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Bright and open plan
Decking area for sunny mornings
Single storey barn conversion
Great open plan space for your holiday
Relaxing in the lounge
Coffee time
Breakfasting outside
Relax on the decking and admire the views and wildlife
Kitchen area
Spacious living
Enjoy a meal together
King-size master bedroom
Convenient en-suite
King-size room
Spacious bathrooms
Twin room
Family time
Take a shower or a soak in the bath
Twin room
Handy utility area
Approaching this charming conversion
Springtime
Peaceful views surround this cottage
Beautiful barn in peaceful surroundings
1 / 24  Bright and open plan
2 / 24  Decking area for sunny mornings
3 / 24  Single storey barn conversion
4 / 24  Great open plan space for your holiday
5 / 24  Relaxing in the lounge
6 / 24  Coffee time
7 / 24  Breakfasting outside
8 / 24  Relax on the decking and admire the views and wildlife
9 / 24  Kitchen area
10 / 24  Spacious living
11 / 24  Enjoy a meal together
12 / 24  King-size master bedroom
13 / 24  Convenient en-suite
14 / 24  King-size room
15 / 24  Spacious bathrooms
16 / 24  Twin room
17 / 24  Family time
18 / 24  Take a shower or a soak in the bath
19 / 24  Twin room
20 / 24  Handy utility area
21 / 24  Approaching this charming conversion
22 / 24  Springtime
23 / 24  Peaceful views surround this cottage
24 / 24  Beautiful barn in peaceful surroundings

Friar's Hide

Rowlands Gill, County Durham
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Escape from it all, this beautiful stone built cottage offers a tranquil and calm location, with great access to all the North East has to offer.
  • Set in private landscaped grounds with complete with 14th centaury chapel
  • Perfect for exploring the beautiful Derwent Valley and the popular Derwent Reservoir
  • Just a short drive from the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Ideal for keen walkers, cyclists, sightseers and families
  • Visit Beamish, the Gibside Estate, Alnwick Garden and Hadrian’s Wall
  • Want to do something a little different? Taught in the woods adventure and survival day or night courses can be arranged when staying here.
Property code: CN209

Superbly converted from a former farm piggery, this stylish and attractive cottage is a perfect holiday base for exploring the stunning Derwent Valley and the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Located close to the Derwent Valley walk and the popular 18th century Gibside Estate, this fantastic cottage is ideally situated for exploring the heart of the stunning Northumberland countryside. The popular open air Beamish museum, telling the story of life in the North East from the 1820s to the 1940s is nearby, and the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne is just a 20 minute drive away. You can take a boat cruise along the Tyne to the North Sea, or head a little further afield and discover the beautiful Northumberland coast. You can also visit Alnwick Castle, the Alnwick Garden, Tanfield Railway and Hadrian’s Wall, or explore Durham and Gateshead or the delightful coastal villages including Bamburgh and Craster.

On entering this stunning and attractively converted single-level property, originally a farm piggery and set in its own tranquil surroundings, you will find yourself in the light and inviting open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Tastefully furnished, with plenty of comfy seating, TV, DVD and a choice of games and books, the delightful and welcoming lounge is an ideal space for relaxing in and for admiring the glorious countryside views. There’s also a pretty dining area. Moving over to the elegantly designed kitchen you will find it fully equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and cafetiere. The washing machine and tumble dryer are housed in the nearby utility/boot room, along with a range of books and games. Exploring this fantastic property further you will find three cosy bedrooms. There’s a master bedroom with a king-size bed and TV with an en-suite shower room complete with a large walk-in shower and WC. There are also two twin rooms, one with a TV. You will also find a bathroom complete with a bath, a large walk-in shower, WC and with cosy underfloor heating.

