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.

Set in the hamlet of Knitsley, this delightful cottage is close to a fantastic farm shop and pub, and is perfect for walkers exploring this breathtaking area. There are plenty of footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways leading into the heart of County Durham and the Durham Dales. You can visit the Beamish open air museum, which tells the story of life in the northeast from the 1820s to the 1940s. The bustling city of Durham is just 10 miles away, and is home to a magnificent cathedral, the University’s Botanic Garden and Oriental Museum, and the Light Infantry Museum. Other highlights include the Tanfield Railway, Auckland Castle, the National Railway Museum and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

On entering this pretty and welcoming holiday cottage, you will find yourself in the bright and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With plenty of comfy seating, Smart TV, DVD, music system, electric fire and double doors opening onto the garden, the tastefully furnished lounge is an ideal space to relax in after a lovely day discovering this beautiful area. There is also a charming dining area. Going over to the stylishly designed kitchen you will find it fully equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, cafetiere, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer. Exploring this delightful property further you will find two cosy bedrooms. There’s a master bedroom with a king-size bed, and a twin room. You will also find a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC.

Stepping outside, you can unwind and dine alfresco in the attractive enclosed garden which overlooks the beautiful countryside. There is ample private parking available for two cars. There is a secure cycle store available, and you can even bring your horse with you as stabling and a paddock are available on request.

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 2

The Old Stables 2

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£600 - £783

The Old Stables 3

The Old Stables 3

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£562 - £745

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

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