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The Shed Family Cottage in Coxhoe, Durham

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
4 bathrooms

The Shed Family Cottage description

Holiday home
The Shed is a stone and brick built 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 four bedrooms (three with en-suite facilities) and a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep up to eight people in style. The rest of the accommodation includes a fitted kitchen, a dining room with a snug and a sitting room. Outside the cottage are a patio and garden with outdoor furniture and barbecue, as well as plenty of off road parking. Situated close to major roads, The Shed 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.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Gas central heating. Range cooker with electric oven & gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x flat screen TVs, 50" TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi. Fuel & power inc. in rent, Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair. Ample off road parking. Spacious patio & garden with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pubs 10 mins walk. Note: Some traffic noise from the A1(M) is audible from the garden.


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

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Mrs Williams
February 2016
The cottage was really lovely, the photographs do not do it justice. A fantastic holiday. We would love to stay at The Shed again.
Mr Thomson
July 2015
Centrally located property for exploring the local area. The property itself is beautifully presented and a real home from home. We would definitely go back and would highly recommend.
Mr Gorman
February 2016
The Shed has an excellent lounge and dining table. Perfect for a large group. Would definitely go back!
Mrs Rook
June 2014
We loved the spacious layout of the property and the fact that the bedrooms all had en suite facilities. The hot tub was a real bonus.
Mrs Bridon
March 2015
Every person loved the accommodation and all said they would return and recommend to others. It was great value for money which was a big factor. A truly amazing weekend.
Ms Jayasekera
May 2015
The property is very spacious and ideal for a large group without everyone falling over each other. There is a good selection of books and games to occupy everyone. The Shed is in a good location to explore surrounding areas and the addition of the hot tub is a fun, relaxing way to unwind after a busy day.
Mrs Lowe
February 2015
The place was amazing, we walked through the house on arrival and it just kept getting better.
Miss Blake
January 2015
Could not fault the cleanliness of the property along with the layout. Amazing house, we all agreed we would love to live there! Absolutely beautiful.
Mrs Lane
January 2014
Carefully furnished, comfortable and spacious house. Great place for a large group.
Mrs Musk
March 2014
The Shed is a fabulous place to take 4 generations of our family. It has plenty of space, privacy for each family group and the bathroom facilities are great. Hot tub is amazing, biggest we have seen.
Mrs Palliser
April 2014
Very lovely, roomy accommodation. Well decorated, friendly and helpful owners. Great to have the use of a hot tub. Good location, would recommend and return again.
Mr Moore
April 2014
The shed is perfect. Lovely property, a home from home. Large living room is a perfect space for all to relax even all 8 of us. The hot tub space was very nice and a great addition to the property. The farm it sits on is a bonus as the children can visit the sheep, cows and peppa pig when ever they wanted. Would look to book again.
Mrs Grainger
May 2014
Spacious, comfortable and warm accommodation. Well equipped. Owners very pleasant, friendly and welcoming.
Mr Emanuel
October 2013
The property was great. The location meant we could travel to everything we wanted to do in a short time. The owners could not do enough. It was such a great holiday.
Mrs Cooke
December 2013
The holiday was fabulous.The hot tub is amazing!
Mrs Hoggett
October 2013
Had a lovely weekend with friends. The hot tub was an added bonus. The Shed was beautifully furnished with lots of space. Would definitely return.
Mr Moore
September 2012
Location excellent, enabled wife to invite family living in area over. Access to great areas of interest for children and adults.
Miss Mitchell
October 2012
'The Shed' is a fantastic place to stay. We hired the property for my 40th birthday. There is not one thing I would change. The hot tub was also amazing. I will definitely be booking up again in the future!
Mrs Baldwin
October 2012
Fabulous cottage, well appointed and very spacious. The hot tub was brilliant, the kids and adults both agreed it was the highlight of the break. The animals on the farm are also good for the kids to explore.
Miss Mills
November 2012
The owner was very laid back and didn't bother us the whole weekend, but we felt as if we needed help or assistance, they would have been more than happy to oblige. The sitting room was lovely and spacious for entertaining. I would definitely come back here.
Ms Devlin
May 2013
We had a lovely stay at The Shed. The property was nicely decorated, there was loads of space and great facilities and we loved spending time in the hot tub in the garden. It was great that there was also an electric socket and a roof over the hot tub so we could play music.
Mrs Rennie
March 2013