Stepping outside, you can relax or dine alfresco in the enclosed, decked patio area with a table and chairs which is accessible from the French doors in the lounge and which offers a great view of a ruined 14th century chapel which is steeped in local folklore. There’s also a paved side patio with garden furniture to the side of the cottage. There is ample private parking available for up to two cars next to the cottage.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size double with TV and 2 twins (1 with TV)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower, WC and underfloor heating 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and cafetiere
  • Lounge with TV, DVD, games and books
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • Enclosed, decked patio area with furniture, and paved side patio with furniture
  • Private parking for up to 2 cars next to the cottage
  • Located close to Derwent Valley and the Gibside Estate
  • 20 minute drive from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Two night short breaks are available all year round
  • Changeover days are flexible
  • 25% off discount vouchers for Beamish as part of your welcome pack
  • Survival and adventure courses can be arranged, subject to availability and at an additional cost. 
  • This cottage can be booked alongside other similar cottages

Marie Heffernan

This property is personally managed by Marie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 14th September 2020

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Never stayed anywhere better in the UK, and we've travelled a lot!

Reviewed by Gillian 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Malcolm 15th November 2019

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Our stay at The Piggery was spot on. The cottage is lovely, well equipped and with great views.

Reviewed by Christine 23rd August 2019

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This lovely cottage is set in the most beautiful location. We have had an absolutely lovely week here. So quiet and peaceful. The owners are lovely. Close but far enough away to show privacy. Looking out onto the old chapel... absolutely perfect and beautiful setting. The cottage itself is well set out with quality fixtures and fittings and very coRead moremfortable. Highly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Rupert Mark Brya 29th July 2019

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Reviewed by Liz 12th July 2019

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Reviewed by Mariette 8th July 2019

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Great location, very comfortable. Definitely a 5* property. We will be back again.

Reviewed by Duncan 10th May 2019

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Reviewed by Claire 3rd May 2019

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The Piggery is a wonderful oasis just 10 minutes from the A1. An amazing location and the cottage is warm and welcoming with lovely owners. This was our second visit and we will be sure to return again.

Reviewed by RICHARD 1st April 2019

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Reviewed by Christine 22nd March 2019

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Beautiful cottage, well equipped, location is beautiful, owners very helpful and pleasant, will come and stay again.

Reviewed by Caroline 15th February 2019

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Lovely well equipped property in an amazing location. Perfectly placed for visiting Newcastle and the Northumberland coast.

Reviewed by Tubambe 20th October 2018

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I booked this for my birthday and the owner was so welcome. Didnt intrude on me and my friends either. The cottage was amazingly clean and the beds were SO comfy! Would highly recommend. However, there should be lighting on the deck especially when its dark so you can see around you - otherwise it can be quite frightening

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Bright and open plan
Decking area for sunny mornings
Single storey barn conversion
Great open plan space for your holiday
Relaxing in the lounge
Coffee time
Breakfasting outside
Relax on the decking and admire the views and wildlife
Kitchen area
Spacious living
Enjoy a meal together
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Location

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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.

Newcastle’s thriving cosmopolitan city centre is positively packed with things to see and do. From its world-renowned art galleries to fine dining, family attractions and glamorous nightlife, there is something for everyone. For those interested in local history, there is a broad spectrum of historical landmarks to discover, while those in need of some retail therapy will be in their element exploring the wealth of boutiques and speciality stores lining the city’s bustling streets.

From the city’s glittering Quayside to the beautiful, residential suburb of Jesmond, visitors of all tastes will find incredible places to stay in Newcastle and the surrounding area. Wherever you decide to book your stay, you won’t be far from the delights of the city centre - with convenient transport links throughout the area, and several stunning, scenic walks on offer if you’re travelling from Newcastle’s picturesque suburban outskirts to the lively city centre.

Seize your opportunity to explore the magnificent Ouseburn Valley - home to authentic pubs and quirky cafés galore - or bring the car and enjoy a tranquil break in the coastal town of Tynemouth. Alternatively, if you would like to stay right in the heart of the Newcastle, our Quayside apartments give you the chance to stay a stone’s throw away from the city’s enormous range of bars, restaurants, boutiques and world-renowned attractions.

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