View toward the stylish properties
Stunning, spacious open plan living
Relax in style
Modern, well equipped kitchen
Style and comfort combined
Twin room
To impress your four legged friend
Attractive cottage with peaceful views
Enjoy your morning coffee on the patio
Beatiful setting and shared garden
Some of the friendly neighbours
And another friendly neighbour
Approach to property from quiet country lane
Take a visit to nearby Durham City for historic sights and riverside walks
1 / 15  View toward the stylish properties
2 / 15  Stunning, spacious open plan living
3 / 15  Relax in style
4 / 15  Modern, well equipped kitchen
5 / 15  Style and comfort combined
6 / 15  Bathroom
7 / 15  Twin room
8 / 15  To impress your four legged friend
9 / 15  Attractive cottage with peaceful views
10 / 15  Enjoy your morning coffee on the patio
11 / 15  Beatiful setting and shared garden
12 / 15  Some of the friendly neighbours
13 / 15  And another friendly neighbour
14 / 15  Approach to property from quiet country lane
15 / 15  Take a visit to nearby Durham City for historic sights and riverside walks

The Old Stables 1

Durham (10ml NW), County Durham
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This charming single-level cottage is ideal for walkers, ramblers and cyclists
  •  Situated in a secluded hamlet in the heart of County Durham
  • Perfect for visiting the Tanfield Railway, Auckland Castle and Beamish Museum
  • Ideal for exploring the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Explore the beautiful countryside of the Durham Dales and the Vale of Durham
  • A wonderful base for visiting Durham, Newcastle and everything in between
Property code: CN206

Situated on the outskirts of Durham, this cosy and tastefully furnished single-level holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring the fantastic countryside and culture of the beautiful North East.

The Old Stables Cottage 1 is a beautifully furnished holiday cottage located within the picturesque hamlet of Knitsley, on the outskirts of Co Durham. The cottage has been awarded 5 stars from visit England. One of a collection of three holiday cottages, this property sleeps four guests in 2 well appointed bedrooms, a kingsize and a twin room. The family bathroom, is well appointed with shower over bathtub, toilet and basin. The property is tastefully furnished and decorated, with an open plan layout for the kitchen, dining and living areas. The cottage benefits from being on one level and accepts one well behaved dog. With a beautiful garden to the back of the property area overlooking the magnificent rolling fields of County Durham this cottage is an ideal place to get away from it all.

Perfect for walkers, ramblers and cyclists of all levels, you will find many established public footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that lead from Knitsley into the heart of Co Durham and through the Durham Dales. The cottage offers a secure cycle store and even a paddock and stable is available on request.

The award winning Knitsley Farm shop and cafe is just a short drive from the cottage, serving delicious home cooked food including their award winning breakfast and Sunday Lunch. The farm shop has its own bakery and butchery section, as well as a wide range of local goods to buy.

Just along the road from the cottage is the Old Mill Pub and Restaurant which has been tastefully converted from old converted Mill House. Serving food from 12-9, 7 days a week, it is an ideal place to stop off to refuel after a day of exploring Co Durham.

Beamish Museum, the world famous open air museum, tells the story of life in the north east through the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. The museum is just 20 minutes away by car and is a great place for families or couples and if you are visiting us with your dog, the great news is, Beamish allows dogs into the Museum too! When you stay at The Old Stables, you will receive 25% off discount vouchers for Beamish within your welcome pack - a great saving!

This cottage accepts one well behaved dog.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, cafetiere, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer
  • Lounge with Smart TV, DVD, music system and electric fire
  • Small private patio with outdoor dining furniture, plus an enclosed shared garden
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Additional parking near the stables just a few yards away
  • Secure cycle store available
  • Stabling and paddock available on request for guests with horses
  • Suitable for guests with restricted mobility
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Situated in the hamlet of Knitsley, within walking distance of a pub/restaurant
  • Farm shop a short drive away and 10 miles from the city of Durham
  • Part of a complex of 3 properties

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 4th October 2019

Very comfortable, peaceful, pleasant views of the counttyside. Easy reach of good selection of shops in Consett. Lots of local attractions not least Beamish museum.

Reviewed by Marcus 9th August 2019

Lovely cottage in a quiet location. Good for visiting Hadrian's Wall and also the coast in under an hour.

Reviewed by Leanne 14th June 2019

Lovely stay. Excellent countryside location. So peaceful! The cottage is gorgeous and has everything you need. Comfy beds, soft linen and towels, good shower. Would love to stay again!

Reviewed by Bill M 19th November 2017

Quality cottage located perfectly in the middle of the Durham Dales, North Pennines AONB , Durham and Newcastle. Superb walking combined with all the cultural you could want.

Reviewed by Brenda W 20th October 2017

New, immaculate and high quality furniture and fittings. Everything was there that we could possibly think of.

Reviewed by David B 29th September 2017

Highly recommended. The cottages and surrounds are built to a high standard, which will surely pay dividends in satisfied customers and repeat bookings. We can't remember staying in a better property. We stayed in Stables 1 which was perfect for our needs, welcoming and warm. My wife is from Consett, so we are very familiar with the area, and beinRead moreg huge fans of the nearby Knitsley Farm Shop the location couldn't have been better. We had good weather as it happened, but I'd imagine even in winter the cottages would be sheltered from the wind, and quite cosy. We can't think of a better cottage that we've visited. The owners have invested more than most in the cottages and surrounds, which provided us with a 1st class stay. We can't remember staying in a better property. Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy L 21st August 2017

We loved The Old Stables. The cottage was ideally situated to visit Keilder Forest, Hadrian's Wall, Highforce Waterfalls, Brimham Rocks, Derwent Resevoir. Overall we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The welcome basket was lovely and also the dog welcome pack was very thoughtful too with the dog bowls and blanket.

Reviewed by Ian C 12th August 2017

Fantastic property. Very luxurious with everything you could possibly want

Reviewed by Christina S 9th July 2017

If you are looking for a beautiful rural location which is only 20 - 30 minutes away from the north east's two major cities (Durham and Newcastle) then these cottages are perfect. Tastefully decorated and with all mod cons, the cottages have everything you could need in a home away from home. I thoroughly recommend them.

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View toward the stylish properties
Stunning, spacious open plan living
Relax in style
Modern, well equipped kitchen
Style and comfort combined
Twin room
To impress your four legged friend
Attractive cottage with peaceful views
Enjoy your morning coffee on the patio
Beatiful setting and shared garden
Show 3 moreSome of the friendly neighbours


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.

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2 more properties at this location

The Old Stables 3

The Old Stables 3

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£562 - £745

The Old Stables 2

The Old Stables 2

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£600 - £783

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

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