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The Byre Family Cottage in Coxhoe, Durham

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Byre Family Cottage description

Holiday home
The Byre is a stone and brick built semi detached barn conversion, set on a working beef and sheep farm on the edge of the village of Coxhoe just six 6 miles from Durham. Boasting one ground floor double bedroom and one first floor twin room both with ensuite bathrooms, this cottage can sleep four people. The rest of the accommodation includes a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room. Outside the cottage are a patio and garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue as well as plenty of off road parking. Situated close to major roads, The Byre is an ideal base for discovering this fascinating part of the country.

The village of Coxhoe is six miles from Durham. There are pubs and shops within the village, which is in an ideal location for exploring the beauty of the north east of England, with the coast 17 miles away and the moors 23 miles away. There are lots of visitor attractions in the area, such as Durham Cathedral and Castle and Beamish Open Air Museum.

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.

Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Spacious patio and garden with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pubs 10 mins walk. Note: Some traffic noise from the A1(M) is audible from the garden.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Mrs Skerritt
June 2016
Being on a farm was excellent for young children. The property was welcoming and we had everything we needed.
Mr Ambrose
October 2015
The property was clean, comfortable and warm. It was very convenient for visiting Durham. There was a working farm atmosphere which we enjoyed.
Mr Smertenko
July 2015
A cosy, comfortable, and very pleasant cottage.
Mrs Pollock
August 2015
A beautiful cottage and gorgeous garden. The owners were friendly. Fantastic.
Mrs Birley
March 2014
The property was a real home-from-home, warm and cos. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and if in the area again would definitely look to book up again.
Mr Long
February 2015
Property is a good size, well equipped and ideally located. Exceeded expectations all round and fantastic value for money.
Mrs Surridge
April 2015
Loved everything about the cottage and surrounding area. Really comfy, cosy and peaceful. Would definitely go back.
Mrs Mobbs
October 2013
It was comfortable and cosy. The owners were extremely pleasant and helpful.
Mr Harrison
October 2013
Like a home from home. Excellent place to stay. Would come back for sure.
Mr Robinson
January 2014
Just as advertised - a lovely cottage. Would stay again and recommend to others.
Mr Dawes
September 2013
The Byre is situated in a quiet corner, privacy is five stars, easy access to everything you need. First impressions on entering the cottage were, we could move in here permanently! If you have kids, Hall Hill Farm is good, do not get too close to the llamas though, my son did and got a face full of llama spit. Alnwick Gardens is worth a visit.
Mrs Lewis
October 2012
The cottage was very clean and modern and well furnished. Plenty of space and two en-suites made it perfect for a family. The cottage was ideally placed , within a short drive from the AI. We liked the cottage so much- we have already booked a week for next year!
Mr Dunkley
August 2013
The property was clean, spacious and comfortable. All that was needed was provided including washing machine and dishwasher. The location is ideal for Beamish Museum, Durham City, Newcastle and the Durham Dales. The owners were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The beds were very comfortable.
Mr Batchelor
August 2011
Friendly people, a very clean cottage with excellent showers.
Mrs Milnes
October 2011
Spacious accommodation with little extra touches.
Mrs Wilson
March 2012
Very spacious comfortable cottage equipped with everything you could need. Well situated for exploring the many attractions of the Durham area and close enough if you wanted to visit the coast.
Mr Mummert
July 2012
I had a weeks trip to the area on business. As I needed to be in one place for the entire week, I took the chance that a cottage would be more agreeable than a week in a hotel room. I had never rented a cottage before and this proved to turn my business trip into a pleasant holiday! The cottage and the environs were wonderful.
August 2014
My husband, sister and I stayed in this cottage during our recent trip to England. The cottage was beautifully presented and contained everything you would need to wash cook and entertain yourself. It was a great base to explore Durham and walking distance to a couple of very good pubs made eating out easy. A welcome inclusion were the many brochures and especially the road atlas of the local area.
October 2014
A very pleasant cottage with everything you could need for a break in this part of the world. Of particular interest to some will be the very disabled friendly layout. With a bedroom with an en-suite on the ground floor and seperate self contained bedroom and bathroom upstairs this is ideal not only for someone like me who finds difficulty with stairs on a break with my wife, but also for anyone taking a disabled friend or relative on holiday. Wheelchair access is good except, perhaps, to the bathroom downstairs which may mean reversing in. well done at this price, na real find.
June 2013
The cottage itself is beautiful with plenty of outdoor space and outdoor furniture, ideal for families. The farm animals are very friendly and it is the perfect place to take children. We rented the cottage with my parents and found it an ideal location for visiting the coast and countryside being so close to the A1M. Very handy for Durham City, Beamish Museum and Hartlepool Maritime Experience. The farm owners are very friendly and welcoming and the cottage is well equipped though it could do with some coat hooks and more towel rails. I would certainly recommend this cottage to my friends and would try to book it again in the future.
Michael M
November 2015
Lovely cottage on a working farm. Well equipped and comfortable..very helpful,especially with us oldies and out electronic stuff.. BUT despite the triple glazing and thick walls, the traffic noise from H .G V, so was unrelenting. It would have been difficult to sit out during good weather. Pitty as it was a superb place.
Alasdair P
August 2015
Fabulous cottage set on a farm.Very spacious with all the amenities of home.HUGE garden with plenty of room for children and the farm animals an added bonus.Well situated to explore the area.No faults here.
December 2011
Fantastic location close to loads of activities for families, great spacious accomodation lovely welcome from the owners and would definately recommend and stay there again.
June 2012
What an unexpected perfect holiday, whilst I was on business. This cozy well appointed cottage rivals any premium hotel. The outside is lovely in its humble used brick exterior, then you walk in the front door and find an inviting, well decorated, comfortable retreat from the world. All in the country village of Coxhoe. The pictures do not do the place justice, and the pictures are very good. All the amenities with top drawer appliances. Comfortable for a family of four, or for two couples as there are two Bedrooms with private ensuite baths. When you arrive, the place is well lit and ready to move in. Very well kept and cleaned. The owners Doug and Rita, will be as invisible or on-the-spot as you require. They are a lovely couple and Rita is available for any need (better than most Hotel maid service). The hard wood floors are a wonderful touch. There is laundry facility in the cottage and Rita even left fresh eggs, toast and butter for the first breakfast before I could get to the market. With the fully equipped kitchen, meals were easily managed. I was on business from the USA to my home office HQ nearby. I am tired of standard hotels and wanted a more comfortable setting. This will now be my home in England's North East. So much to see and do all within 3 to 20 minutes drive. There is so much history in Durham, wide open country all around Coxhoe and many "Harry Potter" film locations within the area. My local colleagues thought I was crazy until they came to the cottage and now they've all requested business cards for friends and other colleagues stay. Best of all was the quiet and picturesque environs of this small farm. If you have a larger group there are two larger cottages just as or more lovely (I took a tour). One can even sleep 9 or more. The price, the style, the features, the surroundings and the quiet were all pleasant surprises to make my business trip the unexpected holiday.
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