View to rear of property
Rest and relaxation, complete with cosy woodburner
Great space for a family holiday
Lovely lounge with doors leading to patio area
Stylish and spacious kitchen for dining
Cooking up a storm in the kitchen
Brunch time
Farmhouse breakfasting kitchen with doors leading to patio area
Perfectly flowing layout
Time to dine
Wonderful space for entertaining friends or family on a special occasion
Coffee and cake by the fire, a great way to spend an afternoon
Beautiful sleigh bed
Breakfast in bed
Taking a soak in the bath or a refreshing shower
Read a book or watch the TV in bed
Pretty king-size bedroom
Each bedroom has its' very own en-suite
King-size zip and link bed
Beautifully spacious bedroom
En-suite shower room
Spacious landing
Uninterrupted views from shared patio area
View of property from courtyard
View of the cottages from courtyard
1 / 25  View to rear of property
2 / 25  Rest and relaxation, complete with cosy woodburner
3 / 25  Great space for a family holiday
4 / 25  Lovely lounge with doors leading to patio area
5 / 25  Stylish and spacious kitchen for dining
6 / 25  Cooking up a storm in the kitchen
7 / 25  Brunch time
8 / 25  Farmhouse breakfasting kitchen with doors leading to patio area
9 / 25  Perfectly flowing layout
10 / 25  Time to dine
11 / 25  Wonderful space for entertaining friends or family on a special occasion
12 / 25  Coffee and cake by the fire, a great way to spend an afternoon
13 / 25  Beautiful sleigh bed
14 / 25  Breakfast in bed
15 / 25  Taking a soak in the bath or a refreshing shower
16 / 25  Read a book or watch the TV in bed
17 / 25  Pretty king-size bedroom
18 / 25  Each bedroom has its' very own en-suite
19 / 25  King-size zip and link bed
20 / 25  Beautifully spacious bedroom
21 / 25  En-suite shower room
22 / 25  Spacious landing
23 / 25  Uninterrupted views from shared patio area
24 / 25  View of property from courtyard
25 / 25  View of the cottages from courtyard

Burnhill Tunstall Cottage

Durham (12mls), County Durham
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
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

  • An idyllic cottage in a wonderful rural setting
  • Perfect for enjoying exercise, adventure, relaxation and culture in this beautiful area
  • Ideal for visiting Beamish Open Air Museum, Slaley Hall, Diggerland and Raby Castle
  • An ideal base for anglers, close to Waskerley and Derwent Reservoirs
  • Not far from the fantastic cathedral city of Durham
  • Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the North Pennines
Property code: 29408

This is one of four stunning and spacious properties nestling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and set on a working farm close to the North Pennines.

Surrounded by vast countryside, open fields and far-reaching scenery, this charming holiday home is the ideal spot for an outdoor retreat. Explore the glorious North Pennines AONB surrounding you, visit the nearby Northumberland National Park or visit the vibrant cities of Newcastle or Durham, finding something to do for guests of all ages. The farmhouse home happily sleeps six guests and you'll find three further properties on the working farm - ideal for groups holidaying together.

Kept homely and welcoming throughout, this converted farmhouse presents the ideal balance of traditional style and contemporary utilities. Head into the kitchen on arrival, putting the kettle on and diving into the welcome treats. Make use of the handy breakfast table for a lazy morning brunch or make use of the open-plan lounge and dining room on an evening. The cosy lounge is a spacious room with sofas for all to curl up on, enjoying the flicker of the wood burner whilst catching up on the TV. You'll find three generous bedrooms on the first floor, all offering comfy mattresses and soft bedding. Head outside via the French doors to enjoy a private seating area, or enjoy ball games on the shared courtyard. Feel free to explore the busy farm around you and make use of a secure storeroom for bikes.

Enjoy exploring the surrounding North Pennines, with long walks taking in breathtaking views and picturesque natural scenery and ducking into country pubs when you're ready to warm up around the fire and dine on a well-deserved roast. Enjoy fishing in the nearby Derwent Reservoir (11 miles) or tackle a family trip around Allenheads (24 miles). The brink of the Northumberland National Park is 26 miles away and offers plenty of countryside to explore, or visit Newcastle (19 miles) or Durham (15 miles) for quality eateries and historic tourist attractions.

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

  • Part of a complex of 4 properties set on a working farm
  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double (zip-and-link which can be made into a twin on request) and 2 king-size rooms
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Lounge with woodburner. Initial supply is included. Additional logs available for an additional contribution
  • TV/DVD
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC Separate WC on the ground floor
  • Enclosed store room for bikes
  • Large shared courtyard and gardens with private seating area for each cottage
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome (dogs must be kept on lead when exploring the farmland)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • WiFi included- Due to location, speed and connection can vary
  • 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
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles Arrival: 4pm

This property is personally managed by Marie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jennifer 31st December 2019

We were a group of 4 adults, 3 toddlers/children and a dog. The cottage was perfect. The pictures really don't do it justice. The downstairs space is perfect for multiple families and the kids loved playing in all the space. The bedrooms are spacious and well equipped with lovely bedding. The toiletries in the ensuites is a lovely touch. The kitcheRead moren is equipped with the best variety I've seen in a holiday cottage. Overall we would defiantly look to stay here again in the future! Hide

Reviewed by Carol 25th October 2019

Cottage was lovely very well equipped nothing you couldnt want to find when doing a meal would go again

Reviewed by Jennifer 20th September 2019

We stayed in the Tunstall Cottage, it was a spacious and well presented property. Lovely and quiet location.

