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Charming stone cottage
Great open plan design
Relaxing in this cosy cottage
Enjoy the cosy woodburner
Treat yourself
Spacious cottage
Enjoy a meal together
Well equipped kitchen
Great layout
Stable door looking on to courtyard
Pretty ground floor double room
Take a soak in the tub or a resfreshing shower
Upstairs there are three single beds
Seating in garden area
Pretty sights in a picturesque setting
A day trip to Newcastle City with its' iconic bridgesover the Tyne
Or explore the historic City of Durham and its' majestic Cathedral
Or explore the countryside across the Derwent Valley and North Pennines
1 / 18  Charming stone cottage
2 / 18  Great open plan design
3 / 18  Relaxing in this cosy cottage
4 / 18  Enjoy the cosy woodburner
5 / 18  Treat yourself
6 / 18  Spacious cottage
7 / 18  Enjoy a meal together
8 / 18  Well equipped kitchen
9 / 18  Great layout
10 / 18  Stable door looking on to courtyard
11 / 18  Pretty ground floor double room
12 / 18  Take a soak in the tub or a resfreshing shower
13 / 18  Upstairs there are three single beds
14 / 18  Seating in garden area
15 / 18  Pretty sights in a picturesque setting
16 / 18  A day trip to Newcastle City with its' iconic bridgesover the Tyne
17 / 18  Or explore the historic City of Durham and its' majestic Cathedral
18 / 18  Or explore the countryside across the Derwent Valley and North Pennines

Woodland Escape - Derwent Valley

Rowlands Gill, County Durham
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully renovated Northumberland stone barn set within 100 acres of fields and woodland
  • Patio and tranquil landscaped gardens with views over the surrounding countryside
  • Historic and picturesque 14th century chapel in the grounds - a truly idyllic setting for you holiday
  • Less than half a mile from Rowlands Gill village and its range of shops, restaurants and takeaways
  • Within easy reach of exciting Newcastle with its selection of shopping, dining and entertainment facilities
  • Close to Beamish open air museum set within 300 acres of County Durham countryside
  • 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: CN192

Escape from it all in this tranquil and secluded location, this beautifully renovated cottage offers charming accommodation in a peaceful rural setting with great access to the open countryside.

Set within 100 acres of fields and woodland, this property enjoys panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. The immediate grounds have plenty to offer, from a picturesque 14th century chapel filled with myths and legends to a private mile stretch of fishing on the River Derwent, not to mention a fantastic selection of walking, cycling and bird watching opportunities. Rowlands Gill is less than half a mile away, offering a good range of shops, newsagents, restaurants and takeaways, while the nearest pub is located one mile away in Burnopfield. For a day out with a difference, experience the Beamish open-air museum, which is set within 300 acres of County Durham countryside, or head to nearby Newcastle for some retail therapy. Whether exploring by bike, foot or car this cottage offers it all.

Renovated to a high standard, this stone-built barn provides a homely sanctuary in a unique setting. Prepare tasty meals in the traditional kitchen, which offers ample workspace, a sociable breakfast barn and a door leading out to the garden. The lounge/diner next door is a cosy and welcoming room with a dining table, roaring wood burner, large comfortable sofa, TV/DVD. Here, you will also find a good selection of books and games for relaxing evenings in. Also, on the ground floor is the master double bedroom, which features a TV, dressing table, plenty of storage space and fabulous views across the garden and towards the Derwent Valley. There is a tiled family bathroom seperate shower. Stairs lead up to a mezzanine level where a charming dorm room is located in the eaves, featuring three single beds, exposed beams and Velux windows.

Outside, a beautiful lawn and patio area with table and chairs is surrounded by lush woodland, perfect for al fresco meals accompanied by birdsong. There is off-road parking for two cars to the front of the property.

  • Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms – 1 double , 1 dorm room with 3 single beds (low ceilings)
  • 1 ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Bed linen included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants within easy driving distance
  • Games, books and films
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wood burner with logs included
  • Regret no dogs
  • Survival and adventure courses can be arranged, subject to availability and at an additional cost. 
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Grenville 15th July 2022

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A very comfortable cottage for two located on one side of a farmhouse courtyard at thee d of a long drive.

Reviewed by Simon 7th May 2022

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Very comfortable and plenty of room. A very nice place to stay in a secluded area of nice countryside.

Reviewed by Raymond 22nd February 2022

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Lovely hosts John and Ruth very comfortable cosy and relaxing accommodation with fantastic view and walks plenty of wildlife.

Reviewed by Carol 3rd February 2022

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Reviewed by Syed 12th November 2021

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Such a superb quality cottage, with lovely hosts to welcome you in. An amazing landscape to admire and a very well taken care of cottage to cater everyone. I loved my stay!

Reviewed by Geoffrey 20th September 2021

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Reviewed by William 18th July 2021

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Reviewed by Helen 11th June 2021

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From the moment we stepped inside, I knew that we were going to have a fabulous time at Low Friarside. We'll equipped, immaculately clean and cosy, John and Ruth were close by with recommendations on where to eat and what attractions were worth a visit. Definitely be back.

Reviewed by Carol 30th April 2021

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the cottage is lovely.

Reviewed by Hilary 16th April 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location with access across the fields to riverside walks. Extremely well equipped and very comfortable bed. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Serge 18th September 2020

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Spotless very comfortable and relaxing. Will come again next year !

Reviewed by Patricia 11th September 2020

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Friendly welcome, wonderfully tranquil location, excellent overall accommodation

Reviewed by Jemma 7th September 2020

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Charming stone cottage
Great open plan design
Relaxing in this cosy cottage
Enjoy the cosy woodburner
Treat yourself
Spacious cottage
Enjoy a meal together
Well equipped kitchen
Great layout
Stable door looking on to courtyard
Pretty ground floor double room
Show 6 moreTake a soak in the tub or a resfreshing shower

Location

Map
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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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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