Enjoy a relaxing break in the countryside
Beautifully presented lounge with patio doors
Open plan living
A break in style
King-size bed
Comfort and style
Contemporary bathroom
View toward the three stunning cottages
One of the locals
Relax and enjoy your morning coffee
Take a trip to see the stunning sites of Durham Cathedral
Stunning sunsets
Well worth the visit
Al fresco dining
A break for your four legged friend
1 / 15  Enjoy a relaxing break in the countryside
2 / 15  Beautifully presented lounge with patio doors
3 / 15  Open plan living
4 / 15  A break in style
5 / 15  King-size bed
6 / 15  Comfort and style
7 / 15  Contemporary bathroom
8 / 15  View toward the three stunning cottages
9 / 15  One of the locals
10 / 15  Relax and enjoy your morning coffee
11 / 15  Take a trip to see the stunning sites of Durham Cathedral
12 / 15  Stunning sunsets
13 / 15  Well worth the visit
14 / 15  Al fresco dining
15 / 15  A break for your four legged friend

The Old Stables 3

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

  • Set in a charming rural hamlet with lovely views in the heart of County Durham
  • This attractive cottage makes an ideal base for exploring this picturesque area
  • Perfect for visiting the city of Durham, Newcastle and the beautiful North Pennines
  • Ideal for visiting the National Railway Museum Shildon, the Tanfield Railway and Beamish
  • An ideal holiday base for walkers, ramblers, cyclists, nature lovers, sightseers and horse riders
  • Close to a fantastic farm shop and with plenty of great places to eat and drink nearby
Property code: CN208

With rural views and ideally placed for exploring the idyllic Durham Dales, this spacious cottage is great for walkers and cyclists, and is perfect for visiting Newcastle, Hadrian’s Wall and Beamish.

The Old Stables Cottage 3 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 two guests in the spacious king-size bedroom. With the addition of a sofa-bed in the living area, this property easily converts to take up to four guests. The family bathroom, is well appointed with bath, separate shower cubicle, 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 is ideal for anyone with limited mobility. 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.

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. To stock up on delicious food, 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!

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.

This cottage accepts one well behaved dog.

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

  • 1 master bedroom with king-size bed
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Oven and hob, microwave, toaster, cafetiere, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer
  • Lounge with TV, DVD, electric fire and music system
  • Additional sleeping for 2 on a double sofa bed in lounge
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Small private patio with outdoor dining furniture, plus an enclosed shared garden
  • Secure cycle store available to use
  • Stabling and a paddock available on request for horse-owners
  • Bed linen, heating and hot water included
  • Wi-Fi included
  •  1 dog welcome
  • 25% off discount vouchers for Beamish within your welcome pack
  • 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 Marie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 14th September 2019

3 The old stables is the perfect place in a stunning location we wanted for nothing we plan to return.

Reviewed by Jane 30th July 2019

2nd visit this summer. Perfect cottage and location. Very thoughtful and kind owner. Would recommend highly and certainly book again.

Enjoy a relaxing break in the countryside
Beautifully presented lounge with patio doors
Open plan living
A break in style
King-size bed
Comfort and style
Contemporary bathroom
View toward the three stunning cottages
One of the locals
Relax and enjoy your morning coffee
Take a trip to see the stunning sites of Durham Cathedral
Show 3 moreStunning sunsets


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 1

The Old Stables 1

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£600 - £812

The Old Stables 2

The Old Stables 2

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£600 - £812

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

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