Reviewed by George 7th September 2019

Absolutely fantastic weeks break. The cottage is spacious, extremely well equipped and well located with lots of possibilities for walking our dog from the cottage itself or within a short drive. Very warm welcome from the owner and the little extras (homemade cakes plus doggie treats!)

Reviewed by Sharon 19th August 2019

Beautiful location and views. Large spacious property. All bedrooms en suite. Lots of lovely fluffy white towels and toiletries provided. Parking for two cars. Dogs welcomed and dog pack provided too. Safe shared gardens are child and dog friendly. Ive nic benches provided along with barbecues and citronella candles . Indoor and outdoor games proRead morevided. Cot and high chair available. Kitchen is very well equipped. Tea, coffee, hot choc, milk, sugar and cakes provided. Bedding crisp and clean. Hide

Reviewed by Nicholas 2nd August 2019

We lived in Tunstall Cottage for a fortnight and hosted three different groups of friends or relatives, each with a dog. The weather was changeable throughout. The cottage was a superb base in all conditions and we hugely enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Linda 19th July 2019

Lovely, modern big cottage well stocked with essentials. Great to have shared garden for boys to play ball.

Reviewed by Eric 3rd May 2019

A family party of 14 adults and 2 grandkids rented 3 of the 4 cottages for 3 nights and inspite of the weather had a great time. You have everything you need and the hot tubs are a bonus. If you want pubs and shops then this is not for you, this is laidback heaven. Our 2nd visit and will definitely be back. Cheers Jayne for another great stay, see Read moreyou soon Hide

Reviewed by Denise 29th March 2019

We loved our short break at Tunstall Cottage - lovely countryside location but not far from amenities. The cottage itself was very spacious & well-appointed & we appreciated the little touches ( fresh flowers, home-made cakes ) left by Jayne to make us welcome. Everything was spotless & we loved having a bathroom for each bedroom. We would happily Read morerecommend Burn Hill to friends & hope to return ourselves. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 20th February 2019

Lovely cottage, very spacious, excellent facilities. Unexpected nice touches, cakes and milk on arrival. The amount of cutlery, dinner ware etc far exceeded the number we usually find in cottages which was really pleasing. The only reason I gave a 4/5 for cleanliness was due to finding sweet wrapper in bedside cabinet, chewing gum in the settee andRead more a cigarette outside back door. Apart from these items the cottage was spotless. I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy your stay. Hide

Reviewed by Benda 4th January 2019

This cottage was amazing and exelent value for money. The interior was finished to a very high standard. With lots of extras home made cakes and fresh milk on arrival a good selection of teas, coffees and hot chocolate. Cotton wool and face wipes in bathroom along with good shampoo and soap. Also beautiful fresh flowers.I would highly recommend thiRead mores property. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 16th November 2018

This cottage is absolutely stunning! By far the best we have stayed in, they make you feel welcome and the extra added touches are brilliant! We had plans to go out and do different things but the cottage was so nice and cozy we stayed in most of the time and relaxed! This cottage has everything you need and so much more! I have to confess Im one oRead moref these OCD people (comes from working in a hospital)who always find dirt or dust somewhere but this place was spotless absolutely perfect! I will! Hide

Reviewed by John 28th September 2018

The cottage was immaculately clean, comfortable and well presented. The fittings were of a high standard. Extra touches like the homemade cake, milk, fresh flowers were much appreciated.

Reviewed by Andrew 21st September 2018

If you like peace and quiet away from it all then this is the place, fantastic views, great location, and peace and quiet. Truly great a home from home.

Reviewed by Kerry 3rd August 2018

The cottage is situated in an idyllic remote spot of the Durham dales. Jayne had prepard fresh flowers and homemade cakes as an additional welcome to a well prepared, fabulously appointed cottage. Everything was spotlessly clean and all basic household goods (dishwasher tabs/washing up liquid/ bathroom toiletries etc) were included. Cant recommend Read morehighly enough for anyone wishing to holiday in this beautiful part of the world. Hide

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View to rear of property
Rest and relaxation, complete with cosy woodburner
Great space for a family holiday
Lovely lounge with doors leading to patio area
Stylish and spacious kitchen for dining
Cooking up a storm in the kitchen
Brunch time
Farmhouse breakfasting kitchen with doors leading to patio area
Perfectly flowing layout
Time to dine
Wonderful space for entertaining friends or family on a special occasion
Show 13 moreCoffee and cake by the fire, a great way to spend an afternoon


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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