Stylish contemporary  open plan living
Retreat to the comfortable lounge
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
Northern sunshine, fields and trees
Feel at home
Tree views with your morning coffee watching the wildlife
Time to rest in this sumptious king-size bed
Contemporary bathroom
Stylish twin room
Al fresco dining
Enjoy the shared gardens
Spend time with your loved ones
The neighbours
Lucky enough to see the stunning skies?
Take a visit to the Cathedral City of Durham
Peaceful setting
Stylishly designed
1 / 17  Stylish contemporary open plan living
2 / 17  Retreat to the comfortable lounge
3 / 17  Cook up a storm in the kitchen
4 / 17  Northern sunshine, fields and trees
5 / 17  Feel at home
6 / 17  Tree views with your morning coffee watching the wildlife
7 / 17  Time to rest in this sumptious king-size bed
8 / 17  Contemporary bathroom
9 / 17  Stylish twin room
10 / 17  Al fresco dining
11 / 17  Enjoy the shared gardens
12 / 17  Spend time with your loved ones
13 / 17  The neighbours
14 / 17  Lucky enough to see the stunning skies?
15 / 17  Take a visit to the Cathedral City of Durham
16 / 17  Peaceful setting
17 / 17  Stylishly designed

The Old Stables 2

Durham (10mls 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 delightful single-level cottage is perfect for walkers, ramblers and cyclists
  • Ideally situated in the a tranquil hamlet in the heart of County Durham
  • Visit Beamish Museum, the Oriental Museum and Tanfield Railway
  • Explore the Durham Dales, the Vale of Durham and the North Pennines
  • Close to fantastic restaurants, pubs, cafes and an excellent farm shop
  • Ideal for enjoying the glorious countryside of this picturesque area
Property code: CN207

Tucked away in a picturesque hamlet on the outskirts of County Durham, this beautiful holiday cottage overlooks magnificent rolling fields and is a perfect base for walkers, ramblers and cyclists.

The Old Stables Cottage 2 is a beautifully furnished holiday cottage tucked away in 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 beautifully appointed bedrooms, one a king-size bedroom and the other a single bed that converts into a double. The family bathroom, is well appointed with a 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. 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. This cottage accepts one well behaved dog too!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

  • 2 bedrooms - king-size, 1 single room (which can be made into a twin room)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath, and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, cafetiere, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer
  • Lounge with TV, DVD music system and electric fire
  • Small private patio with outdoor dining furniture, plus an enclosed shared garden
  • Private parking for 2 cars.
  • There is additional parking near the stables just a few yards away
  • Secure cycle store available to use Stabling and paddock available for horses on request
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Within walking distance of a pub/restaurant
  • Farm shop a short drive away
  • 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 5 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
Overall comfort
Overall location

Reviewed by Lynn 14th June 2019

We will be returning, a stunning location with very caring owners.

Reviewed by HENRY 21st April 2019

This property was First class.You could not fault it in any way. The owners have made an excellent cottage and the gardens are great.

Reviewed by Pat S 14th September 2017

The Old Stable Cottage 2 is in a lovely situation with great views. The cottage is comfortable, clean and well equipped. Nice welcoming packs for humans and canines!

Reviewed by John S 25th August 2017

Very clean cottage & beautiful views

2 more
Stylish contemporary  open plan living
Retreat to the comfortable lounge
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
Northern sunshine, fields and trees
Feel at home
Tree views with your morning coffee watching the wildlife
Time to rest in this sumptious king-size bed
Contemporary bathroom
Stylish twin room
Al fresco dining
Enjoy the shared gardens
Show 5 moreSpend time with your loved ones


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 1

The Old Stables 1

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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