Just came back from a weekend away with the girls at The Shed. What a fantastic place, very spacious, equipped with everything you could possibly need - DVD's, games, books, wifi, and most of all the hot tub. We will definitely be going back and will recommend to others.
Mrs Butt
February 2013
The 'Shed' is anything but a shed. It is warm, superb and comfortable. Just like a Tardis one room leads to the others and is extremely spacious. The facilities are excellent and the location is great. The owners are friendly and helpful. I would recommend this property for anyone wanting a holiday in the area.
Miss Chambers
November 2012
We all had an amazing weekend! The hot tub was amazing, the animals are awesome and we didn't get bothered by anyone.
Miss Birch
February 2013
Beautiful accommodation, very spacious, loved the fact all the rooms had en-suite, hot tub perfect.
Mr Harding
August 2012
For a party of 7 the entire experience was first class. Excellent accommodation and very helpful owners. The hot tub was a particularly nice touch. Could not be faulted.
Mr Bissett
August 2012
The property is situated in an excellent spot with a very good bus service in to Durham, we hardly used our cars at all. The owners are very helpful and the house was perfect for us, we would not hesitate in returning.
Mrs March
May 2012
There was plenty of room for the number in our party. Plenty of books, games and electronic technology to keep everyone happy. The use of the hot tub was a bonus.
Ms Archibald
March 2012
A truly great property with exceptional facilities. Great for families with plenty of space for everyone.
Mrs Moore
August 2011
We received a very warm welcome from the property owners, lots of small touches that made a massive difference, the hot tub and location. We would definitely recommend.
December 2012
'The Shed' is a fantastic place to stay. We hired the property for my 40th birthday. There is not one thing I would change. The hot tub was also amazing. I will definitely be booking up again in the future!
March 2014
Just got home from girly weekend at The Shed. It's a fabulous, spacious cottage situated on a working farm. We paid the supplement for the hot tub and it was worth every penny- very relaxing! The cottage is very spacious, every bedroom having it's own bathroom! Towels were supplied soft, fluffy and smelling gorgeous- better than most hotel towels I've used! Special attention paid to making this home from home - wii console/games, DVD player and DVDs plenty of books and magazines. I would definatly recommend staying here as well as dining out at The Old Mill where we were served a delicious Sunday lunch!!
April 2014
Stayed here with 5 friends. What a lovely, big, comfortable house. Plenty of space, well equipped and nicely decorated.......home from home. Very nice, friendly and helpful owners. Hot tub was a bonus. Would highly recommend this place.
February 2015
we stayed here with family for my husbands 40th birthday, the place is amazing, you walk through and it just keeps getting better. My son (11) loved the just dance game that was in the provided wii. We all enjoyed the hot tub which we used every day, (need to book with proprietors separately)! My mother in law fell head over heels with the gorgeous farm dogs! And the excellently equipped kitchen was used to full advantage, when we cooked dinner Saturday night and then we all sat round the huge dining table for an amazing family meal. Only downside was no wifi and extremely rare phone reception!
Mrs Schuttevaer
May 2011
Lots of space! Modern furnishings and a warm, cosy house! Good entertainment facilities, Wii and table football, lots of books and very friendly people.
Ms Jones
November 2011
The space The Shed offered was excellent. With a baby and 2 sets of grandparents it was important that there was plenty of room and en suite bathrooms. We will be using the property again in the future when visiting family in this area.
April 2012
This was one of the most comfortable homes I have had the pleasure to stay in. everything about the property is designed for your comfort. The lovely bed linen, the great bedroom sizes, the tv and all the little Extras such as books and videos etc. the attention to detail doesn't stop there, the fabulous cooker in the kitchen made me wish I could stay much much longer. I couldn't fault this property.
April 2014
Stayed here with 5 friends. What a lovely, big, comfortable house. Plenty of space, well equipped and nicely decorated...home from home. Very nice, friendly and helpful owners. Hot tub was a bonus. Would highly recommend this place.
August 2011
This very spacious rental suited us very well, we were a group of 8 of which 3 children aged 4 -6. Lots of space for kids to entertain themselves inside and out. Stylish interior design, nice sheets, towels, bedspreads etc. I appreciated the fact that it was mentioned that some motorway noise can be heard. The weather wasn't so good that we spent time sitting in the garden, so I don't know if the sound would have bothered us. We did have games and sports in the garden without even noticing the sound. Very friendly and helpful owners. Tips: the dishwasher is too small for 8 people and didn't clean very well. More sizeable pans would be good. The lighting inside on the groundfloor can be improved in the living room and in particular the dining area was either too dark or too bright. One last thing that would have made it even better for us: we only needed the house for 4 nights, frustrating to have to pay for the whole week.
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