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South Byre Family Cottage in Hamsterley, Durham

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

South Byre Family Cottage description

Holiday home
South Byre is a detached cottage on a working farm near to Hamsterley in County Durham. The cottage sleeps five people in a double bedroom and a family bedroom as well as a family bathroom. Also in the cottage is an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, dining area and a sitting area. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars and a patio with garden furniture. Ideal for a relaxing countryside holiday, South Byre is set in beautiful countryside in County Durham.

The village of Hamsterley is just two miles from Hamsterley Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a shop and a village pub. The market town of Barnard Castle is just fourteen miles away.

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Electric underfloor central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Patio to side with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and supermarkets 4 miles, pub 1 mile.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Butcher
April 2015
Warm cosy, spotlessly clean and overlooking wide open space with hardly another house in sight. Abundant wildlife (hares, curlews and buzzards) and absolutely no traffic noise!
Mr Whitehurst
March 2015
The location was stunning with panoramic views from all windows. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and this is the best one so far. We will be recommending it to our friends and family.
Mrs Barnard
March 2015
The cottage was brilliantly equipped, immaculately cleaned, and the welcome provisions were generous and much appreciated. The view from the lounge window was beautiful, the area was stunning and there were great opportunities to walk and relax. It was close enough to Durham that we could get into the centre in half an hour.
Mrs Bonner
November 2014
The cottage is in a lovely spot and is very clean, warm and comfortable. The 'Welcome Pack' is amazing and it is clear that the owners are excellent hosts and wish all their visitors, young and old, to have a really good time at South Byre. This was our second visit and I am sure it will not be our last.
Mr Evans
September 2014
This was our third stay at this property. It continues to provide the excellent standard that we required for a peaceful, relaxing and non-intrusive holiday. The accommodation is spotless and the welcome pack is something that has to be seen to be believed. The accommodation is set in a quiet rural setting in a beautiful part of the country. The owners live nearby but unless you need any help they let you get on with your holiday. The only visitors you will get are the hens and a horse. We are already looking at dates to book for next year.
Ms Spiers
September 2014
This cottage is well-equipped and comfortable with everything provided. It is well situated to explore the surrounding area with many nice places within easy reach. There are lovely views from the windows and patio. There was good information about nearby places and contact details for the owners if needed. We had an excellent stay.
Mrs Varden
July 2014
The cottage was perfect. The nicest we have ever stayed in. The views were wonderful, it was quiet and peaceful, far from the madding crowd. The welcome left by the landlord was amazing and the cake yummy
Mr Townsend
April 2014
The service and attention to detail provided by the owner and her family were second to none.
Mr Newton
May 2014
The welcome pack in the cottage was exceptional and the locals were very friendly and welcoming. There was nothing I didn't like, everything was superb.
Mr Butcher
March 2014
This is a beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. The welcome pack was comprehensive and the home made cake was delicious. It was so nice that you could sit in doors and look out at the rolling Northumbrian countryside and do little else! A real home from home and very relaxing. We will definitely return, soon!
Ms Atkinson
December 2013
Excellent property, even cleaner than my own home! Very helpful owner. Would definitely recommend the property to friends or family.
Mrs Murphy
December 2013
Amazing cottage, spacious, modern, highest spec', beautiful views all around, comfortable, immaculately looked after and a fabulous welcome pack which included delicious homemade cake!! This cottage was exquisite!!
Mrs Donkin
November 2013
This is the second time we have stayed at South Byre. The cottage has everything you could ever need. It is spotlessly clean. The owners are extremely helpful. The surrounding countryside is beautiful. We would love to return, and would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Mrs Smith
October 2013
This cottage has everything you could wish for. I wish I could have taken it home with me. The cottage was immaculate, very peaceful. The welcome pack was the best we have ever had, owners very friendly.
Mrs Culverhouse
September 2013
Beautiful property, and good location. Will definitely return, hopefully next year.
