We spent a week in this cottage and it quickly became a home from home! It is comfortable and very spacious. It is well equipped and the owners have included lots of extras that made the stay even better - lots of large soft towels, bbq coals, a collection of DVDs, milk in the fridge on arrival. It really was first class. The garden is huge and all enclosed so any children can play safely.
The cottage is ideally located for exploring the north east as it is close to the A1. Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Hartlepool can all be reached in under 30 mins, so there is lots you can do. We visited Beamish, Preston Park, Metro Centre, Centre of Life, Adventure Valley. All are great. Hardwick Park in Sedgefield is handy and worth a visit too.
Overall, we had a great stay and will definitely be back!