View of the property across the courtyard
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
Spacious
Twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds
Twin bedroom with en-suite
En-suite bathroom with shower
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  View of the property across the courtyard
2 / 19  Stylish and comfortable lounge
3 / 19  Warming woorburner for cosy evenings in
4 / 19  Enjoy a relaxing break
5 / 19  Beautifully bright open plan design
6 / 19  Perfect get away
7 / 19  Dining in
8 / 19  Enjoy a family meal
9 / 19  Sink in to bed
10 / 19  Breakfast in bed?
11 / 19  Catch up TV in bed
12 / 19  Spacious
13 / 19  Twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds
14 / 19  Twin bedroom with en-suite
15 / 19  En-suite bathroom with shower
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.

An abundance of activities and days out can be found at nearby attractions including Alnwick Castle and Beamish Open Air Museum. Anglers have a choice of fishing spots at Waskerley and Derwent Reservoirs, and there are numerous routes for cyclists, hikers, peaceful strollers and dog walkers. You can enjoy a luxurious relaxing spa treatment at Slaley Hall or play a round of golf at their prestigious 18 hole course. Those seeking a more relaxing break can enjoy a visit to the nearby Knitsley Farm Shop, Wheelbirks Jersey ice cream farm or Bywell smokery. The cathedral city of Durham is 15 miles away. You can also take trips to Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall or the Yorkshire Dales.

On entering this lovely, spacious cottage, you will find yourself in the welcoming and bright open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Delightfully furnished and with a traditional wood burner and TV/DVD, the cosy lounge is ideal for relaxing in. There’s a stylish dining area, and a kitchen fully equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and Dulci Gusto coffee machine. You will also find a ground-floor WC. There is an enclosed store room for bikes. Going upstairs, you will find two cosy bedrooms, each with TV/DVD and en-suite bathrooms with shower over the bath and WC. There’s a double room (zip-and-link which can be made into a twin on request) and a comfy king-size room.

Stepping outside, there’s large courtyard which is shared with the other properties on-site, and there’s also a garden with private seating area for you to relax in. Also, guided wildlife walks with a local expert can be arranged by prior arrangement with the owner. Clay pigeon shooting may also be available by prior arrangement with owner, subject to availability.

  • 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 joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Marie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
4.9
Overall comfort
4.8
Overall location
4.3

Reviewed by James, 7th March 2020

Just lovely wanted a quiet weekend a bit off the beaten track and this was perfect liked the look of the cottage from the photos but they really didn't do it justice immaculately finished spotlessly clean and everything you would need the owner was very friendly and helpful and I would struggle to find a fault in fact I have and I cant

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.

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View of the property across the courtyard
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
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Location

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