Mr Evans
September 2013
This was our second stay in this lovely cottage. Once again the standard of cleanliness and furnishings were excellent. The setting of this property gives you a peace and tranquillity which for people like us, who lead very hectic lives gave us exactly what we needed. Although the owners live near by they are not intrusive but are on hand if you require help or advice.
Mr Johnson
June 2013
The cottage was exceptional, the location is ideal, and the weather was very good.
Mr Heath
July 2013
Loved everything. The place perfect and the things the owner left for us was a pleasant surprise. Never had it like that before when we have stayed in other places.
Miss Law
May 2013
The location is very nice and quiet with spacious green area. The welcoming pack is very generous and also a delicious homemade cake too!
Mr Almond
February 2013
This property is excellent value for the price charged. As good as most hotels, if not better. The cake, wine, bacon, eggs, butter and bread were a really thoughtful touch and very much appreciated. Thank you.
Mrs Donkin
October 2012
Wow what a wonderful holiday cottage, think one of the best I have ever stayed in. The place was very clean and it had everything you could wish for from a holiday cottage,a real home from home. The surrounding area was beautiful. My kids were in there element as was my husband. Overall a great place to stay, we would love to come again. Many thanks.
Mr Evans
October 2012
The exceptionally high standard of the cottage allowed us to relax in the peaceful, non-intrusive surroundings of this beautiful location. I'm not up to date with Tourist Board Grading but this property should receive the highest level.
Mrs Holden
September 2012
A great first impression with lovely welcoming touches, home-made cake, good wine and fresh flowers, to name a few. Very comfortable, quiet and lovely views. Accessible to many areas, one of the best cottages we have stayed in.
Mrs Mumford
July 2012
Very comfortable, peaceful quiet location. Very welcoming friendly owner. Will definitely return make a return!
Mr Townsend
August 2012
Wonderful views - quiet and peaceful.
Mrs Barr
August 2012
A fantastic property with everything you could possibly need. A real home from home. Superb location for a truly relaxing break. The website photos don't do it justice at all!
Mr Pattison
March 2012
We had a fantastic stay in this property and would have no hesitation in recommending to family and friends or staying here again ourselves. The property is first class and we could not fault it. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay.
Mr Tyrrell
July 2012
We enjoyed the views and the peace and quiet.
February 2015
Out of all the cottages we have stayed in over the past 20 years or so, this is undoubtedly the most impressive. The cottage is quiet, warm, spacious, has amazing views, and is situated in a very good spot for visiting the beautiful Durham dales, and even further afield. But the most eye-catching fetaure was the welcome pack, which went way beyond the necessary, and offered an incredible array of foods - absolutely wonderful, and congratulations to the very helpful owners who sorted out our single problem immediately (a problem which had been caused by the previous week's visitors).
September 2014
Spent a very enjoyable week in this lovely cottage. It is warm and comfortable and the owners have provided everything you could need or want. There is a very generous welcome pack including delicious homemade cake. The location is perfect for enjoying beautiful views over the countryside and there are interesting places to visit within a short drive. There are also good eating places around the area. This is definitely a place I would be happy to go back to.
December 2012
Beautiful holiday cottage,which had everything you could wish for a real home from home.The owners were very helpfull and left us a welcome pack which was a real treat. The area was stunning,great for walks and biking. We would love to go back and would recommend it to friends and family.
December 2013
This cottage exceeded our expectations, located in a very peaceful area with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Modern and clean and fresh and with a welcome pack to beat all others including a delicious homemade cake. We did not meet the owners who lived in the farmhouse next door but contact details were there if needed in an information pack. Recommended and would hope to return in the future.
Ms Spiers
June 2015
The cottage is in a lovely situation and so comfortable, also the owners were very helpful.
August 2015
Fantastic holiday and excellent accommodation. We would recommend this cottage and will definitely be going back again.
Mr Townsend
March 2016
An exceptional property, very helpful hosts, wonderful welcome pack, beautiful setting. This was our 4th visit and we will be back.
Mrs Wire
July 2016
South Byre is a really excellent property. Well designed and maintained. We have stayed here twice and will be coming back again.
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