFi included- Due to location, speed and connection can vary

This property is personally managed by Marie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emma 19th February 2020

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

Reviewed by Graham 30th December 2019

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

Beautiful cottage, immaculately presented, loved it!

Reviewed by Heather 6th September 2019

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 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 Suzanne 12th April 2019

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 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.

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

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