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
11 more

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 picturesque hamlet of Knitsley is perfect for walkers and cyclists of all levels. You will find footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways leading into the heart of County Durham and through the Durham Dales. Beamish, the world famous open air museum, tells the story of life in the northeast from the 1820s to the 1940s, and is just a 20 minute drive away. Ten miles away is the vibrant city of Durham, home to the magnificent cathedral, the University’s Botanic Garden and the Light Infantry Museum. You can also explore the Vale of Durham, visit Auckland Castle, the National Railway Museum, the Tanfield Railway – the oldest railway in the world, or explore the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

On entering this charming and bright single-level ground-floor holiday cottage, you will find yourself in the light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With plenty of comfortable seating TV, DVD, music system and an electric fire, the pretty and welcoming lounge is perfect for relaxing in after a wonderful day enjoying this beautiful area. You will also find a charming dining area. Moving into the stylishly designed kitchen you will find it fully equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, toaster and cafetiere. Exploring this delightful property further you will find two cosy bedrooms. There’s a master bedroom with a king-size bed, and a single room which can be made up into a twin room on request. There is also a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC.

French doors lead out from the lounge and you can sit back and relax in the beautiful private, enclosed garden which has plenty of outdoor dining furniture and overlooks the picturesque countryside. There is ample private parking available for two cars. If you have another car, there is additional parking available near the stables just a few yards away. There is also a secure cycle store. 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 - 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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